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Spotify adds song lyrics, gets more social on PCs

Spotify is now its own karaoke machine on the desktop just without the bouncing ball.

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Record labels reap 45 percent of royalties from streaming services, study finds; artists lucky to pocket 7 percent

The streaming model isn’t benefitting musicians any more than CDs did, despite the miniscule distribution costs.

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How a new Beats service would make Apple the king of digital music (again)

Deep iOS and iTunes integration means Beats Music will be perfect for your car, your house, and anywhere else you use your Apple devices. Which, let's face it, is everywhere.

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Sony-Spotify deal kills Music Unlimited and could pre-empt Spotify for Xbox One

A new Playstation Music service will launch this spring for PS3 and PS4 game consoles. Users will be able to pay through their PlayStation Network wallets.

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Spotify's Touch Preview makes song sampling painless

Spotify has a new solution for previewing songs to save them to your music collection or creating a play queue on the fly.

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Spotify's smart new playlist tunes you in to your friends' favorite songs

Spotify just introduced a new playlist that's updated daily and compiled from what your friends are listening to.

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Spotify offers 3 month Premium subscription for $1 amid looming competition

A limited-time offer gets you three months of premium perks for $0.99, though there is a bunch of fine print attached.

Sony eyes ad-supported music streaming warily after Taylor Swift's Spotify freak out

Taylor Swift doesn't like Spotify's free tiers. Is Sony starting to sing the same tune?

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Rdio matches Spotify on family pricing as the music streaming battle royale continues

Rdio is dropping the prices of its family plans by $5 to match rival Spotify's recently announced multi-user deals.

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Deezer adds podcasts and talk radio to catalog with Stitcher buy

One of the more popular podcast apps has been acquired by music streaming service Deezer, but don't worry Stitcher will continue as-is--at least for now.