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If You Make Music, You Can Make Money

You don't have to have a record contract to get your original music distributed. Just use a digital music service to get your tunes out to the marketplace.

Pandora Needs to Pump Up the Volume

Subscriber growth has been slowing. the competition is getting smarter, and the stock is way down. So where is the leading music streaming service headed?

More Music for Less Money

When it comes to streaming, music lovers have lots of choices. Find out whether a free or subscription-based service is right for you.

Are You Paying the iTunes Tax?

Nearly half of U.S. states charge sales tax on digital goods: If you live in one of them, you may be paying more for everything from downloaded music to streaming video.

Why Pandora Will Never Be Great Again

Pandora's popularity is unquestionable. The leading online music service provider served up 67 percent more hours of music to listeners in 2012's third quarter than it did the year before. But its profit outlook is ugly, and the level of competition it will soon face for our ears is even worse.

Is Pandora Changing the Music Industry?

Shares of music streaming leader Pandora Media soared 12% on Thursday after it released its quarterly results. Yes, it posted a loss. And, yes it also posted a slight dip from last quarter. However, it's all about expectations, and Pandora beat those handily.

Will Music Lovers Care When Record Labels Go Extinct?

Prerecorded music has been a fading industry for years, and herding struggling labels together will only make it that much easier to identify the remains. And there aren't too many people mourning major labels' passing.

Why Aren't You Streaming Music?

There was a time when you cared about music: You made mix tapes, went to concerts, called radio stations; you bought vinyl, CDs, cassettes, 8-track tapes -- some of you even bought MP3s! And though the traditional music business is as good as dead, the music lover in all of us lives. That's where streaming comes in. Here's what you need to know, as a listener and an investor.