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Billboard sat down with the CEO of Rdio, Anthony Bay, to talk about the crowded streaming music space and what the future may hold.
The first thing I would say is that, in fact, if you take the U.S. market, Netflix Hulu and Amazon are all pretty big. So there isn't only one, there's three. And they're different. So the question I think is, over time, how do music services create a unique experience for customers? The other thing is that what you described is true in the United States, but not true anywhere else in the world. This is the only country of any scale that has statutory licensing. So in the United States you have a lot of noise, you have a lot of services which can't exist in...
Jason Tate on 04/03/14 - 11:15 AM
Say word. Foxy Shazam just dropped a new LP called Gonzo on Bandcamp, where you can also stream it. This is the band's first self-released music since 2005 and it was recorded with Steve Albini, so honestly why are you still reading this news post? You know how fast Bandcamp downloads are? You could be listening by now. If you're still here, jump to the replies for more information and tour dates with Larry and His Flask.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/02/14 - 11:20 AM
Boardroom Heroes have been announced as a part of this year's Fest lineup. If you visit their page on the Fest site (check out the "MP3 sample" section), you can hear a brand new song called "Never Ready" from their upcoming EP, New Wage, which was recorded by Brian McTernan and will be released early this summer on Sinking Ship Records.
Thomas Nassiff on 04/02/14 - 11:12 AM
Check the replies to hear a new Cut Copy song, "In These Arms of Love" -- it comes from the band's upcoming Record Store Day 10" single.
Jason Tate on 04/02/14 - 10:51 AM
Hit the replies to hear Janelle MonŠe cover the David Bowie classic "Heroes."
Chris Collum on 04/02/14 - 04:45 AM
Head over to NPR to stream Norwegian producer Todd Terje's groovy debut LP It's Album Time. The record comes out April 8th via his own label.
Chris Collum on 04/02/14 - 03:14 AM
Check out a demo of "Beat It" performed only by Michael Jackson's voice. Holy shit. If I was writing some viral headline I'd tell you how this will just about blow your mind-hole.
One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: ďOne morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. ďhereís the first chord first note, second note, third note. Hereís the second chord first note, second note, third noteĒ, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part....
Jason Tate on 04/01/14 - 07:47 PM
The Republic Of Wolves have released a "new" song called "Kaspir."
When we were writing and recording for our latest album, No Matter How Narrow, we came up with a lot of songs that we really liked, but didn't necessarily fit in with the overall sound of the record. "Kaspir" is one of those songs. It's definitely one of the heaviest songs we've ever recorded and it's probably a good representation of what our next release will sound like. Check it out! We hope you enjoy it!
Jason Tate on 04/01/14 - 07:43 PM
Jason Cruz and Howl announced their debut album Good Manís Ruin which is due out on April 29th via Echotone Records. Stream the song "High And Lonesome" on Soundcloud.
Christian Wagner on 04/01/14 - 10:24 AM
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah new song "Coming Down" featuring Matt Berninger can be found in the replies.
Jason Tate on 04/01/14 - 08:25 AM
Bel Heir released two new songs called "NYC" and "Free." Listen to them in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 04/01/14 - 07:33 AM
Alesana's The Decade EP is streaming here.

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Jason Tate on 03/31/14 - 03:15 PM
Twin Atlantic have unveiled a new track entitled "Heart And Soul". Scroll down to see the lyric video.
Andy Biddulph on 03/31/14 - 01:46 PM
Killwhitneydead are streaming 9 out of 10 tracks from their new effort, Suffer My Wrath, on bandcamp. The album's pre-order campaign end today.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/31/14 - 01:05 PM
You can listen to a new Dikembe song titled "Healer of the Pride" in the replies. The track comes from the band's upcoming split with The Jazz June.
Alex DiVincenzo on 03/31/14 - 10:20 AM
Listen to an EMBRZ remix of The 1975's "Settle Down" in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 03/28/14 - 01:40 PM
Hit the replies to stream a new single from Jamie xx titled "Sleep Sound."
Jake Jenkins on 03/27/14 - 04:14 PM
Tycho's new album Awake is now streaming on SoundCloud. New tour dates have also been announced (they're in the replies). This has been my goto album the past few weeks when I need something to zone out with and focus on writing -- definitely worth checking out.
Jason Tate on 03/27/14 - 03:44 PM
Check out the first song from Chris Farren (Fake Problems) and Jeff Rosenstock's (Bomb! The Music Industry) new project, Antarctigo Vespucci, over yonder at NOISEY, where there's also an interview with them. They recorded a seven-song...thing together, it's not really an EP or an LP when it has seven songs right? It's like an IP, because "I" is a letter between "E" and "L" in the alphabet! It's called Soulmate Stuff and it comes out on vinyl in June (preorder) and digitally on April 8.
Basically the short story is I bought a plane ticket to NYC after making some money on selling "Smith Family" shirts, stayed with Jeff for a week and recorded all of this in his apartment with him. I ran...
Thomas Nassiff on 03/27/14 - 08:01 AM
Stream the new Rome Hero Foxes album, Hunters & Demons, on Bandcamp.
Ryan Gardner on 03/26/14 - 08:50 PM
Google Play Music now allows you to upload your music through their web interface.
Google Play Music has long been a solid option for uploading and accessing your music collection wherever you are, but using the Music Manager app to actually get your songs into the cloud wasn't always the smoothest or most intuitive process. However, a new feature tucked away in the experimental "labs" section of Play Music should make this process a lot easier ó users can now upload whatever music they want straight through the browser using simple drag-and-drop. If the songs are matched with Google's vast music library, they'll be added automatically; otherwise they're simply uploaded.
Jason Tate on 03/26/14 - 05:16 PM
Stream a new Frameworks song called "Mutual Collision" via Noisey or in the replies. The song is taken from Loom, which is out on April 29 via Topshelf and can be preordered over yonder. There are tour dates (with Gates and/or Tiny Moving Parts and/or Old Gray) in the replies as well.
Thomas Nassiff on 03/26/14 - 07:39 AM
S. Carey's new album Range of Light can be streamed on The New York Times.
Jason Tate on 03/25/14 - 04:05 PM
Cloud Nothings' new album Here and Nowhere Else can be streamed on NPR.

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Jason Tate on 03/25/14 - 01:22 PM
Dan + Shay's new album, Where It All Began, is streaming a week early on Spotify.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/25/14 - 12:16 PM
Spotify is offering students a discounted rate for their service.
Jason Tate on 03/25/14 - 11:59 AM
Inventions' new album is now streaming on NPR.
Jason Tate on 03/24/14 - 09:11 PM
The Black Keys' new song "Fever" can be heard in the replies.
Jason Tate on 03/24/14 - 11:06 AM
Sivu has released his Can't Stop EP now which features a great cover of Nirvana's "Dumb". Check it out in the replies.
Kyle Huntington on 03/24/14 - 06:36 AM
You can stream Seahaven's fantastic new album, Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only, at Noisey. The album is available next Tuesday via Run For Cover Records.
Drew Beringer on 03/21/14 - 09:20 AM
Head to the replies to hear a new song from Talking Trees (singer of Rocky Loves Emily's side project) called "Going Home." The song is also available for free download.
Christian Wagner on 03/20/14 - 07:53 PM
The new Chuck Ragan album is streaming at Classic Rock Magazine. Out next Tuesday.

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Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:15 PM
Silversun Pickups posted a video teaser of a new demo on Instagram.

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Jason Tate on 03/19/14 - 08:09 PM
Hit the replies to hear another new track from Lykke Li's forthcoming album, I Never Learn. The song is titled "No Rest For The Wicked."
Kyle Huntington on 03/19/14 - 08:02 AM
Somewhere In Time released the single "Diploma Candidate." You can listen to it in the replies. Email your paypal address to paytoplayep@gmail.com to get sent a download link of the EP along with a penny for your thoughts.
Christian Wagner on 03/18/14 - 03:25 PM
You can now stream Mr Little Jeans' new album, Pocketknife on Hype Machine.
Keagan Ilvonen on 03/18/14 - 02:31 PM
Stream Before You Exit's new single "Dangerous" in the replies and grab it on iTunes.
Christian Wagner on 03/18/14 - 02:22 PM
Listen to Breathe Carolina's single for "Bang It Out" featuring Karmin in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/18/14 - 01:18 PM
tUnE-yArDs will release its new album Nikki Nack on May 6th via 4AD. You can stream a new song titled "Water Fountain" in the replies.
Drew Beringer on 03/18/14 - 12:37 PM
You can stream Future Islands' new album, Singles, over at NPR. The album hits stores next week via 4AD.
Drew Beringer on 03/18/14 - 12:34 PM
You can stream Somos stellar new LP, Temple of Plenty, in full at Brooklyn Vegan. The album will be available next week but you can still pre-order the record.
Drew Beringer on 03/18/14 - 12:21 PM
You can now listen to Tokyo Police Club's new album, Forcefield, in its entirety over at The New York Times. Our official review of the album will be up post haste.
Blake Solomon on 03/18/14 - 07:48 AM
Mark Buzard (formerly worked with The Format) has a new band called Baby Island.
Jason Tate on 03/17/14 - 10:48 AM
Deathwish Records has put a large portion of their catalog up on Bandcamp for stream.
Jason Tate on 03/17/14 - 10:40 AM
Stream Gameface's new album Now Is What Matters Now in the replies.
Christian Wagner on 03/15/14 - 10:36 AM
Summer Skin Search Party (ex-The Friday Night Boys, Artist Vs Poet) have released their new single, "Circles," on soundcloud.
Joe DeAndrea on 03/14/14 - 02:50 PM
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