music

App of the Week: Thumbplay

Leave Pandora to the Na’vi, Thumbplay is the definitive cloud-based music service for both desktop and mobile devices with unlimited, on-demand access to over nine million tracks. Import your existing iTunes playlists and wirelessly sync between your smartphone (Android, BlackBerry and iPhone) and computer (PC and Mac). Tap into your …

Apple’s Unannounced Lala Implementation Delayed

CNET is reporting that an unexpected video feature is currently holding up Apple’s rumored cloud-based iTunes rollout. What’s interesting about this story is that Apple hasn’t said a word about their acquisition of Lala and CNET is saying that its implementation is somehow delayed.

The article goes on to say that Apple’s had …

Rdio Breaks Out of Beta, Available for BlackBerry, iOS and Android

After a short beta period, the latest cloud-based music subscription service Rdio is now available across all platforms (desktop, BlackBerry, Android, iOS) with over 7 million songs. As is standard with other music services like MOG or Thumbplay, Rdio lets subscribers stream playlists and add new songs to existing collections that …

The Clever Trickery Behind The Music Of Inception

Behind Inception‘s intense score is genius composer Hans Zimmer, who may have had a little inspiration. What you’re hearing is actually just a slowed version of French chanteuse Édith Piaf’s Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien, which also doubled as the music played on the timer to signify the kick to end the dream. Zimmer, who also composed for …

YouTube Radio: YouTube Piano’s Interactive Sequel

From the brain trust behind 2009′s interactive musical play toy YouTube Piano comes YouTube Radio, a medley of YouTube-themed ditties.

Eight stations cover the music spectrum and aside from my inability to translate cat, each spits out YouTube centric lyrics in different musical styles. Hate jazz? Just change the station by clicking …

MOG Goes Mobile, Includes All-You-Can-Eat Downloads

On-demand music service MOG announced the availability of its iPhone and Android apps this morning. We’ve been testing various builds of the iPhone app over the last few weeks and it blows Pandora and all others out of the water. Music junkies, this is the app for you.

With artist only stations, MOG gives subscribers exactly what …

“Video Games Live” Concert Special Coming to PBS

I’ve always believed that video game music forges a special bond with the player. You generally spend so much time with those themes repeating themselves into your head that you can’t help to react to them when you hear them in a different context.

That emotional attachment is probably why the Video Games Live tour has been so …

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