I was very interested to read the recent Guardian coverage of the music streaming service Spotify, especially having been part of the beta programme and written about Spotify quite a while ago and a couple of times since. My initial impressions were very positive. I liked the clean interface and the incredibly quick response times. … Continue reading Spotify – another business model on the hoof?
I'm a big fan of online streaming audio. I loved Pandora before it became US-only. I quite like Last.FM. Musicovery has a lovely approach in its interface and mood-based approach. Now - at last - we have Spotify, and another great utility I came across this week, Simplify Media. I've covered Spotify before. I saw … Continue reading Audio here, there, but not quite everywhere
It's been quite some time since I posted regularly. This has been for two reasons: I broke my PC; and I've been trying to figure out how to differentiate between what I post here, and on the PNeo blog. I didn't actually break my PC. I just started to get weird file corruption. I can … Continue reading No more delays, let’s Spotify
Two discoveries: the Flock browser; and musicovery. First, Flock. Bills itself as 'the social web browser.' What this means is that it integrates itself into your social media. You log into Twitter using Flock, and it imports the people you're following. You log into Facebook, and it pulls in your Facebook friends. It also grabs … Continue reading Flockovery: the Flock browser, and musicovery music, um, thing
We live in interesting times. On the one hand we have initiatives such as Pandora's Box with their backs to the wall for having the temerity to publicise music on a global scale. On the other, in the UK, we have a debate raging about whether digital radio in its current format can survive. On … Continue reading Could social media save digital radio?
I've been pretty disparaging about Pandora's business acumen in the past (twice). I love the service because it's just so quick and easy to 'get' and I was intrigued by the Music Genome Project. Or, should I say, 'loved' - because, being non-American, I can't use it anymore. If you're resident outside the US you probably … Continue reading Pandora: my heart hurts
Personalised media is great. Pandora, Last.FM, Matchmine, even YouTube, are essentially your own radio stations. But you can go further than that, and actually create radio stations with friends and then beam them to a stereo. Your very own radio station on your very own radio. How cool is that? I like Pandora. Why? Because, despite its … Continue reading Play your company’s radio station – on a radio