In the streaming music world, Spotify is kicking ass and taking names. Microsoft Groove is dead. Like in phones, Microsoft is getting good at admitting defeat and now, its getting out of music and will instead partner with Spotify. Microsoft will end Groove Music Pass at the end of 2017, but...
  • Spotify adds new About page for Artists

    Spotify is given artists a huge boost in a new About page. This new tab will be available on the Artist page and allow you to get a much more detailed look at the artist’s background and following, amongst ranking as compared to others in the world. The new...
  • Spotify highlights how awesome you are at discovering music artists

    It’s often the job of a DJ to introduce new music to the world. In 2015, most of us don’t listen to radio, instead preferring streaming music services like Spotify. A key part of ensuring you discover new music you like, is having good techniques to uncover new artists...
  • Watch Daniel Johns drive a fashion shoot from his music #ShotBySound

    Ex-Silverchair front man, now solo artist, Daniel Johns has partnered up with David Jones to create a neat bit of technology. Shot by sound is a part music video, part photo shoot and part technology innovation. By rigging up microphones to the band’s equipment and John’s microphone, they were...
  • Apple Music now live, are you signing up ?

    Apple Music is now available. The streaming service starts with a 3 month free trial where thanks to Taylor Swift, Apple will pay artists everytime you play. You know Apple are serious about a new product or service when they takeover Apple.com with a promotion. If you want to...
  • Review: TIDAL on SONOS

    One of TIDAL’s biggest selling points is high quality audio and it’s now available on SONOS. The streaming music is in lossless FLAC audio, which will go head to head to other HD music service Deezer on SONOS. For those who have golden ears and appreciate the subtleties in...
  • Taylor Swift just arm wrestled Apple into submission

    Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple explaining that her popular 1989 album would never be on Apple Music because of unfair terms. The new service made a deal with labels that meant artists would give their music away for a 3-month trial period to draw music fans...
  • Spotify adds Touch Preview, preview tracks, artists, playlists instantly

    Spotify has just announced an awesome new feature called Touch Preview. It makes previewing and discovering new music a breeze. At the moment, you tap, wait for the UI to change and the stream to start playing, back out of the song and go to the next. With Touch...
  • Spotify Follow button allows your fans to listen with you

    Music subscription service, Spotify are launching their very own Follow Button. The goal here is to make it easier for music fans to connect with their favourite artists, influencers, blogs, magazines and friends on Spotify – all with a simple click of a button. This works very similar to...
  • Australia’s digital music market compared

    Australia’s digital music market is continuously growing with more services added and developing at an exciting pace and today we saw a big new player enter the Australian market, Google Music. While not being a music streaming service like most here in Australia it still offers quite a good...
  • Giveaway: New MySpace invites

    We’ve all see then the news about Justin Timberlake bringing back MySpace from the dead, well now it’s being rolled out. A limited number of preview invites to the reboot have been emailed out. It sounds bizarre, but I’m excited to be back on MySpace. This completely new design...
  • MOG launches down under, first impressions

    The latest entrant to the music subscription service, MOG launched in Australia today. There’s no escaping it, MOG is late to the game and needs to offer something differentiating to stand out. MOG offers high quality streaming at 320kbps matching the competition. Something that sets MOG apart from the...
  • SONOS add a subwoofer to their lineup

    If you enjoy the luxury of owning a multi-room audio system by SONOS, then good news, there’s yet another way to expend that money burning a hole in your pocket. The SONOS Sub is a soul-shaking, heart pounding design with a one button setup. Set to be released on June 19th,...
  • JB Hi-Fi NOW on SONOS Labs

    Premium multi-room audio system SONOS has just added support for JB Hi-Fi’s NOW music subscription service. You’ll find NOW under the Labs section of services as support is still in testing. This process is standard for implementation of a new service on SONOS, with those enthusiasts doing the testing...
  • MOG joining a long list of music services down under

    Rewind 2 years and there were no music subscription services in Australia. Turn the calendar to April 2012 and we’re spoilt for choice. US-based music service MOG have partnered with Telstra to bring their 15 million tracks to Australia – soon. Touting one of the largest collections, Radio channels...
  • Sonos Controller app updates coming next week

    The multi-room audio system Sonos have just announced an update coming for their controller software. Apparently the developers over at Sonos have been working hard with updated desktop apps for Windows and OSX. The updated controller apps will ship next week, but you can see a preview of the...
  • Rdio now available in Australia

    Internationally successful music subscription service Rdio is now available in Australia. There’s now a rapidly growing number of music services for Aussies to choose from, including Zune, Songl, JB Hi-Fi NOW and now Rdio. So lets take a look at how it stacks up. To begin the free trial...
  • The free ride is over, will you pay for JB HI-FI NOW ?

    It’s been around a month since JB Hi-Fi launched which means the free ride is over. With the trial expiring it’s time to decide if you’re going to lay down the cash and subscribe to the service. While JB Hi-Fi has a unique web interface and some pretty great...
  • The other subscription music service, Songl launch a disaster

    Update Despite switching on the website and launching the Android app, Songl claims that it didn’t actually launch today. A tweet from them says the ‘Official launch of Songl coming soon’. There was actually two music streaming services that launched in Australia today, although you’d hardly know it. Songl,...
  • Zune Music Pass now available in Australia

    Originally scheduled for release tomorrow (16th November 2011), it seems Microsoft have pulled the trigger early. Users can now signup for a Zune Music Pass. The three options available are 14-day free trial, 12-month subscription for $119.90 and 1 month for $11.99. The music can be played back on...
  • Anubis.fm to be renamed to Songl, mobile apps coming Nov 22nd

    Anubis.fm will soon become Songl. If you’re not familiar with Anubis.fm, it’s one of Australia’s first music subscriptions services, run by Sony, originally called bandit fm. Digital Music Distribution (DMD) is a new joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment Australia and Universal Music who will rename the service to...

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