Elton John
Several rock legends, including Elton John, Robert Plant and Queen guitarist Brian May, sent a letter to the Telegraph on Tuesday accusing Google of enabling pirates to steal their music. The letter, which was also sent to British Prime Minister David Cameron, implored both the government and the private sector to do more to protect Continue Reading →
DJ Shadow
Musicians and music industry executives often complain about the money they miss out on when people download music for free. DJ Shadow now has a new twist on that story: The turntablist launched a cooperation with BitTorrent Inc. Tuesday that gets him some revenue every time someone downloads a free torrent of his tracks — Continue Reading →
Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you the iPod has changed the music industry. What they may not tell you is the more obscure, yet similarly profound, impact it’s having on the lives of the elderly suffering from dementia. Experimentation with iPods and memory began when Dan Cohen, a social worker from Long Island, N.Y., distributed Continue Reading →
Frustrated by your iPhone’s itsy speaker? (We are.) Jonesing for the sense of accomplishment that comes with building something? (Always.) It’ll take you 30 seconds at most to fold up and stick together eco-made’s eco-amp, a fully recycled paper horn that passively amplifies the sound coming from that underpowered speaker. Eco-made was founded in May, Continue Reading →
Android Jelly Bean
Android devices may, at last, get the kind of sound performance that makes music and audio apps satisfying to use. We’ve suffered through generations of the OS and hardware that were quite the opposite. But material, measurable changes to software, combined with more rigorous standards for hardware makers, could change all of that soon. And Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/1200702_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] According to unnamed sources, Apple is planning the biggest overhaul of iTunes since its debut in 2003.  The changes are expected by the end of the year and are intended to improve ease of access across all Apple devices, by integrating more closely with iCloud.  The new Continue Reading →
Earlier this year, Spotify rolled out a plan to get its “play” button on a host of Web sites, which let the streaming music service broaden its reach beyond Facebook. Now it’s making the same move, but with one very, very big Web site: Spotify has a distribution deal with Yahoo, which the portal says Continue Reading →
Radio is the latest addition to Spotify’s iOS apps, which allows users to take the streaming music service’s Pandora-like functionality on the go. But this isn’t just for the people with premium accounts. Anyone can listen to Spotify radio on their iOS device for free. Nearly every subscription music service offers some sort of free Continue Reading →