Microsoft is tweaking a number of its built-in apps for Windows 8.1, but the Music app appears to include the most changes. A freshly redesigned copy of the Windows Store in leaked builds of Windows 8.1 has revealed the new user interface for Xbox Music. Microsoft previously revealed to The Verge that the focus with the new Music app is on playing songs over surfacing new content, noting you can now play music in two clicks rather than six.
Screenshots of the new Xbox Music update show a two panel interface that appears to improve discoverability of music and the ability to quickly access a collection of songs. Xbox Music originally launched in October for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices, with the ability to access songs from an Xbox…
Music licensors didn’t waste any time in characterizing Pandora’s acquisition of an FM radio station as an underhanded attempt to cheat performers out of royalties, but the rhetoric has now hit the courtroom, as Broadcast Music Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the streaming service in the New York federal system. Key to the action — which casts Pandora’s move as “an open and brazen effort to artificially drive down its license fees” — BMI asks for a blanket determination of licensing rates for all music broadcast by Pandora. According to BMI logic, the lower royalty rates that terrestrial providers enjoy shouldn’t apply to the online segment of Pandora’s business. As the flip side to that argument, however, Pandora argues that it deserves equal footing with online competitors such as Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio service, which pays the terrestrial rates. It’s a murky decision, for sure. Hopefully the judge has a good supply of Advil.
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Via: The Verge
Question by Nayim: Im looking to buy a Music player but i dunno which one any suggestions? I dunno i juss need somthing to listen to while im on the bus or in a car or while my mums talking **** xD
Answer by TrentIpod touch? You can get a crap load of free games BUT apple isn’t a brilliant company (my itunes is stuffed and wont launch so i cant update my ipod witch im thinking about emailing them a complaint to either fix my itunes or give me my money back)
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Question by Brian Mcdaniel: how can I add music to my lg quantum without zune? I have music on my pc and wanted to add it to my phone. But I cant get it to transfer to my phone or to zune.
Answer by bw022Zune is the only ‘offical’ way. Your first priority should be to get the Zune software working. Not only does it sync music, it also syncs images (including photos), videos, and applications you buy. If it isn’t working it isn’t fun.
However, you can set a registry hack to make explorer your default WP7 application. Using this you can drag and drop files. However, it’s a pain especially if you forget something or put things in the wrong places and you are still SOL with applications — baring downloading them via the phone. Link on how to do this is included below.
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Turntable.fm’s live music rooms are great for inflicting our questionable choices in music on others, with one major catch: everyone has to be in a virtual room at the same time. The company’s new Piki social music app for iOS won’t let those friends (or soon to be ex-friends) get away so easily. Rather than rely on the professional recommendations of a radio provider like Pandora, the service automatically generates a stream of music based on the collective selections of those you follow. Piki will also auto-recommend friends based on personal selections, and everyone can message each other or tag tunes with reactions — we’d be careful about revealing that love of polka dubstep to the world. While copyright licenses prevent Piki from offering friend-specific streams, or listening outside of the US, we won’t complain too much when the service is free and will get an Android port. Our friends’ ears, however, won’t be so fortunate.
Roku just announced via its blog that it has sold 5 million of its streaming Internet media players since its launch back in 2008. The devices have managed to stream a total of 8 billion pieces of content in that time, impressive for a device that started out as essentially a dedicated Netflix box. Roku recently introduced its third-generation hardware to market with the Roku 3, which went on sale in March.
The milestone is significant, since it indicates that there’s a very real and growing market out there for a device that essentially just acts as a service layer for bringing web-based content to televisions, independent of what TV manufacturers themselves are doing with their own built-in Smart TV services. Roku announced that it reached 2.5 million streaming devices in sales back in January of 2012, after having sold 1.5 million during all of 2011. That means it managed to sell somewhere close to 2.5 million devices in the U.S. between then and now, which is a marked increase from its previous yearly high.
We’ve seen how this 5 million milestone compares with Roku’s performance to date, but how about vs. the rest of the market? Despite the fact that Apple still isn’t driving massive amounts of sales with its Apple TV products (especially when compared to its iOS devices), it still sold 2 million in total during the holiday quarter last year, up from 1.3 million in the quarter before that, and up from 1.4 million year over year.
Apple’s sale totals are global, but that still adds up to more than 10 million sales since the device’s introduction, and it sold as many devices as the Roku did in a whole year at home in the U.S. in a single quarter. Still, for a company without Apple’s marketing clout and ecosystem of devices, Roku is definitely holding its own.
The Roku 3 is receiving high praise so far, and has simplified things on the product side, as well as narrowed Roku’s product line to a single device, which is probably best in terms of helping it focus its marketing efforts and avoid consumer confusion. But it will face new competition from Panasonic, which introduced two new streaming media players this week, both of which plug into the popular new Miracast tech, essentially AirPlay for Android, being built into many of today’s smartphones.
Question by Twanna: How can i download music to my Android for free? How can i download music to my Android for free. My brother showed me how to do it but now it’s not working.
Answer by JalWell all you have to do is go on your browser on your android and type at the url http://mp3skull.com/ and just download songs free no cost
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Question by Summer Lee: Whats a free and easy apps for android phone to download music? Im having a hard time trying to look for a good apps to download music.. I have one but lately it fails to download. I dont know if its my android or the app itself. Anyone know of a good apps please? Really appreciate your time & help, thank you!
Answer by AnthonyDownload manager
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Nokia today announced Nokia Music+, a premium upgrade to its free Mix Radio service that’s being offered for $ 3.99 monthly in the United States and €3.99 internationally. Buying into Music+ gets customers benefits like unlimited skips, access to higher quality streams, lyrics, and a desktop web app. Unlimited downloads are also an exclusive for paying subscribers. Nokia says this lets you save “a massive supply of offline music” though it’s unclear whether users will be able to selectively pick tracks to download or remain limited to mixes that the app automatically puts together. We’ve reached out for clarification. Music+ will be available sometime “in the next few weeks” according to the company, and while it says overseas pricing…