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Earlier this year, Google acquired a company by the name of Songza. Now, we're seeing some fruits of the integration. Playlists have become awfully important for all music apps, from Beats to Rhapsody to Pandora. And now, Google Play Music is joining the fun with curated music stations that respond to whatever it is that you're presently doing. The only major catch? It's just available to All Access members that pay a monthly subscription fee, so those who use the free version of the service won't be able to partake. Here's a description of what's new, right from Google itself: "If you’re a Google Play Music subscriber, next time you open the app you’ll be prompted to play music for... Read more...
Are you looking to listen to music to fit your energetic mood this morning? Perhaps there will soon be an option to do that on Google Play Music All Access. We can only assume that's part of Google's end-game for acquiring Songza, a streaming music startup similar to Pandora that's based out of New York City. Songza's twist in the streaming music scene is that it boasts "expert-made playlists for every occasion." For example, there's a Moods category that lets you select playlists based on how you're feeling, be it cocky, introspective, seductive, spacey, or any of the 32 available moods. Other categories include Activities, Genres, and Decades, each of which is filled with dozens of sub-categories,... Read more...
We’ve been getting used to billion-dollar-plus acquisitions lately, and thus a rumor that Google is in talks to buy streaming music service Songza for just $15 million doesn’t quite make ones eyes pop, but it’s still noteworthy that the search giant is working to enhance its product offerings. It would seem that the current Google Play Music streaming service, with its $9.99 per month All Access plan, needs some spicing up in the form of better playlists. With oceans of music available, many people rely on pre-curated playlists--sometimes made by celebrities or popular musicians--to keep up on the hottest new tunes. Songza has evolved into a music streaming service that only... Read more...
Music subscription services today are like netbooks in 2009: everybody's making one, so your options are almost limitless. The latest to make some noise is Songza, which has just introduced a new ad-free version for those willing to open up their wallets just a bit. Presently, the service has racked up nearly five million users addicted to its free streaming service, but it's hoping that some of those will pony up $0.99 per week to enter Club Songza. Around half a million of its users are receiving e-mails and invites to the new service, which essentially operates identically but without commercials. According to the invitation: "You can now subscribe to Club Songza to go ad-free and get double... Read more...