Digital Music

Streaming Music Is Fundamentally Changing the Way We Listen

John MacFarlane | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Tech
John MacFarlane

We've reached a watershed moment for streaming music. Music fans are taking advantage of a rapidly evolving landscape of technologies and services that are redefining our music experience, and expanding our engagement with music and artists in ways that were previously unimaginable.

Why I Love Music People

Paul Piggott | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

What the move to the US (and the delays in work permits!) did mean is that I've had tons of time to think about the industry that I've spent my whole professional life in. And I've come to realize and affirm to myself something that I think I've known for a long time. That I love music people. But I think for the first time ever I can truly explain why.

It Takes Two

Geoff Taylor | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Geoff Taylor

British labels have helped to lead this transformation, licensing more new digital music services than in any other country. But one fundamental has stayed rock solid. It's the partnership between artist and label that drives the phenomenal success achieved by British music.

Amazon 'AutoRip' Gives Free Digital Copies Of Every CD Bought Since 1999

PA | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK Tech

Online retailer Amazon has stepped up the battle for music sales by announcing it will give away digital versions when customers buy CDs and vinyl rec...

Amazon AutoRip: Customers To Get Free Digital Copies Of Every CD Bought Since 1998

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Tech

Amazon has announced that will provide users with a free digital copy of every CD they've ever bought. The new service - AutoRip - will upload free...

Digital Sales Hit Record: Is The End Of The Box In Sight?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Tech

More than a billion pounds was spend on digital goods for the first time in 2012. Sales of movies, music and video games online hit the record tota...

Michael Rundle

Is Bruce Willis 'Considering Legal Action' Against Apple Over iTunes Collection? | Michael Rundle | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Bruce Willis' wife has taken to Twitter to deny that her husband is considering legal action. If the papers are to be believed, Bruce Willi...

3D Printing, IKEA and the Lessons to Be Learned From the Music Industry

Luke Hebblethwaite | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Tech
Luke Hebblethwaite

If I was IKEA right now, I'd be worried; there's a new technology in town that's going to change their world just as much as the move to digital changed the music industry. That technology is 3D printing.

Luke McGee

Sick Of Spotify? Try Rdio | Luke McGee | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Tech

The internet nearly exploded earlier this week when Spotify finally unveiled their long awaited iPad app. The new apps means that Spotify's premiu...

The HuffPost UK Tech Playlist: Future Sounds To Tweet By

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Tech

To launch our new Spotify Playlists page and the Spotify Play button, Huff Post UK Tech has put together a top ten list of future sounds to tweet, pin...

Is My Jam The Future Of Music Sharing?

NME | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK Tech

Over the past few weeks, we've been getting hooked on This Is My Jam, a deceptively simple new website where you simply pick your jam – just one son...

Cue Songs, Peter Gabriel's Venture To Save The Music Industry

Huffington Post UK | Melanie Hick | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK Tech

Can Peter Gabriel save the music industry with his new digital music project, Cue Songs? EMI has just been sold for a handful of brass knockers, to...

Living by Numbers

David Julian Price | Posted 26.11.2011 | UK Tech
David Julian Price

Deep down in my subconscious, I've just discovered, is a line or two of programming that says my music somehow needs to be linked to a thing. Whether it's a 30cm black vinyl think, or a 12cm lacquer coated aluminium thing, or a little plastic cassette of iron oxide coated mylar, it's got to be a tangible, physical thing.