Did they or didn’t they? Google was rumored to have been interested in Spotify ahead of their Songza purchase, but nothing came of it. Now, sources tell The Wall Street Journal that Google was interested in Spotify after all. The reason they didn’t buy might just surprise you.
In a world where smartphones make the most convenient portable music players, the market for dedicated MP3 players has dwindled. That hasn't stopped Sony from hawking its once-popular Walkman line of PMPs, however, and the effort is slowly paying off, with Japan embracing its latest Walkman ZX1.
The final Weird Al music video for Mandatory Fun does not, believe it or not, take on his final parody not covered by a video thus far. Instead of "Inactive", an Imagine Dragons parody, Al went with "Mission Statement." This is not a parody, it’s a pastiche.
Apple has announced its eighth iTunes Festival, its month-long music festival that will see artists like Pharrell Williams, Blondie, and Calvin Harris perform at London's Roundhouse venue come September. The concerts - which will see more than sixty acts take to the stage through the course of the month - will be attended by ticket winners, though Apple will also be streaming them for those who can't make it in person.
Weird Al’s 7th of 8 music videos released this week in support for his album Mandatory Fun gets down and funky with celebrities of all kinds. Not directly, of course, as this video makes good pals with "Lame Claim to Fame", a song that’s all about The Weird One’s many associations with the most amazing people in the world - famous people!
It’s time once again to bring the Weird Al Yankovic fire to the masses with "First World Problems", the 6th of 8 videos set to be released this week in support of his newest album Mandatory Fun. This video will let you know how hard it is to live in a world without gluten-free cookies in an airport lounge.
The fifth song in the first week of Weird Al music videos for his new album Mandatory Fun has arrived. This is "Sports Song" - the first of the collection to appear without a direct parody of a song in mind. Each of the other music videos that’ve come earlier this week have been parodies of songs that’ve been popular over the past several months.
Spinning off from Microsoft in the near future, Nokia MixRadio - originally called Nokia Music - will become its own entity. This service will eventually be able to work with Apple’s iOS for iPhone and iPad as well as Google’s Android for tablets and smartphones. For now, the service continues to work with Windows Phone.