Music Streaming Now Accounts For 79% Of Music Industry Revenue
Over the years, we’ve seen how our consumption of music has changed. It used to be that we would listen to music on vinyl, which later moved to the cassette tape, and then before moving onto CDs, and then digital. These days, digital is still very much the preferred medium, but now it looks like more people are favoring streaming over downloading.

Musicians Use An Algorithm To Generate Every Possible Melody
Music is basically a combination of different notes played at different rhythms. This means that there is only a finite number of possible combinations, which means from time to time, lawsuits appear where one musician/band will sue another claiming that they have stolen a melody they have written and used it in their song.

Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Brings The Bass To Any Party
Bluetooth speakers are a dime a dozen, and for the most part, a lot of them tend to focus on portability which means that sometimes, sound quality is sacrificed in the process. However, if you are looking for a set of speakers that is both portable and has a good amount of bass, then Ultimate Ears might have something for you.

Marshall’s Latest Pair Of Headphones Come With Active Noise Cancellation
Despite being primarily known as a company that makes amplifiers and equipment for musicians, Marshall has over the years slowly gained a reputation for creating some pretty amazing audio products in the form of consumer grade headphones and Bluetooth speaker systems.

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Apple’s Rumored Over-Ear Headphones Appears In Target’s Inventory System
For a while now, Apple has been rumored to be working on a pair of over-ear headphones. It’s starting to look like those rumors are gaining traction because according to a recent sighting, it has been spotted in Target’s inventory system that such a device could very well exist.

Samsung Has No Plans To Sell The Galaxy Home Mini Separately For Now
Last year, Samsung kind of launched the Galaxy Home Mini. However, its launch was classified as a beta and it was only available in South Korea. It was expected that the company would launch the device at its Galaxy Unpacked event last week, but that did not happen. Instead, Samsung once again kind of launched the device as a bundle with Galaxy S20 orders.

Apple’s Rumored AirPods Pro Lite Have Been ‘Delayed’
If you recall, last week there was a rumor that Apple could be working on a new pair of AirPods in the form of the AirPods Pro Lite. The original report claimed that the earbuds were on track for a launch in Q2 2020, but now according to a new report from DigiTimes, they are claiming that the earbuds have since been “delayed”.

Pandora For The Apple Watch Will Soon Let You Stream Without Your iPhone
Unless you own the cellular version of the Apple Watch, there is a good chance that almost everything you do on the Apple Watch requires that it be tethered to your iPhone. While most of us typically travel with our phone and our smartwatch at the same time, this isn’t really an issue, but for those seeking a bit of independence, then this can be troublesome.

Rode Targets Streamers And Podcasters With Its New $99 USB Microphone
When it comes to microphones used for recording video and audio, Rode is one of the more popular brands around. You might have seen their microphones used on various vlogging setups, but now it seems that Rode wants to take on the streaming and podcasting space with its latest produce: the Rode NT-USB.

Sony Debuts A Remote Control That’s Also A Portable Speaker
The thing with universal remote controllers is that they help cut down the clutter of gadgets around your home. If you’re looking to cut the clutter in your home, then you might be interested to learn that Sony has recently taken the wraps off a new remote control that also has the ability to double up as a portable speaker.

Samsung’s Galaxy Home Mini Is Now Available, Sort Of
galaxy home miniAccording to the rumors and reports, Samsung was expected to officially announce the availability of the Galaxy Home Mini smart speaker at its Unpacked event. That did not happen, but it seems that the speaker is actually now available, although not exactly in the way that many of us imagined.

AirPods Pro Lite Earbuds Could Be In The Works
Last year Apple launched the AirPods Pro. These are a pair of upgraded AirPods where it features active noise cancellation and also better sound quality. Now according to a new report from DigiTimes, it seems that Apple could be working on a new pair of earbuds in the form of the AirPods Pro Lite.

Music Label Will Use AI To Find The Next Big Hit
How do record labels know who will sell and become the next big hit? This is mostly due to A&R scouts who go out and look for up and coming musicians that they believe have what it takes to become the next biggest music artist. However, it seems that maybe the job of an A&R scout could be coming to an end.

Amazon Leads The Smart Speaker Market, And Google Isn’t Even Close
Smart speakers have been around for a few years now, and we have to give Amazon credit for kind of kicking it off. While digital assistants aren’t new, Amazon made a very smart move early on by opening up Alexa to third-party developers, thus allowing them to flood the market with smart speakers.