Subscription-based and free Internet radio services like Pandora and Spotify accounted for 23 percent of average weekly music listening time among U.S. consumers between the ages of 13 and 35 during the fourth quarter of 2012, up from 17 percent in the year-ago period thanks to increasing mobile engagement, according to a new NPD Group report.
Sprint Nextel is rolling out Entertain ME, which bundles music and video services including the operator's own video and music services alongside a series of third-party music applications including Spotify, Slacker, iHeartRadio, Shazam and Rumpus.
Broadcasting giant Clear Channel Radio introduced the beta release of its New iHeartRadio streaming music service, promising consumers access to more than 11 million songs and 400,000 artists
Broadcast giant Clear Channel will acquire mobile entertainment provider Thumbplay's cloud-based music platform in a bid to expand its iHeartRadio digital music service. Financial terms were not