10 bands and artists who use Garageband, and will probably use the iPad 2 app too

Alongside the iPad 2 launch last night, Apple also revealed a handful of new apps ready to be downloaded alongside the new slate. We've written an in-depth guide to the new Garageband app, which you can read by clicking…

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Gerald Lynch10 bands and artists who use Garageband, and will probably use the iPad 2 app too

6 *FREE* Nokia music apps from the Ovi Store: Shazam, Spotify and more!

"Without music life would be a mistake". Nietzche said that, and he was one of them clever sorts, or so I'm told. Looks like the folks over at Nokia know their German existential philosophy, as this week they're letting…

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Gerald Lynch6 *FREE* Nokia music apps from the Ovi Store: Shazam, Spotify and more!

Microsoft conspiracy theory #472: Rihanna & Michael Jackson's subliminal 'Soft endorsement


Am I going completely nuts and verging dangerously close on Zune-guy’s obsession with Microsoft, for hearing the lyric ‘It’s the sound, the sound of Microsoft’ within winter-loving pop-strumpet Rihanna’s ‘Please Don’t Stop The Music’ song?

Our ever informative Stu from My Chemical Toilet has told me the repetitive background lyric in the song (more noticeable at 2.40 minutes into the track) is actually a sample from Michael Jackson’s ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Something’, which various lyrics directories claim is him singing ‘Ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa, ma ma se, ma ma sa, ma ma coo sa’. (Apparently originally taken from Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango’s ‘Soul Makossa’).

Tinfoil-hat-wearers, got an opinion? Is this just typical Michael Jackson gobbledy-gook or a subliminal brainwashing attempt from Microsoft to sell more copies of Word…

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Katherine HannafordMicrosoft conspiracy theory #472: Rihanna & Michael Jackson's subliminal 'Soft endorsement

Forget the CD single, start buying the CD ringle, says Sony

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CD singles. Has anyone actually bought one since 1997 when Steps’ ‘5,6,7,8’ was released?! Seems the music industry shares similar thoughts on CD singles, as they’ve suddenly come up with a no-brainer – CD single ringtones, dubbed ‘ringles’. Errr…

Those clever chaps at Sony BMG Music Entertainment, obviously desperate for The Next Big Thing, invented the idea, and Universal Music Ground are the first out of the pen in delivering the goods…

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Katherine HannafordForget the CD single, start buying the CD ringle, says Sony