Tagged with: Music

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 ...

SoundCloud Now Incorporates Advertising to Give Artists Royalties

SoundCloud Now Incorporates Advertising to Give Artists Royalties

SoundCloud is the ubiquitous wild child of the digital music world. Without paying artists or record companies, it lets people freely upload and stream any kind of audio, and musicians have embraced it as a way to share their hottest work with fans. Lorde, the teenage pop star from New Zealand, rose to fame after posting ...

Details Leak About YouTube’s Subscription Service ‘YouTube Music Key’

Details Leak About YouTube’s Subscription Service ‘YouTube Music Key’

More details have leaked about Google's upcoming subscription service for YouTube, these in the form of screenshots posted by Android Police on Monday. The service, called YouTube Music Key, will give subscribers ad-free and offline playback of YouTube videos, as well as audio-only material. Per the screenshots, users will ...

50 Cent’s New Earbuds Can Track Your Heart Rate

50 Cent’s New Earbuds Can Track Your Heart Rate

Headphones don't care if you're listening to terrible music while exercising, but a new pair from 50 Cent's SMS Audio might judge your workout. The company's just announced BioSport In-Ear, a set of wired earbuds with biometric capabilities to record heart rate using built-in optical sensors. The earbuds draw power from the ...

Spotify Has Teamed Up With BandPage to Offer Exclusive Artist ‘Experiences’

Spotify Has Teamed Up With BandPage to Offer Exclusive Artist ‘Experiences’

Spotify has added a new way for musicians to make money from its streaming music service, through a partnership with US company BandPage. The pair have teamed up to enable artists to sell “VIP experiences” to fans from their Spotify profile pages, including access to exclusive concerts, meet’n’greets, Skype ...

Spotify is Using Deep Learning to Help You Discover More Great Songs

Spotify is Using Deep Learning to Help You Discover More Great Songs

With its huge music library and recent acquisition of music-data specialist The Echo Nest, Spotify was already a force to be reckoned with in the streaming music space. Now, an intern at Spotify has published a blog post explaining his work to step up the company’s game even more by incorporating deep learning models to ...

Pandora Teams Up With Merlin for First Music Label Partnership

Pandora Teams Up With Merlin for First Music Label Partnership

After years of hitting sour notes with artists, Pandora seems to have struck the right chord at last. The Internet's biggest streaming-music service, Pandora unveiled its first hand-in-hand partnership with music creators and distributors on Wednesday through Merlin, a group representing more than 20,000 independent labels ...

Samsung’s Milk Music Now Has a Premium Plan With Unlimited Skips

Samsung’s Milk Music Now Has a Premium Plan With Unlimited Skips

Samsung's streaming internet radio service Milk has been free of advertising since its launch, though as part of a new update has added the option to pay to skip more tracks and download music to play without an internet connection. The new "premium service" runs $3.99 a month, and upgrades users from six song skips per ...

Shazam Launches a Desktop Version of its App on Mac

Shazam Launches a Desktop Version of its App on Mac

It's not uncommon for companies to arrive to the mobile market late. Sound identification service Shazam wasn't late to mobile; it was late to the desktop. The company’s audio tagging technology has operated solely from Shazam mobile apps since 2008 (before that, it was a dial-up service). Only now, with the launch of ...

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 ...