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Xbox Music comes to iOS, Android plus Free Streaming on the Web

Xbox Music comes to iOS, Android plus Free Streaming on the Web | Music Streaming |
Xbox Music, iOS, Android, Free Streaming, Web Playlist, Bing Smart Search, Windows 8.1

Xander Chamberlain's insight:

I am actually really impressed by Microsoft on this one. The article made a good point about hearing something on Pandora, repeating it on Spotify then downloading it in iTunes; why not do all of that in Xbox Music? When the Zune first came out, they had a good plan for the Zune Marketplace but (I think) it was ahead of it's time and was left unsupported. Xbox Music has new music that I listen to, and is available on several devices so I can take it with me. I am glad there is a free portable music streaming service like this. I logged into my Xbox account to try this on my computer and downloaded it onto my iPhone. I am really excited about this service.

THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, September 11, 2013 5:34 PM

Coding needs music. Xbox Music launches on iOS and Android and brings free streaming on the Web:

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Google launches streaming music service

Google launches streaming music service | Music Streaming |
Google launched its All Access streaming music service ahead of Apple.

Via Charles Tiayon
Xander Chamberlain's insight:

I think it would be a waste of time if Google tried coming out with another music streaming service. The article itself says that there is nothing unique about the service that Google is going to provide. However, if the service offered video or game content in addition to the music, I think the Google service would do relatively well in comparison with Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, and Apple's planned release.

Sunny Park's curator insight, January 19, 2014 9:55 PM

The article explains that Google launched the music streaming sevice and lets users to listen to unlimited songs. All users have to pay fee for a month for unlimited songs. Google adopted streaming music model ahead of Apple. The music streaming service includes milions of tracks from Universal Music and etc. I think Google must be responsible for losing money or not earning much money. The reason is that there are so many music streaming services that people can listen to songs. However, I believe that because Google is a huge company, people will use a lot. Also, Google pioneered online music purchase with iTunes. So, I think when Google completes launching streaming music service, people will use. 

EungKyun Kim's curator insight, April 14, 2014 4:33 AM

Google is the one of the most popular company in the entertainment industry. It is very interesting that Google launched streaming music service. Spotify and Pandora are the most influential music streaming service from now. However, I think that the fact Google got into music streaming industry, as well as Apple, will change the trend in the industry.

Shawn Stevens's curator insight, September 25, 2017 9:10 PM

-Accuracy: Chris Silva had stated, "They're trying to sell an ecosystem, the more things I'm doing, the more things that tie me to Google services." Chris' qualities aren't listed on the site but I have found some and they are that he was apart of the Altimeter Group, and was a senior analyst for 2 years,
Forrester Research senior analyst for 5 years,
The Institute for Applied Network Security Senior Vice President for 2 years.

-Currency: The article was written 2013 (does't provide actual date, just the year). The article also doesn't consist of any other sites.

-Authority: The site that gave the information on this is  "Eyewitness News."

-Objectivity: The point in this article was to inform its reader on the information of how GOOGLE had launched a music streaming service.

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Future of music streaming sounds big on popularity, but not profits

Future of music streaming sounds big on popularity, but not profits | Music Streaming |
The next generation of digital music distributors — Rdio, Songza, Pandora, Spotify and so on — are promising to put every song ever in a user's pocket.

Via Don Dea
Xander Chamberlain's insight:

Music streaming is becoming a preferred service for listening to music rather than listening to the radio, CDs, casettes, or vinyls.

Pro: Streaming services are easily accessible to anyone with internet, gaining popularity by music listeners.

Con: Music streaming isn't very profitable, receiving very little pay for each play (especially in a "machine curation" setting, with automatic selection). 

Ramone Erving's curator insight, January 16, 2016 7:57 PM

Summary: Every day there seems to be a new streaming service and every day competition grows. Cheaper subscriptions, less ads, exclusive music from exclusive artists, simplicity, etc. With all of the streaming site popping up more than half will fail because they basically all do the same thing. So the pioneers only seem to have any future in the streaming era. 

Pros: Options when it comes to streaming services. 

Cons: A lot of failed companies. 

DeQues Nelson's curator insight, February 10, 2016 5:01 PM

Streaming services are like Pandora and Spotify are getting paid million of dollars and it is profitable but the artist fate depends on the consumer. The consumer decides whether or not they want to buy your song or not. Even though Spotify and other music services are getting paid, that doesn't change the reality that artist are getting paid little to nothing from it. I believe that in this generation and years to come music will rely more on the internet and music will cling onto that but the more it become digital the less they will get paid. If music is so easy to get, why would I need to spend money on it. I can easily go to YouTube and look up a song and listen to it, so if I can do that what would be the need of purchasing music?

Christopher Berry's curator insight, February 15, 2016 2:24 AM

This article describes the streaming industry as a whole, from its humble beginnings to what it may have in store in the future. It even described some of the smaller players in the industry and compared them to big ones such as Spotify or Pandora.

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Spotify reportedly planning to cut down free music streaming | ZDNet

Spotify reportedly planning to cut down free music streaming | ZDNet | Music Streaming |
Spotify reportedly planning to cut down free music streaming
By Rachel King | January 6, 2012, 9:59am PST


Summary: Spotify reportedly calling the party off and will be limiting how much music can be streamed for free.


Say it ain’t so, Spotify.

The digital music streaming service is reportedly planning to limit just how much music one can stream for free, according to The Business Insider.

Via Christopher Coleman
Xander Chamberlain's insight:

Spotify would lose a lot of users if it were to reduce, or (God-forbid) remove, free streaming. A lot of users I've talked to like Spotify because it is a well-formatting program that allows them to listen to whatever music they want with no strings attached. Spotify has millions of paid subscribers, but it doesn't seem to be concerned for the free users who are listening to their paid advertisements. I think a lot of Spotify users would start using Pandora, Rdio,, Grooveshark, or other similar services that allow free listening with commercials.

Tara Pfeiffer's curator insight, March 17, 2014 1:46 AM

talks about how spotify will start asking for subscriptions instead of being free 

Sean Riggins's curator insight, September 13, 2014 4:30 PM

This article comes from, site that covers 24/7 news on emerging trends, analysis, and technology. The article talks about Spotify's plan to cut down free music streaming. Previously, Spotify would let its user stream music for free with advertisements. The company now plans to cut down to 10hrs a month in streaming and limits a user play individual tracks only 5 times over per month. I thought this article was supplemental to my scoop because it demonstrates how companies are shifting consumers to this new sales model.

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Spotify Connect builds streaming music service into hi-fis and speakers - The Guardian

Spotify Connect builds streaming music service into hi-fis and speakers - The Guardian | Music Streaming |
The Guardian Spotify Connect builds streaming music service into hi-fis and speakers The Guardian Spotify's latest plans to bring streaming music into the living room will see its service built into hi-fis and speakers from a range of...

Xander Chamberlain's insight:

I think Spotify Connect is a great idea, although I'm not sure how well people will adopt Spotfy hardware vs. Apple hardware. People know Apple is reliable and are willing to purchase Apple products, it will be interesting to see how many people purchase Spotify compatible speakers due to the fact that this is the first product besides the service itself that the company has put out.

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