Samsung and Google Play Music announce partnership

Samsung and Google Play Music announce partnership

Apr 21, 2017

Samsung and Google Play Music are coming together to bring a new default music player to new Samsung devices.

Now, when folks purchase a new Samsung phone or tablet (beginning with the freshly released Galaxy S8 or S8+) they’ll find that Google Play Music is the default music utility on said devices. According to the release, Google will be working with Samsung to create special tweaks for Samsung users.

The collaboration also means that new Samsung device owner can also upload and access 100,000 pieces of their own music.

That’s twice as much music as is regularly allowed for new Samsung device owners.

[via The Keyword Blogpost]

Music Artist Discovery App TuneGO Arrives on Android

Music Artist Discovery App TuneGO Arrives on Android

Feb 16, 2017

It’s a crowded music scene, and for folks with talent and a dream, it can be exceptionally hard to be discovered.

TuneGO, a service that allows for independent artists to reach and connect with fans and industry, in now looking to recreate the service on mobile devices with the launch of its Android application.

The app promises music industry access and the ability so share music and video in unlimited fashion. It also allows users to explore and discover trending music, and to discover and interact with folks on all sides of the music industry.

TuneGO chief John Kohl alks about giving artists an advantage. “TuneGO delivers tools to artists to help them advance their careers,” he says. “The path to success in the music industry is a long and winding road, but our platform offers an edge to artists to help them get discovered – both by fans as well as by the music industry as a whole.”

The app is free on the Play Store.

Eric Clapton & Friends ‘Draggin’ My Tail’ Mp3 Album on Sale

Eric Clapton & Friends ‘Draggin’ My Tail’ Mp3 Album on Sale

Jan 27, 2017

Draggin’ My Tail by Eric Clapton & Friends is available for cheap on Google Play.

$2.99 to be exact.

For that price, the prize is 31 tracks for almost 96 minutes. Purchased singly, they’d come up to just under $31.

Track listing:

1. DRAGGIN MY TAIL
2. SNAKE DRIVE
3. TALKING ABOUT YOU (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
4. WEST COAST IDEA
5. POUNDS AND STOMPS (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
6. HONEY IN YOUR HIPS (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
7. CHOKER
8. GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT (LIVE)(WITH THE YEARDBIRDS)
9. THE FIRST TIME I MET THE BLUES (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
10. TAKE IT EASY BABY (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
11. PRETTY GIRL (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
12. FIVE LONG YEARS (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
13. OUT ON THE WATER COAST (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
14. HERE ‘TIS (LIVE)(WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
15. YOU CAN’T JUDGE A BOOK BY LOOKING AT THE COVER (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
16. I’M YOUR WITCH DOCTOR (WITH JOHN MAYALL’S BLUESBREAKERS)
17. FOR YOUR LOVE (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
18. BOOM BOOM (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
19. GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOLGIRL (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
20. MILES ROAD (WITH JIMMY PAGE)
21. I AIN’T GO YOU (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
22. A CERTAIN GIRL (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
23. TRIBUTE TO ELMORE (WITH JIMMY PAGE)
24. TRAIN KEPT A ROLLING (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
25. I WISH YOU WOULD (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
26. GOT TO HURRY (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
27. FREIGHT LOADER
28. LET IT ROCK (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
29. SHE’S SO RESPECTABLE (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
30. LOUISE (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)
31. SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING (LIVE) (WITH THE YARDBIRDS)

Enjoy!!!

[via Slickdeals]

Akihabara – Feel the Rhythm Launches on the Play Store

Akihabara – Feel the Rhythm Launches on the Play Store

Jan 26, 2017

Akihabara – Feel the Rhythm — a new game from JMJ Interactive — is live and available on Google Play.

Take a musical journey with Callie through Tokyo’s Akihabara district — and groove to the beats to achieve a high score in this original music/rhythm game.

The rules are simple: Time your actions to the rhythm and the Beat Marker as you change icons while jamming to the electro-infused soundtrack before they fill up the grid. Cycle through icons by tapping on your screen (or by pressing the up key or left clicking, depending on your device) as the Beat Marker passes over them on the grid to create matches of three or more. To earn a “Good” or “Perfect” score multiplier bonus, sync your actions to the beat by changing icons **right as the Beat Maker passes over a grid line!**

This one costs $2.99.

Michael Bublé MP3 Album ‘To Be Loved’ is Free on Google Play

Michael Bublé MP3 Album ‘To Be Loved’ is Free on Google Play

Jul 8, 2016

A treat for Michael Bublé fans!

The Canadian crooner’s 2013 album To Be Loved (his eighth) is available for free on Google Play in mp3 form. The album contains some collaborations and several covers.

Here is the track listing:

1. “You Make Me Feel So Young”
2. “It’s a Beautiful Day”
3. “To Love Somebody”
4. “Who’s Lovin’ You”
5. “Somethin’ Stupid”
6. “Come Dance with Me”
7. “Close Your Eyes”
8. “After All”
9. “Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?”
10. “To Be Loved”
11. “You’ve Got a Friend in Me”
12. “Nevertheless (I’m in Love with You)”
13. “I Got It Easy”
14. “Young at Heart”

Individually, the tracks would cost more than $18. No word as to how long this offer will last, so get it now!

[via Slickdeals]

Dub Dash Review

Dub Dash Review

Feb 17, 2016

Dub Dash does it’s thing on all fronts.

It’s a glitzy affair, bordering on the psychedelic even while invoking memories of  Jeff bridges computer cautionary tales from years past. It’s all neon and then some, with a hefty dose of splash on a dark canvas, with smooth animations and expressive secondary visuals. Altogether, it’s a delight to the senses.

If the goal is to catch one’s attention very quickly, the game does so admirably. This is helped in no small part by the amped up music, which works well with the game.

On the gameplay front, it packs in several different modes; we took on the “Massive Dance” first, but the basic concept is fairly simple across the board: avoid obstacles, and go far. In this mode, view is of an abbreviated top-down variety, and the intro tutorial is about as hands-on as they come. Gradually but surely, one understands how to navigate the controls. Our playing piece is akin to big rolling wheel, and the main concept is to guide it along a three-landed path. By default, it travels down the middle, and tapping on either side makes it dart to that side for a short time; holding the tap keeps it traveling on that side till the hold is released.

When one completes a current level, the next is unlocked, and on and on.

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Now, the beginning obstacles are like structures jutting out of the sides. So, say, there is an obstacle on the left, one darts to the right, and the reverse is true for obstacles on the other side. It’s fairly easy in the beginning, and one even learns how to hold to automatically dodge same side sequence.

The trick is to adjust to the speed of the game. Boy, does it quicken. It starts off sedately enough, and then it combines random placements with a quick pace to create a very challenging game.

The different modes allow one to try different styles of play, flying and through mazes and the like, and helping stave off monotony. each version is accompanied by music and uniquely fun scenery.

The game is an enjoyable romp, and easy to get involved in.

Concert Subscription Service Jukely Arrives on Android

Concert Subscription Service Jukely Arrives on Android

Feb 2, 2016

Jukely, a concert subscription service, is now available to Android users.

Jukely members enjoy a vast selection of upcoming concerts to which they can claim a spot through the website, iOS and now, Android app. Live across 15 cities in the United States as well as in London and Toronto, new shows are released at 11am in members’ respective time zones and can be claimed before 5pm on the day of the show. The basic membership tier provides individual access to shows happening in a three day window with options to upgrade membership to bring a friend and claim spots even further in advance.

With the native app, users can:
Browse – Browse a list of upcoming shows
Explore – Learn about the shows and listen to full tracks
Claim – Get a spot on the Jukely Guest List and go

Jukely founder and chief Bora Celik mentions the importance of bringing an Android app to market. “We’ve always been aware of the large chunk of Jukely users using Android devices and we’re excited to finally give them a new tool for using Jukely” he says. “We really wanted to optimize and streamline the user experience on their mobile device, and introduce the Jukely experience to a whole new group of potential power users.”

The app is available for free on Google Play.

Nickelback’s Here And Now Mp3 Album on Sale on Google Play

Nickelback’s Here And Now Mp3 Album on Sale on Google Play

Jan 29, 2016

Nickelback fans: this is for you.

The group’s Here And Now album is on sale… for $0.99. That’s 11 tracks for a shade under $1 before tax.

Enjoy!

Google Docs used to Collaborate on New Song ‘Basement Queens’

Google Docs used to Collaborate on New Song ‘Basement Queens’

Jan 20, 2016

Here’s an interesting bit of news that underscores the importance of remote tools.

Two artists, Lizzo and Sad13, were able to co-author a new song — without meeting in person — using Google Docs as a collaboration tool. The song, which is available on Google Play Music, is called Basement Queens, and is a fusion of hip hop and indie rock.

Per the Google Docs Blog:

Some of the most popular songs ever recorded were the result of collaborations. Recently we asked ourselves: Could technology help bring together two musicians who might not otherwise meet? And if so: What would they create? With this in mind, we challenged two unique artists—burgeoning hip hop queen Lizzo and indie frontwoman Sad13 (Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz)—to write a song together in Google Docs.

Sad13 and Lizzo first connected in Hangouts—in Massachusetts and Minnesota, respectively—to hash things out. Within seconds they were inside a doc—riffing in real-time on ideas, then lyrics, then overall structure. And in just a couple of weeks they had a track they were really excited about.

The pair of women then flew to Brooklyn to meet for the first time IRL, and to record their new single, “Basement Queens”—a celebration of creating their own sound, on their own terms. And that’s how music was #madewithGoogleDocs.

For more information on this creative effort, check out the Google Docs Blog; the free track is available on Google Play now.

The video below shows the action.

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[via Google Docs Blog]

Free Cole Swindell mp3 Album Available on Google Play

Free Cole Swindell mp3 Album Available on Google Play

Oct 1, 2015

Google has been in a giving mood with regards to music of late, and this time, country music fans get a freebie.

Cole Swindell, the self-titled debut album is available for free on Google Play.

That’s 12 mp3 songs. Free.

Hey Y’all

Chillin’ It

Swayin’

Hope You Get Lonely Tonight

Let Me See Ya Girl

Ain’t Worth The Whiskey

Brought To You By Beer

I Just Want You

Get Up

Dozen Roses & A Six-Pack

Down Home Boys

The Back Roads & The Back Row

The album can be picked up now on Google Play.

[via Slickdeals]

Google Play Music Gets Update

Google Play Music Gets Update

Sep 16, 2015

Google Play Music is receiving an update that is rolling now.

WHAT’S NEW

v6.0.1985S
* Fixed an issue with Android Wear
* Fixed an issue when downloading radio stations
* Added ability to sync local (non-cloud) music to Android Wear
* Added ability to choose which downloaded content gets synced to Android Wear

It remains free on Google Play.

[via Google Play]

Spotify Update Brings Running Feature to Android Port

Spotify Update Brings Running Feature to Android Port

Sep 15, 2015

Spotify Music is bringing it’s pace-keeping feature to its Android app.

The feature uses music in based on the users history. After starting the app, all one needs to do is select a genre, and start moving; the app automatically gauges the users pace and plays music accordingly.

From the release post:

Since the launch of Spotify Running, millions of you have laced up and hit the road together with the best musical motivation out there.

Today we’re thrilled to be bringing the same great experience to our Android users.

With Spotify Running, we’ve combined the best music on the planet with recommendations based on your listening history, multiple-genre playlists as well as original running compositions.

Simply select your tempo and start running. We’ll match the perfect music in time to your step to help you go the extra mile.


Spotify Running on Android starts rolling out to users today. Learn more on https://www.spotify.com/running

Spotify is free on Google Play (with in-app purchases); the update bringing the new feature is rolling out now.

[via Spotify]