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Spotify Pressuring Music Labels To Cut Freemium Model
Several major music labels have publicly attacked Spotify’s freemium model, stating the streaming service should remove or severely limit free streaming to gain more customers. It follows a downturn in iTunes and physical sales, with more music listeners moving over to Spotify, Rdio or Pandora. Figures claim over 20... Read more
Need To Manage Your Music? Try Tag&Rename
Tag&Rename is a utility for Windows created to manage a wide range of popular music formats. This tool allows for quick and easy editing of tag data, for example MP3 ID, Windows media and iTunes tags. If you need to write new or update existing tag data, then this... Read more
Pandora To Offer Ad-Free Day Pass
If you like music, (who doesn’t?) there are lots of Internet radio and music streaming services out there that can offer numerous services that vary in price for the type of service you want to receive. There are free services that are usually supported by advertising and there are paid-for... Read more
Apple’s New Music Service: No Free Version Likely
It is doubtful that later on today at the Apple ‘Spring Forward’ event, the world’s most valuable company will launch their much anticipated music streaming service. It is more likely it will be later on in the year at WWDC when they will open up the new service which... Read more
Google Play Music Will Let You Upload 50,000 Songs For Free
Have you been looking for a place in the cloud to store all of the digital music you have stored on your hard drive? Maybe a better question would be, “Have you been looking for a place to store it without spending a bunch of money?” After all, you’ve... Read more
Metallica Making A Comeback Via Cassette Tape
I don’t know if anyone’s bothered to tell Metallica that we’re not in the ’80s anymore, but they’ve recently announced they’ll be releasing some new (old) material on April 18th of this year, and the biggest surprise of all, they’ll be releasing the music on cassette tape. (Those are what came... Read more
Spotify Premium Will Soon Show Lyrics
Spotify Premium is a great service. The ability to listen to (almost) anything I want at anytime is amazing. Where I used to spend tons of money on CDs every month, now I spend $10 and have so much more in my catalog (Albeit I don’t “own” any of... Read more
Rock Out With This Millennium Falcon Guitar
As an amateur guitar player, I love discovering new guitars and sounds, though I’ll admit my scope is a bit limited. I’ve mainly stuck to the acoustic side of things, but I have messed with a few electric guitars in my day. I’ve played some good guitars and some... Read more
iTunes Adds A New Free Section
Are you someone who still uses iTunes as their main platform for digital music? I don’t know how often you frequent the iTunes store anymore with the increase in streaming services such as Spotify and Beats Music, but they’ve now added a completely new “Free on iTunes” section that’s... Read more
Need A Feature Rich Music System? Try Vox
VOX is a feature-rich music player, which allows you to store all of your music in one place. It can play pretty much every type of music file, everything from lossless files like FLAC, ALAC and WAV, to compressed files like MP3 and AAC. VOX is compatible with different audio... Read more
Apple Creates iTunes Tumblr Blog
This week Apple has launched a Tumblr blog for iTunes. The ‘blog’ is a highly customized theme, which closely reflects Apple’s own website rather than a typical Tumblr page. The page features music, movies, TV and book content. The individual posts consist of images, videos and animated GIFs of... Read more
Get Spotify Premium for 3 Months for $0.99
In this day and age, you’ve probably already found yourself a music streaming service you really like, but if not, Spotify is offering a pretty awesome deal for the time being. From now until the end of the year, they are offering their Spotify Premium service basically free for... Read more
Vinyl Records are Making a Comeback!
Vinyl records, it seems, are now more popular than they’ve been since the 1990’s, and in a day and age of digital music, that’s saying something. In the UK alone, they’ve sold over 1 million vinyls this year, which hasn’t happened since 1996. And in case you’re curious, it’s... Read more
Apple to Force Beats Service to All iPhones in 2015
Do you like it when things are pushed on you? No doubt you don’t. If you own an iPhone though, it looks as thought you are not going to have a choice next year.  According to a report in the Financial Times newspaper Apple is planning to push its... Read more
Improve your Audio Library with MediaInfo
If you love audio and you are a stickler for information, then MediaInfo is the app for you. MediaInfo provides you with a rapid access to the inner values of your audio and video files. Whether you want to glance at the set-up of tracks included in a file... Read more
Taylor Swift Yanks All Her Music From Spotify
There’s good news and bad news for the music world. We’ll get the good out of the way first. Last week, Taylor Swift released her new highly-anticipated album 1989. This album is apparently a radical departure from the Nashville music scene and is actually marketed as pop music. (Not that... Read more
Get Your Music Organized With MusicBee
Are you fed up with your music library being all over the place? Time to take charge and get it organized. MusicBee makes it easy to organize, find and play music files on your computer, on portable devices and on the web. The application allows you to play your... Read more
How To Legally Download Free Music
It’s now 13 years since the first iPod was launched, and whether it’s on our Apple device, our phone or our MP3 player, most of us now have a portable music library we carry around with us. When MP3 players first came out people scoffed at the idea of... Read more