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There Is a Subtle Power Struggle for Control of Music Metadata

The word "metadata" requires the presence of another entity to which the data at hand refers. Increasingly, it now points toward the listener instead of toward whatever they're listening to.
Vijith Assar
3.22.16
short circuit

Here’s What Happens Now When You Push The Radio Button On The Roku Remote

The streaming music service is no more, but its dedicated hardware button lives on.
Nicholas Deleon
12.24.15
Music

Rdio’s Final Goodbye Is an Export Feature for Its Users' Music Collections

"Download a list of your favorites and playlists in various formats so you can import them into other services.”
Matthew Braga
12.15.15
Music

Why Pandora Bought Rdio

The bigger radio company is acquiring “several key assets” of Rdio to bolster its recommendation tech.
Clinton Nguyen
11.16.15
Music

Quebec Is Now the Only Place In Canada Where Streaming Music Doesn't Suck

Streaming services such as Rdio, Spotify and Google Music will no longer count towards some Videotron subscribers' data caps.
Matthew Braga
8.27.15
Music

Rdio Seeks Salvation in Radio

If you can't beat 'em.
Nicholas Deleon
8.12.15
Motherboard Blog

For Independent Artists, Streaming Online Isn't Much Better Than Piracy

The demise of infamous P2P music service Napster last week -- the most recent in a 10 year history of "death and rebirth":http://www.theatlanticwire.com/technology/2011/12/napsters-seven-lives-are-finished/45646/ -- didn't seem to surprise or distress...
Janus Kopfstein
12.6.11