After Taylor Swift removed her music catalogue from Spotify, she faced quite some criticism from people claiming that she had 'sold her soul to Google', her spokesperson put these rumors to bed.
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The Beats music subscription service will reportedly be rebranded under iTunes, and pushed to all iOS devices in an OS update next year - but it will continue to operate on a paid subscription model.
From Windows preview updates and the new Visual Studio, to Cortana everywhere, the rollout of Android 5.0, and a bit of Raspberry Pi, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
In an attempt to take on the likes of Spotify, Deezer and Beats music, YouTube is aligning itself as a paid for music streaming service. And we could see it launch within a matter of weeks.
Microsoft retail stores now carry an exclusive bundle of Microsoft services that span entertainment, gaming and productivity in new Work & Play Bundle
Google is offering customers who purchase a Nexus 6 before the end of the year six months of free Google Play Music All Access, assuming you haven't previously subscribed or trialed it in the past.
For the first time in a long time iTunes is no longer the dominant player in the music industry, at least when it comes to Europe where streaming services like Spotify now brings in more cash.
Text files within the Xbox Music website are already showing that OneDrive locker service support will be coming very soon, allowing users cloud access to their music files from any Xbox Music device.
Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, has confirmed that the company is still "working on" its long-awaited music subscription service, adding that she is "optimistic that you can see it soon."
In an effort to focus solely on paid subscription services, Microsoft has announced that it will be ending the ad-supported Xbox Music service in December, leaving no free option for streaming.
Microsoft has put out a lot of numbers in the past week and we have combined them all to give you a better look at what is going on at the Redmond based company in one single post.
Released in early 2013 the Fidelio X1 offered excellent sonic performance with outstanding build quality. Let's find out if the X2 lives up to the name and how it compares to the competition.
Evidence has been found in the latest beta release of Steam, suggesting that Valve is planning to introduce support for movies, TV shows, plugins and music in a future update to its gaming platform.
Following a wave of panic among some who assumed that Microsoft was about to pull the plug on its Xbox Music and Video services, the company's Joe Belfiore has assured users that they're here to stay.
YouTube confirms that, "in a matter of days", it will remove videos from its site from artists such as Adele and Arctic Monkeys who haven't agreed to its terms for its new music subscription service.
Earlier today Amazon launched their 'Amazon Prime Music' service, with over a million songs available at launch. The service can be accessed through all major platforms, including iOS and Android.
YouTube is under fire for offering artists and music labels "probably the lowest rates in the business" for its new music service, and threatening to remove their videos if they refuse the terms.
Samsung is to close its own audio streaming service, Samsung Music, and its associated Android app, Samsung Music Hub, on 1st July meaning that customers should begin using up existing vouchers now.
Microsoft is reportedly working on a TV show loosely based on the life of hip-hop artist Nas in the early 1990s, before he became a mainstream sensation. Nas will allegedly write parts of the show.
Apple has published its Best of 2013 list of apps, music, movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts in the iTunes Store as picked by the editors, plus lists for the 2013 best-selling in each category.
A voluntary code to be discussed by the British Phonographic Institute, major ISPs and David Cameron at 10 Downing Street in September could bring new policies to counter illegal downloads of music.
A few months back it was rumored that Microsoft would introduce a music player to SkyDrive but don't get your hopes up as that project was built by interns using HTML5.
Due to issues with streaming media and how it works, Radiohead front-man Thom Yorke has responded by removing his own work from the service. At present Radiohead's albums remain available to listen.
The Windows Phone 8 Spotify app is finally out of beta. With the latest update the app hits gold, and users will get to experience some new features as well as improved performance.
IE and Nokia Music have teamed up to create a social music experience to help you and your party guests create dynamic playlists during your upcoming 4th of July celebrations.
Google has announced today at its IO conference a new streaming music service at its IO conference today and they are focusing around helping you find new music that fits your mood/style.
Apple have added an option to the iTunes Store whereby users can store purchased content in the cloud for downloading at their leisure. The feature applies to movies, TV shows and music box sets.
After teasing an upcoming launch last week, Twitter #music has finally launched, with the goal of making it easier to discover new music and find emerging artists online and via an iPhone app.
Apple's "iRadio" service may be nearing a useable state as Apple is on the verge of agreeing deals with Universal Music, Sony Entertainment and Warner Music Group. "iRadio" may launch with iOS 7.
Twitter is expected to launch Twitter Music, a search & discovery app based on a user's follows and interactions with musicians. The service is based on We are Hunted, which Twitter recently acquired.
Microsoft's homegrown music service, Xbox music, currently offers up free streaming music but the company will soon be looking to monetize the streams using TargetSpot to earn a few bucks.
Following the Mail app update, Microsoft has updated the Xbox Music app for Windows 8 and Windows RT, bringing performance improvements, new syncing options and an app-specific volume control
In what was apparently a poor attempt at building PR, superstar Justin Bieber ran into major issues on both Livestream and Ustream whilst trying to host a live show on the platforms.
Nokia has announced an upgrade to the current free Nokia Music service, Music+, for its Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphones, offering unlimited music downloads and more for $3.99 a month.
Some assets have been uncovered that show some sort of cloud music player is in the works for SkyDrive, perhaps to facilitate a BYO music streaming solution similar to iCloud and Google Play Music
Spotify is to begin rollong out its browser-based streaming app today according to sources close to the company. The web app will be free but include banner and audio ads.
Neowin users are voicing their complaints about a wide range of issues with the new Music app in Windows 8 and Windows RT on the forums, with some saying the app lacks necessary features.
In a bit of a sneaky move to try and bury the news, Apple has announced that it will not be delivering iTunes 11 as originally planned in October due to the software not being ready in time.
Microsoft is about to launch a handful of products that will define the company's products going into the next decade. This launch will be a pivotal point for Microsoft's future success.
Microsoft will launch its new Xbox Music service the same day as Windows 8, a new report states. In addition to a paid version of the service, an ad-supported streaming version will be available.
Japan's government has agreed to new legislation against criminals caught downloading illegally, bringing in a maximum fine of two million yen or a potential two year stay in a prison cell.
The popular music streaming service, Spotify, is reportedly working to bring its offering to the web browser, with improved ways to discover music and playlists, and a possible price reduction.
Nokia has announced today that their free music streaming service, Nokia Music, is now available in the United States, complete with over 150 playlists and millions of tracks to enjoy without any ads
Everyone uses their computer to listen to their favorite tunes, whether it's a PC or an iPhone, but it wasn't always so. Delve into the history of digital music with this week's Trivia Tuesday.
An Apple patent which has only just come to light seems to indicate that the company could change how buyers interact with radio, allowing them to skip ads or ignore them in most situations.
The founder of MegaUpload, who's been accused of online piracy, is planning to launch his disruptive music service Megabox before the end of this year. And maybe, file sharing site MegaUpload returns
Irwin Tieng, a prominent Filipino politician, has put forth the possibility of a bill echoing SOPA, which was rejected earlier this year after major internet protesting.
Reorganize your music collection and bring some order to it. It contains a tag editor, a tag converter, a powerful mechanism of searching duplicates (based both on the simple tag comparison and
Microsoft (sort of) took the wraps off its new Xbox Music service, showing off its sleek new Metro interface and social features in a teaser at today's E3 press conference.
Spotify has been called the savior of the music industry, but there is a serious problem lurking underneaths: counterfeit recordings hiding within Spotify's catalog, (really) stealing from the artists