Digital song downloads slipped further in first half of year

Digital downloads of songs continued to fall out of favor with Americans in the first half of the year, while free and paid music-streaming revenue kept growing, even without much of a bump from the launch of Apple Music.

Subscriptions woo fans back from pirated music

Fans are increasingly willing to pay for digital music through subscription streaming services rather than downloading it illegally for free, according to an upbeat report published on Tuesday.

China Telecom profit rises after it offers iPhone

State-owned China Telecom, the country's third biggest mobile phone operator by subscribers, said Wednesday that profits grew in the first half of the year as revenue from iPhone sales kicked in.

Flat year for US music industry, survey says

US music industry sales held nearly steady in 2012 as gains from digital subscription services offset further declines in physical disc sales, an industry survey showed Wednesday.

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