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November 30, 2011 | By Alex Pham, Los Angeles Times
Hoping to attract more users and keep them enthralled with its digital music service, Spotify has partnered with other Web and media companies such as Rolling Stone magazine, Songkick and TuneWiki to juice up its service with articles, reviews, recommendations, lyrics and other content. Rolling Stone, for example, will integrate its year-end magazine issue with Spotify's service so readers can instantly play most, if not all, of the songs featured in the articles. The integration will involve the magazine's future issues as well.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 3, 2012 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
The economy — sluggish, recession-y, depressed — while slow to recover has also been slow to inspire television series about the slow-to-recover economy. As if in recompense, not one but two shows with premises rooted in high unemployment premiere Tuesday. In each, the lead characters lead double lives for the sake of a job: In the much remarked upon but hardly anticipated "Work It" on ABC, two men put on wigs and dresses to sell pharmaceuticals at a firm that prefers to hire women over men (because, as one character explains, "the doctors seem to want to nail them less" — because doctors are, you know, dudes)
NEWS
August 27, 1991 | PAMELA MARIN
Mozart and Charlie Chaplin ran from the guests--acceptable behavior for llamas. The pygmy goats, Fred and Ethel, were friendlier, nibbling at outstretched hands. The peacocks fanned their flashy tail feathers. The geese honked. So it went in the zoo at Belvedere, a showplace estate in Tustin's hills owned by developer Richard Silver and interior designer John Benecke.
SPORTS
January 9, 1985
Helix High School Coach John Singer would not be surprised if the El Capitan basketball team began playing "Let's Get Physical" as its pregame song. The ninth-ranked Vaqueros (10-3, 6-0) have enjoyed success this season with their physical style and it worked again Tuesday night as they defeated the host Highlanders, 68-58, in Grossmont League play. "El Cap played their game," Singer said. "They're much more physical than us.
BUSINESS
August 1, 2002 | JON HEALEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite a series of improvements that make legitimate online music services more attractive, the major record labels still can't give music fans something they've been getting from pirate services for more than three years: a comprehensive catalog of songs. The latest example is the new version of Pressplay, the online music venture jointly owned by Universal Music Group and Sony Music.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Hookup!" shouted a deckhand as he saw a fishing pole suddenly bend to the accompanying wail of a saltwater reel. "Fish on!" yelled skipper Ted Cohen as fishermen scrambled along the stern of the "Champagne Wishes" and cleared the way for the teen-ager who was reeling furiously and grimacing noticeably as the others cheered him on.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 18, 1988 | ZAN STEWART
The opera and symphony crowd that frequents the Music Center might not recognize Patti Austin's name or face, but they probably do know her voice. Austin, who plays a rare Dorothy Chandler Pavilion pop-jazz show tonight with pianist David Benoit, has been the singer on hundreds of TV and radio commercials for the past dozen years.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 6, 1991 | DIRK SUTRO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In its third season, the "Champagne Jazz" series at the John Culbertson Winery in Temecula is spicing up a familiar agenda of light jazz with the inclusion of the hot, young straight-ahead jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Five consecutive Sundays of music begin this weekend with guitarist Grant Geissman and special guest Sam Riney on saxophone.
BUSINESS
February 13, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Listen.com of San Francisco may have the songs, the technology and the distributors for a successful online music service, but it's still missing a key ingredient: the customers. While millions of consumers are downloading songs for free from unauthorized services, Listen and its label-sanctioned competitors have managed to attract only a fraction of that audience. To boost those numbers, Listen.
BUSINESS
March 20, 2008 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
Consumers might have the option to pay a higher price for iPods and iPhones in the future and get unlimited access to a music library, according to record industry executives who say they have had preliminary conversations with Apple Inc., the manufacturer of those devices. That would mark a change in strategy for Apple. A year ago, Chief Executive Steve Jobs said he didn't believe most consumers wanted to rent their music and that Apple had no plans to offer a music subscription service.
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