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Friday 17 July 2009
Riceboy Sleeps is the name under which Sigur Ros frontman Jon Thor Birgisson and his partner Alex Somers exhibit their artworks, and now serves as the title of their first album, the contents of which are accurately signalled in the press release's use of terms such as "contemplative dream-state" and "slowly evolving abstract landscapes".
Friday 26 June 2009
As if we had not heard enough of Duffy's mega-hit last year, prepare for its second coming. Now "Mercy" has been covered to sound even more retro. Quite a feat, given how strongly the Welsh wonder channels the beehive glamour of Dusty Springfield and Lulu's wide-eyed exuberance.
Monday 22 June 2009
Spotify has introduced CD quality sound to its music streaming service in a bid to attract more users.
Thursday 28 May 2009
This morning, music streaming service Spotify posted a YouTube demo of its new mobile app for the Googlephone. It looks sleek and addresses the obvious issue of offline synching.
Friday 08 May 2009
Spotify, the Swedish streaming service fast gaining traction as the trendiest place to listen to music online, is rumoured to be launching a subscription-funded download service.
Wednesday 25 March 2009
Visits to music streaming service Spotify.com have more than doubled in February, according to internet monitoring company Hitwise.
Friday 16 January 2009
The digital music business is booming but 95 per cent of downloads are still illegal and not paid for, according to a report published today.
Wednesday 17 December 2008
It might sound like a lot of money to pay for an iPod but this is no ordinary MP3 player – it's a classical music fan's dream buy. That's because it's pre-loaded with 175 hours of J S Bach, plus an extra 63GB of memory for more stunning symphonies. It comes with three back-up DVDs containing the audio files for the complete Bach edition, in case any iPod novices manage to wipe the memory.
Sunday 23 November 2008
<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/10/cyberclinic-how.html">Cyberclinic: How loud is your iPod?</a>
Wednesday 15 October 2008
Scarcely a day goes by without me coming across someone on public transport who has jacked up the volume of their mp3 player so high that I can hear it from several metres away, over the sound of train wheels, general chat and the noise of the driver telling us that the train won't be stopping at Stockwell tube station because of perpetual engineering works
Monday 09 June 2008
As we launch this competition it’s sunny outside, so we’ve decided that means it’s officially summer. So, what could be better than lounging outside in the garden, drinking lemonade, reading a good book and listening to some great music? Well, we can’t help with the garden, lemonade or book, but we can offer six lucky winners an MP3 player with built in FM radio. Can’t be bad!
Thursday 17 April 2008
The musical history of Memphis leans heavily on R&B, rock’n’roll and soul, but in the late Sixties, Ardent Studios was a lone outpost catering to the region’s burgeoning wave of Anglophile groups.
Thursday 24 January 2008
Thursday 24 January 2008
Wednesday 23 January 2008
Graham Perkins emailed, complaining that the internet radio service Pandora.com was unavailable to UK users. We're not the first country to lose access to its customised music stations – most Western European listeners were shut out a few months back, and now Pandora has become a US-only service while arguments over licensing and copyright rumble on. Other sites, such as last.fm, will scoop up Pandora's listeners – but how does a website know which country you're in? And why did Pandora's statement say, "users in the UK and elsewhere will still be able to utilise the service through other means".
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