Plexamp, Plex’s spin on the classic Winamp player, is the first project from new incubator Plex Labs

Media software maker Plex, which has been enjoying a bit of growth following its newer focus on DIY cord-cutters, today announced a new incubator and community resource called Plex Labs. The idea here

Clap on! Clap off! It’s Clapboss!

Sure Alexa can sing you a song but can you clap back at her? A new product by the makers of the Freewrite lets you do just that. Called Clapboss, this smiling dongle lets you clap up to four times to

Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

Update: this story has now been confirmed. As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the comp

Sonos and Ikea are collaborating on sound products for the home

Sonos and Ikea just announced a new collaboration to “create future home sound experiences”. The companies say they want to make it easier to play music anywhere in the home – which

Spotify acquires online music studio Soundtrap as it goes after creators

Spotify has made another acquisition as it continues to build out the services it offers to artists beyond basic streaming. It has acquired online music studio startup Soundtrap, the company announce

YouTube partners with Ticketmaster to sell concert tickets on artists’ video pages

YouTube today announced a partnership with Ticketmaster that will see the Google-owned video network connecting fans with concert tickets and tour information directly on artists’ YouTube video

Spotify expands merch to beauty products, sells out tickets for Who We Be

Spotify, the $16 billion digital music “startup” that is hotly tipped for an IPO, continues to lay the groundwork to diversify its platform beyond basic streaming. In the latest developmen

Pandora made $80M in U.S. app store revenue in Q3, booting Netflix from the top grossing spot

In the face of fierce competition from Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora has been growing its in-app subscription revenues, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The streaming music service earned t

The Loog Pro allows children to shred their faces off and/or shout the devil

Children who are about to rock, we salute you. The Loog Pro is a guitar made just for kids and features three strings that can be tuned in various open tunings for easy playing. The original Loog guit

Crunch Report | Hey Dillon Francis, iPhone X Is Now Available For Pre-Order

Today we're hanging out with EDM artist Dillon Francis, Apple opens for iPhone X pre-orders and releases a sleeve for MacBooks, Walmart starts using robots in stores and Russia condemns Twitter for ba

SoundShare’s new app lets you create playlists with friends, stream them to Apple TV

SoundShare, an app that lets you text your friends entire songs, was already one of the more clever iOS applications available. Recently, the app rolled out an update that introduces a redesign and wh

Music startup Roli adds Pharrell Williams as new investor and chief creative officer

When it comes to music and technology, the bulk of attention has been focused on companies building digitised services to help deliver music to the masses, such as Spotify and Soundcloud. But an equal

Parrot releases drones for firefighters and farmers

Parrot is continuing its push into the commercial drone space with two new drones. The Bebop-Pro Thermo and Bluegrass are aimed at specific targets namely firefighters and farmers. Both join Parrot&#8

Spotify launches RISE, a new emerging artist program

Spotify already has a reputation of being a hitmaker for new artists and other up-and-comers, but now the company is turning its prowess into a product. Today, Spotify announced the launch of RISE, a

The Populele makes it fun/easy to learn the “devil’s guitar”

As a staunch believer in non-existent superstitions I feel that the ukulele is a very dangerous, sensual instrument that could lead to the ruination of our young people and rend the very fabric of soc

Spotify launches an app for artists with real-time streaming data, audience demographics

In the music streaming era, artists want to know how their music is being discovered, who's listening, where, how many have streamed their release and what else their fans are into, among other things

Music rights collection startup Kobalt adds another $14M at $789M valuation, Bill Maris joins board

When he was still at Google Ventures, Bill Maris led a round of funding into music royalty collecting startup Kobalt, to make one of the VC arms bigger bets in the world of digital music. Now that he&

Germans are doing deep scans of ancient instruments to uncover their secrets

I don't know if you're into baroque music, but I can tell you that Germans sure are. So it's no surprise that German R&D outfit Fraunhofer has turned its considerable resources towards learning ab

Microsoft will soon shutter its music store and streaming service, move users to Spotify

You can't fault Microsoft for trying, but Groove Music, its Spotify competitor, never took off. Today, the company is admitting defeat. Microsoft today announced it will soon shutter both its Groove M

Spotify’s newest personalized playlist, Your Time Capsule, is a blast from your past

One of Spotify’s better features – and a competitive advantage for its app in the streaming music market – are its personalized playlists. These compilations have long since expanded
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