Tag Archives: music

Now anyone and everyone can list their podcast on Spotify

With Spotify’s success in the music streaming space pretty well on lockdown at the moment, the company has decided to turn its attention to podcasts. Spotify has revealed a new beta test that will allow essentially anyone to submit and subsequently list their podcast on the platform. The floodgates, in other words, have been opened

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New Sony Signature Series audio hardware is flashy and expensive

Sony showed up to the Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest with a number of high-end audio products in tow.

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What the Cool Fashion Boys Are Wearing on Instagram—From a Guy’s Perspective

I spend the better part of my days accomplishing three main tasks: writing, sourcing the market to find new must-have products, and scrolling through Instagram to uncover inventive new outfit ideas. While I primarily target women’s feeds to source inspiration for you, dear readers, I also follow a slew of stylish dudes.

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Apple has completed its acquisition of music recognition app Shazam

Back in December of 2017, Apple announced it would purchase the music discovery service Shazam. Now, that acquisition is complete, and it means that the Shazam app experience will soon be ad-free for all users.

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Sonos IFTTT support lets your smart home sing

Shortly after launching an open API, Sonos has wasted little time in partnering with a big IoT name. Sonos has announced that its platform is now compatible with IFTTT, which opens up a pretty wide array of options when it comes to integrating your speakers into your smart home set up

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Recommended Reading: Brands are not your friend

Why Comcast Sent Me Pizza Ian Bogost, The Atlantic Brands -- well, #brands may be the more accurate term here -- do all sorts of things that seem like they're rewarding you, dear customer, for some action or loyalty. The Atlantic dives into how th...

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Recommended Reading: AI the music producer

How AI-generated music is changing the way hits are made Dani Deahl, The Verge The rise of streaming services is one of many challenges the music industry is currently having to contend with. In the latest installment of its "The Future of Music"...

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With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just supercharged Bluetooth audio

With aptX Adaptive, Qualcomm just gave the otherwise semi-stagnant technology of Bluetooth audio a kick in the pants. Standard Bluetooth audio is encoded at one size, and delivered to speaker devices in the same manner, regardless of the application or situation

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Yamaha MusicCast VINYL 500 turntable has WiFi for multi-room streaming

Yamaha has a new turntable product for vinyl enthusiasts: the MusicCast VINYL 500. This new turntable supports both playing vinyl albums and streaming music to speakers throughout one’s home from online services. Yamaha points toward the WiFi feature as the MusicCast VINYL 500’s most unique feature, saying it can connect to up to a pair of speakers without a receiver.

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Apple Music will soon work with Android Auto

Apple Music has been available for Android for most of the service's existence, but it doesn't exactly reach deep into the Android ecosystem. You can listen on your phone or tablet, and that's about it

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