Since the launch of Facebook’s social music tools, Facebook users have listened to songs on the social network 1.5 billion times. That’s around two songs each for Facebook’s roughly 750 million users.
There’s a digital music revolution afoot. For the price of a single iTunes album, you can stream a month’s worth of songs from millions of choices while at home or on the go. But there’s so much movement and so much competition that it’s hard to keep track of all the companies worthy of your hard-earned cash.
MOG Inc., a digital music company based in Berkeley, on Thursday is launching a free version of its streaming service that normally goes for $4.99 for computer access to $9.99 for cellphone and mobile listening.
Do you own a Boxee Box and have an account with a little streaming music service called MOG? Well, soon enough you’ll be able to pick and choose from the company’s 11.5 million song strong library right on your TV.
Internet and satellite radio music services like Pandora brought in more revenue than paid all-you-can-eat music subscriptions from firms such as Rhapsody and MOG for the first time last year, according to statistics released earlier this month by the Recording Industry Association of America.
One music streaming service, Mog, is counting on this change to draw new subscribers and help it stand out in a crowded field. On Tuesday, the company will announce a string of deals that could introduce it to millions of potential new customers. LG, Samsung and Vizio will incorporate Mog into their Internet-ready televisions and other devices, and the service will become available on Sonos, a wireless system for managing music throughout the house.