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Music Streaming Services In Australia: What's New, What's Never Arriving

What do you mean you still buy music? Donchaknow all the kids are streaming it these days? Here are the best music streaming services currently available in Australia, as well as a look at what’s not going to come here. Over 20 services to check out…


Facebook Fails To Let Fans Share Music Across Platforms

Facebook wants to be the “connective tissue” desperately needed by music fans and the music industry alike, so that, at long last, people would be able to share music with each other without friction — and without breaking the law.


The Perfect Cloud Music Service

Google Music is here, promising the magic of the cloud. Is it the perfect way to consume music digitally? Well, that’s what they want us to believe.


Music Downloads And Streams In Cold, Hard Dollars

Just how much moolah do musicians earn from online downloads and streams? For the artist to earn the US minimum wage ($1160/month), they need 12,339 iTunes downloads or 849,817 streams on Rhapsody.


Newly Independent Rhapsody Gets Price Cut And Android App

Rhapsody’s been spun off from RealNetworks, and now we know what its future holds: the $US10 Rhapsody Premier streaming music subscription service, down from $US15, and a free app for Android handset users.


Rhapsody IPhone App Allows Downloading Songs, For Listening Offline

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Real Networks Spins Off Rhapsody (Which Leaves What, Exactly?)

For Viacom, Real Networks’ partner in the Rhapsody venture, a spinoff is a chance to get rid of a bleeding appendage. For Real, it’s like losing a failing – but vital – organ.


My $US62.47 Royalty Statement: How Major Labels Cook The Books With Digital Downloads

Tim Quirk was the singer of punk-pop outfit Too Much Joy, signed by Warner Bros. in 1990. Now he’s an executive at an online music service, giving him insight on digital sales data and just how labels fudge their numbers.


It's Almost 2010 And CDs Are Not Dead Yet?

I’ve started to buy vinyl records again. It’s not because of the sound. It’s the touch and the pretty pictures. Obviously, vinyl is not why CDs are dying. Zoom-zoom in, digital boys and girls.


Rhapsody Music Streaming iPhone App Gets Approved

Though it can’t cache songs like the recently-approved Spotify, Rhapsody’s app is available in the US only, and lets $US15-a-month Rhapsody To Go subscribers stream unlimited tracks over Wi-Fi, 3G or Edge. It’s also free to try for a week.