Streaming Music

Music to Your Ears - Why Audio Is Getting an Upgrade

Matthew Hussey | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

Even vinyl has seen an upturn in sales. In the UK alone, vinyl sales reached levels not seen since 1996, before napster, limewire or even the MP3 came to dominate our listening experience.

Why Cheaper Speakers Might Be A False Economy

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 21.11.2014 | UK Tech

Technical speaker specifications aren't everyone's choice of bedtime reading. Phrases such as 'near field' and 'ultra linear frequency response' t...

Google Buys Songza. But What Is It?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Tech

Google has bought music streaming service Songza. The company announced the news on its website, saying it was "thrilled" to announce the pairing. ...

Amazon Launches Streaming Music Service... With A Catch

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Tech

Amazon has quietly launched a free music streaming service in the US for members of its 'Prime' annual subscription club. Prime already gave custom...

Spotify Suddenly Looks Different - Here's Why

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Tech

Spotify has launched the biggest redesign in its history - and we hope you like black. The new design will launch on iOS, Android, desktop and web ...

'Forgotify' Is A Project To Play All 4 Million Unplayed Songs On Spotify

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Tech

There are more then 20 million songs on Spotify - but not all songs are born equal. In fact it was recently announced that more than four million ...

Bobby Gillespie Compiles 'Best of Oasis' Playlist to Coincide With Release of Online Streaming Catalogue

Todd Cochran | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Todd Cochran

As a tribute to the band's enduring influence and to salute his Gallagher mates, Primal Scream frontman Bobby Gillespie was pegged by Rdio to create an exclusive playlist of his favourite Oasis tracks listeners through the Oasis journey, from Rock 'N' Roll Star to the Masterplan.

Oasis Added To Spotify And Rdio

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Oasis - one of the last major hold-outs from streaming music services - have decided that today is gonna be the day. The brothers Gallagher can now...

Spotify Launches Free Service On Mobile Devices

Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Tech

Spotify has expanded its free music service to mobile devices for the first time. Previously it was only the desktop version of the streaming music...

Free Streaming Music: Is It Possible?

Victoria Kushner | Posted 11.12.2013 | UK Tech
Victoria Kushner

How much money do you pay for music? A year ago Freemake.com posted an infographic claiming that we'd pay £0 for music in 2013. The year is almost over, but most UK music streaming services continue taking fees for the subscription.

Thom Yorke: 'Spotify Is The Last Desperate Fart Of A Dying Corpse'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Radiohead singer Thom Yorke has launched another blistering attack on Spotify, labelling it "the last desperate fart of a dying corpse". Yorke drew...

'Spotify Connect' Is A New Assault On The Home Streaming Market

Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Tech

Spotify has launched a new assault on the home audio market. Current home streaming systems such as Apple's AirPlay generally require the use of a ...

Michael Rundle

Rdio Launches 'You.FM' Radio Stations Amid Challenge From Apple And Google

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Tech

Imagine a radio station that played obscure Scandinavian indie pop, hopeful wistful fuzz-punk and Andrew WK track after Andrew WK track after obscure...

Spotify - The Good, the Bad and the Future

Chris Cannon | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Tech
Chris Cannon

Is it even reasonable to compare the music purchasing habits of 10 years ago with those of today? The remarkable advancements of the digital age over the past decade would have made the CD far less relevant today with or without Spotify's existence. Spotify isn't here to replace the CD and it isn't here to make up the shortfall for the dramatic decline in physical sales over the past decade.

Thom Yorke Pulls Music From Spotify

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.09.2013 | UK Tech

Radiohead's Thom Yorke has pulled his bands' music off streaming music service Spotify after claiming that new artists "get paid fuck all" for their w...

Should Musicians Prefer Piracy to Streaming?

Rob Dix | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Entertainment
Rob Dix

While Spotify is theoretically a great discovery platform (through apps, friends' playlists and an instant way of checking out recommendations), listeners are far more likely to be grazing than appraising, and may not go on to form a real connection with the musician.

The Economics of Spotify

Eamonn Carey | Posted 27.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Eamonn Carey

The idea that Spotify is somehow bad for the music industry is farcical. I read today that Coldplay are not releasing their new album on Spotify - ost...