Google Music cloud streaming tunes service now in testing

Gerald Lynch Digital Music, Google, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

Rumours are heating up concerning Google's long-awaited Google Music service. The cloud-streaming app has finally entered the testing stages, according to industry insiders. Following an apparent leak at the XDA Developers forum last week, Google are believed to be in…

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Smashing Pumpkins to forego album release, will offer digital downloads for songs as they make 'em

Katherine Hannaford Digital Music Leave a Comment

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That Billy Corgan – always ripping up business models and riffs like rebellion is going out of fashion. Someone better tell him it died in the 90s along with Kurt Cobain.

Both Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlain, in an interview with Spinner, casted doubt over whether they’ll release an album again, instead giving preferance to releasing tracks online bit-by-bit. “We want to keep things vital and keep things viable… music has in many ways just become an advertisement for your tour, I don’t think we will make records again”, explained Chamberlain.

Corgan went on, saying “anyone under the age of 24 just buys songs, it’s just in our best interest to release blocks of songs”. Considering…

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Which? calling for insurers to cover digital downloads

Andy Merrett Internet

musicnotes.jpgLeading consumer organisation “Which?” has called for insurers to move into the 21st century and begin acknowledging customer claims for loss of digital downloads.

Its own research suggests that less than half of the insurance companies it polled will cover the loss of music, video, and other downloads due to virus or hard drive failure.

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