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Spotify (iOS) Gets an Equalizer to Give You Sonic Control

Spotify (iOS) Gets an Equalizer to Give You Sonic Control

Spotify has updated its iOS app with an equalizer feature that offers 22 audio presets, including electronic, hip-hop, acoustic and classical among other options. The music streaming service is also letting users manually define their own equalizer settings within the app. The update is still rolling out to all iOS users on ...

Spotify Now Lets You Use One Device as a Remote for Another

Spotify Now Lets You Use One Device as a Remote for Another

Spotify just updated its Android app’s Spotify Connect feature to let the app act as a remote to control other devices playing Spotify tunes. Now you can hook up your tablet to your home speakers and control the jams with your smartphone. The Spotify change log in Google Play states the following: "Want to use Spotify ...

Reports: There Have Been No Talks of Google Acquiring Spotify

Reports: There Have Been No Talks of Google Acquiring Spotify

Based partly on a previous filing by Google about an unnamed foreign company it tried and failed to buy for $4 billion to $5 billion and a line I had in a story that noted that a top exec at the search giant had expressed interest in buying Spotify — the Journal is reporting that Google tried to buy the music service, but ...

Amazon Prime Music Adds ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of New Songs

Amazon Prime Music Adds ‘Hundreds of Thousands’ of New Songs

One of the major complaints with Amazon Prime Music, the company’s new streaming music service bundled in with its Amazon Prime membership program, was its lack of song selection, and especially current hits. On Wednesday, Amazon took a small step towards remedying that problem with an announcement of an expansion of the ...

Bloomberg: SoundCloud is Close to Licensing Deals With Record Labels

Bloomberg: SoundCloud is Close to Licensing Deals With Record Labels

The largest record labels are closing in on a deal for a stake in buzzy digital-music service SoundCloud, in exchange for an agreement not to sue the startup for copyright violations, according to people with knowledge of the plans. SoundCloud, a Berlin-based company with more than 250 million listeners a month, is ...

‘The Long Tail’ Creates Spotify Playlists of Artists’ Least Played Songs

‘The Long Tail’ Creates Spotify Playlists of Artists’ Least Played Songs

If you like the idea beyond Forgotify, a web app that surfaces music that has never been played on Spotify, but want more control on what you discover, then you may be interested to hear of The Long Tail — an app that pulls the 50 least played Spotify tracks of any artist into a playlist. “With million[s] of tracks ...

Google Officially Buys Music Curation Company Songza for $39 Million

Google Officially Buys Music Curation Company Songza for $39 Million

In a sign of growing consolidation in the digital music business, Google announced on Tuesday that it had bought Songza, a three-year-old app that competes with Pandora and others in making customized playlists of recommended songs. The price was not announced. But a person briefed on the deal, who was not authorized to ...

Some Indie Music Labels Actually Like YouTube’s New Terms

Some Indie Music Labels Actually Like YouTube’s New Terms

On Tuesday, news broke that YouTube would begin blocking videos from artists on indie labels that had not signed on to its new terms, a set of contracts it's making partners agree to before it launches a paid streaming service later this year. Fans and artists were understandably upset, but YouTube insisted that the ...

YouTube and Indie Label Music: What’s Really Going to Happen

YouTube and Indie Label Music: What’s Really Going to Happen

There's been some brouhaha about YouTube blocking a huge swathe of music videos before launching its paid Spotify rival. The truth, however, is a little more nuanced. Labels who haven't signed up to the website's new terms, the majority of which are independents like XL Recordings, will have their artist channels blocked in ...

T-Mobile Customers Can Now Stream Music Without Eating Up Data Plans

T-Mobile Customers Can Now Stream Music Without Eating Up Data Plans

T-Mobile has decided to set music streaming services free. The “Un-carrier” said it will offer subscribers unlimited access to the top six music streaming services including Pandora, Slacker, iHeart Radio and Spotify without incurring data charges on their 4G plans. Samsung’s Milk Music and the forthcoming Beatport ...