Music Stories August 29

Apple has long recognized the importance of the student market, using education discounts to try to pull them into the company’s ecosystem with hardware purchases, and adding a student discount for Apple Music last year.

Apple knows that if you bring people on board as students, they have huge potential lifetime value once they leave college. Amazon Music Unlimited seems now to be realizing the same thing, with a student deal that matches the Apple one – and going even further for Prime Student members …

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Music Stories July 6

There’s no shortage of guitar tutor apps out there, but if there’s one company that ought to know a bit about what it takes to play guitar, it’s Fender …

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Music Stories July 5

Music Stories June 6

iOS 11 allows you to play FLAC files, albeit in a clunky way

Audiophiles who keep their music in FLAC format will be pleased to find that you can now play these on an iPhone or iPad. FLAC is a completely lossless compressed audio format that works in a similar way to Zipped files, meaning that you get the full quality of the original recording.

Music Stories February 28

SoundCloud Go introduces new cheaper $5/month plan w/ limited catalog

After first introducing its $10/month ‘SoundCloud Go’ subscription service last March, the company is today introducing a mid-tier offering at a cheaper $5-6 price point with a limited catalog.

Music Stories June 10, 2016

Report: Amazon planning standalone subscription music service to compete w/ Apple Music & others

Reuters reports that Amazon is preparing to take on Apple Music, Spotify and the other music streaming services with a similar, full-fledged competitive subscription music service. That would be a step up from the limited catalog of music it currently offers to subscribers of its Prime shipping service that bundles perks for various Amazon services for a monthly or yearly fee.

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