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iPhone Gadget Turns Any Surface Into a Musical Instrument

The Huffington Post | Samantha Guff | Posted 10.15.2015 | Technology

With this new iPhone gadget, the world is your instrument. London-based company Mogees is now selling an eponymous device that lets you make music by...

10 Music Apps You Need To Download Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment

At this point, most people have downloaded Spotify, Pandora and Shazam on their smartphones. They are the three basic apps needed to stay musically re...

We Want To Enroll In Björk's School Curriculum ASAP

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.19.2014 | Arts

In 2011 Björk released "Biophilia," the music album slash app that opened up an interactive galaxy for participants to simultaneously listen to and m...

6 Essential Music Apps (and Some We Don't Really Need)

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 03.29.2014 | Technology
Oscar Raymundo

Demand to please both listeners and record labels is at an all-time high, so it's hard getting it just right. At the end of the day, something's got to give and it's usually the listeners' experience. Here are the six music apps we don't totally hate.

What 'Portable Music' Means in 2013

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 11.27.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

It's easier than ever to find new music to like or love, but our mechanisms for collecting that music in a meaningful way haven't kept pace with all of those discovery methods.

The Best Apps For Finding The Concerts You Love

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | Technology

By Natasha Baker (Reuters) - Music lovers looking for a nearby concert can turn to apps that detect a person's location and list nearby...

Remote Controls and Music Apps Are Making Friends at Last

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.09.2013 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Purists hated the idea of slicing precious analog sound waves into bits, on philosophical if not auditory grounds. Owners of cassettes and vinyl were justifiably bummed to have to buy everything all over again.

Top 6 Apps for Going to Concerts (and Reliving Them)

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 11.12.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

I've missed too many a good show in my life to know what it feels like when your favorite band is playing right down the street. Enough is enough! As such, we've compiled a list of free, reliable apps on various platforms to help ensure you never miss a great show again.

Matt Sledge

App Maker Backed By Justin Timberlake Spreads Joy Of Making Music | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.07.2012 | Technology

How does a music teacher looking for work find a student? Instead of of bulletin boards, Craigslist postings and word of mouth, startup company Miso M...

Awesome High School Band That Plays On iPads (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 07.09.2012 | Teen

The first time you listen to Ryan Rodriguez, Denzel Jackson and Jasmine Latham's music, you might think they sound like any high school band. But the ...

The Winners and Losers From Spotify's Move Into Radio

Brad Spirrison | Posted 08.21.2012 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

Spotify just released a major update for its iPhone and iPad applications that features a fully-operational radio station. Upon first impression, this update rocks!

A Brief History of Spotify's Attempt to Become the 'OS of Music'

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 05.26.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Here's a short history of Spotify's attempt to become a musical operating system for the Internet, web and apps.

Retro Music Apps Aren't Just a Novelty (for iPhone and iPad)

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphones may not be the best-sounding portable devices we've ever heard but they can pull crazy stunts like pretending to be a cassette player, vinyl turntable, or boombox.

GarageBand Now Available For iPhone

The Huffington Post | Jason O. Gilbert | Posted 01.02.2012 | Technology

GarageBand, the popular music-making application for the Mac desktop operating system and the iPad, is now available for the iPhone and the iPod Touch...

Rachel Tepper

D.C.'s Bluebrain Releases Location-Based Music App For Central Park | Rachel Tepper | Posted 12.05.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Following up on an interactive musical experience designed for the National Mall, D.C.'s experimental-pop duo Bluebrain on Tuesday relea...

Amazon Kindle Fire Is Not for Reading - It's For Challenging the iPad

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 11.28.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed a new line of tablets on Wednesday morning including one, Kindle Fire, that unleashes a clear warning shot across Apple's bow. It could even score a direct hit. Gets Big Investment, Now Valued at $37.5 Million... Here's Why

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 10.03.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

After using since May, we're not too surprised that it has reportedly pulled down a $7.5 million investment round from a venture capital firm. Here's why.

The Most-Wanted Music Apps From's Poll

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 10.01.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Because music players can take on nearly any function imaginable now, the sky is the limit in terms of what they can do. To find out what music fans want them to do, we launched the first Untapped Apps poll a few months ago.

Best iPhone Music Apps for Not Crashing Your Car

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 09.17.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

To bring you the cream of the crop in iPhone car music apps, we contacted the developers of every car music player app in the iTunes store, then we tested every single one of them in the interest of science, safety and entertainment.

Yes, You Should Spend Over $100 on Headphones

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 09.07.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

We cover music apps like the waterfront at But without a solid way to turn the ones and zeros comprising today's music into vibrating air,...

Mog Rips CDs With iPhone Camera

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 08.23.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

The Mog music subscription service updated its iPhone app on Monday, introducing a strange new "experimental/beta" feature called Moggles, which lets you take a picture of an album in order to load it in the Mog app for playback, downloading, and so on.

Does 'iTunes Match' Offer 'Parley' to Music Pirates?

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 08.07.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

In the year 2000, when launched a service that allowed people to stream their own music from "the cloud" by authenticating it with a CD, the l...

Music Apps: Reverse-Karaoke, Voice-Activated Music, Live Metallica

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.23.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk's excellent reverse-karaoke app LaDiDa, which used to cost $3, is now free, giving you the power to compose music by simply singing a melody into your iPhone.

Untapped Apps: Shape the Future of Music

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 07.03.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Much ink has been spilt on the wisdom of crowds, and that ink has a good point: Sometimes the most difficult problems can be solved by simply floating...

Shoot 'Em Up 'Wave' Game Shows Music Apps' Arcade Potential

Eliot Van Buskirk | Posted 06.08.2011 | Technology
Eliot Van Buskirk

Each song has its own rhythm. So do the Space Invaders and other arcade videogame foes who swarm hapless gamers as they pilot their crafts through the...