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Spotify In-Car Music Player is Coming – Competing with Apple, Google and Amazon In-Car Services

Spotify is planning to compete with Apple (with CarPlay), Google (Assistant and Android Auto), and Amazon (Alexa) with a new in-car music player with voice controls later this year. The Spotify in-car player will sync with car stereos through Bluetooth — much like a smartphone — and include buttons you can preset to correspond with your favourite playlists. The device will support voice commands like those currently offered in the Spotify mobile app. Hardware is a very difficult market to ente...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Hardware, Streaming, Android Auto, Digital Music News, Apple Google, Music Player, Amazon Alexa, In-car, CarPlay Google


'Garage': A Visually and Intellectually Rich Study of a Seemingly Blank Space

None The garage, at first glance, makes for a mundane symbol. And yet, Americans have imbued this deceptively "blank space" with a great deal of meaning. Even so, they may not fully understand that meaning, or its limitations. Olivia Erlanger and Luis Ortega Govela's book, a work of cultural studies, attempts to analyze the significance of the garage (i.e., the theoretical and material implications of the structure). They argue that Garage, an extension of their essay, Hate Suburbia: The Conspi...
Tags: Apple, Art, Feature, Music, Disney, Chicago, Courtney Love, Barbie, Kevin Spacey, Garage, Kurt Cobain, Rand, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mattel, Wright, Federal Housing Administration


How To Take Advantage Of Memes, Memes, Memes, Memes...

As the realities of content and distribution continue to transform in the contemporary media economy, many artists and distributors have been forced to rethink their marketing strategy entirely. Here we look at memes have and could potentially be tapped as an effective marketing platform. ________________________ Guest post by Fred Jacobs of Jacobs Media As content and distribution rules shift in the new media ecosphere, brands – whether they're radio, TV, streaming, personalities, a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Music, Taylor Swift, NFL, Chicago, Netflix, Guest Post, Sandra Bullock, North America, Wrigley, Richard Dawkins, Hyde Park, Music Business, Brian May, Variety


Verizon Wireless Adds Free Apple Music, Adding Millions Of Subscribers To Streamer

Verizon has added free Apple Music subscriptions to several of its Unlimited wireless data plans. The carrier had been offering 6 months or free Apple Music, but the move to permanent subscriptions potentially adds millions of subscribers to Apple Music. Starting Thursday  Starting January 17, Apple Music will be included in Verizon Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans. Customers choosing Go Unlimited, they can still get six months of Apple Music free. "When we introduced six mo...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Music, Apple Music, Bruce Houghton, Verizon Cloud, Verizon unlimited, Angie Klein, Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited, Verizon Wireless Adds Free Apple, Verizon Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited


Apple may be developing a new iPod Touch to woo younger users

Apple may be developing its first new iPod touch model since 2015 as it aims to capture younger users who are not yet ready for their own smartphone, and expand its overall listening base in the future. The post Apple may be developing a new iPod Touch to woo younger users appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Music, Trends, Home Theater, Ipod Touch


Mark Diamond ‘Steady’

Look out for singer-songwriter Mark Diamond. The Seattle based artist just released the catchy track “Steady” which landed on Apple’s Music Best of the Week Playlist. Diamond notes, ” This song was written, tracked and produced all in one night. There is no better feeling than finishing a record that quick. It takes away having to overthink or doubt certain melodies and lyrics. I like Diamond because he is so determined to make it. He pursued music, writing, recording and producing his own mate...
Tags: Apple, Music, Seattle, Buzz Artists, Mark Diamond, Mark Diamond Kings of A&R, Mark Diamond Seattle, Mark Diamond Singer songwriter, Mark Diamond Steady


Get Apple Music free with unlimited data on Verizon’s new plans

Verizon are adding Apple Music to their biggest unlimited data plans to give users unlimited music streaming on the go, wherever they are. Last Summer Verizon began offering 6 months of Apple Music free when customers signed up to their Verizon Unlimited plans. Now they’re taking that great offer to the next level by offering a full Apple Music subscription – not just a limited free trial – included with their Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans starting on January 17th. Verizon’s vic...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Verizon, Cloud, Music, Data, Streaming, 4G, Stream, Roaming, Plans, Apple Music, Digital Music News, Verizon Cloud, Unlimited, Verizon unlimited


You can tell Pandora what to play with your voice now

Pandora, play music for my workout. Pandora, play more music like this song. Pandora, thanks for letting me use my voice to tell you what I want. Tell Pandora what you want it to play and now it will play it with a new Voice Mode making music streaming simpler than ever on their mobile app. Their smart assistant works like many of the voice controlled AI’s we’ve become accustomed to in recent years like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa but entirely based around controlling your music streamin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Music, Siri, App, Pandora, Streaming, Ai, Voice, Recognition, SoundHound, Alexa, Assistant, Digital Music News


Tencent take Siri on with their own voice assistant

Watch out Siri, you may be about to launch in China in the shape of Apple’s smart speaker but Tencent are looming with their own artificial intelligence on the way. As Apple build up to the launch of their HomePod speaker in China this week on the 18th, native tech giant’s Tencent have announced the readying of their very own powerful artificial intelligence. China’s most notorious tech company Tencent have revealed that they are preparing the launch of their own smart-assistant called Xiaow...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, China, US, Siri, Tencent, Alexa, Baidu Inc, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, China Tencent, Xiaowei, Mini Programs Mini Programs


The top 5 places to put your music online

Getting your music heard around the world in the 21st century is incredibly easy and when you use RouteNote it’s free too! Here are the best places to get your music heard around the world online. Spotify Spotify are without a doubt the most recognised music streaming service – they’re basically synonymous with the idea of unlimited music streaming online. They have over 200 million listeners on their service listening to music on Premium or on their free tier. They’ve built their reputati...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Featured, Free, Top, China, India, Digital, Best, Online, Artists, Indie, How To, Saavn, Soundcloud


This Week In Music Commentary

This week in music commentary, Lady Gaga pulls her R. Kelly collabs from digital shelves, we look at whether robots will ever top the charts, plus how music and video could pull Apple's chestnuts out of the fire. Lady Gaga Pulls R. Kelly Collaboration From Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and More How To Sell Out A Show [Kosha Dillz] Will Robot's Top The Chart? Musician's Voice In Age Of AI How Music and Video Will Rescue Apple [Mark Mulligan] [Author: Owen ...
Tags: Apple, Music, Lady Gaga, Music Business, Owen Davie, Kelly, Mark Mulligan, Lady Gaga Pulls R Kelly


YouTube Music Poised To Replace Google Play As Android Default Audio Player

A look at the under the hood of a recent YouTube Music app update shows strong evidence that Google may be about to make it the default music player within its Android operating system. The move could help catapult YouTube Music from also-ran to top tier music streamer. Apple guaranteed the success of iTunes and later Apple Music in 2003 by making it the default music player preloaded on all Apple iOS devices. A similar APK teardown in November revealed that YouTube Music was experimen...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Play, Music, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Bruce Houghton


Apple Is Reportedly Dropping A New iPhone With Three Cameras

Apple will reportedly be releasing three new iPhone models this fall, according to the Wall Street Journal.So if you just finishing setting up your memoji on your new XR, buckle up — you might be tempted to upgrade, because these could be really good.Here are the deets, according to WSJ: The new set of phones will feature a higher-end model with a triple rear camera and two lower-end models with double rear cameras. The two more expensive models will come with the OLED (organic light-emitting)...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, China, Samsung, Tim Cook, Huawei, Red Carpet ActionAttention Bachelor Nation


Spotify want to make 2019 the year of the podcasts

Spotify continue to dominate music streaming worldwide and as they look to the year ahead after a phenomenal year in streaming they’re focusing on areas outside of music. After the most phenomenal year for music streaming yet with more people listening on services around the world Spotify are looking to the year ahead and how to go beyond music. With over 200 million users Spotify are one of the biggest music services in the world but in 2019 they want to put more attention on podcasts as we...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Podcast, Music, Podcasts, Streams, Podcasting, Streaming, Espn, Exclusive, Deezer, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Consumer Electronics Show CES, Joe Budden


Which is the best laptop for music production?

Miles uses Visual Studio and wants to use coding program Sonic Pi on Windows, not a MacI am a musician and software developer who wants to get into live coding and electronica using software like Sonic Pi and maybe, in the future, Max/MSP from Cycling 74. Most people seem to use Apple’s MacBook Pros, but I have always been a Windows user, and develop software on Windows using Visual Studio, so I am reluctant to switch to a Mac. However, every time I have tried to get a good music-making setup on...
Tags: Apple, Programming, Music, Technology, Windows, Computing, Visual Studio, Windows 10, Laptops


Apple Music brings song lyrics to France, Germany, Ireland and 4 more countries

Sometimes you want to sing along to the song you’re listening to and Apple are making it easy on Apple Music by bringing lyrics to 7 more countries. When you’re grooving along to music sometimes you just want to belt out the words yourself or just look at the meaning behind what they’re saying. Apple have you covered if you don’t already know the words with lyrics on their streaming service, now available in France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and Spain as well. Appl...
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Spain, Apple TV, Streaming, Stream, Genius, Song, Lyrics, Apple Music, Digital Music News, France Germany Ireland, Australia Canada US


How Music and Video Will Rescue Apple [Mark Mulligan]

Music saved Apple’s business back in 2003 when a new  iTunes Music Store boosted iPod sales and the entire company, paving the way for the greatest ever period in Apples history. As Apple stock struggles, MIDiA's Mark Mulligan sees a repeat performance coming with music, along with video and maybe games poised to come to the rescue again. _______________________________________ By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry Blog   Apple’s downgraded earnings guidance represents ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Nokia, Netflix, Tim Cook, Alibaba, App Store, Cwm, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Music Industry Blog Apple, Spotify Music


Apple Music Expands Song Lyrics To 7 More Countries

Apple has expanded Apple Music lyric support to seven more countries. It is now live in France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa and Spain.  Apple Music includes both song lyrics, which appear onscreen while listening, and a search function to find song titles by typing in a phrase or string of words.  Prior to today's expansion, Apple Music lyric support was restricted to Australia, Canada, US and the UK. [Author: Bruce Houghton]
Tags: Apple, Music, UK, Spain, Streaming, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton, Publishing & Songwriting, Australia Canada US


Fall of the iCurtain: Apple brings iTunes to Samsung smart TVs

Surprise move signals wider opening up of Apple ecosystem as tech firm seeks new revenueApple has announced that iTunes films will be available on Samsung smart TVs, ending the company’s insistence that users buy an Apple TV to watch their purchases on a big screen.Fifteen years after Steve Jobs launched iTunes for Windows, quipping that he was “giving a glass of ice water to somebody in hell”, the move signals a wider opening up of the Apple ecosystem, with TV manufacturers including Sony, LG a...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ipad, Business, Music, Technology, Television, Media, Steve Jobs, Samsung, Smartphones, Apple TV, Software, Itunes, Mobile Phones, Culture


Tech Revenue To Hit Record $398 Billion in 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) and fast internet connectivity, both critical ingredients for  smartphones, smart home devices and smart speakers, will drive the U.S. consumer technology industry to a record-breaking $398 billion in retail revenues in 2019. That's $301 billion wholesale and 3.9% year-over-year (YOY) growth, which includes streaming services revenue, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Released today in advance of CES, the semi-annual U.S. Consumer Techno...
Tags: Apple, Music, Cta, Ces, Amazon Echo, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Consumer Technology Association CTA, Steve Koenig, Google Home, Tech Revenue


5 Music Industry Predictions 2019: Fan Clubs, Apple Music, Chart Decline and More

With the music business in a constant state of tumultuous evolution, 2019 is shaping up to be a wild year for the industry. Here we look at five major developments we're likely to see unfolding in the coming months. ___________________________ Guest post from Haulix Daily Everyone knows the saying, “new year, new you,” but does that mantra apply to industries as well? The Music business is evolving at an unprecedented rate. Less than ten years ago no one knew if consumers would em...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Guest Post, John Mayer, Apple Music, Halsey, Ac, George Clinton, Spotify Spotify, Dave Matthews, Van Halen Panama, Haulix Daily Everyone, Between Facebook Instagram, Spotify Between Spotify


Indie Soul, Funk Artist Jodie Abacus Talks MJ, Tour Tips and American Oddities

In this installment of the #nofilter interview series, AWAL talks with soul/R&B/funk artist Jodie Abacus about his thoughts and opinions on the his career and musical preferences. __________________________ Guest post from AWAL from  #nofilter, a recurring Q&A series that gives standout artists room to breathe. He’s drawn inspiration from the last remaining Beatle and ‘90s New York marauders. He’s performed in packed Apple stores and massive venues with Anderson .Paak. Jodie Abacus...
Tags: Apple, Music, New York, Guest Post, South East London, Jodie, Jodie Abacus, Indie Soul Funk Artist Jodie Abacus, Anderson Paak Jodie Abacus


A Week In Montana On A $50,000 Income

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a managing editor working in digital media who makes about $50,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Baked Lays.Occupation: Managing EditorIndustry: Digital MediaAge: 30Location: MontanaSalary: $30,000 (I am the content manager of a h...
Tags: Apple, Fashion, Music, Montana, Boston, Canada, Atlantic, Arctic, Richard Ford, Denver, Tj Maxx, Springsteen, Roy Rogers, Yin, Kimmie Greene, Broadway Netflix


How Music Streamers Could Empower Fans On The Road Toward Sustainability

While Spotify's recent stock market roller coaster has failed to offer much benefit to artists, Chris Castle here looks at how some interesting moves by streamer Tencent could be adopted by other streaming companies to put fans on a path to greater artist sustainability. ____________________________ Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Tech Solution After the one-time pop of Spotify’s public stock offering cash-out, the new reality is going to be increasingly obvious–we’re stuck for...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Sony, Tencent, Cramer, People 's Republic of China, Jim Cramer, Chris Castle, Tencent Music, Taylor Swift and Universal Music Group


How to get your music featured on iTunes’ front page

As music streaming becomes the favourite method for listening to music iTunes still stands strong as the pioneer and leader for digital downloads. Getting your music on there is easy and being featured by Apple could be too. We have been helping independent artists and labels get their music onto the world’s top streaming services and download stores for over 10 years, providing a free solution for anyone to get their music online worldwide. But once you’re online you want to be heard, so here...
Tags: Apple, Feature, Music, Featured, Free, Digital, Sales, Download, Online, Itunes, Artists, How To, Store, Playlists, Pitch, Independent


Ebro Darden now runs hip-hop on Apple Music

Apple have nabbed Ebro Darden to lead hip-hop content on their music streaming service as Spotify’s Rap Caviar looms as the runaway leader in rap on music streaming services. Apple Music have appointed Ebro Darden as their new global editorial head of hip-hop and R&B after 3 years as a host on Apple’s digital radio Beats 1. Darden has risen to prominence as a host on Hot 97 where he has covered hip-hop and interviewed many of it’s biggest names over the past 15 years. He will continue his role...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, US, Rap, Hip-hop, Streaming, Stream, Apple Music, Beats 1, Digital Music News, Music Stores, Darden, Ebro, Hot 97, Ebro Darden


LÜM’s Music Discovery App Aims to Help Emerging Artists Find Fans

The music streaming wars are far from over. While big players like Spotify, Apple, and Amazon fight to make their music apps the go-to option for listening to the latest hit tracks from well-known artists such as Beyoncé, Drake, and Mumford & Sons, young startups still see room in the market for new services to help people discover and share music.Like with any consumer tech product, the question is whether these upstarts have what it takes to build a loyal following—and a sustainable business—...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, Mobile, Apps, Spotify, Music, Trends, Tech, Vc, Music Streaming, Tencent, Wisconsin, Streaming, Twitch, Soundcloud


10 Best Earphones for Music Lovers in 2019

The right earphones can make all of your music sound its absolute best and with the advancements in technology, they can do so much more. But choosing the best headphones for your needs can be a bit challenging with all the options out there, in all different price ranges. So we’ve taken a closer look at what you should look for when searching out the best earphones in 2019 and also provide you with what our top choices are, so you can have a better idea when you go shopping. We look at the best...
Tags: Apple, Music, Design, Miscellaneous, Earphones, Sennheiser, Jabra, Focal Sphear, Focal, Optoma, Apple Wireless AirPods Apple, Triple Driver Headphones, Sport4, Elite 65t True Wireless


A Week In Los Angeles, CA, On A $50,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a video editor working in entertainment who makes $50,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on Vegemite.Occupation: Video EditorIndustry: EntertainmentAge: 22Location: Los Angeles, CASalary: $50,000Paycheck Amount (Weekly): $697Monthly E...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Nordstrom, Fashion, Music, Navy, Los Angeles, Netflix, United States, Ariana Grande, San Diego, Starbucks, Shell, Facetime, Malibu


The Next Track, Episode #137 – How Do You Create a “Music Social Network?”

Apple has killed off its second attempt at a "music social network," Connect, which was part of Apple Music. We ponder what it would take to create a useful music social network.
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Music, Blogging



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