Nokia Offers Free Year's Worth of Music with New Handsets
Nokia revealed a new program today called Comes With Music. Nokia will offer handset users free access to music from their handset for one year. Once the year is up, users can continue or halt the subscription. Either way, they can keep all the music they've downloaded during the course of the year. The catalog of music to be available will start with that from Universal Music Group. Nokia is talking to other labels to add their catalogs as well. Nokia did not state when the program will launch, how exactly music will be browsed and delivered to the handset, which handsets the service will be compatible with, nor which countries this service would work in.
Apple Releases Apple Music for Android
Apple today published a beta version of Apple Music in the Google Play Store. The app offers owners of Android handsets Apple's monthly music service.
Apple Music Is $10/Month
Apple today announced Apple Music, its new streaming music service. In addition to streaming the entire iTunes catalog, the service includes curated playlists.
AT&T Quietly Hits Stop on Beats Music Promo
AT&T has ceased offering a discount on the Beats Music subscription service. Since early this year, the carrier offered access to the streaming service for $15 per month for families with up to five lines and 10 devices.
T-Mobile Dials Music Freedom Up to 13
T-Mobile today expanded the availability of its Music Freedom program to include six new music services. Music Freedom already allows T-Mobile customers to stream music from iHeartRadio, iTunesRadio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk, Slacker, and Spotify for free.
Apple Music Gets the Attention of Antitrust Regulators
New York and Connecticut want to be sure Apple Music, the new streaming service announced by Apple this week, doesn't violate antitrust rules. Universal Music Group, responding to requests from the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut, said it is not colluding with Apple nor its rivals to impede competition in the music streaming market.