Spotify extended its free music streaming service to smartphones and tablets on Wednesday, ramping up a challenge to rivals such as Pandora. Spotify released applications that allow users to listen to songs from the Sweden-based company's library using Apple or Android mobile devices. "Today we're giving people the best free music experience in the history of the smartphone and the tablet," said Spotify chief executive Daniel Ek.
Looking forward to sitting down with a glass of eggnog and tuning in to watch "It's A Wonderful Life" this Saturday? NBC has other plans for you. The network has decided to encore last week's "Sound Of Music Live!" on Dec. 14, meaning the classic Christmas movie will be bumped to Dec. 20. Although Carrie Underwood's portrayal of Maria von Trapp was slammed by critics and longtime "Sound Of Music" fans, we can't exactly blame NBC for wanting to re-air the special. After all, 18.47 million viewers tuned in for its original Dec. 5 broadcast, making it the most-watched non-sports
"Friday" singer Rebecca Black recently stunned us with her latest viral hit, "Saturday." The title left some internet users nervous with the thought that Black's next single would detail her typical Sunday, with the one after that focusing on the 16-year-old's Monday itinerary. Never fear, though, as it turns out that decades' worth of musicians have beaten Black to one-a-day punch. Hereâs a musical calendar of hit songs that should play Rebecca Black into an early retirement: So, no need, Ms. Black. The music industry has it covered. Sing about something else.
For the second year running, South Korean star Psy has topped YouTube's ranking of the most-watched music videos of the year, it was announced Wednesday. Psy's "Gentlemen" video, released in April, now counts close to 600 million views.
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