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Stream SPIN’s SXSW Nokia MixRadio Playlist: Against Me!, Dum Dum Girls, and More

Nokia's rebranded streaming service MixRadio is up and running, and SPIN has launched its very own mix in honor of this year's South By Southwest…
Jen Jamin / March 12, 2014

Neil Young Pitches Pono Music Service at SXSW as Alternative to Digital ‘S—t’

When Neil Young tells you that there's something out of whack with the way you're listening to music, then you can't help but listen, which…
Garrett Kamps / March 12, 2014

Live Music Can’t Escape the Digital App-ocalypse

The music listening experience, for all but a handful of vinyl stalwarts and cassette label junkies, has become fully digital. Spotify, Pandora, and iTunes provide…
Adam K. Raymond / August 20, 2013

How Vine Is Making Interesting Music Six Seconds at a Time

In the seven months since Twitter launched Vine most users have found it the perfect way to project their mindless self indulgence with moving, rather…
Adam K. Raymond / August 15, 2013

Smart Headphones: Actually a Smart Idea

Headphones that do nothing but play music will soon be dinosaurs, found only in Hollywood period pieces and museums for ancient technology. The asteroid in this metaphor…
Adam K. Raymond / August 6, 2013

Google Chromecast: Not the First Web-to-TV App, But Possibly the Easiest (and Cheapest)

Google's plot to rule every piece of technology in American homes moved forward last week with the release of Chromecast, a two-inch dongle that allows…
Adam K. Raymond / July 30, 2013

Ascent of the Nerds: Music That Mattered at San Diego Comic Con 2013

As usual, the big news out of this year's Comic Con was made by major Hollywood studios and old guard TV networks shamelessly pandering for…
Adam K. Raymond / July 23, 2013

Jam Band Umphrey’s McGee Wants Fans to Wear Headphones at Their Show

Many a concert-goer has had his aural experience ruined by sub-optimal acoustics or fellow fans howling like caged primates. Jam band Umphrey's McGee says no…
Adam K. Raymond / July 16, 2013

Napster Documentary Shows Music Industry’s Past, Future

In June 1999, a sole teenager forever altered the landscape of recorded music with the launch of Napster. It wasn't the first peer-to-peer file-sharing network,…
Adam K. Raymond / June 28, 2013

Bono’s New Charity Project May Foreclose on Farm Aid

Farm Aid has revealed the lineup for this year's version of the 27-year-old charity concert: Along with organizers Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and…
Adam K. Raymond / June 28, 2013

Will Live-Streams Impact the Summer Music-Festival Market?

When Paul McCartney shuffled on to the stage at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, 80,000 fans gawked from the trampled fields of Manchester,…
Adam K. Raymond / June 26, 2013

FAA to Allow Electronic Devices From Take-Off to Landing

Any travelers who've ever hidden earbuds inside their hoodies to blast a dramatic soundtrack (Mogwai? Explosions in the Sky? "Ride of the Valkyries"?) for take-off,…
Adam K. Raymond / June 25, 2013

Public Enemy and Death Grips Use New BitTorrent Bundle to Connect With Fans

In the most traditional sense, Public Enemy's new single "Get Up, Stand Up," is free. Released via BitTorrent Bundle, the song costs only an email…
Adam K. Raymond / June 21, 2013

Five Artists Who Still Say No to Streaming

With Pink Floyd bowing before the beast this week and allowing Spotify to stream its music, one of the biggest digital-music holdouts has finally relented.
Adam K. Raymond / June 20, 2013

Pandora Buys a South Dakota Radio Station to Save Money

The Internet's hub for personalized radio stations ("Eye of the Tiger" radio is a personal favorite) jumped into the terrestrial radio market last Tuesday when…
Adam K. Raymond / June 19, 2013
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