MP3s have become so ubiquitous that we often forget it's a compression format. When music gets trimmed to one-tenth of its original size, lots of information deemed "unimportant" gets tossed out. Here's what we're missing.
Hello. I'm a 33-year old father of two, and I just bought a Taylor Swift CD on Amazon. Let me explain the CD part.
Amazon adds vinyl to its AutoRip service. Old-fashioned record purchases (past and present) come with the MP3s, too.
Amazon's Cloud Player has always been able to take your crappy old MP3s and stream them to any device with access to the S3 cloud, but now Amazon has an added perk for users: they'll upgrade any low bitrate files you upload to 256kbps quality.
Even with touchscreen-friendly gloves, operating your smartphone on the snowy slopes is impractical and downright dangerous. You need a hands-free MP3 solution like this teched-up beanie that simply requires you to submit to the Borg collective.
We've known about iTunes Match for a while, but it just went live today. The $25/year music service promises to not only store your iTunes purchases in the cloud, but to back up your non-iTunes tracks as well. So how does it work exactly?
When Amazon tried to give the world Lady Gaga's Little Monsters album for just a buck, what did it get in return? A giant customer service headache. But today, like Rocky Balboa before them, they're climbing back into the ring.
At a Q&A following the Google IO keynote, a Google exec said something potentially chilling about digital locker service in Google Music: "We will respond to requests by rights holders who feel their rights have been violated."
Amazon's taken a leap into the cloud, and they're taking your music with them. But what exactly is Amazon Cloud Drive? And more importantly: how do you use it?
For a long time now, many have speculated Apple might start their own "all you can eat" streaming music service to compete against the likes of Rdio, MOG and Rhapsody. But anonymous industry sources are telling the Financial Times that Apple has no plans to "cannibalize" their iTunes download service, and that the…
According to CNN, Apple and other digital download services are in talks with record labels to up music files from 16-bit to pristine, high-fidelity 24-bit. But while Macs can handle 24-bit music already, iPods and iPhones would need to be retooled to accommodate the sweet sounds. Soon please! [CNN]
Confession: I still buy my music online instead of torrenting it. And after years of enduring an unfulfilling relationship with iTunes, last month I finally broke things off. I headed over to Amazon. I haven't looked back yet.
Digital versus analog is a bitter war with no winner, and shouldn't be fought in the first place. Listen to your music how you please. But the C60 project aims to please both sides—physical cards trigger digital songs.
Last summer, a Boston University graduate student was ordered to pay $670,000 in damages for illegally downloading 30 songs. Yesterday, US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner said that was ludicrous and reduced it to $67,000. Thank God.
Start up the speculation machine, for Apple has filed a trademark for "iTunes Live" and that could mean the long-rumored live music sessions are headed to the service soon.
According to iTunes, I have 22,880 items in my music collection. That adds up to 70.9 days worth of music, taking up 145.26 GB of hard drive space. And thank God for it.