Shazam® today announced an all-new experience that builds on the magic of Shazam to provide more immersive music discovery and uninterrupted listening. This announcement is the first of many exciting feature updates that will revolutionize the way that users interact with Shazam to more deeply connect to their music world. [Read more…]
CUPERTINO, California—May 28, 2014—Apple® today announced it has agreed to acquire the critically acclaimed subscription streaming music service Beats Music, and Beats Electronics, which makes the popular Beats headphones, speakers and audio software. As part of the acquisition, Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre will join Apple. Apple is acquiring the two companies for a total of $3 billion, consisting of a purchase price of approximately $2.6 billion and approximately $400 million that will vest over time. [Read more…]
Rdio (www.rdio.com) has released its year-end charts for 2013, showcasing the music that Rdio listeners could not get enough of throughout the year. From Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to Imagine Dragons to Miley Cyrus, the charts capture the most-streamed albums and tracks of 2013 on Rdio. Year-end coverage from Rdio also includes staff picks, predictions for artists to watch in 2014 and Rdio Covers 2013 – a collection of some of the year’s most buzzed about indie artists covering the most influential and inescapable tracks of 2013.