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Google is launching a free, ad-supported version of its $9.99-a-month Google Play Music in the U.S. to rival Pandora, Spotify and Apple.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Google Inc launched a free version of its music streaming service on Tuesday, as it sought to upstage the debut of Apple Inc's rival service next week. Google Play Music has offered a $9.99 per month subscription service for two years but Tuesday's launch is the first free version of the streaming service. Apple said earlier this month it...
CNBC's Kayla Tausche sits down with Tim Westergren, Pandora co-founder, for an exclusive interview.
NEW YORK— Independent record label founder Allen Kovac had planned to remove the music by his artists from iTunes a week ahead of the launch of Apple Music. That about-face came after Taylor Swift called for artists to be paid properly. "And when I talked to my artists about it, they agreed, and we informed Sony, our distributor, and Apple, that we weren't going to be in...
Jason Calacanis, Inside.com CEO, discusses the music industry including Apple Music and why he stays away from music.
Apple vs. Taylor Swift. Where are the details? We're still waiting for specifics on how much Apple will pay musicians for songs played on its upcoming streaming music service.
Hip-hop mogul released from jail after an alleged assault with a weight-room kettlebell at UCLA, where son is on the football team.
LOS ANGELES— Apple's abrupt about-face on paying royalties for songs during a three-month free-trial period for its new music service was a symbolic victory for superstar Taylor Swift and other artists, and a shrewd business move by Apple, at a time when the streaming phenomenon is causing major changes in the music industry. Apple Senior Vice President Eddy...
Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx cheered Apple's turnaround on artist royalties, saying its initial nonpayment plan wasn't right.
In an open letter to Apple, Taylor Swift helped convince the company to change course and pay artists during its free-trial streaming period. Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue weighs in.
June 22- Sirius XM Radio Inc won a victory in its legal battle to limit how much it spends to play music, as a federal judge said Florida law does not require the satellite radio company to pay royalties on songs made before 1972.. District Judge Darrin Gayles in Miami breaks from rulings by federal judges in New York and Los Angeles against Sirius in related...
Apple is doling out streaming royalties because it needs to appease artists for its streaming service to survive, an analyst said.
CNBC's Josh Lipton reports the latest movies from Apple and their decisions with their streaming music service, Apple Music.
Apple's decision to change its payment policy for artists shows the mistake it is making, Billy Corgan says.
Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins lead singer, weighs in on Apple Music changing their policy after Taylor Swift makes a stand. Tech companies are terrified of artists getting their fair share, says Corgan.
Stephen Witt, author of 'How Music Got Free', discusses Taylor Swift's move against Spotify and Apple Music and how the business of streaming music is changing.
Dan Ives, FBR Capital, weighs in on Taylor Swift voicing how she felt about musicians not being paid for their work.
Ed Lee, Re/code managing editor calls Taylor Swift "Queen of music," after the 25-year old said in a blog post about Apple, "We don't ask you for free iPhones. Please don't ask us to provide you with our music for no compensation."
CNBC's Jim Cramer said Monday it was unusual for a company like Apple to alter one of its policies at the behest of an artist.
Taylor Swift may be known for her "long list of ex-lovers", but now she's made a name for herself as a multi-million dollar powerhouse.