Here’s what happened when a self-described ‘one-man musical army’ put the AirTurn Duo bluetooth pedal through the paces. The following product deep-dive comes from a company we’re really proud to be partnering with . AirTurn making gigging a thousand times easier and more enjoyable, not to mention more lucrative. If you’re a gigging musician, this […]
Image by Thomas Lang (CC by 2.0) The company lays off an ‘unspecified’ number of employees. Then, they make deals with their rivals. Now, the CEO steps down. Will 2017 be the end of Sonos? In a blog post on Sonos’ website, Sonos CEO and co-founder John MacFarlane stepped down. Titled, ‘The Next Generation of […]
Image by Rob Albright (CC by 2.0) An Alexa-enabled only device music subscription may help Amazon Music Unlimited route the competition in 2017. Yet, a new study shows dipping numbers for Spotify ahead of their IPO, and Echo users aren’t buying Music Unlimited. Right after the holiday season, Amazon reported booming sales for Alexa-enabled devices, […]
Here are the new UE Pro CIEM’s. Being used by a pro, probably. I recently had the opportunity to hop on a call with the team behind Ultimate Ears’s Pro line and get filled in on what they have been working on. This is one of my favorite brands to work with because I really […]
Forget about a block-controlled vinyl turntable. Why not try your smartphone? Several weeks ago, we covered the RokBlok. The record player consists of a small wooden caravan that goes around your vinyl record, reproducing high-quality music. But if a wooden block with wheels doesn’t do it for you, why not try a self-contained stylus? Introducing […]
Image by *USB* (CC by 2.0) Napster and Tidal are going big in higher fidelity music. At CES 2017, Napster CEO Mike Davis introduced the company’s vision for high-definition audio. The music streamer teamed up with DEG: The Digital Entertainment group to provide studio quality tracks with top artists. Dubbed “Hi-Res Audio,” and first introduced […]
With competition between music streaming services continuing to intensify, Spotify is focusing on smooth peripheral hand-offs. Spotify is now testing a new feature that will allow users to hand-off music playback between two devices, such as a phone and a smart speaker system. The feature works by first letting you select your favorite devices in […]
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Capitalizing on the rapid growth of music consumption in the app, TikTok parent company ByteDance has confirmed a major acquisition. The Chinese conglomerate has purchased Jukedeck, an AI music startup in the UK. As with most AI-centered music startups, Jukedeck has developed a software which allows users to create music with artificial intelligence. Over three […]
British audio tech startup MQA has been quietly building partnerships in the music industry. Several months ago, Jay-Z’s music streaming service, TIDAL, rolled out MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) streaming on iOS and Android devices. Rhapsody International then announced a deal with the audio tech startup in May. The partnership between Rhapsody-owned Napster and MQA means […]
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Last summer, and to beat the competition in emerging markets, Spotify quietly unveiled an alternative version of its app. Dubbed Spotify Lite, the company first tested the 15 MB app in Brazil. Visually, both apps look similar. Yet, under the hood, the company has made several key changes. Stating it “saves you data, battery, and […]