Tag Archives: Google

Napster and the proliferation of OMM (Open Music Model)

Posted by on March 21, 2019

The recent ruling by the Copyright Review Board has once again dragged into the light the issue of songwriter compensation. Songwriters and music streaming services have been quietly battling for a long time while the world enjoys access to millions of songs at the cost of some pesky commercials. To be clear, some people pay […]

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Spotify vs artists debate, streaming digital music services, and you

Posted by on March 13, 2019

The latest in the ongoing digital music streaming discussion has to do with artist compensation. Some headlines falsely accuse Sweden’s music streaming giant Spotify of “Suing songwriters” along with Amazon, Pandora and Google as the four leading streaming services have appealed a ruling that would increase artist royalties paid to them by all streaming services. […]

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Google destroyed Monday for Tool fans, said new album was out today

Posted by on July 16, 2018

It’s bad enough that Mondays exist and now, Google has made this day even worse. At least for die-hard Tool fans. Earlier this morning (16th), Google informed everyone that the band’s new album was released today via Google Alert stating, “IllutionWorld by Tool was released today.” It’s been twelve years since the group released 2006’s […]

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Today in streaming: Google buys Songza; Grooveshark in trouble?

Posted by on July 2, 2014

In a move that’s not that surprising given Apple’s purchase of Beats, Google has purchased streaming music service Songza for an undisclosed price. Songza offers music curated for moods, events, times of day and more, using 50 music curators. There are also genre-based playlists, with their metal offerings at 28 or so playlists, one of them […]

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Google Glass adds music functionality

Posted by on November 18, 2013

Even though it’s out right now to several thousand beta testers, Google Glass is more or less the wave of the future. The $1,500 online eyewear, which is essentially a wearable Siri, still isn’t available to the general public yet, and even if they were, not too many people have that much money to throw […]

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Grooveshark added to Google’s pirate busting filter

Posted by on July 24, 2013

Adding to its list of predators, Grooveshark is now on Google’s blacklist for anti-piracy searching filters. The search engine has eliminated the Autocomplete option for the music sharing site as it similarly has done for curse words and certain parts of the human anatomy. TorrentFreak first discovered the elimination. As they explain, Google’s piracy blacklist […]

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Google Launches Spotify Competitor, Google Play Music All Access

Posted by on May 15, 2013

The music streaming landscape just got a little more crowded, as Google today launched the Google Play All Access music service at their annual developer conference. The new service will cost the same as Spotify Premium, $9.99/month, but you can use it for free for 30 day trial, and it’ll only be $7.99/month if you […]

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Google Helps Slayer Reign In Chrome

Posted by on October 31, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEoaw95BLcI[/youtube] We thought it was pretty great when Kerry King earned a spot at the Jager table earlier this year. It turns out that they’re not the only commercial entity that digs Slayer. For a Halloween-themed commercial for their new Google Chromebook, Google uses Slayer’s “Raining Blood” as it’s soundtrack. It’s pretty amazing to see where Reign […]

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Headbanger’s Brawl 6/8: Are Bands Too Reliant On Social Media?

Posted by on June 8, 2012

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Facebook has been in the news almost constantly in recent weeks (do you own stock in the social network?). And issues with their new […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 11/18: So How Is Google Music?

Posted by on November 18, 2011

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s Bram and Zach take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Though a beta version of Google’s cloud service has been out since this past Summer, Google Music officially launched this past Wednesday […]

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