Posts tagged with Mp3

Why Neil Young’s PonoMusic might actually be amazing

Yes it’s all very easy to mock the ageing rock-star for thinking he can enter the world of digital music entrepreneurship at the age of 68, but he may just be on to something.

PonoMusic was founded by Neil Young in 2011. It’s both a purpose-built portable digital music player and download service. Its goal is to provide the best listening experience possible when it comes to digital music.

This may seem like the mission statement of every manufacturer of MP3 players or music download services that has ever been but Pono has some fairly major unique selling points that may mean this is more than just a Howard Hughes style folly.

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Google Music faces early struggles

Late last year, Google finally jumped into the digital music market by launching its long-awaited Google Music service.

Despite skepticism and criticism, the search giant clearly had high hopes for its music service, which competes with Apple's iTunes and Amazon's MP3 store. Thus far, however, the skeptics and critics appear to be right.

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Google finally launches Google Music

After what seems like years of rumors and speculation, Google finally launched a digital music service yesterday.

Dubbed Google Music, the service can be accessed through a mobile app and the Android Market website. Through deals with EMI, Universal, Sony and a multitude of indie labels, Google says that it's today offering upwards of 8m songs, with millions more coming soon.

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Spotify launches MP3 download service

Spotify, the joyous music app, has launched an updated download service, seemingly in a bid to generate additional revenue.

The move comes a month or so after Spotify enabled offline access for both the deskptop and iPhone app. It makes it much easier to purchase songs, by promoting the download service via highly visible icons. Previously you had to jump through hoops if you wanted to buy music via Spotify.

Songs cost 79p and full albums are available for £7.99, though not every song or album can currently be purchased. Downloads can be added to Spotify playlists in the usual way.

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