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Music Industry

How to record phone calls on iPhone, no jailbreak or additional apps required

Apple’s gone to great lengths to guarantee the privacy of your phone calls. For instance, when you call someone or receive a call, audio from the …

iOS

Taylor Swift falls flat on her face in new Apple Music ad

Technically Incorrect: She's rapping to Drake and Future. She's running on a treadmill. What could possibly go wrong?<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There was a time when Taylor Swift wanted Apple to fall on its face.<p>Cupertino wasn't …

Spotify experiences hour-long outage

Spotify experiences hour-long blackout<p>Starting at around midnight Pacific time, many of Spotify’s 100 million users reported that they could not …

This week’s top stories: iPhone SE & iPad Pro 9.7 reviews, iOS 9.3 troubles, iPhone 7 leaks, & Apple’s 40th b-day

Apple’s 40th birthday week came alongside some troubles for iOS 9.3, as our top stories this week surrounded a number of bugs, fixes and responses from Apple related to iOS 9.3 problems and the fix with the release of iOS 9.3.1.<p>But those issues were balanced out by our excitement over our first …

Mobile Technology

What Do Americans Want Most From Streaming Music? 'Control'

What do people using streaming services want the most when they decide where they will go for their listening needs? Is it choice? That one certain album they can’t get anywhere else? According to a report by MusicWatch, a consumer research firm that specializes in the music industry, there are a …

Music Industry
MetLife

Has Spotify won the music streaming wars?

LOS ANGELES - Has Spotify won the music subscription wars?<p>With a new deal for $1 billion in financing looming, the service is far, far ahead of rivals, with 30 million paid monthly subscribers to its offering of on-demand music for $9.99 monthly. Apple Music, which will turn 1 year old in June, is …

What Pandora's New CEO Means For Investors

TIM WESTERGREN. SOURCE: FLICKR/TECHCRUNCH<p>As the field of music streaming options continues to expand, pioneer <b>Pandora Media</b> is "100 percent committed" to growth. That's the phrasing the company used when it announced founder Tim Westergren would take over for Brian McAndrews as CEO effective …

Investing

Spotify has a clever plan to make more money from 'superfans'

The session was set up by Spotify, but it wasn't part of a traditional contest or lottery. The set-up was part of a larger plan Spotify has to help artists use data to identify their most passionate fans. And this push has big implications for the future of making money as a musician, Spotify's Jim …

Music Industry

Serato Releases an App that Automates House Party DJing

It's for those times when "no one wants to be the guy up there DJing to five people."<p>Music software company, Serato, released its newest program today aimed not at gear geeks, but at house party hosts—an app that does the DJing for you.The New Zealand-based company manufactures some of the most …

Music Production

The After Math: This is a joke, right?

April Fools Day was Friday, capping off a week of news that seemed too good to be true -- or, at least too ridiculous to be taken seriously. From drink-delivering drone caddies and off-road rollerblades to movie theater gimmicks and hilariously overpriced juice boxes, this week had it all.<p>Gallery: …

Marketers should stop relying on hover rate

For many, the promise of digital advertising is the wealth of information that comes with every impression they buy. However, all this data becomes virtually useless when marketers employ the wrong success metrics for their campaigns.<p>What use is it to know your click-through rates if more than half …

8 Books Jeff Bezos Thinks Every Boss Should Buy

Amazon's CEO gives his recommendations for world's best business books.<p>With Amazon celebrating its 20th anniversary, it seems appropriate to post a list of the business books that Jeff Bezos strongly recommends… providing, of course, that you don’t buy them at Barnes & Noble.<p>Bezos's recommendations …

Jeff Bezos

A Tour of Machine Learning Algorithms - MoData

Link to Machine Learning Mastery: A tour of machine learning algorithms<p>After we understand the type of machine learning problem we are working with, …

Machine Learning