App for That
It’s unclear if it’s a glitch or just a really weird marketing tactic, but there’s something up with the listing for Taylor Swift’s new album on Amazon.
As you can see in the photo to the left, 1989 costs $9.99 in physical CD form, and $12.49 in MP3 form. That’s standard — MP3s generally cost more than physical discs.
Music to Your Ears
For those who’ve grown tired of filters, frames, and cropping tools, there’s now an additional way to waste time editing all your selfies.
iPhone app Just Add Audio, which launched today, lets users add free, legal music to their photos and videos. The app was created by VideoBlocks, a subscription-based provider of royalty-free stock media.
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Western music is popular all over the world, but language barriers can make it difficult for foreign fans to lose themselves in the songs and shows.
To unite fans from the East and artists from the West, DJ and Producer Steve Aoki is endorsing AsQme, an AMA-style site where Japanese fans can ask Western artists questions to help them better understand their music. The Japanese-American electro house musician will host the site’s first AMA, which will start on October seventh and run for a staggering three weeks.
The Future Will See You Now
Pornhub may be a prime source for fap material (ugh, sorry), but they’re also capable of so much more. They plant trees! They make clever FIFA World Cup commentary! And now, they also produce records, apparently.
The porn site has officially launched its own record label, Pornhub Records, Billboard reported yesterday. The announcement may seem totally bizarre, but this isn’t Pornhub’s first dabbling in the music industry; artists Coolio, FaltyDL, and Xiu Xiu all used the site to premiere music videos within the past year.
Sure Why Not
Imagine going to a club to see a DJ perform live — from 5,000 miles away.
Mixify, the online platform that lets you live stream DJs’ EDM tracks, has just introduced Clubcast, a service that lets venues live stream an HD video feed of a DJ’s set directly into their premises. Clubcast works two-ways, meaning not only can club-goers see the DJ, but the DJ can also see his or her audience and gauge their reactions to the music.
Because life officially imitates the Internet, a doge-themed record label now exists in London. The label, called Doge Records, is putting out its first album on May 7. Such 2014!
As far as we can tell, there’s nothing explicitly doge-ish about the record label, save for its logo — Read More
It’s so simple, and yet so genius.
A band called Vulfpeck has devised a brilliant plan to reap major royalties from Spotify so they can fund their upcoming tour, Noisey reports.
music is my boyfriend
First, Spotify doxxed your basic ass taste in music and now the city’s Department of Health is begging you to turn it down. In a public service campaign launched yesterday, the agency urges you to turn down your music not only because it’s terrible, but also for your own safety.
There’s finally an app for solving the social anxiety that is going to a concert stag. Today, concert matchmaking app Jukely is expanding to ten cities with a refreshed iOS 7 design. The New York-based app syncs with your social media profile, scours their likes and recommends upcoming concerts.
Someone wake Giuliana Rancic from her bed in the middle of the Rockefeller Center Anthropologie, because YouTube is planning its first award show. The YouTube Music Awards is slated for Nov. 3 and will feature performances the kind of up-and-comers the platform is so great at spotlighting, like Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Eminem. It’ll be beamed to your computers live from Pier 36 in the Lower East Side.