Tag: music

  • iTunes and streaming

    If you’re used to listening to music on Winamp or Foobar2000, iTunes will often feel pretty bloated. It’s great as a music library, but with increased competition from streaming services such as Spotify, Rdio and Pandora, it’ll be interesting to see if iTunes can evolve fast enough to fend off these new challengers. Stephen Hackett […]

  • Spotify music streaming finally available for iOS and Android for free

    The free service isn’t an exact copy of what you get on the desktop, since you’ll only be able to select an artist or playlist and hear a stream of shuffled tracks, instead of actually selecting the tracks that you want. Of course, if you want to have full control of your music, you can […]

  • Study shows removing DRM boosts music sales by 10 percent

    When DRM was first introduced to curb music piracy, and apparently “save” the music industry, it probably has done nothing reduce the value that people get from legitimately purchased music. What Piracy? Removing DRM Boosts Music Sales by 10 Percent DRM was once praised as the ultimate tool to prevent music piracy, but new research […]

  • Winamp presses stop

    Growing up, Winamp was synonymous with digital music, though it eventually fell behind the pack. If you’re feeling nostalgic, Ars has an excellent article on Winamp that I highly recommend. After 15 Years Of Whipping The Llama’s Ass, Winamp Shuts Down Winamp is shutting down. The website and all of Winamp’s web services will shut […]