All of Google's Confusing, Intertwined Music Services Explained

Last week, Google launched YouTube Music to a few cheers, a few groans, and a lot of “don’t they already have a music service?” In fact, they have several: Google Play Music and YouTube Red, for starters. But don’t be fooled—they seem separate, but they actually complement one another. »11/18/15 12:40pm11/18/15 12:40pm


HP To 'Take On iTunes' With Pre-Loaded Laptop Music Download Service

Hey kids! Want to know what we really, really need? Another music download service! From HP, of all people! They're pre-loading Omnifone's MusicStation service on laptops sold in Europe from today, with a month's access to the music catalog costing 10 Euros (around $14). Don't you just wish you could smack the person… »1/25/10 4:40am1/25/10 4:40am

Bono Loves Own Voice So Much He Blasts New U2 Album Loud Enough for Fan to Record, Leak It

Now, I know Bono is the kind of guy »8/16/08 5:00pm8/16/08 5:00pm that loves the sound of his own voice a whole lot, but his predilection for his own crooning apparently led to four tracks from U2's upcoming album getting leaked online. Bono was playing them so loud from his villa in southern France that a fan passing by recognized his voice and…

Amazon MP3 Service Going Global; Epic iTunes Battle on the Horizon

Amazon's digital music catalogue is all set to go global, and although a launch date has not yet been settled, it shall hit sometime this year. Given Amazon MP3 offers DRM-free tracks, which are generally cheaper than iTunes limited, equivalent offerings, we cannot help but think an epic battle between the big As is… »1/27/08 7:15am1/27/08 7:15am

Qtrax Promises Legal P2P Music Sharing Service, the Impossible

We have long thought the acronym P2P was the very antonym of the word legal, but Qtrax, a new P2P music sharing service, has plans to rewrite the geek dictionary. Here's the skinny: The service is free, completely. Qtrax offers an unlimited service. It is supported by the four major labels, as well as smaller, niche… »1/26/08 10:30am1/26/08 10:30am