While Scan and Match is quite a useful feature, Google is not making explicit songs available from the cloud. If you have explicit versions of songs in your library, only the clean versions will be available for playback.
Yesterday we told you that Google Play would be counting down to 2013 a little differently than it counted down to 2012. Today that trend continues and celebrates a legendary musician's birthday in the process.
SoundHound brings Jelly Bean lockscreen widget support in new update
If you’ve been relying on SoundHound to correctly identify that catchy new song you hear on the radio, there may have been instances where you couldn’t load up the app in time. We know what you’re thinking: if only there’s a SoundHound widget that will work on Android 4.2’s lock screen for faster music recognition. Well, wish granted.
Rhapsody takes on Shazam and SoundHound with SongMatch
Rhapsody's SongMatch joins the list of music identification apps such as Shazam and SoundHound. The app is powered by Gracenote (the same one which identifies music in your iTunes library) and is available for free.
Brussels Philharmonic partners with Samsung, replaces paper sheet music with Note 10.1 tablets
Owners of B&N's Nook tablets (both HD and HD+) now have the choice to listen to more than 18 million songs made available by Rdio, a multi-platform ad-free music service provider. In addition, Rdio now features a music discovery service powered by Echo Nest.
Digital music sales up 15% over last year, 1 billion songs already sold
There is no denying that services like Spotify and Rdio are great for listening to music, but they may not be the future of all music like some people may think. A recent Nielsen report shows that digital music sales aren't slowing, and actually may break last years sales record.
Woz would love to see iTunes for Android, also jailbreaking community reminds him of his youth
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, who invented the Apple I and Apple II computers, has been talking with community members over at Slashdot and during the discussion the topic of Android popped up! According to Woz, Apple should port iTunes to Android. Woz points out that Apple ported iTunes to Windows so that it could connect with customers who didn't have a Mac. So Woz thinks that Apple should do the same with Android. "So why don't we port iTunes to Android?" says Woz. "Did something get closed up? I love Apple products and iTunes and wish it were on my Android products too."