Ten Early 90s Indie Songs That Say It All

Tim Thornton | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

With the assistance of my publication of choice, Melody Maker, my eyes were opened to an increasingly large list of often ridiculously-named bands. The movement's zenith for me will always be the early 1990s; but time (i.e. the press) has not been kind to the memory of the indie music from this period.

YouTube Red Is Google Taking Back Power in Online Video

Mat Greenfield | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Last week saw a red letter day for YouTube, finally unveiling its long-rumoured subscription service: YouTube Red. In the process, it risked alienating video creators, dealt a blow to Internet advertising and made a bold move to ensure its future relevance in online media.

Impressively, 6.5 Million People Have Decided To Pay For Apple Music

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.10.2015 | UK Tech

Tim Cook has revealed that 6.5 million people decided to start paying for Apple Music after their three month free trial, with a further 8.5 million s...

Spotify's Scary New Privacy Policy Is So Severe People Are Leaving In Protest

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Tech

Spotify has updated its Privacy Policy with a number of drastic changes that will give the music streaming service direct access to your photos, conta...

Apple vs. Spotify: The Battle is on for the New User Market

Mark Hawtin | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hawtin

On paper Apple Music and Spotify appear identical. Both offer over 30 million songs, the ability to create playlists, radio functionality based on a song choice, offline listening, curated playlists based on mood, and music suggestions linked to your listening habits. However, the user experience is quite different.

The Piracy Problem - The Hunt for an Effective Solution

Wayne Beynon | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Tech
Wayne Beynon

The new legislation can be effective, but it needs to be coupled with improved relations and co-operation between industry and streaming companies. This - I believe - may be the key to stamping out online piracy once and for all.

Amazon's New Music Streaming Service Is A Bit Rubbish If You're A Katy Perry Fan

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 28.07.2015 | UK Tech

Amazon has launched its music streaming service, Prime Music in the UK, in a bid to rival Spotify and Apple. From today, the service will be availa...

Apple Announces New Product: 'Copying Spotify'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Comedy

The folks at College Humor have finally said what we're all thinking, with this spoof Apple advert featuring a rather odd-looking Tim Cook, CEO of App...

Taylor Swift Is Shaking Off Apple Music

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech

Taylor Swift is well truly shaking off music streaming services. Apple along with Swifty's record label Big Machine Records confirmed to BuzzFeed N...

Deaf People Hear The Voices Of Loved Ones In Heartwarming Video

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Jessa Mae is just like any other 16-year-old: she loves meeting up with friends, laughing and dancing. She is also deaf. "My dad is a fisherma...


Danny Weitzkorn | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Tech
Danny Weitzkorn

The backlash was clearly not envisaged, and raises the question how did the artists, many of whom have their own brands, or are seen as brands in their own right, manage to get it so wrong?

Struggling Musicians Launch Crowdfunding Project 'Tidal'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Comedy

A group of up-and-coming musicians have joined together to launch a crowdfunding venture. They are asking people to donate £20 a month to fund the...

What Is Tidal?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Tech

Jay Z has unveiled his vision for music streaming: Tidal. A premium 'HiFi' audio service that'll provide audio and video, at a cost. In simple term...

Spotify Could Be About To Get A Lot Less Free

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Tech

Using Spotify for free? Well times might be about to get a little harder for you if a report by the Financial Times is to be believed. Sources clos...

Charting the Streaming of Albums

Martin Talbot | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Martin Talbot

Streaming is upon us, it is one of the buzz words of our era - and understandably so. It may remain a minority sport among music fans (around 12% of spending on music in the UK during 2014), but it is growing at a rapid pace.

Apple TV Could Be A Netflix Rival

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Tech

Apple TV is at present, nothing more than a product that people whisper in corridors. It's a mythical TV that has Apple branding and will supposedly b...

Choose Your Own Soundtrack On PS4 With Spotify

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Tech

Sony and Spotify have announced a new service called PlayStation Music which will let you connect your Spotify account to the PS4 and create your own ...

Spotify 'Touch Preview' Is A Faster, Better Way To Discover New Music

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

Spotify wants to make it even easier to consume music as fast as possible, and with the absolutely minimum engagement, humanity and soul. To that e...

I Demand Less Choice!

Pat Higgins | Posted 09.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

I really miss having no choice. There's a real frisson to those moments when you lose the remote control under the sofa, or the wi-fi network packs up. You might have to watch something you don't like, or even something that you have no opinion about yet. Losing the remote is a scary rollercoaster of possibilities.

Catching the Big Fish in the Stream

Horace Trubridge | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Tech
Horace Trubridge

If you went into a record shop and bought a CD - I know, it doesn't happen very often any more - of your favourite band and you found out that the money you paid was mostly going to the act that sold the most records that week and not your favourite band then you would be rightly miffed. Unfortunately, the current Spotify model works just like that.

Who's The Most Spotified Artist Of 2014?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Ed Sheeran has been named Spotfiy’s most streamed artist of 2014, beating competition from the likes of Coldplay, Eminem and Katy Perry. The ‘...

Spotify ISN'T Your Only Option For Streaming Music

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Tech

To those already addicted to music streaming services, it's hard to imagine ever going back. Even for hardcore music lovers, whose collections are...

Is Spotify About To Lose An Entire Music Company?

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Tech

Following on from the departure of Taylor Swift from Spotify, Sony Music's CFO has confirmed that the company is 're-evaluating' its stance on music-s...

Taylor Swift Reveals What Spotify Pays Its Artists

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech

The Taylor Swift VS. Spotify battle has escalated after her label Big Machine revealed that Spotify had paid the artist just $500,000 in royalties ove...

Does Taylor Swift Really Know The Future of the Music Industry?

Mark Hillary | Posted 10.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Hillary

Of course in many ways she is right. Spotify is not run by the artists or record labels. It is an entirely different entity, however the question could be framed in a different way. If artists such as Swift are withdrawing from major streaming services like Spotify then what are they suggesting is the alternative?