digital music

Google rolls out free ad-supported version of Google Play Music

Google continues to push into the online streaming music space with its current vendor program-slash-offering Google Play Music. This competes directly with services like Spotify and Apple’s iTunes music store. To leverage itself, it has now created a free to use, free to download, ad-supported version of Google Play Music, much like how people use Spotify for free.

LINE launches streaming music service in Japan

Japan may be the second-biggest music market in the world, but the industry is vastly different as it is still compact discs that account for more than half of their music sales. The country's largest social network, LINE, will now aim to go where others have not gone before (at least in Japan): digital music streaming services. LINE Music is now available for a monthly subscription, offering unlimited access to millions of songs in their library.

Apple Music coming to Android this fall

After the Google I/O Developer Conference, geeks have the WWDC 2015 to keep them busy. While the two events have two different markets, we're happy to announce that Apple and Google are finally working together by allowing some products and services to work on the other platform. Take for example this Apple Music. The new service won't be available only for the iPhones but will also work on Android devices.

edjing PRO app promises to make you a better DJ

This new app will turn you into a DJ superstar ... provided of course that you were a good one to begin with. Ok, we kid. We know it’s all marketing, but this new app from DJiT promises to make mixing digital music that much easier. We don’t know about easier, mainly because we don’t mix. But if you are into mixing and DJ-ing, you might want to give this a try, and it’s on a discounted price as well.

Shuttle Music Player gets updated with Material Design elements

SimpleCity, a developer also known as timusus over on Reddit, excitedly announced that he recently updated the Shuttle Music Player Android app to v1.5.0. As with the latest Android app updates, this version has received major Material Design elements, numerous bug fixes, MusixMatch support and Google Analytics removed, added lyrics & comment editing, a brand new icon, and of course, major improvements on performance. With this update, you can now also upgrade the free version via IAP according to developer.

Sonos Controller for Android gets updated to 5.3

Sonos has always been one of the top music apps on Google Play Store and its developer has just updated it to version 5.3. The Sonos app for phones and tablets has gotten even better, faster, and easier to use, thanks to more UX improvements, bug fixes, and an improved design. This recent update was actually released as beta a few weeks ago but it's now ready for a full launch. Main features include changes to moving music around your home plus three taps to party mode, track progression bar now more prominent, and new swipe gestures to control music playback.

Mix like a DJ, mix free with djay Free

Algoriddim, makers of the relatively successful premium DJ app “djay 2”, have released a limited but free version of their music mixing app called “djay Free”. Being a free app, you know you won’t be getting the whole shebang of features and stuff – but you might be surprised that you’ll enjoy what’s included in the free package.

Google Play Music bumps upload limit to 50,000

We've got another reason to love Google as Google Play Music now allows saving of up to 50,000 tracks online to be accessed anytime and anywhere. Uploading music files to Play Music has always been possible but there was a 20,000 song limit. The company has recently doubled storage space up to 50K. The new song upload limit makes audiophiles like me very happy. No need to pay for extra storage because Google is offering this for free. How generous of Google!

iRig UA officially arrives for Android

Up until recently, recording half-decent songs on Android devices was a huge trouble, as most musicians would know. Hearing about IK Multimedia's plan to release the its famous iRig for Android sure was a boost, as the guitar adapter was only had an iOS existence before that. Enter the the new iRig UA and the iRig Mic Studio, which promise to make digital recording and processing for guitar music on Android devices that much easier and several notches more exciting than ever.
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