In the process of trying to create their own streaming service, Google ultimately ended up with a couple of solutions – Google Play Music and YouTube Music. It might be confusing to newbies as to which they should sign up for, but it looks like Google is now one step closer to streamlining it all.
Back in the day if you wanted to watch an official music video by your favorite singer or band, you would have to rely on TV channels like MTV. These days, a lot of musicians post their videos directly to YouTube where users can seek it out and watch it on demand. Now it looks like musicians will have a new avenue and it comes in the form of Facebook […]
A lot of us are stuck at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. This means that activities we used to do and take for granted, like hanging out with friends and family members are no longer possible, at least for the time-being. However, to help ease some of that loneliness, Spotify has announced an update to its Group Session feature.
Last year during WWDC 2019, Apple announced that for macOS, they would be doing away with iTunes. Instead, the company opted to split up various aspects of iTunes into its own dedicated apps, like a standalone app for Apple Music and so on. However, back then Apple suggested that Windows users might have to wait.
When it comes to music streaming at home, Spotify knows that there are probably more than one person who might want to stream. This is why the company has a family plan that groups users together into the same plan at a cheaper cost than individual plans. However, what if it is just you and your partner?
Several years ago, Psy’s “Gangnam Style” K-pop song broke several YouTube records when it was released. Fast forward to today, it seems that many new K-pop releases have also been beating various YouTube records, like when K-pop group BTS managed to reach 74.6 million views within the first 24-hours of releasing “Boy With Luv”.
Back in the day before the digital age of music, we’re sure that some of you out there used to go to record stores to place a pre-order for an upcoming album release. These days, you can do that pre-ordering online, but what about music streaming? If you’re using YouTube Music, it looks like that’s going to be a feature you can look forward to.
If you’re a music lover, there is a chance that your library of music has grown over the years where it could contain thousands of songs. There is even a chance you might have amassed over 10,000 songs. However, if you used streaming services like Spotify, then you might have run into issues with that.
Now that we’re on lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, life as we know it is definitely not what it used to be. We have seen how the lockdown has resulted in us doing things differently from normal, such as getting used to working and studying from home, maybe ordering more delivery food than before, or maybe cooking more than ever.
There is without doubt that Spotify is currently the leader in music streaming. While Apple Music has been doing extremely well for itself, despite the relatively late start, it’s starting to feel like the company could have a hard time closing that gap. This is because according to Spotify’s Q1 earnings, the company is now boasting that they have 130 million paid subscribers.
We’re sure that you can come across CDs and songs on streaming platforms that have been labeled as having explicit content, usually to indicate if a song has swear words that might not be appropriate for underaged listeners. These labels are either suggested by the label or the artist or a human would have to manually go through them to put a label on it.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, production of many shows are being shut down and temporarily suspended. However, as the saying goes, the show must go on. To that end, American Idol producers have decided that they will continue with the show, except that they will be practicing social distancing by asking contestants to film themselves at home using their smartphones.
Last year, Apple launched Apple Music for the web. For those unfamiliar, this is basically a web interface for Apple Music where users could play music streamed from Apple Music on the web. This allowed users to stream music from the platform if they don’t have iTunes on the computer or device that they are using.
The world needs to band together right now to fight the COVID-19 virus outbreak. This is no longer an issue of one country facing a crisis, but the entire world. As such, we’re starting to see various companies starting to make changes to their operations to help do their part in combating this disease.