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  • LaLa, The Black Sheep Of Music Startups, Just May Have The Right Formula

    LaLa, The Black Sheep Of Music Startups, Just May Have The Right Formula

    LaLa doesn't get nearly as much attention as the other streaming music services, probably because they actually charge users to listen to music. Sites like MySpace Music, Imeem and Last.fm all stream music for free these days. But LaLa only lets you listen to a song once. After that, you have to "buy" it for ten cents to listen to it as many times as you like, and add it to playlists. Seems like… Read More

  • Lala May Have Just Built The Next Revolution In Digital Music

    Lala May Have Just Built The Next Revolution In Digital Music

    Call me a skeptic. When Lala came to our offices last week trying to convince me that music was heading to the cloud, and that they were going to help lead the transition, I wasn't convinced at first. The company has floundered for years, moving from a CD swapping service to a failed music hub that shut down last summer. But now they've completely redesigned and are coming back with an… Read More

  • The Record Industry's Digital Distribution Plan (TotalMusic) Comes Back From the Dead

    The Record Industry's Digital Distribution Plan (TotalMusic) Comes Back From the Dead

    The music industry’s attempts to create its own digital distribution business is like a bad horror movie. It just keeps coming back no matter how badly bludgeoned it gets. Back in 2001 in response to Napster, the music labels launched two competing music download sites, PressPlay and MusicNet (the latter became a white-label music service called MediaNet. Meanwhile, Pressplay was bought by… Read More

  • Lala Launches On-demand Free Streaming Music Service

    Lala Launches On-demand Free Streaming Music Service

    Just launched: LaLa is offering users the ability to listen to an unlimited amount of on-demand streaming music, for free, marking the first time this has been available legally. Their new tag line is “Play albums on demand, buy the ones you love.” We wrote about this product a week ago, although the final launch product has additional features we did not cover in that post. The… Read More

  • Free, Legal, On Demand Streaming Music? LaLa is Going to Give it a Shot

    LaLa is making a very big bet on its business – it will offer users something they’ve never had (legally) before: free, legal, on demand streaming music. LaLa already runs a cd swapping service and recently started to let users listen to live concerts on the site. Now they are going to let users listen to on demand music on the site in addition to its other services. There are a number… Read More

  • Listen to Live Concerts on Lala

    Lala.com, the $1 CD swap service, has added another feature to their music community site, live and recorded concert casts. The concert casts can only be listened through an embedded player on Lala. Each cast is made by specific partnerships with bands and the venues they play. The first such concert was Aimee Mann’s Holiday Show on December 13th at Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco… Read More

  • Lala Leverages Internet Radio for CD Swapping, Sales

    In a bizarre amalgamation of virtual and physical business, the dying independent terrestrial turned internet radio station WOXY is being revived by online CD swapping service Lala. Lala is tangible evidence that online music doesn’t have to kill the CD industry. At first I was skeptical, but after spending more time on the site I think this radio strategy is very smart. See also our… Read More

  • lalalalalala…Another Way to Steal Music

    Palo Alto based lala made a splash by announcing their landing page on USA Today. Lala is a new service, set to launch this summer, that allows people to swap physical CDs. It looks to be exactly like Peerflix but for CDs. You will tell lala what music you have. Other members can request it from you, and you send it directly to them using a postage-prepaid envelope supplied by lala. They charge $1… Read More