Mobile messaging giant Line on Thursday launched a digital music streaming service in Japan, stepping into a largely untapped market still dominated by sales of compact discs.
Prosecutors in two US states are investigating whether major music labels have colluded to prevent competition in the booming area of music streaming, one of the companies has revealed.
Music streaming company Spotify said Wednesday it has gotten a new investment from a Nordic telecoms company as it looks to compete globally, particularly with a rival service that Apple is due to launch this month.
Apple is striking a power chord with a new music service in a bid to drown out offerings from established players such as Spotify, Deezer, YouTube and Pandora.
When Apple launches its Apple Music streaming service at the end of June, it will affect things big and small in the music industry.
Apple announced a major new foray into streaming music on Monday as it showed off a host of new software features for its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers.
Apple is making its play to shake up online music with a subscription service combining on-demand songs, streamed playlists and a social stage for musicians.
Apple is expected to unveil a ramped up music service Monday that builds on the iPhone maker's strengths in a challenge to Spotify, Pandora and other established players.
The music industry's debate about streaming—saviour or supplanter?—will be at the forefront of the annual Midem trade show starting on the French Riviera on Friday.
A few dozen people crowded into a meeting room at Amazon.com's Seattle headquarters last month for one of the nice perks of working at the giant online retailer: a free concert.