Can Streaming Music Services Survive Freemium?

As a response to Spotify's successful US launch, MOG and Rdio have both offered freemium versions of their respective streaming music services. They're scared of losing the war to the Scandinavian invaders. But is it a race to the bottom? » 9/15/11 5:00pm 9/15/11 5:00pm

MOG's New Desktop App Has Native AirPlay Support

MOG finally released a desktop app for OS X to accompany their web and smartphone-based players, which is great. But what makes it really interesting is that it's one of the first non-Apple desktop apps to offer native AirPlay support. » 9/09/11 9:17am 9/09/11 9:17am

MOG Now Available on Boxee

In addition to iOS, Android, Roku, and a variety of TVs, MOG's unlimited music streaming service is now available on Boxee. The app itself is free, but the same $10/month subscription fee applies. [MOG] » 8/30/11 12:58pm 8/30/11 12:58pm

Your Complete Subscription Music Service Cheat Sheet

Maybe all the Spotify talk made you consider subscribing to a streaming music service. Or you're just ready to switch from one service to another. Either way, let this infographic from Mashable help you decide. » 7/21/11 3:20pm 7/21/11 3:20pm

Is Spotify Really Your Streaming Music Savior?

Spotify is a unicorn no more. It promises to be the end all, be all solution to our music listening needs in the 21st century. And, by the beard of Zeus, they've delivered on that promise. » 7/14/11 4:30pm 7/14/11 4:30pm

Why Did It Take So Long for Spotify to Come to the US?

Spotify is not the first internet music service. There's Pandora, Rhapsody, MOG, Rdio, Zune, iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Music, and plenty of others. Yet despite not having a product in the US, Spotify became legend. A musical unicorn. » 7/13/11 10:02pm 7/13/11 10:02pm

Spotify Coming to Sonos Players in U.S.

Gizmodo like Sonos. And we also like Spotify. Which is why got very happy when Sonos told us hat the streaming music service Spotify will be availaible on their products when it launches in the U.S. » 7/11/11 1:44pm 7/11/11 1:44pm

Indie Labels Are Already Opting Out of iTunes Match

Numero Group is a record label best known for reissuing forgotten Soul and R&B gems. And now they've made it known they don't like Apple's new iTunes Match feature, choosing to opt out of the service. » 6/16/11 2:20pm 6/16/11 2:20pm

Apple's iCloud Might Only Stream Music Purchased in iTunes

Apple finally agreed to terms with Universal Records, who was the last of the four major labels holding out for their iCloud/iTunes streaming music service. But it might only be for the tracks you buy from Apple. » 6/02/11 4:30pm 6/02/11 4:30pm

iCloud Is Coming to WWDC

Apple is finally ready to show off iCloud, its cloud service that they built that massive data center for. It was always a matter of when, rather than if, but at WWDC, we'll finally get to see what they're planning. » 5/31/11 9:25am 5/31/11 9:25am

Google Music Might Not Let You Store Copyright-Infringing Music In the…

At a Q&A following the Google IO keynote, a Google exec said something potentially chilling about digital locker service in Google Music: "We will respond to requests by rights holders who feel their rights have been violated." » 5/10/11 2:33pm 5/10/11 2:33pm

Google Music: Upload and Stream All Your Tunes From the Cloud

Google Music, the streaming music answer to Amazon, MOG and Rdio, is here (in beta form). You can access music in the cloud and stream to devices. But unlike MOG and Rdio, you can only play what you upload. » 5/10/11 12:11pm 5/10/11 12:11pm

Google's Music Service Will Be Announced Tomorrow and Is Expected to Be…

AllThingsD is reporting that Google's long awaited Cloud Music Service will be unveiled tomorrow at Google I/O. That's not too surprising. What's a teensy bit surprising is that it's expected to be pretty much what Amazon Cloud drive already is. » 5/09/11 9:13pm 5/09/11 9:13pm

Spotify Totally Just Added iPod Syncing to its Streaming and (New)…

Woah. Spotify users—and I hope that's most of the Europeans reading this—have no reason to continue using iTunes. They've just rejigged their download service so you can download tracks in the 10s, 15s, 40s and 100s, but crucially they're also letting you sync iPods right there in Spotify, negating the need for iTunes. » 5/04/11 3:30am 5/04/11 3:30am

Apple Snags Warner for Their Mythical Streaming Music Service

The latest chapter in the never-ending anticipation of Apple's streaming music service sees Warner Music striking a deal, according to Cnet sources. Whether or not they're one of the labels mentioned in last week's rumors, nobody knows. [Cnet via Engadget] » 4/25/11 9:42am 4/25/11 9:42am

Google and Spotify Discussing Possibility of Launching Mega Streaming…

Cnet has sources telling them that Google and Spotify are discussing the possibility of co-launching a streaming music service in the US. Considering the arms race Google is engaged in with Apple and Amazon to cloudify everything, this makes sense. » 4/22/11 1:31pm 4/22/11 1:31pm

Spotify's US Launch Looks Shaky, Even Without Apple's Rumored $10/Month…

It pains me to tell you this, but the US might be waiting even longer for Europe's much-loved Spotify. They've missed two deadlines already, and with their end-of-year launch date looming, it's not looking good for free music lovers. » 10/08/10 8:20am 10/08/10 8:20am

Apple's Cloud-Based Lala Project Delayed Due to Video-Streaming Issues?

CNET's caught wind of some conversations Apple's had with the four majors, specifically that if their cloud-based music service launches in the coming months it'll only be a soft-launch, minus the punch-packing features they really want to enable. Like video. » 8/03/10 5:20am 8/03/10 5:20am