Digital music archive

  • Spotify users hit by Malware attack
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    Spotify users hit by Malware attack

    By 29 March 2011

    Spotify has admitted that it has been the victim of a security exploit and apologised to users infected via a malware-riddled advert that appeared on the Windows desktop version of the popular music streaming platform. The malvertising incident first...

  • Spotify and Onkyo team up for high quality audio assault
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    Spotify and Onkyo team up for high quality audio assault

    By 29 March 2011

    Spotify has announced its latest hardware partner with Onkyo, joining the likes of Logitech and Sonos in offering Spotify Premium customers streaming through its devices. Stating that the move is a "world's first" as it is the first consumer electronics...

  • Amazon Cloud Drive streams in
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    Amazon Cloud Drive streams in

    By 29 March 2011

    Amazon has announced a trio of new cloud-based platforms that all fall under its digital locker service - Amazon Cloud. First up is the actual locker itself, the Amazon Cloud Drive, which allows you to store not only music (MP3 and AAC), but videos, photos...

  • Better-than-CD quality Radiohead album available from 7digital
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    Better-than-CD quality Radiohead album available from 7digital

    By 28 March 2011

    7digital has announced that it is offering the new Radiohead album, The King of Limbs, as a better-than-CD quality FLAC 24-bit digital download. The digital music store is stating that it is the first time the high bit-rate lossless format has been used...

  • Sony's Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity goes global
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    Sony's Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity goes global

    By 17 February 2011

    Two months after Sony launched its Qriocity powered music-on-demand platform in the UK and Europe, it has announced the arrival of Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity in the US (and Australia and New Zealand too).  The subscription-based package will...

  • Google iTunes rival coming with Honeycomb
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    Google iTunes rival coming with Honeycomb

    By 17 February 2011

    A comment made by Sanjay Jha, chief executive of Motorola Mobility, has indicated that Google's Android music and video service will land with the release of Honeycomb devices. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the Motorola boss said: "If...

  • Radiohead use the social network for new album launch
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    Radiohead use the social network for new album launch

    By 14 February 2011

    Radiohead used the power of the web and its social networks to announce the arrival of their new album "The Kings Of Limbs", which once again bypasses the major record labels. The news first broke on the band's website, with a post simply saying "Thank...

  • Spotify and Logitech: Islands in the Stream
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    Spotify and Logitech: Islands in the Stream

    By 10 January 2011

    Spotify has expanded its hardware support with a launch onto the Spotify Squeezebox platform. The move means that Spotify Premium users can now access all the music goodness that the streaming service has to offer, in 320kbps quality, on Squeezebox Touch...

  • Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited cloud rains in
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    Sony's Qriocity Music Unlimited cloud rains in

    By 22 December 2010

    A month after Sony launched its Qriocity powered video-on-demand platform, it has announced the arrival of Music Unlimited powered by Qriocity. The subscription-based package will give its users access to "millions" of songs from many of the major record...

  • LimeWire lives on....sort of
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    LimeWire lives on....sort of

    By 9 November 2010

    LimeWire, which was effectively closed down earlier this month after a US federal judge granted a request from the RIAA to shut the platform down, after being accused of mass piracy, has now been the victim of pirates itself. As Bart Simpson would say;...

  • 7Digital: Coming to a mobile platform near you
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    7Digital: Coming to a mobile platform near you

    By 19 October 2010

    Busy, busy times at 7Digital. Following the announcement back in August that the online music store would be providing the engine for Pure's Flow Songs service - CEO Ben Drury has revealed a whole host of new partnerships - and it's obvious that 7Digital...

  • Google Music to arrive in time for Christmas?
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    Google Music to arrive in time for Christmas?

    By 7 September 2010

    Back in June, when Pocket-lint first brought you word that a Google music service could be on the horizon, we referred to a report which suggested that the service was "still months away". Well, it looks as if the "months away" estimate could be proved...

  • How to setup and use Ping in iTunes
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    How to setup and use Ping in iTunes

    By 6 September 2010

    Those that have been listening to the buzz after Apple’s music keynote on 1 September 2010 might have picked up on a feature known as Ping. Tucked away in the announcement of the release of the iTunes 10 desktop software was actually quite a significant...

  • Best free MP3 download websites on the Internet
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    Best free MP3 download websites on the Internet

    By 4 August 2010

    Streaming music may be all the rage but you can't beat good old fashioned free MP3 downloads when you're on the move and struggling for internet connection. What's more, most of the mobile streaming services require a paid or pro account. So, instead,...

  • HMV to dabble with digital downloads
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    HMV to dabble with digital downloads

    By 26 July 2010

    After nearly 90 years on the high street, HMV is to add a digital element to its music retailing with the opening of a new online MP3 store. The service, HMVdigital, will be powered by digital specialist 7digital, who HMV bought a 50 per cent share of...

  • MOG moves to iOS and Android
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    MOG moves to iOS and Android

    By 20 July 2010

    MOG, the US-based music streaming service, has launched its mobile apps range meaning that iOS and Android users can now take their MOG music with them on the go. MOG is similar to Spotify in that it offers a premium deal for $9.99 per month, which you...

  • Fairsharemusic: Legal and ethical musical downloading
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    Fairsharemusic: Legal and ethical musical downloading

    By 25 June 2010

    Fairsharemusic opened its doors this week, offering a music download service with a difference - because if you use fairsharemusic, you'll not only have access to download over 8.5 million tracks from many of the major labels, you'll also be raising money...

  • How to download music from YouTube
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    How to download music from YouTube

    By 3 June 2010

    YouTube has become as an important source of music as any these days. It just so happens that the songs all have to have a visual component to them as well - whether you actually watch them or not. Of course, if you'd rather not have to navigate to the...

  • Mewbox launches world's first music store for Android
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    Mewbox launches world's first music store for Android

    By 3 December 2009

    Today saw the arrival of the first DRM-free music download service specifically for Google Android with the launch of Mewbox. The online store offers a catalogue of over 4 million tracks from 23,000 different labels straight to any phone or other Android...

  • Mixcloud opens its doors to the public
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    Mixcloud opens its doors to the public

    By 21 September 2009

    Mixcloud, an online radio startup based in London, has opened its doors to the public after an extended private test period. Its founders are a couple of DJs from Cambridge University who found it difficult to connect online radio providers to their listeners....

  • Last.fm founders quit
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    Last.fm founders quit

    By 10 June 2009

    Last.fm's founders Felix, RJ and Martin have announced that they're going to be leaving the company. In a blog post, the founders said that they were "extremely proud of what we’ve achieved together". The company was bought by CBS in 2007, and the founders...