Digital music and audio

Home Spotify Is Testing Its Own Voice Assistant To Control Your Music

The streaming service’s voice recognition system seeks to free it from reliance on Siri and Alexa, paving way to launch its own smart speaker

Syndicated After One Year Of Apple Music, Was It A Success?

Changes ahead for streaming service as, with 15m paying subscribers, it continues the battle with rivals Spotify and YouTube

Advertising Which Is the Best Music Streaming Service?

We compare Spotify, Deezer and more to see which one hits the right notes

Work Spotify’s Top-20 Songs for Sleeping—Put to the Test

The online streaming site’s list is soporific enough, but what if too much of certain artists just makes you angry instead?

Advertising Snapchat Boss Sees Music as a 'Really Interesting Opportunity'

Fresh from adding soundtrack feature to social app, Evan Spiegel hints at more plans to merge music and messaging in the future

Gaming & Play Smart Headphones Could Be The Mainstream Answer To Google Glass

GN's Intelligent Headset uses 3D audio to give directions, play games and enhance museums and concerts.

Innovation Speakers Direct Sound To Wherever the Listener Is Standing [CES 2014]

Seen at CES 2014, Turtle Beach's speakers work like a 'flashlight' for sound waves.

Technology Why Radiohead's Frontman Thinks Spotify Is The Last Gasp Of A Dying Industry

Thom Yorke renews his attack on streaming music service for being the gatekeepers for the record companies.

Syndicated Spotify Vs. Musicians: Who Should Triumph?

Are music streaming services a problem or a solution for musicians and sales?

Technology The Compilation Album Returns In An Era Of Too Much Choice

Mainstream consumers are starting to lean again on trusted handrails to guide them through the music of today and yesterday.

Home A Return Again To Disco

While punk lacks contemporary musical relevance, and rock is certainly struggling, disco is resurgent.

Work Dan Gillmor: In Our Digital World We License, Not Own

Corporations and lawmakers have put us on course for a world where consumers do not own the things they buy.

Advertising Is The Entertainment Industry Actually Causing Piracy?

Cory Doctorow discusses how If companies refuse to release films or TV shows in US and UK at same time, they only have themselves to blame for piracy.

Innovation UK Police Setting Up Intellectual Property Crime Unit

New measures are aimed at specifically prosecuting copyright infringement.