The Rise of Capture Culture: How Apps Are Revolutionizing Music Collecting
Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 00:48:15 UTC

For decades, the question, "What song is playing?" plagued music fans. If a DJ failed to announce an artist's name or the song's title, fans were left to their own devices to figure it out (usually singing, humming and/or reciting misremembered lyrics to bemused friends or annoyed record-store clerks). Often, people accepted the music playing through the speakers in TV shows, movies, and bars as background ambience, because they lacked a means to identify a song and discover the artist behind it. Today, of course, fans can get that info and lots more immediately: They can pull out their smartphones and use music-ID apps like Shazam and SoundHound to instantly name a song and gain a wealth of information about the music-artist bio, video, buy links, lyrics, tour dates, and much more. Complete Article

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