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Report: Apple's iTunes Radio to serve ads every 15 minutes

Apple will launch its iTunes Radio in September and a handful of blue-chip brand partners are lining up to support the new streaming music service,  Advertising Age  reports.

Facebook adds music app controls to latest Android beta

Facebook is adding mobile music controls to its latest Android application beta, allowing users to manage services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Pandora and Rdio directly via the Facebook Home launcher's Cover Feed lockscreen.

Report: Beats Electronics seeking to terminate HTC partnership

Beats Electronics is looking to buy out embattled mobile device maker HTC, which owns a 25.5 percent stake in the audio technology firm,  The Wall Street Journal  reports.

iOS app downloads challenge music listening as dominant iTunes activity

Listening to digital music files remains the leading consumer activity across Apple's iTunes platform, but free iOS application downloads are narrowing the gap, according to a new NPD Group report.

Cricket's Muve Music 4.0 touts new UI, custom playlists

Cricket carrier Leap Wireless is revamping its popular Muve Music service, promising faster performance and improved functionality.

Spotify defends business model, projects $1B in artist payouts this year

Spotify said it is on pace to pay out more than $1 billion this year to recording artists who stream their music across its platform, with payouts already reaching $500 million during the first six months of 2013.

Shazam for Windows Phone 8 update brings LyricPlay support

A month after expanding its media discovery platform to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, Shazam is rolling out an updated version of the app adding support for LyricPlay synchronization, which enables listeners to view song lyrics coordinated in real time with the music they are listening to.

Report: Apple's iTunes Radio terms more generous than Pandora

Apple has begun circulating financial terms of its forthcoming iTunes Radio streaming music service to independent record labels, with  The Wall Street Journal  reporting that many of the stipulations are more generous to labels than their current agreements with rival Pandora Media.

Samsung's Jay-Z giveaway: New music biz cash cow or one-hit wonder?

Jay-Z is dropping a new album next month, and it isn't launching in record stores or on Apple's iTunes: The first fans who'll get to hear it (legally, at least) are Android smartphone owners. Samsung Electronics will give away 1 million copies of the hip-hop mogul's humbly-titled  Magna Carta Holy Grail, rolling out a limited-edition Jay-Z application to Galaxy S III, Galaxy S4 and Galaxy Note II owners at 12:01 a.m. ET on July 4, 72 hours prior to the record's official release date.

Samsung to give away new Jay-Z album via special Galaxy app

Samsung Electronics will give away 1 million copies of hip-hop icon Jay-Z's new album  Magna Carta Holy Grail, launching a limited-edition application available to Galaxy device users 72 hours prior to the record's official release date.