Tag Archive: Music


Google is testing a small YouTube Music redesign for Android

There’s finally a lyrics section in plain view.

What you need to know Google is testing an update to YouTube Music’s Now Playing UI. This new update surfaces key parts of the interface like shuffle and repeat. It also adds a tabbed bottom bar with highlighted lyrics support. It’s server-side triggered, so users have to wait till Google rolls it out to them.

Google is testing a small YouTube Music redesign, playing with elements on the Now  [Read More…]

Google Music’s original feature will transition to YouTube Music

As if anyone still has a music library to upload.

What you need to know YouTube Music will soon let users upload their music library for cloud storage. This was an original Google Music feature and Google Play Music users will port their library to YouTube. The transition is expected to happen in the next few months, with the end of Google Play Music in 2020.

Google sources have let slip to 9to5Google that the transition from  [Read More…]

Google Play Music has been supplanted, here’s how you can cancel it

The writing has been on the wall for some time, but with recent updates to YouTube Music, things aren’t looking good for Google Play Music. In this tutorial, we’ll take you through the steps of cancelling the GPM subscription from either your computer or Android device.

Products used in this guide Out with the old: Google Play Music (Free or $ 10/month at Google Play Music) In with the new: YouTube Music ($ 10/month at YouTube Music) How  [Read More…]

How to see your downloaded music on Spotify

One of Spotify’s best features for Premium members is the ability to save local copies of albums and playlists for offline playback. This is a great way to cut back on your monthly data usage, and of course, it lets you listen to your favorite songs without a data connection, which is particularly useful for frequent travelers. Unfortunately, Spotify doesn’t make it immediately obvious how to find your locally stored music, so we’re here to help.

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Having problems with Disney music on YouTube Music? Here’s why

COPPA is important, but does it really need to bork Disney music for everyone?

Google got smacked for millions in fines last year because of how it handles children’s data and children’s content on YouTube, and so it rolled out sweeping changes to how kids content is handled going forward — changes that have been finally rolling out over the course of this month.

There’s a whole gamut of features that can be turned off for “made  [Read More…]

Google sued for allegedly streaming unlicensed music on its services

Apple, Soundcloud and Amazon are also welcome to the party.

What you need to know Google has been sued for copyright infringement by Pro Music Rights LLC. The suit is a result of allegedly failing to properly license music for their platforms. Google currently offers two streaming services, YouYube Music and Google Play Music.

Google is getting sued for copyright infringement on both its Google and YouTube Music services by royalty collection firm, Pro Music Rights. The  [Read More…]

55 million people now subscribe to Amazon Music

Amazon has transformed nearly all of its free users into paying subscribers.

What you need to know Amazon now has almost as many paying subscribers as Apple Music, with the firm citing nearly 55 million subs in comparison to Apple’s 60 million. Amazon’s growth has been buoyed by savvily offering a bevy of paid options, with different price ranges for different wallet sizes. The firm sees the U.S., Japan, the UK, and Germany as its strongest markets.  [Read More…]

55 million people now subscribe to Amazon Music

Amazon has transformed nearly all of its free users into paying subscribers.

What you need to know Amazon now has almost as many paying subscribers as Apple Music, with the firm citing nearly 55 million subs in comparison to Apple’s 60 million. Amazon’s growth has been buoyed by savvily offering a bevy of paid options, with different price ranges for different wallet sizes. The firm sees the U.S., Japan, the UK, and Germany as its strongest markets.  [Read More…]

Listen up — Amazon Music is worth considering

If you haven’t taken a look at Amazon Music, you’re missing out!

Everybody knows about (or already subscribes to) Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music, Tidal, or one of a dozen other streaming music services, but I find that people often forget about or overlook one of the biggest players out there — Amazon! Amazon has been in the online music business for a long time, from selling MP3s to delivering streaming content. I remember paying .69 cents for  [Read More…]

YouTube Music rolls out new personalized playlists and mixes

Google’s streaming service gains another must-have feature.

What you need to know There are three personalized mixes called Discover Mix, New Release Mix, and Your Mix. These are all mixes that are based on artists that you listen to and tracks that you like. All the mixes are updated regularly, with the Discover Mix being updated every Wednesday.

YouTube Music has been getting a bit more attention lately, with gapless playback rolling out last week. Well, as  [Read More…]