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Spotify Just Bought Huge Music Data Company The Echo Nest

Spotify just bought “music intelligence” company, The Echo Nest. In other words, it just bought the data machine that powers rival services like Rdio, iHeartRadio, Nokia MixRadio, Twitter Music and others.


Rdio Copies Spotify, Goes Totally Free On The Web With Ads

Yesterday, Spotify removed listening caps from its web-based music service. And so the struggling Rdio streaming music service has decided to follow with its own announcement: Free on-demand music forever on the web — as long as you’re willing to listen to some of the company’s newly conceived advertising.


Pure Audio's Flexible Wireless Music System Now Works With Any App

Pure Audio’s new wireless streaming music system was already the most flexible out there, but now the company’s opening up its platform even more. Rather than being bound to proprietary apps like the offerings from Sonos, Bose, and Samsung, Pure’s multiroom system now works with any app.


Digital Music Sales Just Dropped For The First Time Since iTunes

In 2013, digital music sales declined for the first time since Apple launched the iTunes Store 10 years ago. Are streaming music services like Rdio and Spotify to blame?


You Can Listen To Spotify (And Led Zeppelin) On Your Phone For Free

Spotify is getting an ad-supported mobile version — previously, you had to be a paying subscriber to get mobile access to the service from your iOS or Android phone. Oh, and you’re going to get Led Zeppelin! Yes! Finally! Both the new product, and Zeppelin will be available today.


‚ÄčNokia MixRadio Is The Easiest Streaming Music Service Yet

Sometimes all you want to do is press play on a magical big red button and hear the music you like. That one-touch startup has never been done as simply as has been in Nokia Music’s overhauled Windows Phone app, MixRadio. You turn it on, and it plays a station that’s perfectly tailored to all the data you’ve ever given them.


YouTube Wants To Make Its Own Paid Subscription Music Service

According to Billboard, YouTube is aiming to make its own Spotify-like subscription music service. There will be a free streaming service (which, uh, should differentiate from free YouTube) and a premium tier that will be like Google Music’s All Access streaming service. Basically, every company wants its own music streaming service!


Listen To An Oral History Of Nirvana's In Utero Here, From Spotify

Just over 20 years ago, Nirvana released In Utero. To celebrate the anniversary of the band’s final record, Spotify produced a majestically curated package of the history behind it. This is the goods.


Xbox Music Gets A Huge Design Overhaul Plus New iOS And Android Apps

When it launched last year, Xbox Music was trapped in a Microsoft-only bubble. Starting today, Xbox Music will expand its reach to hundreds of millions of mobile users with Android and iOS apps. And that’s just a piece of the update it’s getting leading up to the new app for Xbox One. Here’s what you can expect from the service on your computer, your phone, and the new console.


Spotify Connect: Sonos-Like Powers That Bend To Your Budget

Spotify is getting into the hardware game. The company is teaming up with a slew of great audio companies to bake Spotify right into Wi-Fi connected speakers. And it’s not just speakers — the new system makes juggling your tunes between your phone, tablet and computer a piece of cake too. Here’s the facile music experience you’ve been waiting for at a price you can actually afford.