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Google Buys Songza

In a very unexpected move, Google has announced the purchase of streaming service Songza. For the time being they appear to plan on keeping the service intact, though that will likely change in the future. They’ve even made an interesting Google version of the Songza logo.

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Good News: Teens Appear To Be Paying For Music More

I came across an interesting release today about teens and music consumption habits. Based on a study of 416 teens, Ipsos is concluding that “76% of Canadian teens have used a fee-based website” to download music – up from 52% in 2009. This is relevant in a number of ways, yes, but it’s also generally great news for the music industry that keeps carping for more tariffs on music storage devices. Many have said, repeatedly, that if the legal mechanisms are easier, people will gladly pay.

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Cool music – Asa

I have never heard of Asa (pronounced Asha) before today, but I frequent a website called Aurgasm.com where they offer songs from bands that are obscure and have not been heard of. Asa is an R&B singer that almost seems a little bit like she could sing Reggae. The lyrics are awesome, the sound is great. Check it out here.