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Apple Is Reportedly Getting Ready To Buy Beats For $3.2 Billion

According to the Financial Times, Apple is closing in on an acquisition of Beats, the headphone manufacturer turned streaming music service. The $US3.2 billion deal would give Apple control over a powerful brand, but it would at the same time be puzzling.

Spotify's Deep Black Redesign Makes Your Favourite Music Pop

Today, Spotify starts rolling out a new darker redesign. It’s the biggest stylistic change we’ve seen since the service launched its web-based player in late 2012. The new look ditches the old app’s overcast grays for a sleek facade that’s blacker than hell — and it’s so much more beautiful and useful for it.

Report: Apple Is Negotiating An On-Demand Music Service Like Spotify

Billboard reports that Apple has been talking to record labels about potentially launching an on-demand music service that would compete with Spotify and Beats Music.

Help This Band Scam Spotify So They Can Go On Tour

Los Angeles funk band Vulfpeck wants to go on tour, but they’re going to need your help to raise the money. This isn’t some BS Kickstarter: They have made an entirely silent album designed specifically for this purpose of siphoning cash away from Spotify’s treasury. What a clever stunt, and it just might work.

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.

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