Spotify Signs Universal Music, Could Arrive in the U.S. as Soon as This…

According to AllThingsD, Spotify has just signed a distribution deal with Universal Music Group, the world's largest music label. This means that they have now secured deals with with three of the four largest labels—just minus Warner Music. » 6/10/11 4:25pm 6/10/11 4:25pm

Is iCloud Costing Apple Up To $150 Million in Music Label Payments?

So iCloud might be free for users, then cost $25/year after that. Sounds fair. But what about the music labels? Apple's reportedly paying the four big labels between $25 - $50 million each, according to the New York Post. » 6/03/11 7:00am 6/03/11 7:00am

Spotify Just Signed Another Major Label, Now Halfway to US Domination

AllThingsD is reporting that EMI Music has just signed a deal with Spotify. Counting Spotify's previous deal with Sony, the awesometastic music service now has two of the four major record labels locked up. The other two? Warner, who has said nice things about Spotify before, and Universal, who happens to be the… » 2/17/11 3:15pm 2/17/11 3:15pm

Music Labels Briefed On Apple Tablet Only As a "Courtesy"

According to All Things D, we shouldn't expect the music industry to play a major—or minor—part in Apple's presumed tablet announcement next week. That's not as surprising as it may sound. » 1/19/10 11:14am 1/19/10 11:14am

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 7:15am 1/27/08 7:15am