Rights management organization Broadcast Music Inc. has filed suit against Pandora Media, petitioning the Federal Rate Court to set royalty fees for all music played across the streaming music platform.
Apple introduced its new iTunes Radio streaming music service during its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, promising consumers a series of content personalization, discovery and sharing options available across its connected device portfolio.
Drew Larner is stepping down as CEO of streaming music services provider Rdio, Bloomberg reports. Larner is currently spearheading a search for his successor, and he plans to transition to the role of executive chairman once the new CEO is installed.
Apple has completed a streaming music licensing agreement with Sony Music Entertainment, setting the stage for the computing giant to formally announce its long-anticipated iRadio service during next week's Worldwide Developers Conference, AllThingsD reports.
OnMobile Global, India's largest value-added services company, is purchasing Boston-area mobile entertainment firm Livewire Mobile for $17.8 million. The deal is expected to close later this month.
Apple is revamping its iAd mobile advertising business, shifting the unit's focus away from campaigns integrated into iOS applications to messages supporting the forthcoming iRadio streaming music service, Bloomberg reports.
Apple has completed streaming music licensing agreements with Warner Music Group and its Warner/Chappell publishing unit, The New York Times reports, suggesting the computing giant could formally unveil its so-called "iRadio" service at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, kicking off June 10.
Google is extending its fledgling Google Play Music All Access streaming music service to archrival Apple's iOS mobile operating system.
Shazam is extending its media discovery platform to Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, bringing unlimited music tagging and second-screen television experiences as well as social sharing via Facebook and Twitter.
Streaming music, news and sports service TuneIn has closed a $25 million funding round led by Institutional Venture Partners, with existing investors Sequoia Capital, Google Ventures and General Catalyst Partners also participating. The firm has now raised $47 million in total financing to date.