Daft Punk and Beyonce at the Tidal music service announcement in. Jay Z unveiled his plans for Tidal, a subscription streaming service that he said will be majority-owned by artists themselves. Photographs:New York Times.

Some of the world’s biggest names in music including Beyonce, Cold Play’s Chris Martin, and Rihanna are backing Jay Z’s new global streaming music se(...)

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Ronan O’Loughlin, commercial director of Digitize. Photograph: Jason Clarke

Anyone in doubt about Spotify’s power to colonise listening habits should take stock of this statistic: in December, the music streaming service had(...)

Spotify is not the first company to go back on its plans for Russia. Last year, Google Inc closed its engineering office in Russia. (Photograph: Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva/Reuters)

Online music streaming service Spotify has cancelled its launch in Russia for the forseeable future because of the economic crisis, political situati(...)

Losing Taylor Swift, above, from its catalogue doesn’t seem to have hurt Spotify too badly, with the streaming music service claiming an additional five million paying subscribers in the past eight months

Spotify, the streaming music service, has signed up 15 million subscribers, a sign of rapid growth for the company and an implicit rebuttal in an i(...)

Move represents Apple’s first attempt to capitalise on Beats since it bought the headphone-maker and streaming service from Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine.

Apple will bundle the subscription music service it acquired from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, instantly making it available o(...)

The deal was signed in recent days after months of acrimonious negotiations, in which YouTube threatened to take down music videos by artists such as Adele and the Arctic Monkeys if its demands were not met.

YouTube has struck a deal to licence music from the thousands of independent record labels represented by rights agency Merlin, setting the stage for (...)

Veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne presents his show on Lyric FM. Some 43 radio stations will become available on a single Irish Radio Player   app. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A new “Irish Radio Player” app featuring all 43 stations in the Republic will be unveiled shortly in a bid by the industry to recruit younger listener(...)

Adele: will she show up at the iTunes festival?

Electric Picnic has come and gone, but it not’s quite all over yet for the year’s music festivals: iTunes is currently staging its month-long extravag(...)

‘Do you want to keep the music with you in the shower or climbing Kilimanjaro?” asks Spotify man. He wants me to upgrade from the free tablet version (...)