Articles about Music

Apple Could Be Looking To Launch A Podcast Subscription Service
Right now, the podcasts you access from Apple are pretty much free. However, to better compete with Spotify and to attract more podcasters to its platform, it seems that Apple could be planning on launching their own podcast subscription service, according to a report from The Information (paywall).

Fender Launches A New Portable Amplifier For Guitarists On The Move
If you’re a guitarist that’s constantly moving about and you need the practice, sure, there are some amplifiers that are portable and battery powered, but have you ever seen one that could fit in a bag or pocket? If you’re after something even smaller and more portable, then Fender might have something for you.

This AI Playing A Non-Stop Bass Solo Is All Kinds Of Impressive
Playing a musical solo can be difficult, especially if you’re required to think and improvise on the spot. This is because our brains need to make the connection as to which note that we should go to next, whether or not it’ll sound good, the different rhythms we can apply, and so on. However, it’s a different story when it comes to AI which can think of these things more […]

You Can Now Stream Apple Music Directly From Google’s Smart Speakers
Given that Google owns its own music streaming service and how they view Apple as a rival, it’s actually interesting to see how Google’s smart speakers powered by Google Assistant, along with their smart displays, can now stream Apple Music directly from them. This is according to a recent update on Google’s blog.

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Spotify On Android Might Start To Support Playback Of Local Files
Spotify is a music streaming app and we’re sure that many of you know this, but what if you had local music files stored on your phone before you started using Spotify? One of the options was uploading your music to Spotify, but this needed to be done through your computer. An alternative is to find and use a different music player for locally stored files.

Spotify Patents A Tool To Help Prevent Songwriter Plagiarism
Given that there are only so many notes in music, it is possible that some songs could end up sounding similar to each other. In some instances, this has led to accusations of plagiarism which could get ugly real fast and cost a lot of money. To help musicians avoid this problem, it seems that Spotify has created a tool that can deal with that.

How To Listen To Apple Music Offline
If you’re an Apple Music subscriber and would love to be able to listen to your music without an internet connection, here’s what you need to do.

How To Listen To Spotify Offline (Desktop And Mobile)
Music streaming services are perfectly fine to use if you always have a steady and reliable internet connection, but what if you don’t? This is where offline listening comes in handy, and here’s what you need to do if you’re a Spotify user.

This Device Beams Music In Your Head Without Headphones
If you want to enjoy a song or movie in private, the only way you can do so is through the use of headphones which prevents other people from hearing what you’re hearing. However, sometimes headphones aren’t comfortable for extended periods of time, and it also makes it harder for you to hear what’s going on around you.

Spotify Releases Standalone App For Apple Watch
The problem with the Apple Watch is that it typically relies on users to pair the smartwatch with an iPhone. The cellular version of the Apple Watch does reduce its dependence on the iPhone, but when it comes to third-party apps, it’s a bit of a mixed bag as it’s up to the developer to choose to create a standalone app designed for the Apple Watch.

Pandora Can Now Be Streamed Directly Through The HomePod
As the HomePod is basically an Apple product, it’s not surprising that it only works with Apple services like Apple Music. However, if you’re not an Apple Music subscriber, you’ll be pleased to learn that in a recent update, HomePod and HomePod mini owners will be able to stream Pandora directly through the HomePod.

This Guitar Pedal Can Be Controlled Using Your Smartphone
If you’re a guitar player, then there’s a very good chance you might own several pedals. These pedals, for those unfamiliar, help guitar players create and adjust their guitar’s sounds to their liking, whether it be adding a crunchy distortion, a fuzzy overdrive, or the wah sound of a face-melting guitar solo, these pedals help guitarists accomplish that.

Yamaha Unveils New Wireless Guitar Amp
Given that a lot of speakers these days are going wireless, it doesn’t really come as a surprise to learn that the same can be said for guitar amplifiers too. In fact, Yamaha has been doing that for a while now, and the company is back with their latest model in the form of the Yamaha THR30IIA.

Twitch Suspends DragonForce Guitarist’s Channel For Playing His Own Music
Given the sheer number of videos that are uploaded and streamed, it would not be realistic to expect that platforms like Twitch or YouTube have human moderators to moderate every single one. This usually means that these platforms need to rely on automated systems to look out for content that might violate their terms of service.

You Can Now Hum A Song And Google Will Find It For You
We’ve all had those earworms where we hear a snippet of a song somewhere but we can’t for the life remember the name of it. You could search for the lyrics, but what if you don’t know the lyrics? What if you only remember the melody? The good news is that Google wants to make it easier for you to get rid of that earworm.

YouTube Music Just Got A Lot More Attractive
Google previously announced that they would be shutting down Play Music. Subscribers who wish to continue streaming music would need to transition to YouTube Music, although there were some limitations to YouTube Music that made it slightly less attractive to would-be subscribers.

Spotify Now Lets You Find Songs By Lyrics
We’re sure that many of us have had moments where we know the lyrics to a song, but we don’t know what that song is called because believe it or not, some songs aren’t always named after their lyrics! If you’re stuck trying to find a song and if you’re a Spotify user, you’ll be pleased to learn that Spotify has gained a new search feature.

How To Cancel Your Apple Music Subscription
Thinking about canceling your Apple Music subscription? It’s actually pretty easy and straightforward, so read on to find out how to cancel your Apple Music subscription.

Spotify Users Might Soon Be Able To Stream From The Apple Watch
For some odd reason, Apple Watch users could never stream Spotify directly from their smartwatches. However, for those who might appreciate such a feature, you’ll be pleased to learn that Spotify seems to be testing out the ability, although right now it doesn’t appear to be available for all users.

iOS 14.2 Brings Shazam To Control Center
When it comes to identifying songs you hear in public or on the radio, Shazam is one of those apps. However, to launch Shazam would need to look for the app, launch it, or you can also launch Siri and use Shazam through it. However, Apple is hoping to make the process a little faster.