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Sonos and Apple will make beautiful music together by year-end

After a brief period of radio silence, Apple says it'll bring its new Apple Music streaming service to Sonos speakers this year.

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Spotify disables third-party app that inflated artists’ streaming royalties

Developed by indie artists Ohm & Sport, the app would play songs on endless 30-second loops.

A Most Wanted Man

The most-wanted movies on Netflix and other streaming services this week

Philip Seymour Hoffman’s last film, ‘A Most Wanted Man,’ caps this week’s picks, but we have eight other appealing choices for adults and kids alike.

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More Beats 1 details emerge: Elton John, Dr. Dre, and Pharrell get their own shows

Apple enlists famous artists to help Beats 1 capture listeners.

SoundCloud lawsuit

Rumor has it Universal Music Group and Sony Music are gearing up to sue SoundCloud for ‘massive’ infringement

The labels are reportedly unhappy with SoundCloud’s insistence on retaining its free, ad-supported service offering.

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Apple Music wins over indie labels with royalty payment promises

Adele and Arcade Fire will stream at launch thanks to 11th-hour deals with the major indie hold-outs.

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Hulu to sell Showtime's streaming service at a discount

Starting in July, $17 per month gets you a smattering of cable shows and one premium pay TV channel.

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Apple's reversal shows that Apple Music really can think different

Independent labels make up the bulk of the music industry, and it's to Apple's advantage to keep them happy.

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Tidal CEO out after three months on the job

Peter Tonstad has left his post at the music streaming service, with no successor named.

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Apple Music’s potential is bigger than even Taylor Swift can see

It's good that Swift's open letter helped Apple see the folly of asking artists to go without royalties for three months. But Apple Music could pay larger dividends.

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Rdio heads to Amazon Fire TV with both free and premium tiers

Amid tough competition from Spotify and Apple Music, TV support could be Rdio's ace in the hole.

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The best movies on Netflix and other services this week are a different kettle of fish

These 9 films now streaming feature rock 'n' roll, TV news, and a hip-hop documentary.

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Apple Music couldn't convince Taylor Swift to stream her '1989' album

Just because an album is available on iTunes doesn't mean that you will be able to stream it on Apple Music.

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AMC hopes Shudder, its new horror-movie streaming service, will make you scream

Whether you like your chills on demand or as a linear feed, AMC new service has you covered.

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Cord cutters shut out from MLB Network's new live-streaming service

The MLB Network is live and available online 24/7, but only if you have a cable subscription.