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Apple reportedly looking to lower cost of music streaming

Apple may be looking to make your Beats Music a little less expensive. Apple is apparently in early talks with major record labels about lowering streaming costs. Additionally, new features that would eventually make their way to a revamped Beats Music service might also be on the table, according to Re/code:

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Amazon launches a free music streaming service for Amazon Prime subscribers

Amazon has unveiled a music streaming service, dubbed Prime Music, that will be offered for free to all existing Amazon Prime subscribers. Amazon mentions that consumers can choose from over 1 million songs from the catalog at launch, and is also offering a 30-day fee trail for non-Prime members to check out the service.

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iTunes Radio already third most popular U.S. music streaming service

iTunes Radio may be the new kid on the block, but it has already ranked as the third most popular streaming service in the U.S. The runaway leader is still Pandora but behind that Apple's offering is only just behind iHeartRadio, while placing higher than the likes of Spotify, Google Play All Access and Rhapsody.

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Beats Music opens its doors to developers

Beats Music has opened up its API to the public, allowing third-party developers access to its service and catalog of music. The newest kid on the block in the streaming game has already shared its API privately with the likes of Sonos, but this presents the opportunity for more ways to get it.

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Beats Music launches in the U.S, gets cozy with AT&T, but will it be getting your money?

Another contender today steps into the music streaming ring, with the official launch of the brand new Beats Music service. Or at least, the official launch in the U.S. anyway. AT&T customers stand to get the best deal from Beats Music, with the regular $9.99 a month subscription replaced with a more enticing offering for them:

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Digital music sales decline for the first time since the dawn of the iTunes Store

The past 12 months has seen the first decline in digital music sales, since the iTunes Store was launched back in 2003. Digital track sales took the biggest hit, but a decline in album sales was a little more surprising reports Billboard:

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iTunes Radio vs Spotify free: Which free mobile music service is best?

With the launch of iTunes Radio earlier this year, Apple certainly ruffled a few feathers in the mobile music world. The seamless integration into iOS 7 and iTunes Desktop for Mac and Windows meant that folks who'd never entertained a music streaming service before were being exposed to it for the first time in a simple manner. Well, folks in the United States anyway.

Then, just this past week Spotify finally threw its hat in the free music ring. Previously, free account subscribers were only allowed to listen to music while at their computers, with mobile access requiring a premium subscription. All that has now changed, with a free, ad-supported model to help you get your groove on using your iPhone or iPad – and yes, it's also supported on Android right now.

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Spotify announces new free mobile tier, Led Zeppelin and 20 new markets

As previously rumored, Spotify has today officially launched a new, free mobile listening option for its subscribers, as well as confirming an earlier report that rock legends Led Zepplin would be joining its library. At a press event in New York, Spotify has detailed the new mobile service that comes with a couple of conditions; namely ads and shuffling.

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Led Zeppelin collection reportedly headed for Spotify today

Spotify already boasts one of the largest libraries of all the music streaming services, and will today reportedly get access to one of the biggest jewels in the crown; Led Zeppelin. Following on from adding such artists as Metallica and Pink Floyd in recent memory, according to the New York Times another box will get ticked today:

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Spotify reportedly planning free mobile service, go toe-to-toe with iTunes Radio

Spotify may be one of the world's leading music subscription services, but currently only offers a free, ad-supported model to folks listening along on the desktop. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, that might be about to change:

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