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Climate Change Forces Fender to Switch Wood on Future Stratocaster Guitars

Photo Credit: Simon Weisser Fender has been using ‘swamp ash’ since the 1950s for its Stratocaster guitars. That’s changing. The type of wood used in these guitars lent a particular sound to many famous musicians. Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, Chrissie Hynde, Bob Dylan, and many more have praised their Fender guitars. The swamp ash used […]

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We’re Giving Away a $1,600 Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass to Help You Kick Off 2021

The Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass, released October 2020 (photo: Fender) Digital Music News has teamed up with Sweetwater to help a lucky musician kickstart 2021. Here’s a look at the recently-released Fender American Professional II Jazz Bass, and how you can win it. 2020 may have grounded most tours and live concerts, but […]

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Spotify Wants to Dominate the Commute with a Voice-Controlled Device

Photo Credit: Spotify Spotify is hoping to dominate the commute when it returns with a voice-activated device to control music and podcasts while driving. The device is tentatively called ‘Car Thing,’ and it’s in an experimental stage of development. Spotify is using prototype devices to learn how people listen to streaming services while driving. For […]

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Apple Fitness+ Launching ‘Time to Walk’ Audio Stories for Subscribers

Photo Credit: Solen Feyissa Apple Fitness+ is launching a new ‘Time to Walk’ audio stories feature for subscribers, where guests tell inspiring stories. The new feature is described as “an audio experience in the Workout app where guests share inspiring stories as you walk.” The concept isn’t new; it’s something some health and fitness apps […]