Ed Sheeran is UK's most pirated artist, Drake tops US list

Gerald Lynch Digital Music, Intellectual Property, Tech Digest news Leave a Comment

A new study into music piracy patterns has revealed singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran as the UK's most pirated artist. We thought the UK had more refined musical taste! The new research, published by Musicmetric, also reveals Drake as the most pirated…

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

Gerald Lynch Apparel, Digital Music, Features, iPad apps, Round ups, Tablet, Tech Digest news 15 Comments

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

Gerald Lynch Features, Mobile phones, Round ups, Tech Digest news 3 Comments

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

Katherine Hannaford Digital Music 3 Comments

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

Katherine Hannaford Uncategorized Leave a Comment

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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