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How to free up space on an iPhone that's running out of storage

If your iPhone is running out of storage space, it can run slowly or prevent you from creating or saving important files.   The iPhone's Settings app lets you assess which apps and data take up the most space and delete them. There are several ways to save space on an iPhone by optimizing your photos and the way your camera saves images. You can save additional space by deleting music and text messages as well as clearing your browser cache. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. ...

REWIND: The New Music Industry’s Week In Review

In this flip back through the past week's music industry news, we revisit the play gap in men's vs. women's performance on the charts, Spotify's impressive showing over other streamers when it comes to installs, how Billie Eilish and her brother are redefining pop music from a tiny bedroom studio, and more! Breaking Down The Gender Play Gap: Men vs Women’s Performance On Music Charts Spotify Passes 500 Million Installs, Far More Than Other Streamers BBC Music Launches In ...
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, PledgeMusic, Spotify, Owen Davie

Stacy, Pinky and Ella

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed actor Stacy Keach for my "House Call" column in the Mansion section (go here). Stacy talked about his cleft lip and the step his mother took to make sure a bully never picked on him again. Stacy is currently in the CBS sitcom Man With a Plan. [Photo above of Stacy Keach courtesy of CBS] Here's the film's final scene with Keach and Jeff Bridges... And here's director John Huston being interviewed about the film... SiriusXM. If you mi...
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The CEO of a 19-year-old tech company explains how it totally reinvented itself with a tool that programmers find 'mind-blowing'

Glitch is a browser-based tool for writing code that's winning over developers all over Silicon Valley and beyond — and counts Spotify and Slack among its customers.  We talked to Glitch CEO Anil Dash, one of Business Insider's 100 people transforming business. He says the idea is to let developers see the coding changes to the output in real-time, making it super-easy to prototype new ideas and share them with friends and colleagues.  Dash says that while Glitch is designed to be attractive t...

Breaking Down The Gender Play Gap: Men vs Women’s Performance On Music Charts

While a recent Billboard headline proclaiming women to be dominating the Hot 100 might lead you to believe otherwise, a closer look at the data reveals the gender play gap to still very much be an issue in the music business. _________________________________ Guest post by Josh Hayes of Chartmetric Billboard’s March edition proclaims “Women are Dominating The Billboard Hot 100.” Women have indeed claimed more no.1 spots on Billboard’s 2019 charts already than they did for a...
Tags: Broadcast & Satellite, Major Labels, Music Business, Streaming, DIY, DIY musicians, Indie, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, Women, Women In Music, Guest Post

Amazon, YouTube Just Launched Free Music Services But Neither Is A 'Spotify Killer'

Amazon and YouTube each just launched free music streaming services. Like Spotify's free tier, both offer no-cost ad-supported access to music. But despite the media hype, their ability and even desire to compete with Spotify is limited. Spotify's free tier offers on demand access to 40 million tracks across almost every platform imaginable.  Whereas YouTube and Amazon offer free access to aritst radio stations and playlist that are much more like Pandora's free tier. Then there's the ...
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming, Amazon, Amazon Music, Apple, Apple Music, Google, Music, Music Industry, Musician, Musicians, Pandora, Spotify, YouTube, Bruce Houghton

The best apps for downloading and listening to free music on your iPhone

There are many ways to listen to music on your iPhone for free. Using apps like Audiomack and FMA, you can legally download tracks for free to listen to when you don't have any connectivity. Streaming apps like Spotify and Pandora have free, ad-supported modes. You can stream these songs, but you can't download them without a subscription. If you have digital music files or CDs, you can download them to your iPhone for free as well. Visit for more stories. The only t...

Amazon’s free Spotify competitor is here. Just ask Alexa

Just ask Alexa to play your favorite song. Amazon has launched a free, ad-based music streaming service to compete with Spotify's free tier on its popular Echo devices, aiming to bolster subscriptions to Amazon Music Unlimited. The post Amazon’s free Spotify competitor is here. Just ask Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home Theater, Music, News, Alexa, Amazon, Echo, Music Streaming, Spotify

Spotify Passes 500 Million Installs, Far More Than Other Streamers

The Spotify app has passed 500 million installs on Android. In its last quarterly report, Spotify reported 207 million monthly active users, so the 500 million stat includes  people who are no longer using the app and reflect how Google calculates downloads and installs. Pandora, Amazon Music, Deezer, YouTube Music, JioSaavn, and Gaana are each on 100-500 million Android app download category. Tidal, Apple Music, and Anghami sit in the 10-50 million range. H/T Android Police ...
Tags: Music Business, Music Tech, Streaming, Android, App, Spotify, Bruce Houghton

Amazon launches free, ad-supported music service for Echo users in the US

Amazon launched its Prime Music streaming service in February 2018 in India and Prime Music was offered for free with Amazon Prime subscription. Today, Amazon has launched a new ad-supported music service to take on the rivals and this is different from Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Prime Music. Google recently started offering free streaming of YouTube Music for Google Home users and in same lines, Amazon's new ad-supported music service will allow Echo owners to play free music on the...
Tags: Amazon, News, Amazon free music, Amazon new music service

Amazon Launches New Spotify Competitor With Ad-Supported Music Streaming for Echo Devices

Following rumors earlier this week that such a service was forthcoming, Amazon has officially announced its spanking new ad-supported music streaming service—not to be confused with its other two music services—for Alexa-enabled devices.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Science, Amazon Prime, Streaming, Alexa, Streaming Wars, Amazon Launches New Spotify

Amazon Launches Free Ad Supported Music Service

Amazon Music customers in the U.S. who do not have a Prime membership or subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited can now listen to a free ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations for free with Amazon Music on compatible Alexa-enabled devices. It is expected that Amazon's free music service will launch more broadly in the coming weeks. While the press is calling Amazon's new music service a direct competitor to Spotify, a quick test drive showed a stronger resemblance to Pandor...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Music, Alexa, Amazon Music, Bruce Houghton, Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora Customers

Amazon Music’s Free Tier Is More Advertising Play Than Spotify Killer, Analysts Say

When news began to spread last week that Amazon Music’s long-anticipated free streaming tier was imminent, headlines emerged about its threat to Spotify and Apple Music, with some stories saying that Spotify’s stock price dropped in response to the news. But not only was today’s launch of the free tier basically a soft one — […]
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, News, Amazon Music

Amazon launches ad-supported music service to Echo owners

Amazon today announced the launch of a free, ad-supported music service in the U.S. that will be available to anyone who wants to play free music on their Echo speaker. Until today, Echo owners who wanted to stream music from Amazon could either pay for an annual Prime membership for access to Prime Music, or they could pay $3.99 per month to stream from Amazon Music Unlimited (or $9.99/month to stream on non-Echo devices, as well.) The new service has the same catalog as Prime Music, whic...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Echo, Apps, Spotify, Tech, Bloomberg, Software, Computing, Speaker, Apple Music, Alexa, Subscription Services, Amazon Music, Online Music Stores, Google Home

How to use and customize Google Assistant on your phone or Google Home

Google Assistant is a smart assistant designed to help you answer questions and perform numerous tasks. Google Assistant comes pre-installed on most Android phones and Google Homes, but can be installed on other systems as well, such as the iPhone. You can go into your device's settings to customize your Google Assistant, allowing it to automate even more tedious tasks. Visit for more stories. It's safe to say that we're in the midst of a smart assistant revolution....
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Siri, Spain, Google Voice, Android Auto, Alexa, Pixel, Microsoft Amazon, Google Now Google, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Homes

VC-backed Onfido appoints CTO and CRO

Onfido, a identity verification provider, has named Kevin Goldsmith and Thomas Ammirati as chief technology officer and chief revenue officer, respectively. Also, Onfido has added Frank van Veenendaal, former chief sales officer and vice chairman of Salesforce, to its board. Onfido’s backers include SBI Investment and Salesforce Ventures. PRESS RELEASE 18th April 2019, LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO: Global identity verification provider Onfido today announces that Thomas Ammirati and Kevin Goldsmith ...
Tags: Spotify, London, Singapore, US, San Francisco, Trends, People, Salesforce, Cto, Salesforce Ventures, Thomas, Onfido, Kevin, Bitstamp, Kevin Goldsmith, Frank van Veenendaal

YouTube Music Launches Free Ad-Supported Streaming On All Google Home Speakers

YouTube Music has launched a free ad-supported streaming service, just days after rumors surfaced that Amazon is about to launch similar free music service. YouTube's free tier is currently available on Google Home speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers. YouTube Music's free service and Amazon's pending launch mark the first real competition to Spotify's still more robust free tier, as well as to Pandora.  Free, ad-supported YouTube Music on smart speakers is currentl...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Austria, Youtube Music, Bruce Houghton, Google Home, Pandora free, Google Home Speakers

Major Labels Demanding 'Guaranteed Money' From TikTok Owners

Spring will shepherd in the cancellation of numerous music contracts, and with renegotiations on the table, three of the industry's biggest labels are eager to see if they can squeeze some additional revenue out of the rapidly growing social media platform TikTok. _____________________________ Guest post by James Shotwell of Haulix With current contracts set to expire this Spring, three of the biggest labels in the world are trying to secure additional revenue from the fast-growing...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, America, Guest Post, Sony Music, Billy Ray Cyrus, Old Town Road, Universal Warner, Douyin, Tiktok, James Shotwell, TikTok Owners, Shefflin

HipChat founders launch Swoot, a social podcast app

Pete Curley and Garret Heaton, who previously co-founded team chat app HipChat and sold it to Atlassian, are officially launching their new product Swoot today. The app makes it easy for users to recommend podcasts and see what their friends are listening to. This might seem like a big leap from selling enterprise software — and indeed, Curley said the company was initially focused to creating another set of team collaboration tools. What they realized, however, was that HipChat is “actually a c...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Spotify, Media, Funding, Tech, True Ventures, Jon Callaghan, Pete, Garret, Curley, Pete Curley, Garret Heaton

Nashville City Council Sides With Songwriters Against Streamers’ CRB Appeal

Nashville city leaders have sided against the streaming services Amazon, Spotify, Google and SiriusXM/Pandora in the appeal of the Copyright Royalty Board’s decision that would give songwriters a pay raise. The Nashville Metro Council adopted the resolution as part of its consent agenda earlier this week, although the move is “purely symbolic” and the streamers […]
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spotify, News, Pandora, Nashville, Copyright Royalty Board, Nashville Metro Council, SiriusXM, Amazon Spotify Google

The Popdose Interview with Howard Jones

He’s been releasing albums on a fairly consistent basis since the beginning of his career, but for the first time in a long time, it feels like timing is on Howard Jones’ side. There’s a Republican in the White House – just like there was during Jones’ entire chart run from 1983 to 1992 – and the world is in desperate need of Jones’ trademark eternal optimism, which we’re pleased to say has not waned one bit.  Armed with a new album Transform, which features three collaborations with electronic...
Tags: Facebook, Spotify, Music, Japan, London, White House, Wikipedia, Bt, John Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Paul Mccartney, Miami, Herbie Hancock, States, Grammys, Dolby

I completely gave up using the internet for 5 days — and it was way harder than I could have ever imagined

I stopped using the internet for five days to see how hard it would be. By the end of the five days, I had realized how seamlessly the internet had crept into every aspect of my life, from exercising to driving to choosing a restaurant. I won't completely give up the internet for good, but I did learn to balance out my internet usage better. Visit for more stories. My name's Dave, and I have an addiction. I am powerless against the lure of the internet. That...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Spotify, La, Trends, Dave, Netflix, Facebook Messenger, Google Maps, Hulu, Don Draper, Facetime, Mapquest, Alexa, Andy Samberg, SMBC

Jeff Goodby's secret to success: 'Being open is what it's about'

Subscribe to us on iTunes, check us out on Spotify and hear us on Stitcher, Google Play, iHeartRadio and Pandora too. This is our RSS feed. Tell a friend! Talk to Jeff Goodby long enough, and at right about the six-minute mark, the Zen kicks in.  “Man,” he says. “Being open is what it’s about. Creativity. It’s really a matter of looking around and noticing that things are right in front of your face.”       Connections, man. They’re up to you to make them.  Goodby is the most recent g...
Tags: Spotify, Advertising, Pandora, Morgan Freeman, Cannes, David Ogilvy, Jeff Goodby, Goodby Silverstein Partners, Peter Dinklage, Bill Bernbach, Rich Silverstein, Goodby, Goodby Silverstein, Pepsi Co Liberty Mutual, Lion of St Mark

Beyoncé’s Lemonade Is Finally Coming To Spotify & Apple Music

Today, Beyoncé released Homecoming, a concert film and live album documenting her iconic 2018 Coachella performance. But that's not all she's giving us in the coming days. More »
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Beyonce, News

Amazon’s Ad Supported Strategy Goes Far Beyond Spotify

With Amazon reportedly close to launching an ad supported music service that directly competes with Spotify's free tier, MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan looks at the wider implications of the internet giant's ad supported strategy ___________________________________ By MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan from his Music Industry blog Amazon is reportedly close to launching an ad supported streaming music offering. Spotify’s stock price took an instant tumble. But the real story here is much bigg...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spotify, Music, NFL, Netflix, Bruce Houghton, Mark Mulligan, Facebook Amazon, Right now Amazon, Freedive Amazon

CD Baby Partners With Audible Magic To Identify Copyright Infringement

CD Baby has partnered with Audible Magic to identify content rights conflicts prior to delivery to Spotify, Apple Music and other digital service providers, ensuring that CD Baby remains a trusted distribution partner. CD Baby is currently one of a handful of distributors named as "preferred" partners by both Spotify and Apple Music When a CD Baby artist or label uploads a new music file, Audible Magic's RightsRx checks a registry of 30 million media assets. RightsRx then indicat...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Diy, Youtube, Music Industry, Copyright, Pandora, Indie, Musicians, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Cd Baby

SEO Strategy For Making Your Music More Discoverable In 2019

If you're looking to get serious about your music career in 2019, it's important to put some effort into making your material discoverable online, in what has become a decidedly crowded field. Whether you're trying to sell concert tickets, merch, or just trying get new fans to hear your music, spending a little time developing a good SEO strategy can make a world of difference. __________________________________ Guest post by Mark Turtelington of Soundfly's Flypaper If you’re seriou...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Music, Seo, Google Analytics, Guest Post, Bing, Soundfly, LSI, Smush, SEO Google, Bandzoogle, Mark Turtelington, Bandzoogle WordPress Squarespace Wix

Vice's Cameron Farrelly talks hoarding, his creative obsessions—and why he hates 'read receipts'

      Subscribe to us on iTunes, check us out on Spotify and hear us on Stitcher and Google Play too. This is our RSS feed. Tell a friend! Cameron Farrelly is chief creative officer at Virtue Worldwide, Vice's creative agency. During his tenure, he's overseen work such as "Las Vegas Love Stories," a series of eight-second films by the Gondry brothers for Park MGM, as well as Dove's "Dear Future Dads" and "This Is Yoga" for Lululemon. In episode 4 of the n...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Advertising, Lululemon, Gondry, Farrelly, Park MGM, Virtue Worldwide Vice, Cameron Farrelly

Virtue’s CCO Cameron Farrelly talks hoarding, his creative obsessions—and why he hates ‘read receipts’

      Subscribe to us on iTunes, check us out on Spotify and hear us on Stitcher and Google Play too. This is our RSS feed. Tell a friend! Cameron Farrelly is chief creative officer at Virtue Worldwide, Vice's creative agency. During his tenure, he's overseen work such as "Las Vegas Love Stories," a series of eight-second films by the Gondry brothers for Park MGM, as well as Dove's "Dear Future Dads" and "This Is Yoga" for Lululemon. In episode 4 of the n...
Tags: Google, Spotify, Advertising, Lululemon, Gondry, Farrelly, Park MGM, Virtue Worldwide Vice, Cameron Farrelly

United States: SEC Approves Nasdaq Rule Change To Permit Direct Listings Without An IPO - Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

Nasdaq's new rule comes about a year after Spotify used a direct listing to go public on the NYSE.
Tags: Spotify, News, United States, SEC, Nasdaq, Cahill Gordon, Reindel LLP