Tagged with: Music

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 30, 2014

Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 30, 2014

Radiohead fans woke up to a fun surprise recently when frontman Thom Yorke released a surprise new album on BitTorrent through its new “paygate” feature for Bundles. BitTorrent has work to re-brand itself from a pirate’s paradise to a legitimate place for artists to distribute their music. BitTorrent’s first bundles ...

Thom Yorke Releases Surprise Album as a ‘Paygated’ BitTorrent Bundle

Thom Yorke Releases Surprise Album as a ‘Paygated’ BitTorrent Bundle

BitTorrent says it’s ready to help musicians and other creators start selling digital content. On Friday, the company announced a new “paygate” feature for Bundles, which are promotional packages of content shared through BitTorrent by publishers or the artists themselves. Even before officially launching the Bundle ...

Report: Apple Plans to Shut Down Beats Music (Or it May Not)

Report: Apple Plans to Shut Down Beats Music (Or it May Not)

Earlier this year, Apple bought Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Since then, CEO Tim Cook has gone out of his way to rave about the Beats Music subscription service, which sells all-you-can-eat music for $10 a month. So why would Apple plan to shut down Beats Music, as a TechCrunch headline reports? Answer: ...

Apple is Creating a New Digital Music Format, According to Bono

Apple is Creating a New Digital Music Format, According to Bono

Apple is working with U2 to develop a new music format that is designed to tackle piracy by making digital downloads of albums and songs a more attractive proposition, according to TIME magazine. U2 frontman Bono told TIME that he was optimistic the new digital music format will prove so ‘irresistibly exciting’ that it ...

How to Remove U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ from Your iPhone

How to Remove U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ from Your iPhone

Are you one of the people who complained about that new U2 album Apple gave you last week — the one it inserted into your cloud-based iTunes account without asking if you wanted it, and which would show up as “purchased” in your file history even if you never downloaded it? Then maybe this will help: Apple has changed ...

How to Download U2’s Free iTunes Album ‘Songs of Innocence’

How to Download U2’s Free iTunes Album ‘Songs of Innocence’

If you haven't already heard, Apple and U2 are giving away a copy of the band's latest album "Songs of Innocence" to more than 500 million users to tie in with the launch of the iPhone 6 and Watch. The album is available to stream or to download from the iTunes store, but finding the album can be a bit tricky if you don't ...

Spotify’s Free, Ad-Supported Playback is Now Available on Windows Phone

Spotify’s Free, Ad-Supported Playback is Now Available on Windows Phone

Attention, Windows Phone users -- Spotify has just opened up its free mobile experience to your platform. The music streaming company's free, ad-supported service lets you shuffle play your playlists or an artist’s catalog, while also letting you browse any playlist on the service. The recent update also improved the ...

Sonos No Longer Requires a Hard-Wired Connection for Its Speakers

Sonos No Longer Requires a Hard-Wired Connection for Its Speakers

Can’t decide what song to listen to on your Sonos speakers today? You should start with “The Bridge Is Over” by Boogie Down Productions. That’s because you won’t need the $50 Sonos Bridge to stream music to the company’s speakers anymore—but you may still want to use one in many cases. Sonos just announced a ...

A Music Streaming Boom is Spelling Trouble for Music Sales

A Music Streaming Boom is Spelling Trouble for Music Sales

It took a long time to get going, but streaming music is finally mainstream. It’s a business, too, generating more than $1 billion a year. That sounds like good news for the music labels, which have been waiting for digital music sales to replace the ones that disappeared after CD sales peaked 14 years ago. The problem ...

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

Wolfie (iPad) Helps You Learn to Play the Piano Through Your Tablet

Piano practice and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart have entered the 21st Century through a brand new iPad app. Tonara Wolfie for Piano offers tools and dynamic scores to enhance the student/teacher dynamic during (and between) lessons. Featuring a score-tracking cursor, digital score playback, teacher and student recordings and ...