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  • Remembering Apple's iPod Classic

    Remembering Apple's iPod Classic | ARTICLE

    A dozen years, six iterations and one permanently-transformed recording industry later, it's (nearly) the day the music died for Apple's iconic iPod classic. According to tech industry insiders, the electronics giant plans to discontinue the...

    September 10, 2013 4:25 PM ET
  • CES 2013: The Tech Trends You Won't Hear About

    CES 2013: The Tech Trends You Won't Hear About | ARTICLE

    The epicenter of the mainstream high-tech world is the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is expected to draw a record 150,000 attendees to Las Vegas this week to experience the mass manufacturers' vision of technology's future....

    January 8, 2013 3:05 PM ET
  • Amanda Palmer on Crowdfunding and the Rebirth of the Working Musician

    Amanda Palmer on Crowdfunding and the Rebirth of the Working Musician | BLOG ENTRY

    Former Dresden Dolls singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer rocked the recording industry in May by raising nearly $1.2 million on the crowfunding website Kickstarter for her new album Theatre Is Evil, out September 11th. Her first studio album since...

    August 29, 2012 3:15 PM ET
  • From Samples to Sonic Stock Markets: New iOS Music App Roundup

    From Samples to Sonic Stock Markets: New iOS Music App Roundup | BLOG ENTRY

    Public interest in music apps continues to explode, with research firm Flurry Analytics recently reporting that sonically-inclined software programs are the second-fastest growing category of mobile applications in terms of overall time consumed by active users. Several...

    June 26, 2012 3:40 PM ET
  • Slash Guitar App Offers Favorite Studio Effects, Production

    Slash Guitar App Offers Favorite Studio Effects, Production | BLOG ENTRY

    Iconic guitarist Slash has teamed with IK Multimedia to release AmpliTube Slash, a new downloadable app for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad as well as a full-featured software suite for PC and Mac. Designed as...

    June 21, 2012 9:00 AM ET
  • Vevo in Viewer Freefall, Claims Online Research Tracker [UPDATED]

    Vevo in Viewer Freefall, Claims Online Research Tracker [UPDATED] | BLOG ENTRY

    The previously fast-rising music video service Vevo is experiencing a sudden freefall in Web viewership, according to the online reach tracker comScore. Per a recent PaidContent report, Vevo's unique viewership numbers dropped 20 percent in May...

    June 20, 2012 4:20 PM ET
  • Neil Young, Patti Smith Discuss Future of Publishing at BookExpo America

    Neil Young, Patti Smith Discuss Future of Publishing at BookExpo America | BLOG ENTRY

    Both the music and print publishing worlds are undergoing massive upheavals, as underscored by celebrated singer-songwriters Neil Young and Patti Smith’s onstage conversation last week at BookExpo America (BEA) at New York’s Javits Center. Having each worked...

    June 15, 2012 2:55 PM ET
  • MOG and Ford Join Forces for In-Car Streaming

    MOG and Ford Join Forces for In-Car Streaming | BLOG ENTRY

    Automobiles and music have been long intertwined in American culture, and now Ford's vehicles are getting a high-tech upgrade from the streaming music service MOG. As one of the first manufacturers to embrace digital jukebox technology,...

    June 14, 2012 4:20 PM ET
  • The Hottest New Game Announcements from E3

    The Hottest New Game Announcements from E3 | BLOG ENTRY

    The video game tradeshow Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which quietly wrapped in Los Angeles last week, was uncharacteristically light on bombast this year. Much-anticipated developments – including the PlayStation 4, Xbox 720 and Grand Theft Auto V...

    June 11, 2012 4:25 PM ET
  • Samsung Joins the Cloud-Based Streaming Service Biz with Music Hub

    Samsung Joins the Cloud-Based Streaming Service Biz with Music Hub | BLOG ENTRY

    Consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung has launched its new Music Hub mobile music service for the Galaxy S III Android smartphone in the UK, Germany, France and Spain, with the US to follow. Currently downloadable as a free...

    May 31, 2012 12:40 PM ET
  • Streaming Service Rdio to Share the Wealth With Artists

    Streaming Service Rdio to Share the Wealth With Artists | BLOG ENTRY

    Online streaming music provider Rdio plans to pay musicians who refer fans to its subscription service. According to a recent Billboard report, the business aims to share profits with recording artists in hopes of raising...

    May 30, 2012 5:55 PM ET
  • MusicBunk Instantly Shares Playlists

    MusicBunk Instantly Shares Playlists | BLOG ENTRY

    Social networking app MusicBunk wants to help users find friends who share similar tastes in music. A free download for iOS and Android devices, the application lets fans see which songs and playlists their friends...

    May 24, 2012 3:30 PM ET
  • gTar iPhone Guitar Makes Waves on Kickstarter

    gTar iPhone Guitar Makes Waves on Kickstarter | BLOG ENTRY

    A new iPhone-powered guitar, titled the gTar, is currently rocking Kickstarter to the tune of $188,855 in pledges, ensuring that aspiring musicians will soon have a unique and high-tech way to learn the instrument. Having...

    May 23, 2012 5:05 PM ET
  • A Beginner's Guide to Crowdfunding

    A Beginner's Guide to Crowdfunding | BLOG ENTRY

    With the growing success of services like Kickstarter, RocketHub and Indiegogo, crowdfunding is increasing in popularity amongst musicians, event promoters and filmmakers as a way to raise money for new projects...

    May 17, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Tomahawk Introduces HTML App

    Tomahawk Introduces HTML App | BLOG ENTRY

    Desktop music app Tomahawk, which serves as a centralized solution for playing songs on-demand from digital collections or online streaming services, has sprouted a new Internet app. Available via web browsers, Toma.hk lets users enter...

    May 9, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • eDrops Turns Pinball Wizards Into Musicians

    eDrops Turns Pinball Wizards Into Musicians | BLOG ENTRY

    Numerous apps allow Apple iOS users to make music with user-friendly interfaces and visual menu systems that require zero knowledge of songwriting or structure. However, the recently release eDrops, a free download for iPhone and...

    May 8, 2012 5:15 PM ET
  • Filmmaker Creates Own Beats by Dre Headphones

    Filmmaker Creates Own Beats by Dre Headphones | BLOG ENTRY

    Monster's line of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones has been a retail success, racking up hundreds of millions of dollars in annual sales and spawning a cottage industry for fashionable celebrity-branded cans. But the...

    May 2, 2012 2:50 PM ET
  • Feeling Green? ColorHits Gives Song Recommendations by Hue

    Feeling Green? ColorHits Gives Song Recommendations by Hue | BLOG ENTRY

    New web application ColorHits wants to provide listeners with a visually richer approach to music discovery by letting them search for and discover interesting albums based on the chosen shade of their cover. A seemingly bizarre service,...

    April 26, 2012 10:00 AM ET
  • Spotify for Android and Splash.fm Upgrade Mobile Music Options

    Spotify for Android and Splash.fm Upgrade Mobile Music Options | BLOG ENTRY

    Solutions for high-tech and online music discovery continue to expand in new and novel ways, as evidenced by the recent release of two eye-catching apps. Redesigned to offer a more attractive and user-friendly interface, Spotify's updated Android app...

    April 25, 2012 5:05 PM ET
  • Gadgets Allow New Vinyl-to-Digital Transfer Options

    Gadgets Allow New Vinyl-to-Digital Transfer Options | BLOG ENTRY

    Fans of vinyl records suddenly have more options for going digital, courtesy of new apps and gadgets. Listeners looking to transfer classic LPs to portable media players like the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch may want to queue...

    April 18, 2012 5:45 PM ET
 
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