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Joan E. Solsman
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Insiders agree: Streaming music is the future, it's inescapable, and for artists, that's a good thing. (No, really!) If you're not Taylor Swift, perhaps you already know.
Music's bedrock business will be selling access to streams, not ownership of tunes. So what does that mean for the artists you love? It should be music to their ears.
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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says Taylor Swift is right about everything except for anything to do with streaming. A fave quote: "People's listening habits have changed - and they're not going to change back."
Spotify founder Daniel Ek says the world's top subscription streaming-music service added 2.5 million paying members in fewer than six months and has returned a total of $2 billion to the music industry.
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Amazon Prime members get unlimited photo storage, which will make all my future iOS upgrades so much easier. I'm sure that's exactly what Amazon wants to hear
CEO Jeff Bezos, hoping to lock consumers into its store through services, adds a new cloud service perk for all Prime service subscribers. Up until now, the free storage deal had only been available to owners of Amazon's Fire devices.
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Amazon is so good at cutting prices it sometimes undercuts itself. You can still grab the company's new Chromecast copycat for $19, but starting tomorrow the deals get weird.
Amazon has a bevy of discounts wrapped up in its launch of the Fire TV Stick, the e-tailer's answer to Google Chromecast -- but some of the deals aren't all that they appear.
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Playing catchup in the US, Deezer buys talk-radio and podcast app Stitcher, as it targets the "talk" segment overlooked by other, bigger streaming-music rivals in the States.
Spotify-rival Deezer buys the Pandora of talk radio, aiming to set itself apart from bigger competitors as it makes a quiet entrance into the US.
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HBO may have a Web-only TV service coming next year, but CBS just beat it to the punch: CBS launches stand-alone digital subscription service, $5.99 a month with live streaming and past shows on demand cnet.co/1DfddaN
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Apple exec and Beats founder Jimmy Iovine says meeting Steve Jobs meant finding the party, though Tim Cook is pretty smart too -- he bought Beats for $3B, after all
Apple's founder was as powerful a force -- and just as cool -- as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, says Beats Electronics father and newly minted Apple executive Jimmy Iovine.
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YouTube finally announced its paid-subscription music service, and here's the only thing you need to know: Only about 1% of YouTube's monthly visitors need to sign up for Music Key for it to take the lead from Spotify. (But there's no guarantees they will.)
Google's gigantic video site rolls out its long-teased contender in the paid streaming-music business, and it may be holding the best hand yet to turn music subscriptions into the popular norm.
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Aereo is laying off most of its employees, leaving just a small executive team remaining as the streaming-TV startup clings to its dwindling resources while court decisions against it mount.
With the Supreme Court against it, a small executive team will be the only ones remaining at the embattled TV-streaming start-up after a court ban on its service scared off potential investors.
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Streaming video isn't everything to everyone, but it's quickly becoming normal for almost everybody, especially if you're young. A survey found 83% of respondents say they stream TV and movies at home, up from 74% last year, and for "millennials" -- people aged between 18 and 34 -- it jumps to 90%.
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Streaming-TV site Hulu keeps popular programs like "Daily Show" and adds cult favorites like "Ren & Stimpy" through a renewed licensing deal with Viacom.
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CNET exclusive: Streaming music service Rhapsody revives its CEO position and hires an interim chief, as it bets of its own revival of sorts.
The streaming-music forefather, often overshadowed by flashier rivals like Spotify or Apple's Beats Music, says growth is gangbusters enough to revive the position of CEO after a four-year absence.
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    Journalism
  • Hilliard Davidson High School
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  • Dow Jones & Company
    General Assignment Reporter, 2005 - 2013
    General assignment reporting for the last year, breaking news before that
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