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Rdio Revamps Its Free Streaming Service, Offers More Radio Stations

Rdio Revamps Its Free Streaming Service, Offers More Radio Stations | digital content | Scoop.it
Music service Rdio unveiled a completely redesigned website, as well as iOS and Android apps on Thursday, emphasizing its expanded free streaming offerings.
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Exclusive: This Is YouTube Music Key, Google's Upcoming Subscription Service With Offline Support, Background Audio, No Ads, Free Play Music Key

Exclusive: This Is YouTube Music Key, Google's Upcoming Subscription Service With Offline Support, Background Audio, No Ads, Free Play Music Key | digital content | Scoop.it
Google has big plans for both YouTube and Google Play Music. We've heard a lot about YouTube's potential subscription music playback service, background au... by Liam Spradlin in Android OS, Exclusives, Google, Leaks, News
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Google considered buying Spotify but found the price demanded was too high

Google considered buying Spotify but found the price demanded was too high | digital content | Scoop.it
Google Inc. tried to buy music-streaming service Spotify AB late last year, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Amazon launches free streaming music service just for Prime members

Amazon launches free streaming music service just for Prime members | digital content | Scoop.it
Amazon rolled out its rumored streaming music service for Prime members, Prime Music, overnight Wednesday. With about a million songs and little new content, this isn’t Spotify. But it’s ad-free and users can listen offline.
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You can't break copyright by looking at something online, Europe's top court rules

You can't break copyright by looking at something online, Europe's top court rules | digital content | Scoop.it
It may seem obvious, but it’s a ruling that puts to rest a genuine debate in Europe over the limits of copyright law.
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Spotify International Pricing Index

Spotify International Pricing Index | digital content | Scoop.it
The Big Mac Index for Spotify Premium pricing internationally
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Everything you need to know about Performing Rights Organizations

Everything you need to know about Performing Rights Organizations | digital content | Scoop.it
Performing Rights Organizations (or PROs) help songwriters by collecting one of the most important forms of music publishing revenue: performance royalties.
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As Amazon's fight with book publisher Hachette continues, criticism from authors and others grows

As Amazon's fight with book publisher Hachette continues, criticism from authors and others grows | digital content | Scoop.it
Amazon is delaying shipments of publisher Hachette’s titles as the two parties try to negotiate a new contract. Criticism of Amazon mounted this week, especially from Hachette authors.
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Self-published ebook site Smashwords expands to more libraries in deal with Overdrive

Self-published ebook site Smashwords expands to more libraries in deal with Overdrive | digital content | Scoop.it
More self-published ebooks are coming to a library near you, as self-publishing site Smashwords partners with Overdrive, the country’s largest digital library distributor.
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Simon & Schuster adds its books to ebook subscription sites Scribd and Oyster

Simon & Schuster adds its books to ebook subscription sites Scribd and Oyster | digital content | Scoop.it
Another big-five publisher is seeing the value of ebook subscription models: Simon & Schuster is making its entire backlist of about 10,000 titles available on Scribd and Oyster. Conveniently, S&S author Stephen King is the #1 most-searched author on both services.
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Why the music industry is trying—and failing—to crush Pandora

Why the music industry is trying—and failing—to crush Pandora | digital content | Scoop.it
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of Napster, the file sharing service that disrupted the music business and conditioned a generation of consumers to expect to be able to listen to their favorite songs for free. Internet-based music platforms are legitimate businesses now, but tensions between the music establishment and new media remain...
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Leaked music contract hints at impending launch of Amazon's Spotify killer

Leaked music contract hints at impending launch of Amazon's Spotify killer | digital content | Scoop.it
Amazon is working on a Spotify-like music subscription service, which could launch as early as next month.
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This is the future of in-flight entertainment

This is the future of in-flight entertainment | digital content | Scoop.it
Airlines have made great strides in in-flight entertainment over the past two decades, and it's about to get even better.
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Album Sales Hit A New Low

Album Sales Hit A New Low | digital content | Scoop.it
As streaming gathers momentum, the U.S. music industry keeps breaking sales milestones -- the wrong kind. 
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YouTube's subscription service will be called Music Key, as will Google Play Music All Access

YouTube's subscription service will be called Music Key, as will Google Play Music All Access | digital content | Scoop.it
An Android Police report has shored up earlier suggestions regarding the service’s branding.
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Amazon Officially Unveils Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service

Amazon Officially Unveils Kindle Unlimited Subscription Service | digital content | Scoop.it
Amazon ebook subscription service, Kindle Unlimited, is real and it’s ready to help you consume an endless list of books for $9.99 a month. The formerly rumored service launched...
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Should you have a right to sell your ebooks and digital music?

Should you have a right to sell your ebooks and digital music? | digital content | Scoop.it
How should the first sale doctrine apply to digital goods? Members of Congress came to New York to hear the opinions of publishing executives, librarians and others.
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Beggars Group's Martin Mills on Why He's Abandoning the 50/50 Streaming Split

Beggars Group's Martin Mills on Why He's Abandoning the 50/50 Streaming Split | digital content | Scoop.it
Speaking at a MusicTank event in London last month, Beggars Group head of digital, Simon Wheeler, revealed that the U.K.-based indie label group is
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The download is dead; Long live the stream

The download is dead; Long live the stream | digital content | Scoop.it
Why buying digital tracks doesn’t make financial sense.
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Warner, Universal, Sony Buy Stakes in Music App Shazam

Warner, Universal, Sony Buy Stakes in Music App Shazam | digital content | Scoop.it
Shazam, the music-identification app, landed small investments from the world's biggest record companies.
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YouTube is reportedly buying video game live streaming site Twitch for $1 billion

YouTube is reportedly buying video game live streaming site Twitch for $1 billion | digital content | Scoop.it
YouTube is buying Twitch for $1 billion in cash, according to a report.
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Netflix announces expansion to Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg

Netflix announces expansion to Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg | digital content | Scoop.it
Netflix is making its worst-kept secret official: It’s expanding to Germany, France and four adjacent countries later this year.
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In-App Purchases – How Loyalty Helps Turn Free Downloads Into Money Makers

In-App Purchases – How Loyalty Helps Turn Free Downloads Into Money Makers | digital content | Scoop.it
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Netflix is bowing to the inevitable and raising prices

Netflix is bowing to the inevitable and raising prices | digital content | Scoop.it
We all knew this was coming. Netflix just confirmed (pdf) it is raising prices for new users later this quarter by "one or two dollars a month," depending on the country. Existing users will pay the same price for a "generous time period," the online video company said "These changes will enable us to acquire more...
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Pono close to hitting $5 million on Kickstarter

Pono close to hitting $5 million on Kickstarter | digital content | Scoop.it
Neil Young’s high-definition portable music player Pono is just about $34,000 shy of hitting $5 million in pledged contributions on Kickstarter, and the project still has 17 days to go. Pono surpassed its $800,000 funding goal on day one, and is now the fourth-most successful Kickstarter project ever in terms of money raised, just behind the…
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