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Microsoft's giving 100 insanely good music albums away for free, selling box sets for $2

But the 50 $2 box sets on sale through Xbox Music may be an even better deal.

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T-Mobile adds Google Play Music, 13 other services to its Music Freedom plan

More streaming! Less data usage! Soundcloud, Xbox Music, and others no longer count toward your monthly allotment.

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Pharrell, John Lennon tunes could get pulled from YouTube over royalty spat

Whether a takedown happens or not, the dust-up underscores tensions between artists and streaming services like YouTube and Spotify.

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Google Play Music subscribers will get free access to YouTube Music Key

Users of Google's other music streaming service will be able to use Google's new music streaming service without paying any additional fees.

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Rdio matches Spotify on family pricing as the music streaming battle royale continues

Rdio is dropping the prices of its family plans by $5 to match rival Spotify's recently announced multi-user deals.

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SoundCloud's premium subscription music service will launch in 2015

With a major label deal in hand and advertising in full swing, SoundCloud gives a timeframe for its premium, ad-free service.

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Bizarre jaw-controlled iPhone player lets you bite into your music

Bite twice quickly to play tunes through Rhythmi-Kamu earphones

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Neil Young's Pono music store has more than 600K songs 'ingested,' downloads are another matter

The hi-fi music upstart was promoted heavily this week at the Salesforce Dreamforce show

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Alpine Electronics launches headphones that literally rock your cabeza

Headphones with haptic feedback? Hey, I'll try anything once.

on techhive.com

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81 million people listened to U2's iTunes giveaway

Maybe the iTunes freebie wasn't a disaster after all! Apple says 'Songs of Innocence' was fully-downloaded 26 million times.

on macworld.com