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Streaming Made Up One-Fifth of U.S. Recorded Music Revenue in 2013

Revenue is even, but streaming is up, as Spotify and Pandora royalty payments make up for declines elsewhere.

Beats Music Launches

With download sales showing signs of leveling off and CD sales continuing their downward trajectory, the industry is looking to paid streaming services to make up the difference.

Beats Music Streaming Service Launching January 21

AT&T Corp. will provide the corporate marketing and distribution muscle to the premium streaming service.

iTunes Names Justin Timberlake Artist of the Year, Lorde Best Song

The digital retailer lists its best-sellers of 2013.

Beats Music to Launch in January

With the announcement kicks off a year that promises to crank up the competition in the hotly contested U.S. music subscription business.

YouTube Close to Launching Subscription Music Service

Google's video site is preparing a Spotify-like product to debut later this year, sources say.

Beats Receives Reported $500 Million Investment From Carlyle Group, Buys Out HTC

"These transactions represent the evolution of the financial strength and significant growth prospects of Beats," Jimmy Iovine said in a statement.

Xbox Music Adds Freemium Option, Expands to iOS, Android as App

The move is designed to broaden Xbox Music's distribution and audience in order to compete with the likes of Spotify and Rhapsody.

‘Blurred Lines’ Legal Battle: Marvin Gaye’s Family Rejected Robin Thicke’s Six-Figure Offer

Thicke's team proposed a sizable settlement before suing to quash claims of copyright infringement.

YouTube Confirms Investment in Vevo

Through a newly-signed deal, Google's video arm will hold a roughly 7 percent stake in Vevo.

SONGS Publishing Signs Up Conde Nast

The nine-year-old company will serve as the primary source of music for original online videos produced for Glamour, GQ, Vogue and Wired channels.

Music Subscription Service Rhapsody Expands to 14 European Countries

The company was established in Europe 14 months ago, when it launched its service in Germany and the U.K. under the Napster brand.