All Covered With Vines

Adorable Folk Singers Are First Vine Musicians To Sign With Major Record Label

SO CUTE. SO TALENTED. (Screengrab: Vine)

If Justin Bieber was able to launch a music (and tech?) career from a bunch of Youtube videos, then this had to be the natural next step.

Michael and Carissa Rae Alvarado — who comprise husband-and-wife folk-pop duo “Us” — have become the first Vine musicians to sign with a major record label, Billboard reports. After just four months of posting six-second clips of their music, the pair signed with Republic Records on March 18. Read More

Internet Killed the Radio Star

Spotify’s Free Streaming for Smartphones Will Only Work on Shuffle

CEO Daniel Elk. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

We were excited about Spotify’s announcement today that they’ll soon offer free streaming on smartphones, providing a whole new avenue for America to enjoy embarrassing music.

Sadly, though, our dreams of listening to “Purple Rain” over and over and over again for free on our way to work were dashed when we learned that the service will only be available in shuffle mode. Read More