TechSpot

music articles

The Pirate Bay launches project to promote artists

The Pirate Bay launches project to promote artists

Although it's condemned by the media industry for providing access to illegal content, there is a positive side The Pirate Bay. If nothing else, the world's largest torrent site can shine a spotlight on little-known artists, allowing them to rise from obscurity and ascend to stardom...

Apple expands iTunes Match support in Europe, Latin America

Apple expands iTunes Match support in Europe, Latin America

Apple has completed its second major international rollout for iTunes Match since its U.S. launch in November. The service is now available in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Guatemala, Honduras, Latvia, Lithuania, Nicaragua, Panama,…
Weekend Open Forum: Have you met anyone famous?

Weekend Open Forum: Have you met anyone famous?

Facebook and the University of Milan conducted a study earlier this year to determine the validity of the “six degrees of separation” concept – that each person on the planet is only six steps away, by way of introduction, from…
Citigroup sells EMI Music for $4.1 billion

Citigroup sells EMI Music for $4.1 billion

British music company EMI has reportedly been split up and sold to two separate groups for a sum of $4.1 billion. A Sony-led group will acquire the publishing operation for $2.2 billion while Universal Music Group will obtain EMI’s recorded-music…
Weekend Open Forum: Your favorite music service?

Weekend Open Forum: Your favorite music service?

Apple's iTunes is widely regarded as the service that spawned the legal music download industry. At a time when music piracy ran rampant on p2p networks, the platform served as the prime example that customers are willing to pay for…