Digital Music

Zune Bug Nightlight/Wireless Speaker

Aug 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, General, iPods & Portable Media Players

Ashley Payne is a design student at College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. The Zune Bug is her design concept for a Zune-branded nightlight that reacts to your room’s ambient light level.  It’s also designed to be a wireless remote speaker for your Zune and responds to the frequency and volume of your music with variations […]

Free Podcast Features Classical Guitar Music

Aug 29th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Podcast Quickies, Podcast-Legal Music

The University of Utah’s Classical Guitar Podcast (iTunes link) features classical guitar audio and video podcasts. The podcasts feature performances of works by Tárrega, Torroba, Berkeley and others, as well as original compositions by Tully Cathey, a classical and jazz guitarist who teaches at the College of Fine Arts. Image: ycguitar814

Apple Solidifies Dominance Of Music Retailing

Aug 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

According to the latest MusicWatch consumer surveys from The NPD Group, Apple is again the top music retailer in the US. The five leading music retailers in the U.S. for the first half of 2008 (January through June, based on purchases of CDs and a-la-carte digital music downloads) are: iTunes Wal-Mart (Walmart,, Walmart Music […]

Podcasting Boost Radio Audiences

Jul 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, General, Podcasting Research, Podcasting Statistics

People are leaving traditional radio behind for on Internet radio and podcasting, but a new UK study suggests that radio stations that embrace podcasting can actually grow their audiences. Research firm Ipsos Mori has found that 10% of those surveyed said they listened to less live radio after starting to download podcasts. However, 15% said […]

Get Free Music And Preview The Free Music Archive

Jul 3rd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Featured Story, Podcast-Legal Music

The Free Music Archive is a new online digital library of music that will allow music fans, webcasters and podcasters to listen, download, and stream for free, with no restrictions, registration or fees. And it will all be legal. The site’s still a work in progress, but you can download a free selection of music […]

Send Music Via Twitter With TinySong

Jul 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, General is a unique service for social media users that combines streaming audio, music search and URL-shortening to let you send music via Twitter, text messages and other services. Here’s how it works: Do a search at View the search results and select the song that you want to send:

Rhapsody Offering 100,000 Free Albums To Introduce DRM-Free Music Service

Jun 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music

Rhapsody is offering 100,000 free album downloads through July 4th to promote its DRM-free digital music service: If you’re one of the first 100,000 to create an account by Independence Day, we’ll automatically apply a $10 credit to your first album purchase. The credit must be used by midnight Pacific time, July 4, 2008. Limit […]

New App Turns Your XBox 360 Into Apple TV Jr.

Jun 28th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Internet TV, iPod Accessories, iPods & Portable Media Players, Video

Cynical Peak’s Rivet is a Mac OS X app that lets you access your iTunes media on your Xbox 360. In a nutshell, it turns your XBox 360 into Apple TV Jr. You can browse, play, and view your pictures, movies, and video through the Xbox 360’s media blade. Rivet will automatically load and give […]

Get 10,000 Albums Of Free Music

Jun 22nd, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, Podcast-Legal Music

Torrent site isoHunt has added 10,000 albums of free downloadable music from Jamendo, a site that publishes music licenced with Creative Commons license: “I’m proud to announce our partnership with Jamendo, a premier archive of Creative Commons music from a network of independent musicians. You can now see Jamendo originated torrents highlighted by white tabs […]

iTunes Store Sells 5 Billion Songs

Jun 19th, 2008 | By | Category: Digital Music, iPods & Portable Media Players

Apple today announced that it had sold over five billion songs from the iTunes Store. The company also announced that iTunes customers are now renting and purchasing over 50,000 movies every day, making iTunes the world’s most popular online movie store. Apple said in a statement that its iTunes Store is now the world’s most […]