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How Beats 1 can take on SiriusXM

What if Beats 1 was the start of a whole radio network?


Streaming-music consumption is exploding, with music videos leading the way

This could spell trouble for services such as Spotify and Pandora that don’t offer music videos, while services that do have video must compete with YouTube’s free offerings.

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Family Sharing and Apple Music: It's all about the price

An Apple Music family membership is a good deal price-wise, but don't expect anything else.

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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.

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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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How Taylor Swift convinced Apple to switch gears on music streaming

America's pop princess decided to withhold her latest album from Apple Music over royalty payments.


Adele's record label backs out of Apple Music free trial

British labels XL Recordings and Domino refuse to be part of free three-month trial that won't pay royalties to artists.

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Apple Music won't pay record labels for 3-month free trials

After the free trial, Apple will split the revenue 70/30—the streaming industry standard.


Spotify's stealthy 'Taste Rewind' helps find your musical roots

Plug in a few artists you like, and Spotify will take you back to similar tunes from another era.

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Line launches paid music streaming service in Japan ahead of Apple Music

The messaging app is available from $2.43 per month for students.