Technologies and media

Rhapsody Is Expanding Napster Into 14 European Countries

Maybe the Napster kitty has 9 lives, after all. Or, 14: earlier today, Rhapsody announced a bullish expansion of the fabled Napster brand into 14 European countries.

Digital Music News

Latest music stream: iRadio

Apple, which has arrangements with two labels and is seeking a third, is a latecomer to streaming digital music. IRadio is expected to be an ad-based service like Pandora's.

Los Angeles Times

Amid reports of new Apple streaming music service, antitrust violation may be obstacle

Reports that Apple is starting a new streaming music service sent Pandora's stock price tumbling Monday and sparked talk that Apple may be regaining its footing after several difficult months.

The Washington Post

Composer John Adams Talks Hollywood, Social Media, and His Sensitivity to Coughing

"There's just so much noise out there. I think some younger composers have become adept in promoting themselves, and moving in the world of social media. I acknowledge that it is really important, and I realize that I have to do that to a certain extent."

Washington City Paper

Twitter #Music adds genre charts to aid your musical discovery

Unless you've been living under a proverbial rock, you've at least a passing familiarity with Twitter's #Music service, and today the platform given us another reason to check it out, thanks to the addition of genre charts.


Web Exclusive: Panos Panay Of Sonicbids

Gone are the days when singers and musicians were at the mercy of major record labels to deliver music to the outside world. Now, with the advancement of internet technology, independent performers from around the world can steer their careers in whatever direction and into any market they choose.

Global Rhythm

Spinlet, Premier Music to Release Old-School, Contemporary Songs Online

Digital music distribution company, Spinlet; and one of Nigeria's oldest record companies, Premier Music; are set to jointly release some of the finest old-school and contemporary songs to music lovers on digital platforms.

All Africa

How Google Music, Spotify and other subscription services compare

Although Google brings the biggest name to the market, many others already have large followings. Spotify stands out as the leader of the pack. Waiting in the wings may be Apple, which is rumored to be looking at a subscription service as well.

Los Angeles Times

Press rewind: The cassette tape returns

The first order came in 1989: 10 cassettes. With that began Analogue Media Technologies, a company created to help bands market their music.


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