Amidst its other event-related news this evening, T-Mobile has announced a big change for music lovers: music streaming without it affecting your data quota. CEO Legere, calling himself a "music freak", said he was "outraged" at the use of music to lure in subscribers to "over-priced plans". Music should be free, he said, and so starting now it no longer counts towards one's 4G data on the carrier's Simple Choice plans.
The Amazon Fire Phone is being detailed this week with a pair of magnetic earbuds that come in the box. These earbuds are being pushed as specifically better for pockets than Apple’s stock earbuds with anti-tangle action as well as a design that’s strikingly similar to those that come with the iPhone.
Today the band OK Go releases their next single in music video form, "The Writing’s On the Wall" complete with forced perspective galore. This music video takes on the legacy the band has built with a variety of music videos before, each of them creating a spectacle of themselves. As if built to be viral in the first place, OK Go seems to have the formula down.
Indie artists as big as Adele and the Arctic Monkeys could be yanked from YouTube within a matter of days as the streaming video service demands they sign up with a new subscription music platform or find somewhere else to host their content. YouTube plans to begin limited testing of the streaming service, which is expected to support offline and ad-free playback, shortly, ahead of a broader roll-out later in 2014, but independent artists could disappear "in a matter of days." Continue Reading
This week "Weird Al" Yankovic revealed when he’d be running a campaign to rule a new Russia, starting on the 15th of July. That or he’s let it be known that his next album will be appearing this summer. Either way, he does have a new album mastered on a CD disk out there in the wild.
Amazon's anticipated music streaming service Prime Music has made a surprise appearance tonight, arriving ahead of the company's press event next week. This follows in line with a rumor we saw surface earlier today, and brings the company toe-to-toe with some of its biggest competitors.
Next week we’ll be headed to an Amazon press event, but today it’s been tipped that the company may reveal a streaming music program as early as Friday. Why would Amazon reveal a streaming music service before their major event next week, you might ask? To push that service to whatever device they plan on revealing next week, of course.
In the wake of Apple’s purchase of Beats by Dre, Google has been tipped to be in talks to acquire the music streaming service Songza. While Google already has a streaming music service in its Google Play Music library and delivery system, the company may be looking for a way to compete with Apple’s oncoming integration of Beats Music curation into their music delivery system(s). Songza may be the answer Google needs.