Technologies and media

Short on holiday music? Slip into the stream

The holiday season approaches and that generally means it's time to exceed nine out of ten doctors' recommended doses of food, drink, and holiday music.

TechHive

What's that whisper? Wireless headphone opera in busy train station

A few hundred people are here to enjoy the opera "Invisible Cities" - through headphones - performed by 15 singers and dancers and an 11-piece orchestra throughout the station, even in the Mission-style courtyards.

Reuters

Spotify to launch free mobile music service

Spotify is reportedly planning to launch a free, ad-supported version of its music streaming service on mobile devices.

The Telegraph

Google Music update

The latest update to Google's Music app allows users to save offline albums to their SD card.

The Full Signal

The Largest Ever Ear Training Library Now Available

Music education technology company Easy Ear Training has today released an enormous library of ear training information for musicians in a free app.

Mi2N

5 persistent challenges for internet radio stations

Advantages include the ability to get off the ground quickly, with minimal capital investment and without needing an FCC license (or worrying about FCC fines). But there are also challenges that deserve consideration by anyone interested in being an internet broadcaster.

Radio Survivor

NFC tracking introduced for musical instruments

Musical instrument owners can now track their instruments via a new NFC (Near Field Communication) platform.

MiPro

The YouTube Music Awards Misses Its Chance

The YouTube Music Awards (or the YTMA's as it's now being called) seemed like an ideal event to represent the best of the new music business. Or should have been.

Forbes

Could Apple's New Algorithm End the Loudness Wars?

'The loudness wars" is the term given to the increasing volume of mixes in recent years, achieved by compressing the dynamic range of audio tracks in order to get louder results.

The Music Network


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