streaming music

Pandora One subscription fees will soon increase

Pandora has detailed some upcoming changes in terms of One subscription pricing. In a bit of news that few like to hear, it seems the rates will soon be going up for new subscribers. Pandora has also said they will be allowing current (active) subscribers to remain at the same rate, and that they will be ending the annual subscription option.

Details emerge on Amazon streaming music service, set-top box

Amazon is reportedly tapping alternative streaming media for their unreleased set-top box. The device, which has been rumored as being in production for a while, has been “confirmed” to include Hulu Plus on launch. Further netails note that Netflix will be included as well, and the device could stream an Amazon music service, should they be able to strike a deal with record labels.

Spotify purchases Echo Nest, a music data company their competitors use

Spotify has made an acquisition, snatching up Echo Nest for an undisclosed amount. The company powers recommendations and playlists for a wide variety of media firms, including Spotify competitors like iHeartRadio, Beats Music, and Rdio. They also have a hand in more mainstream content suggestions, though Spotify doesn’t hint any many changes taking place.

Beats Music acquires Topspin Media

Beats Music has acquired Topspin Media. Statements from both companies have already been shared on the respective company blogs, with Beats Music mentioning how this means they get a "team of talented people who have spent years working on building and fine-tuning the artist-to-fan connection." Naturally, this will only serve to further the Topspin integration already seen in the Beats Music service.

Amazon reportedly bringing streaming music service to Prime members

A new report suggest Amazon is getting into the streaming music business. Much as they do with their selection of movies, sources say Amazon is in discussions with several music labels to offer the same with music. The hang-up for them seems to be an opaque pricing war. The issue for us is much more clear.

Beats Music: our quick walkthrough with the new streaming music service

Beats Music launched today for Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and the desktop. The experience is similarly good across all platforms, but does it warrant a $9.99/month pricetag? It’s competitively priced, and promises a lot, but we wanted to know if it could compete with incumbent services, so we went hands-on with it to find out.
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