Facebook’s ongoing effort to launch a free streaming music service is stalled, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation. The company was close to a deal that would bring free streaming music from three of the four big labels (Universal, Sony, EMI) through the Total Music joint venture. But the deal stalled when the lone holdout, Warner Music, refused to participate.
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Another day, another iTunes competitor. Ruckus has been kicking around for a couple of years now, but it has finally gotten its act together enough to launch a coherent music store. But “music store” might be the wrong term to use, as all of the music downloaded from Ruckus, even that from major label artists, is free. The idea is that by offering the music in an easy-to-navigate… → Read More