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Spotify Control Of Sonos Is Now Live For All

Spotify Control Of Sonos Is Now Live For All

One of the most requested additions of Sonos users—the ability to control Sonos wireless speakers directly from the Spotify app using the music streamer's Connect feature—is now live for all Premium users after a month in beta. Here's a video intro. Get more details here. Pandora and Amazon Alexa Echo voice integration have been promised for early ...

Discogs Receives An Artist-Focused App Update

Discogs Receives An Artist-Focused App Update

Recently Discogs released a new and improved version of its vinyl tracking app to the iOS. Of particular note is the update of the app's artist section, providing users with a greater volume of detailed information relating to the artist. Guest post by Taylor Mims of Amplify Today Discogs released a new version of its vinyl tracking ...

10 Free Online Music Tools For Kickstarting Your Creativity

10 Free Online Music Tools For Kickstarting Your Creativity

As technology has developed and become increasingly accessible and affordable, DIY music production has become easier than ever. In this piece we look at ten free online resources, now available to further enhance the creative musical process. Guest Post by Leticia Trandafir on Landr Music production is more accessible than ever. So access it! All you need ...

The Art And Science Of A Music Chatbot

The Art And Science Of A Music Chatbot

In recent tech companies have been encouraging consumers to treat music as an automated service rather than as a static product, with significant success. Now it appears companies may start working to push a much older technology on consumers, in the form of automated chatbots.  Guest Post by Cherie Hu on Forbes Over the past decade, ...

Smart Home Technology Is Revolutionizing The Music Industry

Smart Home Technology Is Revolutionizing The Music Industry

With the rise of the Internet of Things and the increasing connectivity of smart home technologies, the way in which the industry operates in relation to consumers is changing, as music streaming and discovery become increasingly integrated into homes. Guest post by Beth Kotz The steady march of progress through technology has radically altered the way ...

A Brief History Of The All But Forgotten 1/8 Inch Headphone Jack

A Brief History Of The All But Forgotten 1/8 Inch Headphone Jack

In the wake of Apple's dispensing of the eighth inch headphone jack, some fear that the technology will soon fade from the mainstream as it is gradually replaced with wireless listening technology. In this piece, Max Alper takes us through the history of the headphone jack. Guest Post by Max Alper on Soundfly's Flypaper Last week, ...

Posting On Social Media: The Best Times

Posting On Social Media: The Best Times

Timing is critical when it comes to capturing users' attention on social media, so we've broken down which times are optimal for the various different social media platforms, be it Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn. Guest Post by Bobby Owsinski on Music 3.0 When it comes to social media promotion, the time of day that you post ...

Soundtrap Raises $6M Round For Online Recording App

Soundtrap Raises $6M Round For Online Recording App

Online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap has raised $6 million in funding to accelerate product development and to bring its popular cloud-based platform to new markets.  The Soundtrap $630 million Series A round was led by Nordic VC firm Industrifonden, with participation from existing owners and additional new investors including Peter Sterky, former CFO and COO ...

Abbey Road Adds 3 Promising Music Tech Startups To Incubator

Abbey Road Adds 3 Promising Music Tech Startups To Incubator

Abbey Road Red, the music tech accelerator based at the iconic Abbey Road Studios has named its latest group of startups. It's the second class for the only music tech incubator in Europe. The latest 3 music tech startups named to the Abbey Road Red accelerator program are: Audio Hunt- an online marketplace and community that ...

"Their technologies don't and won't last. Our art - if we do it right - will." - T Bone Burnett's AmericanaFest Keynote

"Their technologies don't and won't last. Our art - if we do it right - will."  - T Bone Burnett's AmericanaFest Keynote

Bashing Spotify and YouTube is easy. But T Bone Burnett did much more than that during his keynote address given at AmericanaFest, the Americana Music Festival & Conference last week in Nashville. He issued a call to arms, while reminding his fellow creators that “art is a holy pursuit." T Bone Burnett's keynote address given at AmericanaFest, ...


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