Music streaming service Songza expands further in Canada

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Music streaming service Songza expands further in Canada and hires music historian and long time Toronto radio personality, Alan Cross.

Financial Post | Business

TORONTO • Like tens of thousands of other Ontarians who found themselves plunged into darkness and without electricity after an ice storm ripped through Canada’s largest city in the week before Christmas, Vanessa Thomas was left cold and without power for nearly 40 hours.

[np_storybar title=”Future of music streaming sounds big on popularity, but not profits” link=””]Apple promised the iPod would put 1,000 songs in users’ pockets, turning the iTunes Music Store into an overnight success.

But it’s not that simple for the next generation of digital music distributors, who are promising to put every song ever in a users’ pocket, and it might take years to see whether their services will be anywhere near as lucrative.

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Luckily for Ms. Thomas, managing director of Songza Canada, she had an array of winter-themed Songza playlists on her smartphone to help her pass the time while she waited for…

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