Shout Out Louds, a Swedish indie band, has developed a new format for its latest single, a record made out of ice that can be played on a regular record player.
Amazon has introduced a new service, where if you buy a physical CD, a digital version will become available to you too.
Finnish anti-piracy group CIAPC seizes child’s laptop
Judge makes landmark decision regarding Internet Protocol (IP) address evidence.
Sony Music Entertainment Japan has announced that it will release Blu-spec CDs in December.
A US Court is set to make what could be a landmark decision in relation to the reselling of digital music.
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Most of the Japanese record companies have decided to remove DRM from their digital music downloads. A decision likely made to stimulate the shrinking digital download market in Japan
For the first time, revenue from music download/subscription sales has overtaken physical media in the first three months of 2012. While individual song download sales have overtaken CD singles for many years, album sales including box sets continued to sell better than as downloads up until now.
Audio-Technica has launched its latest flagship noise-cancelling headphones range, the ATH-ANC9 QuietPoint. Its new features includes a choice of three user-selectable noise-cancellation settings, an inline microphone and a controller for answering phone calls and controlling music playback, such as next/previous track.
Terrestrial radio introduced our parents to Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones. In the 80s and 90s, MTV videos nearly killed the radio star. Now, flexible, tailor-made online music services have quickly become the next big thing for listeners tired of the sound of Big Music dragging its feet toward innovation. According to The NPD Group, free online music services like Spotify and Pandora are more popular than ever — even among the traditionally tech-resilient older demographic. But that doesn’t mean users are throwing money at the model.
It looks as if Grooveshark is finally done. The final record label that was still supporting Groovshark, EMI, has finally pulled support for the service. With all four major record labels having now removed their support for Grooveshark, the service is doomed.
First, music geeks. Then, the world. Apple’s iCloud and Google Music Beta helped catapult cloud-based storage into the mainstream lexicon last year, allowing users to store downloaded tracks online and access them on myriad devices. That’s only the beginning, says Gartner.
Sales of music CDs have fallen precipitously over the past decade. Pushed to the brink by online file-sharing, piracy and, one may argue, a matching drop-off in quality artists, even customers who wanted to continue buying CDs found their efforts thwarted: record stores around the U.S. closed as their cash registers dried up. The NPD Group claims the tide is turning, with growth reported within both physical and digital sectors last year.