Tagged with: Music

Report: Apple is Building a Shazam-Like Feature Into iOS 8

Report: Apple is Building a Shazam-Like Feature Into iOS 8

Apple wants to help you name that tune. The company is planning to unveil a song-discovery feature in an update of its iOS mobile software that will let users identify a song and its artist using an iPhone or iPad, said two people with knowledge of the product, who asked not to be identified because the feature isn’t ...

Gramofon is a Social Jukebox That Streams Spotify, Shares Wi-Fi to Facebook Friends

Gramofon is a Social Jukebox That Streams Spotify, Shares Wi-Fi to Facebook Friends

There’s no shortage of video-focused, Internet-connected boxes on the market and most of them can handle music streaming too. But what if you stripped out the video and concentrated entirely on audio? That’s what ‘social WiFi’ company Fon is doing with its new Gramofon device. Hook a Gramofon box up to your Internet ...

Report: Sprint and Spotify to Partner Up, Offer Trials and Discounts

Report: Sprint and Spotify to Partner Up, Offer Trials and Discounts

Sprint and Spotify are working to push the streaming music service out to the wireless carrier’s customers. A planned tie-up between the two companies, similar to one already under way with AT&T and Beats Music, will feature free Spotify trials for Sprint customers and will give them the ability to pay for the service ...

Report: Apple Considering a Major Revamp of the iTunes Music Store

Report: Apple Considering a Major Revamp of the iTunes Music Store

The failure of iTunes Radio to halt the decline of music downloads has prompted Apple Inc. to consider the most dramatic overhaul of its iTunes music store in more than a decade, according to executives familiar with Apple’s internal deliberations. iTunes Radio, which launched in September with much fanfare, so far only ...

YouTube (Again) Delays On-Demand Music Streaming Service

YouTube (Again) Delays On-Demand Music Streaming Service

YouTube, which originally planned to launch its on-demand music streaming service late last year, has pushed its debut to the second quarter or beyond. The deferment is caused by the online video company's desire to "get it right," according to an executive briefed on YouTube's plans. Under contracts that its parent company ...

Spotify Revamps App Across All Platforms, Adds ‘Collection’ Mode

Spotify Revamps App Across All Platforms, Adds ‘Collection’ Mode

Remember the jukebox? No, not the rock and roll machine hugging the wall at your local dive bar, but the digital music players we all used to manage MP3s back in the late 2000s. There was Winamp, Musicmatch Jukebox, and later iTunes. These apps listed your library of songs track by track and often featured big, visible play ...

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 2, 2014

Which music streaming service do YOU use most often? A recent study found that iTunes Radio, which only launched last September, is now the third-most popular choice for music listeners in the U.S. The survey found that iTunes Radio had already surpassed Spotify and finds itself on the heels of iHeartRadio. The study, which ...

An LA Band is ‘Gaming’ Spotify to Fund a Free Tour

An LA Band is ‘Gaming’ Spotify to Fund a Free Tour

There's a quiet riot happening on Spotify. Silence is gold for a band that's urging fans to continually play an album of total silence, earning royalties to fund a tour of free shows. Sleepify by LA funk band Vulfpeck consists of ten 30-second tracks of complete silence. The idea is that fans put the album on repeat and ...

WSJ: Amazon is Planning Free Music and TV Streaming Services

WSJ: Amazon is Planning Free Music and TV Streaming Services

Amazon plans a free, advertising-supported streaming television and music-video service, a departure from its strategy of offering video only to members of its $99-a-year Prime service, according to people familiar with the matter. The new service, which could launch in the coming months, likely will feature original series ...

Twitter and Billboard Launch Charts to Track Most Shared and Tweeted-About Music

Twitter and Billboard Launch Charts to Track Most Shared and Tweeted-About Music

Twitter and Billboard are set to launch a new chart that will rank which music is being shared and tweeted about the most in real-time. It will be called the ‘Billboard Twitter Real-Time Charts’ and be available on Billboard.com. The leaderboard will rank the most popular tracks being talked about at any one time, as ...