The Verge reports "Apple owes Taylor Swift a big thank you. Days after the iPhone-maker reversed its decision not to pay artists during Apple Music's three-month free trial — a change of heart brought about in no small part by Swift's intervention — the world's biggest indie labels have said they're now backing Apple Music." . Read More
TechCrunch reports that the Google Music service is finally live and active on the iOS. The new Google Music app will compete with Apple’s iTunes Radio, Pandora, Spotify and Rdio. The new service provides 2 options – a standard service and an all access option. Both allow users to store music in the cloud, rather than having to store it locally. . Read More
Google is joining Apple and Amazon in offering a music scan and match cloud locker service, but with one important difference – Google’s is free. Read More
Google Music has gone live, taking its beta cloud-based personal music library service and adding multiple device synching, purchasing, Google+ integration and exclusive content. Much more interesting capabilities, however, are the ability to share songs and the Artist Hub feature for musicians who want to control their own fan sales and relationships. Read More
Amazon announced changes to its cloud-based storage product Wednesday, the latest move in the competition for music fans among it, Apple and Google. Along with a temporary price cut, Amazon made a version of its Amazon Cloud Player compatible with Apple’s iPad and added free storage for nearly all purchased music files.
The new price is $20 a year for 20 GB of storage space on the Amazon Cloud Drive service. This limit does not include MP3 and AAC music files, [...].
Los Angeles – A Google Android product manager told an
Israeli business paper that the company plans to debut a music service
alongside the release of Android 3.0, codenamed "Gingerbread," at the
end of the year, Gizmodo reported. Google’s Gaurav Jain originally made the
comments to Calcalist. In May at its developer conference, Google (NASD: GOOG) announced that
it planned to offer a cloud-based music service for its Android platform.