I have yet to find an alternative to lala that offers all of uploading, good social features, embeddable playlists, large catalog, cheaper MP3s, and ease of use. I suppose I'll subscribe to Mog or Rhapsody but I'm not thrilled by the idea.
I found The Field via lala. It/he is Axel Willner from Sweden:
"The Field" is not Axel Willner's only moniker. He also writes music under stage names Lars Blek, porte, Cordouan and James Larsson. He was also a member of SpeedwaxIt's the proper antidote to all that bleak, sparse John Cage piano music I'm listening to lately.
Another Apple streaming rumor and it's supposed to be competing with Spotify. Me, I'm skeptical there will be anything in the short-term from our Cupertino friends.