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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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BUSINESS
August 18, 2003 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Online music services backed by the major record labels are about to sweeten their offers with a little Brown Sugar. Many of the Rolling Stones' classic rock 'n' roll songs will be available starting today to subscribers in North America of the Rhapsody music service operated by RealNetworks Inc. In two weeks, the Stones' post-1971 recordings also are expected to start appearing on rival music services, such as Roxio Inc.'s Pressplay and Apple Computer Inc.'s iTunes Music Store.
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
February 8, 2007 | Alana Semuels and Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writers
A world without digital handcuffs on downloaded music sounds pretty good to Eston Bond, a 21-year old senior at the University of Michigan. Bond, a self-proclaimed music lover, is sick of the anti-piracy software that limits how he can listen to music downloaded from Apple Inc.'s iTunes and other online stores. If it weren't for those restrictions, he said, he'd buy a lot more music -- and listen to it in more ways.
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