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Articles tagged with: record labels

Google Music Coming Soon? Leaked Files Drop Some Hints

It looks like Google is gearing up to launch its own music service, and although it currently looks a bit incomplete, we feel that it has a lot of room to grow.

Now, we covered this topic a bit back in May and we were first heard about it, and we wondered how Google would fare without the backing of record labels. However, according to some leaked files found in the Android Market update, it looks like Google may have swayed some record labels into joining.

Spotify Comes To U.S. Residents, Perhaps For A Facebook Debut?

Spotify, a Swedish DRM-based music streaming service includes both major labels such as Sony, EMI, and Universal, and independent labels. The startup was launched in October of 2008, and I am please to announce that the service will soon be available to U.S. customers.

The announcement was actually made earlier in the month when Spotify had confirmed that it would come to the U.S., although it had not provided a specific launch date.

Apple iCloud: $25 Per Year After Free Trial

According to 9to5Mac, The LA Times has reported that the iCloud will be a low-priced add on to iTunes and will cost users only $25 a year.

Before charging the fixed fee, however, the service will be offered for free to people who buy songs through Apple’s iTunes digital download store. Users will be able to upload their music to Apple’s computers and later play the tunes from a web browser or any Apple device. Apple would also sell advertising around its iCloud service.