October 28, 2008 · 9:04 am
It seems music is just getting cheaper and cheaper, now at 74 cents!
Electronista is reporting:
“Walmart today made an aggressive move against Amazon and Apple by lowering the prices of its MP3 Music Downloads store. The service now offers per-track downloads as low as 74 cents versus the 89-cent minimum of Amazon MP3 and iTunes’ fixed 99-cent price. Normal tracks are 94 cents, Wal-Mart says.”
(Read Full article HERE)
October 28, 2008 · 7:53 am
To encourage people to get out and vote, the band Wilco is giving away a free download. A version of “I Shall Be Released” by Wilco w/Fleet Foxes recorded live in Bend, OR this past August.
To get the download just pledge to vote in the 2008 Presidential Election.
Get your FREE song HERE!
This is the most IMPORTANT election of our time, I too encourage everyone in the US and of legal age to GET OUT AND VOTE!!!!
Filed under Free, geek, interesting
Tagged as mp3, music
July 16, 2008 · 8:55 am
Metallica playing games with new album
Every song from Metallica’s upcoming album “Death Magnetic” will be available for gamers to download and play on “Guitar Hero III” and its sequel “Guitar Hero World Tour” on the same as-yet-unannounced day it is released to retail, the band said on its Web site.
Microsoft also mentioned the availability during the E3 gaming conference underway in Los Angeles. A dedicated Metallica “Guitar Hero” game in the vein of the recent Aerosmith title is also in the offing, but it’s unknown when it will see the light of day.
May 20, 2008 · 11:07 am
If you want to try out the new and improved Napster, make sure you are using Firefox.
May 20, 2008 · 7:32 am
Napster rolls out MP3 store in challenge to iTunes
Napster Inc., the digital music service, on Tuesday opened the world’s biggest MP3 download store with more than 6 million songs in a direct challenge to Apple Inc’s iTunes store.
The new Web-based music store will have digital songs from all major music labels as well as thousands of independent labels. The MP3-format songs will be compatible with the vast majority of digital media devices and mobile phones including Apple’s popular iPod as well as its iPhone.
Before now Napster has focused on selling all-you-can-eat monthly streaming music subscription packages but has struggled to win over the majority of fans who want to be able to transfer songs they like on to a portable device such as the market-leading iPod.
The new Napster service tries to take on Apple’s dominance in digital music by offering fans more songs without copy protection or digital rights management (DRM). Most of the six million songs on the iTunes Music store are available with Fairplay DRM, which prevents the songs from being played on most portable players other than the iPod.
Major labels in particular had previously been reluctant to allow online retailers to sell their songs without protection as a way to avoid piracy. As the industry outlook gets tougher more executives are willing to experiment or take a risk.
“We’re now moving from under the DRM cloud,” said Chris Gorog, Napster chief executive. “Now consumers can use Napster with any device,” he added.
Most songs on the service will be available for 99 cents each and $9.95 an album.
Though Napster will be hoping to take on iTunes it will try to do so by being compatible with Apple’s service. According to executives, MP3 songs bought on the Napster Web-based service will be automatically synched into a user’s existing iTunes music library if they use that library.
Read Full Article HERE
(Via Reuters: Technology News.)
April 28, 2008 · 10:34 am
We7 launched, offers 500,000 DRM-free MP3s at no cost
The free download service We7 is finally here, and claimed to offers 500,000 tracks of music from Sony BMG label and independent artists. These tracks are available to users for free and not protected by any kind of DRM, however it comes with pre-roll advertising that starts before the music track begins and lasts only several seconds
The unprotected MP3 files can be use on virtually any portable audio player that supports MP3. We7 also provides advertising free tracks of the same files that have been downloaded by the user after 28 days later – it is however limited to 20 tracks a month.
All registered users can download up to 100 free tracks daily and a maximum of 500 free tracks weekly. We7 also provides full album download without the advertising for a fee. Don’t expect huge catalog collections on We7 as there are only one major record label behind it.
Filed under Free, interesting
Tagged as Free, mp3, music
April 7, 2008 · 6:21 pm
MobiBLU Cube3 Has OLED Display
Remember MobiBLU? They made what was touted to be the smallest MP3 player in the world back in 2005, and here we are with an updated version which comes with a full color OLED display, crammed into its 1″ x 1″ x 1″ footprint. Targeting a US release this May at $99 a pop, the Cube3 will feature 2GB of internal memory, support for podcasts, MP3, WMA and WMA-DRM files. Its rechargeable lithium polymer battery offers up to 10 hours of playback, although I tend to take marketing claims with a pinch of salt. Will this dent the Shuffle’s sales figures?