The app version number 2.65 was quickly torn apart by tech enthusiast blogs, with changes under the hood analyzed.
One possibility discovered is that Google may be prepping to make YouTube Music a default app for Android devices. As part of the agreement to distribute Android devices, manufacturers agree to include default apps on their devices. Right now, the default music app is Play Music.
For years now, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival — the desert blowout that takes place every April on the manicured grounds of Indio’s Empire Polo Club — has been selling many of its passes before its lineup is announced.
But if that success indicates the event’s importance as what might be referred to as a lifestyle experience, Coachella has nothing on the Fyre Festival, which in 2017 sold out before its lineup was even booked.
The Namib is a desert in southern Africa, and thanks to a new sound installation, it will be the home to a new art installation that aims to play Toto’s “Africa” on eternal repeat, NPR reports. Namibian-German artist Max Siedentopf’s installation is appropriately titled “Toto Forever.” It utilizes six speakers, an MP3 player featuring literally just that one song, and solar energy in an effort to play the song “for all eternity,” according to the artist. See what it looks like below.
Much has been written about the struggles of music journalists in an ever-shrinking media landscape. A recent Longreads article called “Where Have All the Music Magazines Gone?” offered a typically grim roll call of publications that have either discontinued their print edition or shuttered entirely: Blender, Harp, Spin, URB, Paste, to name a few. At the local level, the outlook is even bleaker, with major alt-weeklies closing up shop and others gutting their staffs, budgets and page counts. And the ranks of music blogs, once major voices in new music coverage, have thinned since their mid-2000s peak.
5G has the potential to make loading websites, streaming music, and downloading up to 10 times faster than 4G. The United States isn’t expected to see the first 5G-compatible networks until 2020, but that hasn’t stopped telcos from openly bragging.
There are musical instruments everywhere, on shelves, stands and cabinets — so many it’s hard to easily navigate while walking through the music instruction area of Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. There are even antique instruments secured high on the walls near the ceiling, a decorative touch.
The countdown for the Faster Horses Festival is officially on as the headlining acts and a large chunk of its lineup was announced Friday, Jan. 11. The self-proclaimed “hillbilly sleepover” is set to take place from July 19-21 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn this year.