music downloads

  • Pulselocker, A Streaming And Download Service For DJs, Launches To The Web

    Pulselocker, A Streaming And Download Service For DJs, Launches To The Web

    Pulselocker, a music subscription service and storage locker targeting electronic music fans and DJs, has launched its service to the web, following an earlier beta as a native desktop application. The site is an interesting cross between something like Spotify and a cloud service with a desktop component like Dropbox, for instance. Users pay a monthly subscription fee in order to access the… Read More

  • ‘Rock Band 2’ free DLC tracks registration now open

    ‘Rock Band 2’ free DLC tracks registration now open

    If you’re like me, you opened Rock Band 2, rushed to the site to enter your registration code to get 20 free downloadable tracks, and were told to come back later. Well now is later. Being able to download 20 free tracks is still “coming soon,” but at least you can get your e-mail addresses registered and commence the process of waiting patiently. Rock Band 2 Registration… Read More

  • Music industry finds new trophy wife in Amazon.com

    Music industry finds new trophy wife in Amazon.com

    The music industry looks to be shifting its eggs, many or all, into the Amazon.com/Justin Timberlake basket. During the Super Bowl four years ago, Pepsi and iTunes teamed up to give away 100 million songs fueled by Green Day’s rendition of “I Fought The Law.” For this year’s Super Bowl, Pepsi and Amazon.com will be giving away one billion songs, fueled by whatever… Read More

  • Apple forced to drop UK iTunes prices

    [photopress:appledropsuk.jpg,full,center] The UK’s greatest music export Facing a lawsuit, Apple said today it will lower prices of UK iTunes downloads, bringing them in line with prices found on the Continent. The European Commission, the European Union’s executive branch, had been investigating whether or not Apple’s policy of charging the equivalent of €1.05 per song in the… Read More

  • Universal Music's classical subsidiary to go DRM-free

    Universal Music's classical subsidiary to go DRM-free

    Deutsche Grammaphon. Ever heard of it? Doesn’t matter if you have or not. It’s owned by Universal Music and has decided to build its own classical music download site, where the MP3s are DRM-free and encoded at 320kbps. Single tracks run for $1.29 unless they’re over 7-minutes long, in which case they cost $1.99. That’s a slight departure from how classical music is offered… Read More

  • DRM-free music for 29 cents per track, 12 hours only

    DRM-free music for 29 cents per track, 12 hours only

    Hot damn. Grooveshark, the up-and-coming digital music service reported on CrunchGear here, TechCrunch here, and done up as a screencast here, is going to be selling DRM-free music tracks for 29 cents a pop today from 12PM to 12AM, EST. That’s insanity. Virtual insanity. Hey, I bet you could download that song for 29 cents! You’ll need a beta invite to get an account so if you… Read More

  • Steve Jobs To Labels: Set Your Music Free

    Steve Jobs To Labels: Set Your Music Free

    You probably can’t tell by the way Apple slaps FairPlay on millions of tracks a day, but apparantly Mr. Jobs is no fan of locked up songs. His gist: Since 90% of tunes are still sold in the essentially-unlocked CD format (that’s pronounced “see-dee”, for the digital generation), it doesn’t make sense to punish people who scoop up songs online. Ya think? Of course… Read More