Technologies and media

Google Music adds seven new countries to its roster

Users in Australia, Ireland, Portugal, and more now have access to the Web giant's music service, which allows for free storage of up to 20,000 songs.

Cnet

Apple 'iRadio' service set for summer release, rumors suggest

Turning Apple into cider is a popular sport these days. And Apple is certainly experiencing a lacuna in innovative product introductions. Now, the rumor mill is heralding the introduction of Apple radio this summer -- but it may be too little, too late.

Fox News

Why Spotify is Twitter for Music

Gordon MacMillan, recently reported on Spotify's new video commercials, that have been released onto You Tube. These attempt to capture the 'concept' of music, and interestingly seek to do so without a musical soundtrack.

The Wall Blog

Amazon extends AutoRip perk to vinyl records

Amazon.com's AutoRip, which gives customers free digital copies of CDs they purchase, is now available for vinyl records - including those purchased in the past.

Los Angeles Times

Headphones become the ‘it’ music accessory

High-priced headphones have overshadowed earbuds to become the "must-have" item of music lovers in recent years. With the rise of popular brands like Skullcandy and Beats by Dr. Dre, headphones are now just as much of a status symbol as they are a tool to listen to the latest music.

The Digital Universe

A Generic Guitar Inspires a Distinctive Project

It started out as an inside joke and quickly became an international art project, linked to a charitable cause. Nick Didkovsky, a guitarist and composer, and Charles O'Meara, the guitarist in the eclectic rock trio Forever Einstein, were in the habit of scanning eBay for used instruments, and emailing each other links to the ones they considered interesting.

The New York Times

Tweets, streams, phones make noise in music world

For music fans, a mobile phone doesn't say, "Call me." It says Call Me Maybe. Carly Rae Jepsen's viral hit is one example of how phones, social media and streaming have revolutionized music consumption.

USA Today

National Library's iPad app makes sweet music

Thousands of pages of historic sheet music from the National Library of Australia in Canberra are available for the first time on mobile devices. The library has launched a new iPad application called Forte, which can access more than 13,000 individual musical items, dating from the early 1800s through to the 1950s.

ABC Online

6 Top Music Concert Apps

Concerts apps are mostly similar, in that they typically mash the now-familiar GPS on your phone against show listing databases. But when you're on the run, trying to find that last-minute concert or be among the first to score tickets to something before it sells out or scalpers ruin the party for everyone, only a handful will actually do the job and get you tickets on time. 

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