Technologies and media

YouTube Close to Launching Subscription Music Service

YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service -- akin to a Spotify, but with video -- to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans.


It's the final curtain for Twitter Music

Twitter is reportedly close to killing off its standalone music app, Twitter Music, only six months after launch.


Music for All with Open Source Software

I am embarrassed to admit that I have never in my life considered the struggle of blind musicians to find Braille music scores.

Linux Journal

YouTube to host first-ever music awards

"We're announcing a new kind of awards show — one powered by you," wrote YouTube's vice president of marketing Danielle Tiedt.

The Digital Universe

Social media brings new orchestra, opera fans

Normally two islands in a sea of social media, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia have had recent audience triumphs radically revising old notions that Twitter and other social media work only for young millennials.

Google takes down more than eight 'pirate' links every second

Despite reports that piracy is good for revenue, search engine removed 5.3m links in a week for copyright holders.

The Guardian

Spotify: merging music with social media

Our relationships with music are deeply personal and intimate. But we shouldn't forget that music is also an incredibly powerful social tool capable of bringing people together to share in an experience, whether at a gig or an old-fashioned sing along around the campfire.

Sunshine Coast Daily

The 10 Best music apps

Listen to a far-flung radio station, play back your band's tracks or search for your favourite music. These apps do it all.

The Indipendent

ReverbNation Launches Crowd Review: Fan-Sourced Music Feedback

New artist and direct to fan services launch almost daily, leaving music marketers and artists juggling a mashup of what might work for them.


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