PHONOCUT Home Vinyl Recorder Lets You Easily Create Your Own Vinyl Compilations

Phonocut is a Vienna-based company that focuses on making on-demand record cutting devices.Today, they announced an interesting analog device that lets you create (and record) your own vinyl records – “PHONOCUT Home Vinyl Recorder“.While this may not be for everyone – but if you are a music enthusiast and want to go analog with your personal vinyl record collection, this could be your chance.You just need to plug in your […]


Apple Could Be Considering An Apple TV Plus And Apple Music Bundle

Right now all of Apple’s services are available as separate plans, but if a report from the Financial Times (paywall) is to be believed, it seems that there is a chance that Apple could be looking to bundle a couple of its services together that would be potentially cheaper and make it more appealing than the competition.


Spotify Now Supports Siri In The App’s Latest Update

If you use Spotify as your primary music service on your iPhone or iPad, then you might be interested in checking out the latest update to the app. This is because in the latest update to Spotify, the company has finally added support for Siri, which means that you’ll be able to use your voice to control the app and playback.


YouTube Music Replaces Play Music As A Preinstalled App On Android 10

If you install Android 10 on your device and you’re wondering where the Play Music app has gone, it turns out that Google has announced that with Android 10, they have decided to replace the Play Music app as the preinstalled music app with YouTube Music, so don’t be surprised if you find it in place of Play Music.


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Turn Back The Clock! Vinyl Expected To Outsell CDs For The First Time Since 1986

Just like how older storage mediums like the floppy disk have more or less gone the way of the dinosaur, you would assume that would be the case for music formats as well. However, it turns out that isn’t the case because according to the RIAA’s mid-2019 report, it looks like for the first time since 1986, vinyl records are poised to potentially outsell CDs.


Apple Music For The Web Has Been Launched

Ever since Apple Music was launched, the service was only available either through its desktop app or through its mobile app. While this is fine, it is a bit limiting compared to Spotify which has a web player in addition to its desktop and mobile apps. However, the good news is that Apple has finally caught up.


Music From Pandora Can Now be Shared In Instagram Stories

Last year, Instagram announced integration with Spotify where if users wanted, they would be able to add music from Spotify into their Instagram Stories. If you don’t use Spotify but would still like to take advantage of the feature, you’re in luck because Pandora has also announced support for Instagram Stories.


Spotify Extends Its Free Trial Period To 3 Months

One of the differences between Apple Music and Spotify would be its free trial period. Apple Music offers a 3 month free trial, while Spotify offers just one. However, this is kind of understandable because Spotify has a free and ad-supported listening tier, meaning that in theory, users will be able to “try” Spotify for as long as they like before they make the switch to Spotify Premium.


Spotify Testing A New Way To Handoff Music Amongst Devices

Thanks to streaming technology, we can keep watching our shows or listen to our music on multiple devices, instead of having to store them locally. However, sometimes switching between devices can be a tad inconvenient and inefficient, but that’s something that Spotify is looking to fix.


Apple And Spotify Reportedly In Talks For Deeper Siri Integration

If there is a reason why digital assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant have a much bigger reach compared to Siri, it is because of companies like Amazon and Google who opened up their digital assistants to third-party developers pretty early on. Apple is slowly doing the same, and according to a report, Apple and Spotify are apparently in talks for deeper Siri integration.


Rock Legends ‘Tool’ Will Finally Be Available On Streaming Platforms

While music streaming does appear to be the next big thing and logical step in distributing music to the masses, not everyone has been so eager to hop on board the streaming bandwagon. This is not surprising when you consider that royalty rates for streaming are pretty low, with some artists believing that they are not being compensated fairly.


Apple Music’s 3-Month Free Trial Could Be Reduced To Just 1 Month

One of the defining features of Apple Music is its free 3-month trial. This is longer than other streaming services that typically only offer 1 month. However, it seems that there could be a chance that Apple might be reducing its trial period from 3-months to just one month. This is according to Apple’s website in which the banner (see above) mentions a one month trial.


YouTube Music Makes It Easier For Users To Switch Between Audio And Videos

One of the features of YouTube Music is that it allows users to not only watch music videos, but they will also be able to stream regular music as well. However, this is usually an either-or kind of situation, where you can either choose to watch a music video or stream its audio, but that will now change.


Spotify Launches A Special Hub For Disney Songs

Most of us grew up listening to songs from Disney’s various movies and cartoons. It’s hard not to, especially since Disney has played a huge part of our lives. If you’re someone who still loves all the Disney songs, you might be interested to learn that Spotify and Disney have teamed up to create a special hub in which you’ll be able to stream all manner of Disney songs.