Evolver.fm: Microsoft Music Subscriptions Falter Despite XBox Popularity

Written by Eliot Van Buskirk Microsoft’s reputation may no longer be seen as a stodgy, business-oriented company, thanks to the success of its XBox platform, but it’s still not cool enough to convince gamers to pay for music. At Digital Music Forum East on Thursday morning, perennial moderator Ted Cohen pressed Microsoft on how its […]


Posted by Ted • Thursday, February 24, 2011 .

FMQB: Could Apple’s Subscription Policies Hurt Pandora?

February 22, 2011 A number of online services have reportedly been upset lately that Apple‘s new digital subscription plan will take a 30 percent bite out of payments made via its App Store. According to today’s New York Post, Apple’s new policies could seriously affect Pandora‘s future, as the popular streaming service receives a large […]


Posted by Ted • Tuesday, February 22, 2011 .

NY Post: Poison Apple for Pandora?

February 19, 2011 By GARETT SLOANE Pandora is feeling the sting of Apple’s app slap. The music streaming service, with more than 80 million subscribers and heading toward an IPO, could see its subscription revenue come under extreme pressure in the wake of Apple’s new subscription plan, which has the tech giant grabbing 30 percent […]


Posted by Ted • Saturday, February 19, 2011 .

Hypebot: 2 Out of 4 – Spotify Signs U.S. Deal with EMI

Reports reveal that Spotify finalized a U.S. distribution deal with EMI Music. This gives the company approval from two of the big four major labels. Sony closed a deal with Spotify last month. While Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman has changed his tune about Spotify, it doesn’t mean they’ll sign on. So too, Spotify still […]


Posted by Ted • Thursday, February 17, 2011 .

Midem Blog: Spotify, Grooveshark and LimeWire Walk into a Bar

by Ted Cohen It’s two weeks before the end of 2010 and three of the major digital music services continue to find themselves in varying degrees of chaos. I would have hoped by now that the smoke would have cleared for two of them, but I have little sympathy for the third. Spotify’s co-founders, Daniel […]


Posted by Ted • Friday, December 17, 2010 .

CNet: Slacker Premium Radio to offer on-demand music

by Jasmine France Slacker Radio first launched in 2007 as an intuitive online music player that let you stream a variety of preprogrammed and custom-made radio stations based on your favorite artists and songs. Since then, the service has added a continuous array of new features, from its own short-lived devices to apps for your […]


Posted by Ted • Wednesday, September 15, 2010 .