This week in music: 6/17 – 6/23

Google clashes with indie musicians over new service

The Internet powerhouse is in the process of launching a new music-streaming service via YouTube, which Google owns. Google’s terms for inclusion in the service, however, are seen as unfair by a few independent labels. (From CBS News.)

 

Music streaming now playing a part in UK singles chart

After over a decade of online downloads and Internet sales, the UK top 40 singles chart will now count music-streaming data from sites, such as Spotify, in its rankings. Legal online downloads have been part of the chart since 2005. (From The Guardian)

 

Professor’s app simplifies songwriting

A University of New Mexico professor has created an iPhone application that allows people who may not play instruments to create music. The application is already being reviewed for use at more than 20 public schools in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (From the Albuquerque Journal)

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