With apologies to Slate's Aisha Harris, who just published an article saying Songza surpasses Pandora and Spotify as the best site for streaming music, the best site is actually one she doesn't even mention.
By Spencer Osborne: It is no secret that Apple (AAPL) has a massive and passionate following for its products. It is also no secret that if Apple goes after a market that it has a very good chance of seeing success based on that passionate following. Ever since Apple discussed the potential of entering the streaming music service business, people have wondered what the impact would be.
It's official: Spotify announced this morning that it's making mobile streaming free for all users on any device. Previously, only paid, premium users could listen to their playlists on smartphones or tablets.
In a fragmented music market, brands need to meet consumers in their native music-listening environments, so brand-plays on music streaming services like Pandora, iHeartRadio and Spotify are ripe for consideration, says Edelman Digital.