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Spotify urges labels to allow richer mobile music experience

Spotify is pressing recording industry partners to consider offering consumers new ways to sample its streaming music service, contending that improving the mobile experience will increase interest in paid subscriptions.

Apple, Google sound the death knell for operator music services

If it seems like there are already too many streaming music services to count, just wait until Apple and Google enter the mix. Neither mobile giant has officially confirmed plans to launch a streaming service, but both seem like foregone conclusions to challenge established players like Spotify, Pandora and Rhapsody.

Rumor Mill: Google building mobile music service to challenge Spotify

Google is reportedly developing a subscription-based streaming radio service optimized for mobile devices, taking aim at rival efforts from Spotify, Rhapsody and Pandora. 

Ford forges partnership with Spotify, expands AppLink

BARCELONA, Spain--Ford revealed a new partnership with Spotify as part of its strategy to further expand its Sync AppLink program to include new developer partners. 

Report: Spotify lobbies record labels to extend ad-supported service to mobile

Spotify will petition its record label licensing partners for the rights to extend its ad-supported free streaming music option to mobile listeners,  The Verge  reports.

Slacker Radio redesigns mobile apps to challenge Pandora, Spotify

Slacker Radio is rolling out overhauled versions of its streaming music application alongside a redesigned website and logo as it looks to more effectively challenge rivals like Pandora and Spotify.

NPD: Half of smartphone owners use their device for music listening

Roughly half of all U.S. consumers who own smartphones and tablets use those devices to listen to music, according to a new survey conducted by researcher NPD Group. Fifty-six percent of all...

Spotify expands streaming music app to Windows Phone 8

Spotify is rolling out a version of its streaming music service optimized for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system. Spotify was previously available for devices running Windows Phone 7, but  The Verge  notes that version of the app leveraged native code thanks to an exception from Microsoft, and was never ported to WP8's new codebase.

Sprint bundles Android music, video apps for Entertain ME service

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.

Reports: Apple building streaming radio service for iOS

Apple is in talks to with record label partners to license their content for a new customized streaming radio service designed to rival efforts from Spotify and Pandora, according to reports.