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  • Storage Service MyMusicCloud Plays Nice Among Different Brands and Devices

    Storage Service MyMusicCloud Plays Nice Among Different Brands and Devices | BLOG ENTRY

    Dozens of cloud music services from Apple, Amazon, Google and others promise to make streaming songs on-demand to mobile gadgets commonplace, but don’t often play nicely among different devices and operating systems. Billed as a universal solution,...

    November 2, 2011 3:45 PM ET
  • Is the Boombox Back?

    Is the Boombox Back? | BLOG ENTRY

    Curiously in an age where digital music players are shrinking in size and going more mobile and online-centric, that most massive and sacred of 1980s staples, the boombox, is quietly making a comeback. Though still hovering on...

    October 28, 2011 3:15 PM ET
  • New Apps Make it Possible to Stream from Google Music and Amazon Cloud Drive on Apple Devices

    New Apps Make it Possible to Stream from Google Music and Amazon Cloud Drive on Apple Devices | BLOG ENTRY

    Streaming online music is quickly becoming ubiquitous with the launch of iCloud and similar services, but Apple device and iTunes users are often given second shrift as rivals cater to Android-powered apps and handsets. New native iOS...

    October 26, 2011 11:50 AM ET
  • Animoog App Lets You Make Space-Age Soundtracks On Demand

    Animoog App Lets You Make Space-Age Soundtracks On Demand | BLOG ENTRY

    Looking to compete with recent offerings from electronic music rivals KORG, BeepStreet and VirSyn, Moog Music has unleashed new virtual analog synthesizer Animoog, an iPad app which lets tablet PC owners create space-age...

    October 25, 2011 4:50 PM ET
  • Netflix Continues to Reel, Losing 800,000 Subscribers

    Netflix Continues to Reel, Losing 800,000 Subscribers | BLOG ENTRY

    Serious setbacks continue to plague popular video provider Netflix, which has lost 800,000 subscribers in Q3 2011, the largest audience drop ever in its history, even as earnings have simultaneously risen by 65 percent. Per...

    October 25, 2011 4:25 PM ET
  • New iCloud Enabled iTunes Streamlines Storage, Addresses Gripes

    New iCloud Enabled iTunes Streamlines Storage, Addresses Gripes | BLOG ENTRY

    With Apple’s recent iTunes 10.5 update for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, the popular media management software adds flexible online cloud-based music storage to its features and introduces wireless computer synchronization. As a result, the service...

    October 21, 2011 2:35 PM ET
  • Bob Marley and Dr. Dre Top Survey of Mostly Bad Celeb Headphones

    Bob Marley and Dr. Dre Top Survey of Mostly Bad Celeb Headphones | BLOG ENTRY

    Home audio and video magazine Sound & Vision recently conducted a review of the best and worst celebrity-branded headphones, including gear from renowned musical acts like Jay-Z, Quincy Jones and Miles Davis. The magazine asked an...

    October 21, 2011 8:30 AM ET
  • High-Tech Label DigSin Betting On Singles Model

    High-Tech Label DigSin Betting On Singles Model | BLOG ENTRY

    New high-tech record label DigSin, short for Digital Single, hopes to shake up the recording industry model by focusing on singles alone and offering all songs from its digital catalogue completely free to listeners. Catering...

    October 20, 2011 6:20 PM ET
  • 'Rocksmith': Inside the Do-Or-Die Development of the First Real-Guitar Video Game

    'Rocksmith': Inside the Do-Or-Die Development of the First Real-Guitar Video Game | BLOG ENTRY

    Ubisoft's new interactive trainer Rocksmith, which lets you plug in any real guitar with a standard quarter-inch jack and strum on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360, strikes a novel chord by teaching mastery of actual instruments. But...

    October 18, 2011 6:55 PM ET
  • Check In Radio Enables Smartphone-Based Radio Station Contests: But Will Listeners Tune In?

    Check In Radio Enables Smartphone-Based Radio Station Contests: But Will Listeners Tune In? | BLOG ENTRY

    Free Android and iPhone app Check In Radio hopes to streamline relations between radio stations and listeners by letting fans enter contests digitally via their smartphones, rather than having to call in to register. Whether both sides...

    October 18, 2011 5:55 PM ET
  • Gibson's New Firebird X Guitar is 'Long-Lost Love Child of Rock-and-Roll and R2D2'

    Gibson's New Firebird X Guitar is 'Long-Lost Love Child of Rock-and-Roll and R2D2' | BLOG ENTRY

    Gibson’s new Firebird X guitar, a high-tech model that boasts automatic tuning, built-in audio effects and support for downloadable apps, hopes to marry the worlds of music and modern electronics in one sweet-sounding package. Available in red...

    October 7, 2011 4:35 PM ET
  • Spotify Adds Private Listening Mode to Protect Against Friends' Judgment

    Spotify Adds Private Listening Mode to Protect Against Friends' Judgment | BLOG ENTRY

    Online music streaming service Spotify has updated its application to include a private listening mode in response to users' complaints over notices broadcasting current song selections embarrassing them and cluttering up their Facebook feeds. Designed to minimize spam...

    October 7, 2011 4:10 PM ET
  • Preview 50 Cent's 'Sync by 50' Wireless Headphones

    Preview 50 Cent's 'Sync by 50' Wireless Headphones | BLOG ENTRY

    More details and photos have emerged on rapper 50 Cent's new wireless headphones, dubbed SYNC by 50, which follow in the footsteps of similar units by Ludacris, Dr. Dre and P. Diddy. Created in partnership with SMS...

    October 5, 2011 3:50 PM ET
  • Zune Eliminates Song Ownership from Subscription Plan

    Zune Eliminates Song Ownership from Subscription Plan | BLOG ENTRY

    Microsoft’s Zune music player hardware is officially dead and manufacturing of new devices will cease, according to an official company blog post, though its legacy lives on via apps and software services. But recent changes to...

    October 5, 2011 8:00 AM ET
  • Is Netflix's Qwikster 'the Worst Product Launch Since New Coke'?

    Is Netflix's Qwikster 'the Worst Product Launch Since New Coke'? | BLOG ENTRY

    The hits continue to come for online streaming video service Netflix, whose stock price fell by 11% this week, bringing it to a 52-week low, following a month of merciless bloodletting on Wall Street. Fueled by public...

    October 3, 2011 5:55 PM ET
  • Enrique Iglesias Moves Into 'CityVille'

    Enrique Iglesias Moves Into 'CityVille' | BLOG ENTRY

    October 3, 2011 5:20 PM ET
  • L.A. Radio Station Launches 'Music Mine' iPad App for Music Discovery

    L.A. Radio Station Launches 'Music Mine' iPad App for Music Discovery | BLOG ENTRY

    Popular Los Angeles public radio station KCRW 89.9FM, noted for its support of emerging sounds and breaking artists, has launched free iPad app Music Mine, meant to help open-minded listeners discover new music. Rather than simply stream...

    September 29, 2011 6:30 PM ET
  • The Top 20 Music Games of All Time

    The Top 20 Music Games of All Time | BLOG ENTRY

    In a shocking turnaround, music games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band, once hailed as the recording industry’s savior, are largely confined to jokes and cautionary business tales nowadays. Curiously, critics also continue to label the genre...

    September 27, 2011 6:10 PM ET
  • Play Tetris With Your Dancing Feet, Thanks to MIT Students

    Play Tetris With Your Dancing Feet, Thanks to MIT Students | BLOG ENTRY

    A trio of MIT students has created a new way to enjoy Tetris by letting players control the...

    September 27, 2011 4:30 PM ET
  • Songkick App Creates Custom Concert Listings from your iTunes Library

    Songkick App Creates Custom Concert Listings from your iTunes Library | BLOG ENTRY

    Making keeping track of favorite artists’ topsy-turvy touring schedules simpler, recently-released app Songkick Concerts for iPhone and iPod Touch hopes to give music lovers a heads-up when top acts they like are coming to town. After scanning...

    September 26, 2011 4:55 PM ET
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