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Articles tagged with: song

Itunes Extends Song Preview To 90 Seconds

Apple’s iTunes store is the one of the biggest providers of music content for PCs and i-Devices. To facilitate the consumer, Apple has upgraded their system of song preview.

iTunes previously allowed a user to preview the tune for about 30 seconds before the user actually bought that tune. Other such service providers such as Amazon also allowed a preview of 30 seconds but looks like Apple has decided to go a step ahead of Amazon.

Play Traditional Vinyl Records, Vertically

Everyone is working on creating new things such as creating new applications and converting things from analog to digital but very few companies are trying to make advancements in ‘old things’. Have you ever thought of playing vinyl records vertically?

Well, now it is possible. Ionaudio has introduced a new Vertical Vinyl system for playing records. So now you can play records vertically by place it on the wall, and I have to admit, it’s a pretty neat feature for all the audiophiles out there.

Spotify, Everything iTunes Should Have Been

Okay, so I just got the e-mail after my boss had invited me to Spotify. I downloaded the .exe file, not completely sure of what to expect. I knew what Spotify was and have heard the glowing reviews, but you know how people tend to exaggerate things, especially in the media :P.

Been listening for about 20 minutes and I am just floored. The number of independent/rare tracks is mind boggling. I listen to mostly underground electronic music, so it’s hard to find the music I am into.

Audiosocket Launches MaaS For Music Licenses

An independent music licensing and tech company, dubbed Audiosocket, is launching a new program today called Music as a Service (MaaS). The new platform will give developers a new way to give users the ability to license music for applications.

The phrase Music as a Service is quite new, but derives from the long existing ‘Software as a Service’, which is abbreviated as SaaS.

Slacker Radio Launches With Hopeful Future

Slacker has just launched its premium online radio service, giving users unlimited song skips without any ads for just $4 a month, as part of its existing Radio Plus service. If you do the math, that’s just $12 more per year than Pandora, which only allows you 6 song skips per station per hour (the hour is real-time, not time spent on Pandora). What’s new is for $10 a month, users can play any song in Slacker’s music library whenever they’d like.

Don’t Let Your Earphones Hurt You

According to CrunchGear, one of the problems of in-ear headphones is that although they offer sharp sound, they also block all movement of air inside the air canal which is necessary to control the sound environment, but may also be fatiguing and damaging to your eardrum. Fortunately, an audio researcher named Stephen Ambrose has found a way to both improve the sound quality while still protecting the ears.

Apple Takes Another Step In Cloud Direction

After our recent blog about Apple’s upcoming cloud service, we have new information that Apple has made a purchase in the Cloud industry. Apple has purchased iCloud for $4.5 million which could be an excellent foreshadowing of future success. Although it has not been officially confirmed by Apple, GigaOM reports that Xcerion may have sold the iCloud.com domain.

RIAA Vs. Limewire, It’s Payback Time

The popular peer-2-peer file sharing service, Limewire, was shut down last year. Now, a court battle continues arguing how much money the service owes to record labels that first sued in 2006. The judge overlooking the case has already made two rulings this week that “strongly favors” the record labels.

The most recent order will allow the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) to get paid twice for more than one hundred songs. The labels have already received small settlements from individual downloaders but with the new ruling, they can get more damages from Limewire for the same music. In 2003, the RIAA sued tens of thousands of individuals who used Limewire to download music. Of course these weren’t your moderate downloaders, these were people who were…