October 28, 2013 |
If you're remembering rock icon Lou Reed by playing his music on Spotify, you're not alone. Following his death Sunday, streams of songs by the avant-garde rocker and his band the Velvet Underground have increased by more than 3,000%, or 30-fold, in the last 12 hours, according to the streaming service. Popular tracks on the streaming service include Reed's solo hit “Walk on the Wild Side” and Velvet Underground classics such as “Sunday...
October 24, 2013 |
If you're listening to Arcade Fire's "Reflektor" right now, thank Ireland's Rollercoaster Records. The Kilkenny record store jumped the gun on the Oct. 29 release date by putting the album on sale early. As things do today, it instantly spread to all corners of the Internet, and quickly changed the plans of what had been a long, meticulously cryptic roll-out. The band, in response, put up a high-quality stream of the entire album set to footage from the classic Brazilian film "Black Orpheus.
October 24, 2013 |
YouTube has long been the de facto streaming service for music fans looking to hear a song on a moment's notice. But now the video site looks to be getting into the music-streaming game more officially. According to many reports, including Billboard and Company Town , the Google-owned site looks to debut the new paid service, which will follow Spotify's general model, before 2014 and potentially as soon as next month. The service would be geared toward mobile users and allow them to skip the advertising that accompanies most YouTube music clips.
October 23, 2013 |
In a bid to spur digital movie purchases, Sony Pictures has struck a deal with Wal-Mart's Vudu video streaming service to add video sharing and other features to new releases including "This Is the End" and "After Earth" as well as forthcoming titles such as "Smurfs 2" and "One Direction. " The feature, dubbed Vudu Extras+, will enable consumers who've bought a movie through the online service - or deposited a copy in their digital storage locker - to search for scenes or lines of dialogue, or clip and share a film vignette on Facebook or Twitter.
October 22, 2013 |
For the first time, part of Neil Young's annual Bridge School benefit concert will be streamed live from the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., on Oct. 26. This year's lineup includes Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Tom Waits, Arcade Fire, Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Jack Johnson, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Fun., Heart and Jenny Lewis. Johnson and Arcade Fire are scheduled to perform only for Saturday's show....
October 18, 2013 |
The penumbral lunar eclipse has started and is visible on a live stream courtesy of Slooh, a community observatory that makes live images available to the broader public. The live stream offers a bit of solace to U.S. West Coast residents who will have only about a 20-minute window to catch the subtle shading of the moon as it passes through Earth's outer shadow, or penumbra. The moon will pass deepest into the penumbral shadow at 4:50 p.m. PDT, well before sunset on the West Coast.