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YouTube readying on-demand music service

I can’t tell you how many times a week I receive a link to a music video on YouTube. While many of my friends use it to discover music, I have never looked at the site as a way to listen to music. Apparently I’m in the minority. According a report by Billboard, YouTube is preparing to launch an on-demand music service before the end of the year.

The report claims when Google secured the licenses for its All Access music service, it included licenses for a YouTube music service.

It’s rumored there will be both a free and premium service option. The free plan would included unlimited streaming of music videos, no matter the platform, with the paid tier offering “fewer restrictions.”

With the latest rumors also pointing towards the Android YouTube app receiving background audio, it seems the stars are beginning to align for such a music service. Background audio would be crucial for YouTube and it’s mystery music service to catch on.

Only time will tell, but this one is looking and sounding promising. Once we know more, we’ll be sure to share with you here.

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Beats Music service to launch in next few months in U.S.


Beats COO and President Luke Wood revealed in a recent interview that the company’s music streaming service, Beats Music, will launch “within the next few months.” According to Wood, in addition to the web interface, Beats will be providing Android and iOS apps. A Windows 8 app is thought to be in development as well. The Beats Music service will focus heavily on curated lists in an effort to separate itself from a crowded field of established services like Spotify and Pandora as well as tech giants like Google, Microsoft and Apple who are trying to get in to the market. Wood says:

“We’re talking about real depth of personalization and knowing who I am, who you are, what we’re listening to, what we like, what we’ve listened to before and then offering up music that is highly relevant to our taste profile.”

To help get into the space, Beats acquired MOG in July 2012 in an effort to capitalize on their efforts to build a music streaming service. The company hopes they can emulate the success they have had with their headphone, earphones and speaker business. Part of that success is probably driven by key individuals with the company like Wood and CEO Jimmy Iovine, both of whom have record label experience.

Do you think Beats Music stands a chance in the music streaming market?

source: TheNextWeb

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Xbox Music arrives on iOS and Android

Microsoft has announced that their music service, oddly named Xbox Music, will now be available on iOS and Android devices. The company has made dedicated apps for both platforms and they are now available for download for free on their respective stores.