Read the details on The Next Web about how Spotify and iTunes Match pay musicians something less than peanuts per play of a song—1/3 of a cent from the latter, a little bit more from the former. Then get properly outraged or blasé or satisfied according to your sense of entitlement re: the business of music. Show More Summary
Some may call Spotify the savior of the music industry—but for lesser-known artists, it doesn't appear to be a cash cow. The Next Web reviews analyses of what bands are making from Spotify and Apple's iTunes Match, and the numbers aren't impressive. On Spotify, a band reports making $0....
Streaming, subscription-based music is the future. We’ve been hearing that claim for years now although it always seems to be right on the cusp of happening. It’s a dream for...
Apple's rumored 7.85-inch iPad is colloquially referred to as the iPad mini could end up being called just that, and the iPod nano could end up getting Wi-Fi so it can access iTunes in the Cloud and the subscription iTunes Match service. Show More Summary
Q: I guess this has been part of iTunes since the debut of iCloud but I never noticed it until now. There seems to be a new rule added to Smart Playlists: iCloud Status, which can be set to is/is not Matched, Purchased, Uploaded, Ineligible, Local only, Error or Duplicate. Show More Summary
At the end of July, Amazon updated its Cloud Player to be in fighting form as an iTunes killer, with a load of new audio features like Scan and Match technology and licensing deals with a number of labels. And at the time, Amazon said...Show More Summary
If you have ever wondered about what Samsung was up to when they acquired Mspot, you’re about to find out. Samsung has merged Mspot’s service into their new Music Hub service. Music Hub...
With Amazon's recently updated Cloud Player service, music fans now have one more way to store and stream their tunes from the cloud. It bears many similarities to Apple's iTunes Match, but after playing around with both services I can attest to some clear differences, as well. Show More Summary
Apple iTunes users for some time now can subscribe to iTunes Match for $24.99 a year to automatically match their local music collection with Apple’s entire library of songs. The service basically tries to match any song stored on the local system with songs that Apple is purchasing in the iTunes store. Matches are automatically [...]
The online retail giant is one-upping Apple by offering 10 times more cloud storage
Amazon continues to roll out the revamps. On Wednesday, the online retail giant’s newest tweak took the form of a new feature that looks eerily familiar to Apple’s iTunes Match service. Amazon has confirmed new Cloud Player licensing agreements that bring significant updates to the platform. The agreements are with Sony Music Entertainment, EMI Music, [...]
Amazon has secured the rights from all four major labels to offer a complete cloud music solution using its "Scan and Match" feature, much like iTunes Match. Users can upload their own music - from ripped CDs or iTunes - to Coud Player, with matched songs skipping the upload process and made available instantly. Show More Summary
Amazon has updated its cloud music player to mimic Apple's iTunes Match, but is offering 10 times more storage space for the same price.
Amazon is giving its cloud-based music service Cloud Player some significant upgrades today that could bring it up to par with rival services from Apple and Google. Previously, the Cloud Player worked in conjunction with Amazon’s Cloud Drive storage locker. …
Just like you get with iTunes Match, Amazon Cloud Player can now scan your music library and automatically add high-quality copies of songs to your digital library. Here are the details: More »
Amazon today launched an upgraded Cloud Player along with licensing agreements with Sony, EMI, Universal, Warner Music, and more than 150 independent distributors, aggregators and music publishers. Aimed straight at the same market as...Show More Summary
More music files, coming to an Amazon cloud service near you.
Amazon on Tuesday greatly enhanced its Cloud Player service with new scan and match technology, competing with Apple's own iTunes Match.
After obtaining licenses from music labels, Amazon can offer more extensive and convenient features on its service, including the ability to scan a user's computer to match songs to a master database.
Amazon Cloud Player has been updated with a bunch of new features, including some hefty new licensing deals with Sony, EMI, Universal, and Warner to beef up their music selection for sale. There's also some new ways to make sure allShow More Summary