Music teachers share their unique perspective on music education in America
Across the country music teachers believe that factors at the school level have the greatest impact on their programs. Matters beyond the school are not seen as having a significant influence on their programs, even though ...
Spotify woos karaoke users with new lyrics feature
Fans of a bedroom sing-along can now look beyond karaoke systems as music streaming giant Spotify tries to attract their attention by integrating lyrics into its service.
How music listening programmes can be easily fooled
For well over two decades, researchers have sought to build music listening software that can address the deluge of music growing faster than our Spotify-spoilt appetites. From software that can tell you ...
Supercomputer simulations explore how an air-reed instrument generates air flow and sound
Hiroshi Yokoyama and his colleagues at Department of Mechanical Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology in collaboration with researchers at YAMAHA Corporation have succeeded in directly predicting ...
Review: Freedom! These smartwatches leave the phone behind
Strap on the Samsung Gear S or the Sony SmartWatch 3 if you want to take a jog on the beach or head out for a bike ride without your phone clunking along.
Even animals compose
An international research team lead by Marisa Hoeschele from the University of Vienna argue that only by combining examination of species' natural behaviour and artificially testing species for their potentials the animal ...
Jay Z to acquire Wimp music service
US rap star Jay Z will make a $56-million foray into the music streaming business by taking over the Norwegian service Wimp, its shareholders confirmed Friday.
Spotify to replace Sony streaming music service
Swedish music streamer Spotify will provide the soundtrack for Sony devices, the companies said Wednesday, spelling the end to the streaming music service from the Japanese tech giant that invented the Walkman.
Apple buys British analytics company Semetric, gains music data tool
Apple has purchased the startup Semetric, gaining music analytics and other valuable data gathered by the British company.
Shazam receives $30 million investment at $1 billion valuation
Shazam has closed a $30 million round of funding that values the music app at more than $1 billion.
Spotify rockets to 15 million paying users (Update)
Swedish music streaming service Spotify said it now has 15 million paying subscribers in what analysts on Tuesday called a timely boost to the company's revolutionary and controversial model.
Neil Young brings high-res music player to the masses
Rock star Neil Young announced his high-resolution music player Pono to the general public after delivering some 20,000 devices to Kickstarter supporters.
Google introduces home audio streaming service, Google Cast
Google unveiled Google Cast for audio on Monday, a new service that streams music to home audio players via smartphones.