PlayGround for Music Making Trends, Making Music

PlayGround for Music Making

No Comments 24 February 2016

via Dotted Music: The new music app PlayGround has a playful take on touch-based music making. It’s a colorful experience, but is it enjoyable enough? PlayGround, for iPhone and iPad, is developed by the Belgian collective Herrmutt Lobby. The app allows you to play songs by tapping and swiping multiple colored objects in an interactive interface.

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WhoSampled Integrates Spotify

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WhoSampled Integrates Spotify

No Comments 7 February 2016

via Billboard: The music sample sourcing service WhoSampled has announced a new integration with Spotify that will allow listeners to discover the inspirations and origins of songs through the digital streaming service.

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SoundCloud Launches “Stations”

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SoundCloud Launches “Stations”

No Comments 2 February 2016

via TechCrunch: With opportune timing, given Apple’s decision to put its curated iTunes Radio stations behind a paywall, music streaming service SoundCloud launched its own take on continuous, lean-back listening with the debut of “Stations.” Similar to other radio services, like Pandora, Stations allow users to listen to an endless stream of music based on a track, search terms, or other content stream.

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Pandora Revamps Its App

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Pandora Revamps Its App

No Comments 28 January 2016

via TechCrunch: Pandora rolled out a series of new features that, again, are aimed at making the streaming music service more competitive with the likes of Spotify and other competitors. As you may recall, the company recently introduced “thumbprint radio” – a way for the service to create a mix of user favorites and recommendations, which seemed a shot against Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” playlist.

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Is There a Music Tech Bubble?

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Is There a Music Tech Bubble?

No Comments 22 January 2016

The coming hangover might affect some digital music companies, but experts say not all valuations are suspect and that good ideas will continue to find financial backers. Billboard reports.

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For Spotify and Pandora, Connecting Artists to Fans Is Good Business

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For Spotify and Pandora, Connecting Artists to Fans Is Good Business

No Comments 13 January 2016

With newcomer Apple Music already taking a sizable bite out of the market, competing services Spotify and Pandora hope to differentiate themselves by amping up ways to help artists connect with their fans. Billboard reports.

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App Bridges Ableton Link, MIDI

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App Bridges Ableton Link, MIDI

No Comments 10 January 2016

From Create Digital Music: Link is a marvel – even if you never touch Ableton Live. Grab some iOS gadgets, put them on the same wireless network, and you get rock-solid sync that responds dynamically to any tempo change on any device.

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