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Grooveshark Calls It Quits After Legal Dispute News 

Grooveshark Calls It Quits After Legal Dispute

As of April 30, music streaming service Grooveshark has shut down. In a public statement written on their website, the Grooveshark admits to their wrongdoing of not acquiring the correct licenses to stream music. The music service once said that they were legally offering a streaming music service, but evidently this wasn’t the case. “Despite the best of intentions, we made very serious mistakes. We failed to secure licenses from rights holders for the vast amount of music on the service,” they wrote. “That was wrong. We apologize. Without reservation.”…

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GUEST BLOG: Tidal: So What Now? Alternative Features Guest Blogs Indie Metal News Pop Pop Punk Rock 

GUEST BLOG: Tidal: So What Now?

Within a plethora of methods that we have to get music out, in a rather grandiose unveiling, Jay-Z announced Tidal. This is a streaming service that allows the consumer to stream lossless files and high-quality video for a $20 dollar fee. It’s also billed as the music service controlled by the musicians themselves, totting co-ownership from the likes of Alicia Keys, Arcade Fire, Beyonce, and Calvin Harris just to name a few. As I was viewing the press conference where many “A list” artists signed the declaration to the service,…

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Apple’s iTunes Radio Launching In September News 

Apple’s iTunes Radio Launching In September

Apple has announced that its internet music streaming service iTunes Radio will be launching next month (September), featuring over 200 different stations.  The computer titan was able to sign deals with every major record label in order to acquire a large catalogue of music for their launch.  The system works via advertising, similar to other streaming services, as users will hear an audio advertisement every 15 minutes and watch a video advertisement every hour.

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STREAM: The Maine Daytrotter Session News 

STREAM: The Maine Daytrotter Session

The Maine recently recorded a session of songs for the music streaming service, Daytrotter.  The band is fresh from the release of their well-received fourth album Forever Halloween, from which a few songs are featured in this session. Stream and download here. You can purchase a CD and buy concert tickets here.

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Apple Officially Announces iTunes Radio Streaming Service News 

Apple Officially Announces iTunes Radio Streaming Service

The long-rumored music streaming service from Apple, originally speculated to be called iRadio, was announced today at the tech giant’s packed WWDC (WorldWide Developer’s Conference) under the official moniker of iTunes Radio.  The service appears to function almost identically to the Pandora service but with more convenience in its direct connection to the user’s iTunes account and the iTunes store.  Read more about the new service here.

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Apple’s iRadio Launch Expected Soon News 

Apple’s iRadio Launch Expected Soon

Apple seems to be in the final stages of licensing the necessary music in order to launch their own streaming Internet radio service, iRadio (because what else would they call it).  In their tireless mission to monopolize the music industry, Apple had already acquired two of the major three labels, Warner Music Group, and Universal Music Group, to join their cause.  The tech giant has apparently just finished signing agreements with the third, Sony Music Entertainment’s publishing division Sony/ATV, and an announcement for this new streaming service appears to be…

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Google Launches Spotify Competitor News 

Google Launches Spotify Competitor

Google has announced that they will be launching their own music streaming service to compete with Spotify called Google Play Music All Access. Google will only be offering a paid subscription for $9.99 monthly. You can read an article excerpt with more information after the jump.

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Trent Reznor – Creative Chief of Beats’ New Streaming Service News 

Trent Reznor – Creative Chief of Beats’ New Streaming Service

Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor has been tapped as the Chief Creative Officer of Daisy, a new streaming service.  The service, in tandem with Dr. Dre’s Beats Electronic will debut in the fall of 2013.  Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine described Reznor’s role as “an emotional connection to the discovery of music.”  The collaboration between Iovine (Interscope-Geffen-A&M’s Chairman) and Reznor is interesting to say the least, considering how vocal Reznor has been about labels in the past few years.    

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VersaEmerge To Play Second Live Stageit Show News 

VersaEmerge To Play Second Live Stageit Show

VersaEmerge will be performing live on the concert streaming service Stageit.  The tickets will be available for a “pay what you want” price. You can view the details in a tweet from vocalist Sierra Kusterbeck after the jump.

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Metallica Finally Brings Catalogue to Spotify News 

Metallica Finally Brings Catalogue to Spotify

In a surprise move, Metallica unleashed their entire catalogue on Spotify today.  The metal giants’ nine albums are currently available for the streaming service along with live tracks, remixes and collaborations.  (Fortunately for listeners everywhere the band’s  joint effort with Lou Reed, Lulu is *not* available.)

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