We’ve been writing a lot recently about Boxee, who develop a powerful media centre application for Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and the Apple TV.
For Apple TV users, of course, the big news is that after an extensive push by the hard-working developers behind the project, the new version of the software that’s compatible with the recently-software-updated Apple TV 2.3 is available now.
RjDJ is getting big pop over at the App Store, it’s a fascinating application which sucks sounds in from the world around you using the iPhone’s microphone, and then mixes and tweaks those real sounds in lots of ways to create a unique, slightly tripped-out listening experience. Kind of like drinking lager on pain-killers (probably), but nowhere near as dangerous (probably).
SonicSwap has introduced its innovative new platform for sharing and streaming music collections and playlists held in iTunes.
It’s a big deal. Most such online playlist sharing systems lack integration with iTunes, but the SonicSwap website lets members upload and store their entire iTunes playlist collection on the site in under a minute – no need to rebuild them by hand.
Analysis software automatically builds a music profile of favorite genres and artists based on what members listen to on iTunes and their iPod. Continue reading →
iTunes remains the most well-known digital music brand, while pursued by Rhapsody and Amazon, though MySpace and Last.fm seem surprisingly less well-known, and the mindshare of Napster, Wal-Mart and Yahoo continues to decline.
Last.fm has reached a deal with LyricFind to offer searchable lyrics alongside its free music service.
The move means 800,000 Song lyrics from major and independent artists – from The Beatles to Radiohead – are easily available at Last.fm.
Lyrics can be searched by artist name, song title and phrase. They come from LyricFind’s database of content drawn from over 1,800 music publishers including EMI, Warner-Chappell, Sony/ATV and Universal/BMG.
An excerpt from each available lyric will be featured on the relevant Last.fm track page, so you can click through to the full lyric page.
Another useful feature means you should be able to search for specific songs by lyrics, finding the exact track through the input of lines and phrases. Continue reading →
Here’s the feature breakdown:
– vastly improved user interface all around (tap to zoom album art included)
– Ability to tag songs
– Personal tag radio
– Calendar based events view
– Common artists when viewing a user profile
– Many other usability and back-end features
Last.fm today announced the Dandy Warhols have joined Last.fm’s Artist Royalty Program, enabling them to accrue royalties for their self-released album “Earth to the Dandy Warhols” directly from the global free music site.
The Artist Royalty Program enables artists that are not affiliated with a label or collecting agency to collect on-demand and streaming radio royalties directly from Last.fm each time their music is listened to on the site. Musicians gain access to detailed listening statistics on their music and see how much revenue each track accrues.
Earlier this year the Dandy Warhols started their own label, Beat the World Records, to release their eighth album Earth to the Dandy Warhols. Continue reading →
– You can view your friend’s playlists and favourite songs. Sections for Top Artists, Top Albums and more are additionally available, you can listen to music based on tags you type in, whether that be an artist’s name, a style of music or…
This software automatically downloads artwork and lyrics for the currently playing song, shows an information window and scrobbles your music listening habit to ever-pervasive CBS-owned service, Last.fm. Continue reading →
The Launch Center is a website on Game Spot’s site that’s dedicated to the game. It’s a limited deal though – site visitors are simply being enable to preview the over 50 songs that will be included within the game when it ships in mid-September. Continue reading →