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Large US radio broadcaster inks iPhone app deal

Radio shows from 62 US stations are now available to iPhone and iPod Touch owners running the Radiolicious application following a landmark deal between developers, MySimBook and US radio network, Regent Communications.

Regent owns and operates 62 stations (50 FM and 12 AM) clustered in 13 markets in Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, and Texas.

Now Regent’s 57 existing internet radio station streams will be made available through Radiolicious. Regent is the first major radio group to contract for all of its streaming stations to be available through the application.

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Free music: Led Zeppelin stream now live

Rhino Records is releasing a huge compilation boxed set of Led Zeppelin tracks – and is making a series of tracks from the act available to hear online.

The label’s website is offering fans the chance to play ten tracks, including ‘Kashmir’, ‘Heartbreaker’, ‘When the Levee Breaks’ and, of course, ‘Whole Lotta Love’. You can hear them in one long rock ‘n’ roll session right here.

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OrbLive: All your media everywhere – now for iPhone

iPhone users are being offered an application which promises to let them access all their media wherever they happen to be, with, or without, iTunes.

OrbLive turns your iPhone or iPod touch into a multimedia receiver. It’s a combined service (requiring a home-based media server and iPhone software) which the developers promise will let you receive live TV, listen to music and watch downloaded video content through their device. Users also need to open a MyCast account with the developers of the software.

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Netflix, Tivo team to drive Apple out the den

Tivo and Netflix have joined forces in another stab at keeping the Apple TV and iTunes out of the digital den.

The companies will give subscribers to both services the chance to stream thousands of movies and TV episodes from Netflix directly to the TV using TiVo Series3, TiVo HD, and HD XL digital video recorders.

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Hands holds EMI iTunes killer plan?

EMI plans to enter the increasingly crowded online music and video sales market with its own download service, to be made available through its existing portal, EMI.com.

The company already has some experience in this – it has been offering its Share service to music journalists for some while in order to securely distribute pre-release music to them for review.

There’s a strong likelihood the site will offer music streaming, as it is being described as a “learning lab” for people to discover new music. The company is increasingly forging its own digital destiny in online music – it’s no suprise last year’s biggest digital story comes from former EMI act, Radiohead, for example.

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MySpace Music exceeds one billion streams

Scant days since launch, MySpace Music has already streamed over a billion songs since, the company has claimed.

In a statement from the company, MySpace Music said, “We’re extremely pleased with the launch of MySpace Music—clearly our users around the world are engaged and excited about the new music experience on MySpace. We’ve hit some incredible milestones in only a few days—some of the numbers you’re reading about are already out of date.”

And continues, “We can confirm that we hit a milestone of one billion music streams in only a few days after launching the new product.” Continue reading

Last.fm ships second version iPhone app

Last.fm has introduced a second version of its Last.fm application for the iPhone, introducing a range of features and improvements.

Here’s the feature breakdown:
– vastly improved user interface all around (tap to zoom album art included)
– Ability to tag songs
– Personal tag radio
– Calendar based events view
– Common artists when viewing a user profile
– Many other usability and back-end features

The application is available in the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain and France. The company is also working to make streaming more reliable on slower connections, revealed Toby Padilla on the Last.fm blog.

Pandora gets slight respite, but not yet saved

Internet radio service, Pandora, has seen a slight reprieve in its battle to stay alive.

The $13 million company, founded in 2000 as Savage Beast Technologies, gets about 1 million visits a day and is one of the 10 most popular iPhone applications and holds 16 million members. It’s based on the Music Genome Project, a database of analyzed songs that helps predict what songs listeners will like.

Pandora and other Web-based radio services have been negotiating with music-industry groups for more than a year now, hoping to agree on a workable royalty structure before the existing structure bankrupted webcasters. They need a little more time. Continue reading

iTunes streaming for mobile phones

Alltel Wireless is offering customers access to nuTsie, a service that allows users to listen to playlists from their iTunes libraries on certain wireless handsets.

nuTsie users can also share those lists with friends across the Internet and on their mobile devices for just $4.99 a month or $19.99 for one year.

In addition to being able to play music from their iTunes collections, customers can also listen to recommended music based on their playlists and explore playlists from other users and nuTsie’s music experts. Continue reading

Yahoo to offer full-track music previews

Yahoo! has reached a deal with Real’s Rhapsody service under which full track previews will be made available within search results for US users.

The new feature is available now, and means users who search for an artist with available content on Yahoo! will be able to click play right in the Yahoo! shortcut at the top of the search results and instantly stream full-length songs by that artist through the FoxyTunes Player, which is powered by Rhapsody.

The launch is part of the two company’s planned expansion of the Rhapsody service across Yahoo! – and is part of Yahoo!’s strategy to open its sites to feature content and services from across the Web. Continue reading