Tag Archives: Music

Facebook Signs Deal With Universal Music Group, Promises Personalised Music Features

HIGHLIGHTS Universal Music Group (UMG) tied up with YouTube recently UMG called the Facebook deal its latest success Facebook promised more personalised music features alongside Facebook announced a licensing deal Thursday with Universal Music Group, its first with a major label, as the social media giant promised more personalized, interactive music features for its two billion users. The move marks a new ... Read More »

Celebrating the Music of Video Games as an Art Form

HIGHLIGHTS London Symphony Orchestra will perform game music this weekend Music will include songs from Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first game-music concert The electronic bleeps and squawks of Tetris, Donkey Kong and other generation-shaping games that you may never have thought of as musical are increasingly likely to be playing at ... Read More »

Amazon is offering two free months of Music Unlimited to new subscribers

All the various music streaming services desperately try to differentiate themselves with personalization features and the occasional exclusive. If you ask me, however, they’re all pretty much the same with similar catalogs. For those who disagree, right now is a great time to see how the other half lives. Amazon is currently offering two free months of Amazon Music Unlimited ... Read More »

Google turns up the integration between Home, Play Music with new personalized playlists

One of the greatest features of having a voice-powered speaker in our homes is the ability to play a song when the moment strikes. Google Home has always included support for Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, and TuneIn, letting you fill your house with music just by asking, but now it’s making its own service a whole lot smarter. Subscribers to ... Read More »

Apple denies file it will forestall promoting iTunes music downloads in as low as two years

Mark Mulligan, a music enterprise analyst at Canadian music Week, told digital track information that musicdownloads still generate a variety of money. He projected that they might generate upwards of $600 million in 2019. Mulligan additionally estimates, however, that with the aid of 2020 sales from Apple music subscriptionscould have surpassed iTunes keep sales even at their peak. “with the ... Read More »

Apple denies file it will forestall promoting iTunes music downloads in as low as two years

Mark Mulligan, a music enterprise analyst at Canadian music Week, told digital track information that musicdownloads still generate a variety of money. He projected that they might generate upwards of $600 million in 2019. Mulligan additionally estimates, however, that with the aid of 2020 sales from Apple music subscriptionscould have surpassed iTunes keep sales even at their peak. “with the ... Read More »

Yamaha YSP-1600 MusicCast sound bar review: Much better with soundtracks than music

Yamaha’s YSP-1600 is an entry-level sound bar, but MusicCast endows it with a feature the competition in the $500 price range can’t match: multi-room audio support (the Sonos Playbar costs $699. You can read our opinion of the MusicCast system as a whole in this story.) This is a 5.1-channel system with an 80-watt amplifier driving eight of Yamaha’s 1.125-inch ... Read More »

Microsoft adds Cortana music sensing, Edge improvements to Windows 10 Mobile Insiders

With a new Insider beta build of Windows 10 Mobile that was released on Friday, Microsoft’s recent phones have now caught up to Windows 10 desktop PCs. Build 14267 for the Fast ring of the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program is the same buildMicrosoft released to its desktop Insider program on Thursday, and the two share many of the same ... Read More »

Tidal’s Kanye West exclusive is good for Tidal and for music pirates

Jay-Z’s streaming music service Tidal is on a winning streak this month thanks to exclusive releases from Rihanna, Beyoncé, and Kanye West. The iOS app shot to the top of the free app charts thanks to those high-profile artists, where it currently hovers in the No. 2 spot. But while Tidal is riding high, the company’s approach may have an ... Read More »

How Vevo plans to get you hooked on music videos again

In theory, Vevo should be one of my favorite streaming-video apps. I’m a big music fan, and Vevo is like a modern interpretation of classic MTV, serving up more than 150,000 music-video streams on demand. Yet whenever I install Vevo on one of my TV-streaming boxes, I find myself liking the idea more than the product itself. Unless you’re into ... Read More »