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Sep 27, 2012

Samsung: Digital Music Biz Is Korean Company's Next Target For Growth

Miyoung Kim
Huffington Post/ Reuters

Samsung Electronics, which has vaulted the value chain on the strength of its hardware, will go out and buy mobile content providers, a senior executive told Reuters, to compete with Apple, Google and in a global digital music market worth nearly $9 billion.

Sep 27, 2012

Samsung Muscles In On New Territory - Providing Digital Content

Addy Dugdale
Fast Company

Samsung has finally confirmed that it is poised to step into the digital content market, its sights set firmly on territory held by American tech firms. A senior VP from the Korean electronics giant has confirmed it, saying that the message has come from his bosses - beware Apple, Amazon and Google, and prepare for content Gangnam style.

Sep 27, 2012

Samsung Eyes Global Digital Music Market

CBR Communications Mobility

To compete with Apple, Google and

South Korea based Samsung Electronics is planning to acquire several mobile content providers, in a bid to compete in global digital music market with Apple, Google and

Sep 27, 2012

Samsung Aims to Become Key Player in Digital Content Distribution Through Company Buyouts

Zachary Lutz

The writing has been on the wall ever since Samsung's acquisition of mSpot, but the Korean firm today confirmed to Reuters that it plans to join the ranks of Apple, Google and Amazon in the world of digital content distribution.

Aug 1, 2012

Samsung Launches Music Hub in U.S.

Ryan Nakashima
USA TODAY via The Associated Press

Samsung has launched its Music Hub service in the U.S. It's an effort to capture some of the buzz around Spotify with a feature that combines a cloud music locker, unlimited song streaming, a radio player and a music store.

Jul 31, 2012

Samsung Wraps iTunes, Spotify and Pandora into One with New Music Hub Service

Zach Epstein
Boy Genius Report

I have been using Samsung’s Music Hub service for more than a week now and I must say, I’m impressed. Because Music Hub tries to be everything to everyone, it takes some time to get used to compared to a service like Pandora, which has a much sharper focus. Once I learned my way around the UI, however, the service was a pleasure to use.

Jul 31, 2012

Samsung Music Hub Launches in the US: is it a Viable Streaming Competitor? (hands-on video)

Dieter Bohn
The Verge

Music Hub essentially takes three disparate types of music service and combines them into one app, which means you'll have a music matching and locker service, a music subscription service, and finally a Pandora-style radio service.

Jul 31, 2012

Samsung Music Hub launches on Galaxy S III stateside with free trial in tow

Joseph Volpe

Built upon the mSpot tech it acquired this past May, the company's freemium service combines the best of both worlds, offering non-paying users access to a digital storefront loaded up with millions of tracks from all four major labels (and some indies, too), a web-based player, as well as the ability to store purchased music remotely and offline for "registered devices."

Jul 31, 2012

Samsung Unveils Music Hub Subscription Service for Galaxy S III

Chloe Albanesius
PC Magazine

Samsung today unveiled Music Hub, an all-encompassing music service that will run $9.99 per month and debut on the Galaxy S III.

Jul 31, 2012

Now Samsung Has Its Own Spotify-Like Service Exclusively For Galaxy S III Phones

Steve Kovach
Business Insider

Music Hub will still act as your typical online music store, letting you purchase and download tracks just like you would from iTunes or Amazon. But now there's a Spotify-like option (powered by mSpot's technology) that lets you stream music and listen to online radio for $9.99 per month. (There's a 30-day free trial.)