Cricket provider Leap Wireless announced that it now counts more than 1.1 million subscribers to its Muve Music service. The figure reflects the continued success of the prepaid carrier's mobile music strategy, which is available across all of the carrier's Android smartphones, and is notable in a market where a number of digital music services have struggled to find traction.
Rhapsody announced a joint billing agreement with AT&T Mobility, enabling subscribers to add its on-demand digital music services to their monthly wireless bill. Rhapsody previously signed a similar deal with Verizon Wireless.
Samsung Electronics released its Premium Suite, a software update that expands features introduced in the manufacturer's Galaxy Note II phablet to its flagship Galaxy S III smartphone.
Research In Motion is rebranding its BlackBerry App World storefront to simply BlackBerry World as it moves to incorporate music and video downloads ahead of its overhauled BlackBerry 10 mobile operating system.
Shazam users tagged Rihanna more than any other recording artist in 2012, with hits like "We Found Love" and "Talk That Talk" accounting for 15 million tags this year, ahead of pop chart rivals like Gotye, David Guetta, Adele and Maroon 5.
Pandora is rolling out version 4.0 of its Internet radio application for Apple's iOS and Google's Android, establishing a uniform interface across the two mobile platforms.
Amazon has hired Sony Music Entertainment executive Michael Paull as its vice president of content acquisition and business development, a newly created position, All Things D reports.
Sony Entertainment Network is rolling out an updated version of its free Music Unlimited companion app for Apple's iOS, promising a number of new features requested by users.
Apple will launch an ad-supported streaming radio service optimized for iOS devices within the first three months of 2013, Bloomberg reports.
Microsoft will introduce its new Xbox Music on Oct. 26, initially targeting Xbox 360 consoles before expanding the streaming service to tablets and PCs running Windows 8 and Windows RT, as well as smartphones powered by the forthcoming Windows Phone 8.