You don't have to be the host of "American Idol" to use Twitter Music anymore.
A little more than a month after CNET broke the news that Twitter was working on a stand-alone music discovery app and a week after that app was rolled out to an invite-only group of celebrities and others -- including Ryan Seacrest -- the general public can now get its hands on the music discovery app.
Twitter officially unveiled #music on Thursday during "Good Morning America." The company later provided more details about the service in a blog post, saying … Read more
Eschewing the common press event, Twitter is apparently once again taking to broadcast TV to unveil a new product or service tweak.
The microblogging site will be making a "BIG" announcement during Thursday's broadcast of "Good Morning America," according to a tweet on the show's twitter feed. No stranger to morning TV show's audiences, Twitter went on "Good Morning America" last year to announce a refresh of its profile page design.
Might we finally be getting an official launch of Twitter Music. After confirming the purchase of music discovery service We … Read more
In this new era of music streaming, many people seem to wonder whether song and album downloading is becoming irrelevant. Apparently, not quite yet.
Music downloading is as strong as ever, according to a new NPD study based on data from 5,400 consumer surveys. In fact, streaming only seems to bolster downloads.
Though streaming services, like Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio, have grown at an extraordinary rate, music fans still want to own albums. According to NPD, 44 million U.S. residents paid for the download of at least one song track or album last year. And this number has … Read more
Spotify continues to turn up its music service around the world.
As of today, Spotify is now officially available in eight new countries, including Mexico, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Iceland. The latest launches extend Spotify's global reach to 28 different countries.
CNET actually uncovered the news yesterday based on information from "a person familiar with the situation." CNET News reporter Paul Sloan reported the rollouts in the new markets with the launch date pegged for today.
I get all panicked when I have to put together music for a party. It's not because I hate music; it's because I love it too much.
Putting together a playlist is like putting my ego on the line. If someone doesn't like a song I picked out -- or just fails to love it as much as I hoped they would -- it has the power to send me into a depressive spiral of self-loathing.
I'm weird that way. I could never make it as a DJ.
That why I was excited to see CNET … Read more
Spotify's quest for world domination is continuing.
The top on-demand, streaming-music service is set to launch in eight new markets, including Mexico, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Baltics, and Iceland, according to a person familiar with the situation. The rollouts could come as soon as tomorrow.
Adding territories has been a top priority for Spotify, which is racing to boost its user base. Spotify, which launched in the U.S. just over a year and a half ago, now has 24 million active users, 6 million of whom are paying subscribers. It's become the fastest-growing digital music company ever, … Read more
Subwoofers are used in most home theater systems, but subs can also radically improve the sound of stereo systems -- and not just the ones with small speakers. Subs can provide a foundation to the sound that few speakers can muster on their own. So adding a sub is not just about adding more and deeper bass; rather, a properly integrated subwoofer can improve the overall sound of the system.
An application that allows the user to download music for free is an incredibly valuable tool for any music lover, as there are only a few of these available on the market. Music Wizard allows the user to search for music and download it, just like Napster did over a decade ago. While its user interface is not the most feature-filled or most beautifully designed, the app works well.
Music Wizard requires no registration or extra advanced settings during the installation. It quickly opens and doesn't lag or stall. It is fast and functional. The user interface consists of … Read more