A report in Bloomberg says that Spotify will expand its streaming music service to mobile devices in 20 countries where it currently provides its desktop service. The move would give Spotify an edge over rival Pandora.
In another breakthrough for China's anti-piracy efforts, four major record labels have signed a deal to license music to a Chinese Internet firm in exchange for royalties, after the company had previously been accused of hosting links to illegal music downloads.
AlbumPlayer is a digital jukebox with a slick design and some cool features for music playback. Unfortunately, though, this software is expensive.
Janisum asked the Music & Video Software forum about acquiring songs for an iPod without spending money.
Songbird Desktop is a free tool for managing your music collection, but also includes features for streaming content around the house and letting you connect with friends and artists.
MP3 Rocket is a free application that converts videos into MP3s. It's easy to use, free, and offers a slick way to convert videos for later listening.
RIP, Sony MiniDisc -- Sony has announced it is no longer manufacturing the portable audio players, which had limited adoption even after 21 years.
Nokia is spiffing up the music app on its Lumia handsets by adding Music+ with the Mix Radio streaming service to its Music app, to try to distinguish its Windows Phones in a competitive market.