by Ryan Nakashima – via Associated Press
Samsung launched its Music Hub service in the U.S. on Tuesday. 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.
All that costs $10 a month, although song purchases are charged separately. The catch: you need a Samsung Galaxy S III phone to use it.…We purposely are trying to blur the line, whether it’s music from radio or catalog or your music,” said Daren Tsui, chief executive of mSpot, a digital music company that Samsung acquired in May to create Music Hub. “Honestly, where it comes from is less relevant especially if it’s a single plan. What you want is a holistic music experience at the end of the day.”