Music piracy is on the increase worldwide, with 40 percent of users are accessing unlicensed music, up from 35 percent last year, the global recorded music industry group IFPI said.
Pandora is raising cash to help it take on Spotify and other streaming music services.
Pandora said it has revamped its $5 a month Internet radio service, giving listeners the ability to skip and replay more songs.
Napster, the brand that popularized online music sharing in the early days of the Internet, is back.
Internet radio leader Pandora was ordered Wednesday to pay 21 percent more in royalties to record labels, a modest increase that the company hoped would allow growth.
Apple says more than 11 million people have signed up for a trial of its music streaming service since it launched on June 30.
MixRadio, the streaming service originally launched by Nokia, on Tuesday expanded availability to major smartphone platforms as the market for on-demand music keeps growing.
Music-streaming service Rdio on Thursday ramped its offerings with a subscription that allows people to keep a selection of songs for off-line listening.
Since Apple shook up the music world with iTunes a little more than a decade ago, online music has exploded and become the central way many people enjoy and discover music. Internet services such as Pandora and Spotify have ...
Internet retail titan Amazon on Thursday introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.