All streams matter: Apple Music streams not counted towards Billboard in its first month

In November 2104, Billboard changed the way it tabulated album sales to include music streams from services like Spotify and Pandora. But in its first, wildly successful month, none of Apple Music's streams counted, potentially impacting…

Apple Music racks up 10M subscribers, but will they stick around?

Sources say that Apple Music has racked up over 10 million subscribers in the four weeks since the streaming service's June 30 launch. The question is whether the user base will stick with the streamer once free trials end.
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10 tech stories you missed this week: Jeep hacking recall, iTunes sale, and more

It can be challenging to keep track of everything that happens in the tech world. That's why, we have compiled a list of the top 10 tech stories from this week — just for you.

Sen. Al Franken suggests Apple isn’t playing fair in music streaming biz

Following in the footsteps of the FTC itself, Senator Al Franken has asked the commission to examine whether the tech giant is using anticompetitive measures to benefit Apple Music over other music streamers.
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Spotify inks deal with Beatport for better-curated electronica

Spotify announced a partnership with electronic music streamer Beatport, giving access to Beatport's exclusive music and video content, curation, and programming from dance music festivals and events.

The FTC frowns down upon Apple’s 30 percent cut of Spotify revenue

The FTC has launched a formal investigation into whether Apple's 30 percent App Store tax is unduly harming third-party music streaming services. The company is facing increased scrutiny in light of its own music service's launch.

Nike+ Running’s Pace Station tracks your pace to call-up tailored Spotify playlists

A new Spotify partnership with Nike will see the streaming service's library power Pace Stations, a Nike+ Running feature that aims to enhance workouts. They're an iOS-only affair for now.

Spotify’s Discovery Weekly serves up new tunes tailored just for you

Spotify's Discovery Music, a new playlist refreshed each Monday, tries to surface songs you'll like based on your listening history and the tastes of other people who prefer the same artists and albums.

New study: Royalties aside, streaming music gets fans out to shows

Linking up with an independent research firm, ticketing agency Eventbrite found that, as streaming music listeners are discovering more and more music online, the result is increased ticket sales for live shows.

Watch: Girl breaks up with Spotify for Apple Music in hilarious video

Hot Chocolate Party, an LA-based sketch comedy troup, has posted an entertaining video that looks at some of the differences between streaming services by personifying them. In the sketch, a woman leaves her boyfriend, Spotify…
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Why the end of New Music Tuesday signals the true death of the CD

With CD shipments declining by tens of millions each year, the format could become obsolete in the music industry by 2020. The shift to New Music Fridays will further push the listening experience toward the Web and social media.

Spotify’s Music Map taps into the musical DNA of nearly 1,000 cities

Whether you're looking for a musical vacation or just a trip to nostalgia town, the streaming service's new interactive Music Map wants to take your ears on a journey around the globe.