Music

  • Apple picked up talent, tech from defunct music startup Omnifone in August

    Apple picked up talent, tech from defunct music startup Omnifone in August

    As the race continues to pick up more subscribers for streaming music services, TechCrunch has learned that one of the most prominent players in the field quietly picked up some talent and tech to advance its position. Apple hired at least 16 employees and purchased select technology from Omnifone, an early player in streaming music services that filed for bankruptcy this summer. The… Read More

  • Hands-on with Crosley’s extremely limited edition Commonwealth C10 turntable

    Hands-on with Crosley’s extremely limited edition Commonwealth C10 turntable

    Crosley has teamed up with renowned leather maker Moore & Giles to release a limited edition of its high-end C10 turntable. The special version of the C10 features a leather slip mat plus a layer of leather on top of the base. And it’s extremely limited. In fact, only 40 were made, and TechCrunch was able to get its hands on the very first unit. From a technical perspective, this… Read More

  • Rokid, the assistant that can see, hear and sing raises $50M at $450M valuation

    Rokid, the assistant that can see, hear and sing raises $50M at $450M valuation

    Meet Melody. Despite looking like a giant egg with a TV for a heart, she actually may be the first thing to put a smile on your face this morning. She can recognize you, listen to you, and even sing for you — all the while being a hub for home IoT. The whole package may seem a bit corny, albeit in a cute candy corn kinda way, but for investors in Rokid, Melody’s maker, the device… Read More

  • Pandora’s latest quarter disappoints investors

    Pandora’s latest quarter disappoints investors

    In what has become a very competitive landscape for digital music, early pioneer Pandora is trying to remain a leader. The company reported third quarter earnings after the bell on Tuesday, giving a glimpse at the current health of their business. Pandora has seen its revenue grow to $351.9 million, up by 13% from the same period last year. Yet analysts had been expecting $366.1… Read More

  • SoundShare’s new iMessage app lets you text your friends entire songs

    SoundShare’s new iMessage app lets you text your friends entire songs

    A new iMessage app from the music-focused social network SoundShare will now let you share entire tracks with your friends over text messaging. Of course, there are already a number of ways to text friends your favorite music, thanks to the launch of the iMessage App Store. Apple Music has a built-in iMessage app, for example, and Pandora also rolled out one of its own earlier this month. Read More

  • Sample Focus lets you create block-rocking beats with DRM-free samples

    Sample Focus lets you create block-rocking beats with DRM-free samples

    Does your ghost need more “Oooooo?” Does your zombie need a foot scraping against a dirty floor? Do you need some ambient sounds to cover up the screams of the damned? Sample Focus has what you need for free. The interface is simple: you look for a sound – baby, drumbeat, crickets – and download it. You’ve got normal sounds like this one and then weird sounds… Read More

  • Pandora’s new iMessage app lets you text your favorite music

    Pandora’s new iMessage app lets you text your favorite music

    Tucked away inside Pandora’s rebranded app, launched yesterday, the company was hiding its first iMessage app, too. In fact, it’s the first third-party party streaming music service to launch its own iMessage extension, the company says. That’s not to say it’s the only music-focused iMessage app, of course. Apple Music already lets you share your favorite songs… Read More

  • Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

    Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the EXO 1 exoskeleton

    The DJI is a fantastic all-purpose drone, but with the EXO 1 exoskeleton, it becomes a dedicated search and rescue tool. The 3D-printed add-on quickly attaches to the drone and adds a host of features key to making the drone a valuable tool for first responders. There are GoPro mounting points at various locations around the exoskeleton that can be used for cameras, lights and any number of… Read More

  • Ad-free Pandora Plus launches to all, along with a new company logo

    Ad-free Pandora Plus launches to all, along with a new company logo

    Pandora is not taking today’s debut of Amazon’s new, on-demand music streaming service lying down. The company has conveniently timed the launch of its own new paid tier, Pandora Plus, to coincide with that of Amazon Music Unlimited’s arrival. In addition, Pandora has announced a rebrand, including an updated “P” logo, which is meant to reflect the evolution… Read More

  • Amazon Music Unlimited debuts with discounts for Prime members, cheap “Echo-only” plan

    Amazon Music Unlimited debuts with discounts for Prime members, cheap “Echo-only” plan

    Rumors have been swirling around Amazon’s plans to launch its own, standalone music streaming service, and now those reports have been proven out: the company is today announcing the launch of Amazon Music Unlimited. This new, on-demand streaming service offers access to tens of millions of songs, and is available for $7.99 per month for Prime members, or $9.99 per month for… Read More

  • Beyoncé becomes a tech startup investor

    Beyoncé becomes a tech startup investor

    Joining celebrity investors like Snoop Dogg, Ashton Kutcher, and Justin Bieber, Queen Bey is bringing her supreme business skills to the tech world. Beyoncé and the management company she started called Parkwood Entertainment have invested $150,000 into Sidestep, an app for buying concert merchandise and skipping the line to pick it up at the show. Sidestep originally started selling… Read More

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