Poornima Gupta and Ronald Grover Apple has held talks with Beats on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service, sources say.
Apple has announced that the number of digital songs downloaded from its iTunes Music Store has topped 25 billion.
Amazon says its 22-million song music catalogue is now "optimised" for users of Apple devices, making it easier for iPhone owners to circumvent the iTunes Store.
Adam Satariano Apple has unveiled a new version of its iTunes media service, overhauling its look and feel while integrating it more closely with the company's iCloud internet-storage service.
Chris Taylor Apple is unintentionally censoring rap music and other explicit tracks downloaded using its iTunes Match service — by replacing them with the clean versions of the same songs.
Apple is planning a September 1 event at which the company is expected to unveil an updated iPod line-up.
Adam Turner For a flat monthly fee, online services open a world of music options.
Amazon.com has launched a service that gives CD buyers instant copies of music in the cloud in a major challenge to Apple's iTunes shop.
Farhad Manjoo iTunes 11 did not arrive on time. Apple had promised to deliver the next version of its music-management program in October.
Miles Weiss Rock singer Neil Young has raised $500,000 from an investment group to launch a high-fidelity format for downloading music.
Mark Sweney The former Universal mobile chief reveals his frustration with MTV, and explains why no one need own music if his site succeeds.
James Manning Microsoft has revamped its subscription music service with the launch of Xbox Music.
Fran Berkman Headphones have come a long way in the past 100 years, revolutionising the way we consume media and the way we communicate.
Modern musicians are turning to the internet to settle their scores, writes Anthony Clarke.
RYAN NAKASHIMA Legendary rocker Neil Young has taken his campaign for higher-fidelity digital sound to the stage of a technology conference, saying a giant of the industry was on his side: the late Steve Jobs.
Bleeding Edge Subscription networks give you control of your music at the push of a button.
Adam Turner If you buy a few albums a year, subscribing to a music service could make sense.
Bleeding Edge Telstra-MOG will put 14 million tracks at your disposal for a monthly fee.
Katie Cincotta Kick tinkling bells to the kerb and liven up your mobile's ring, writes Katie Cincotta.
Professional body piercer Dave Hurban is a man attached to his iPod. Literally.