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Music2Text uses SMS as a music distribution platform

07/19/2012, We typically don’t associate SMS and music distribution, but that’s exactly what Music2Text aims to do: use the most universal mobile phone communications building block (after voice) to sell and share music. The whole system is based on...

Twitter and Pepsi Ink Year Long Deal: Live for Now Music

05/30/2012, Pepsi has unveiled a partnership with Twitter that will span over the next 52 weeks as part of its global ‘Live for Now’ campaign which is called ‘Live for Now Music’. The partnership reportedly uses video, live streaming along with original...

gTar could bring out the virtuoso in you

05/21/2012, Unleash the Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan in you with gTar, a fully digital iPhone-powered guitar that recently launched on Kickstarter. Not to mistaken with the Sitar, gTar comes with a built-in iPhone dock that uses sensors to relay what you are...

Cornell students come up with auto composing keyboard

05/02/2012, Cornell students Charong Chen and Siyu Zhan have managed to come up with an electric keyboard that can create and playback its own composition. All the user would have to do is select between two moods – happy and tender which helps determine the...

3D-mapped Chapel ends up as laser-controlled musical instrument

04/03/2012, How can you turn the interior of a building into a musical instrument? Well, Prague-based projection mapping collective Macula have done exactly that, by transforming a Baroque church into a virtual music instrument which will allow the musically inclined...

Record player modified to play pieces of wood instead of vinyl

01/26/2012, Record players have typically played vinyl records, but German artist, Bartholomäus Traubeck, has managed to come up with a rather unique record player, dubbed “Years”, that instead of spinning vinyl, will spin a cross-section of a tree instead with...

ZIK Parrot by Philippe Starck

01/09/2012,   [CES 2012] ZIK Parrot is the latest  addition to the Parrot’s Design By Collection, a product series designed by rock star designers such as Philippe Starck or Martin Szekely. The recent trend in the audio industry is to build celebrity-based...

Tabstrummer is half keyboard, half guitar

12/13/2011, If you love playing the guitar but perhaps you’re not too deft at music theory and memorizing chord shapes and such, Tabstrummer is a device that ought to make guitar players who rely on tabs quite happy, allowing chords to be programmed into the device...

Rara.com enters the online music fight

12/13/2011, Rara.com has just launched in 18 countries, including the US, Canada, the UK and many European countries. Rara comes with two main differentiation factors: its design and its price. The world is in an economic pinch, so let’s start with the pricing...

Myxer now available on iOS

11/16/2011, Remember Myxer, the social radio service that allows friends to share and enjoy music together? Well, the company has recently announced the availability of its iOS app, bringing the music sharing service to the mobile world. The app works with Facebook...

ION PIANO APPRENTICE turns your iPad into a piano teacher

10/19/2011, Always wanted to learn how to play the piano but you never have time to attend proper lessons? Well, if you’ve got an iPad and some time on your own, you don’t need a teacher anymore. ION has got the answer for you. Called the PIANO...

iTunes in the Cloud to be launched in Europe as well?

10/04/2011, So we know that Apple has plans for an iTunes in the Cloud service, where users can synchronize songs bought from the iTunes store across multiple devices, such as their computers, iPhones and iPads wirelessly. It has initially been limited to just the US...

Spotify now open to everyone in the US

09/23/2011, Spotify made its debut in the US on July 14th but it was an invite-only service. But after Facebook’s announcement to integrate more services and apps into its service, it looks like Spotify is ready to open up to the rest of the country. Folks who...