Microsoft is offloading MixRadio to instant messaging service Line. MixRadio is a music streaming app currently running on Windows Phone that allows for automated playlists created from the users preferences and listening habits. What Line intends to do with this kind of service is still unknown.
Announced back in October, Spotify Family was the music streaming company’s plan to encourage households to purchase Spotify premium subscriptions at a discounted price. Now, Spotify Family is officially available in Malaysia and the prices will start from RM 22.35 for the user and one family member.
A class action suit has been brought against Apple for allegedly deleting music from rival services on iPods. The incidents happened between 2007 and 2009, although it is only now being brought before the court. Apple itself does not deny the accusation, but instead claims that it was part of a security feature.
Social media junkies should definitely mark this event on their calender. The #OHHSOME Fest, in collaboration with Hotlink, will be held in celebration of the local social media scene. This event will afford the opportunity to interact up-close with local and global YouTube celebrities, along with a slew of bazaars featuring online retailers.
YouTube’s much rumoured music streaming service was finally revealed as Google announced the beta test for Youtube Music Key. The service will provide some 20 million songs for listeners over the browser, iOS, and Android. What makes this different from the other streaming services is that Music Key will also be streaming music videos instead of just audio.
Audio specialists Sennheiser has released its latest range of consumer mobile headphones for the Malaysian market. Dubbed the Urbanite series, these new headphones are designed for young professionals who demand exceptional audio quality with stylish and rugged looks that looks nothing like those pair of headphones you see everywhere.
SoundCloud has struck a deal with Warner Music that will be paving the way for it to establish a new paid premium version of the service. Under the terms of the agreement, SoundCloud will pay royalties to Warner for every song played; while the music group in turn will make most of its catalogue available to listeners.
Astro has introduced Raku, a homegrown music streaming service that focuses on online radio services. It is similar to Last.fm, only instead of American radio shows listeners get to listen to Astro owned station. Also like Last.fm, it only caters to local viewers and cannot be used outside its home country.