Jamstik+ | Fly or Die

The newest version of the Jamstik has Jordan and John jamming in our NYC studio. With it’s low-energy bluetooth connection to an iDevice, it’s convenient for musicians on the go. Once an Indiegogo darling, will this portable MIDI instrument get a Fly? For more episodes of Fly or Die, click here: http://goo.gl/W4Glb Subscribe to TechCrunch […]

BEST BUY IS NO LONGER GONNA SELL CDs!!!!

So as of July 2018, Best Buy is no longer going to sell CDs. This is due to lack of demand because of music streaming service such as Spotify, Tidal and Apple Music. Subscribe To ReviewTechUSA for more great content! Support ReviewTechUSA on Patreon for just $1 a month: https://www.patreon.com/RTU Follow Me On Twitter: Tweets […]

Apple debuts a dashboard for artists that tracks both streams and purchases

Apple today launched a new dashboard that will allow artists on Apple Music to track fans’ listening and buying habits, and view a variety of analytics about their music, according to Billboard which had the launch exclusive from Apple. The dashboard, called Apple Music for Artists, is currently available only for select beta users ahead of […]

Lea’s live event assistant for Messenger makes buying tickets easier

Buying event tickets online isn’t a great experience. Sites like Ticketmaster are the default, but are difficult to use and expensive. A startup called Lea wants to offer a more modern experience by combining event search, discovery, seat selection and payment all in a single application that works right in Facebook Messenger. Yes, that’s right […]

Djay 2 App Announces Spotify Partnership

Karim Morsy is in NYC to demo Spotify’s integration into the djay 2 iPad and iPhone app. The benefit of the new partnership is an expanded and cloud-based music library at your fingertips, instead of relying on a local music library alone. Than he wows with a Reloop Beatpad performance. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e

Sources: Apple is acquiring music recognition app Shazam

As Spotify continues to inch towards a public listing, Apple is making a move of its own to step up its game in music services. Sources tell us that the company is close to acquiring Shazam, the popular app that lets people identify any song, TV show, film or advert in seconds, by listening to […]

Pono’s New High Fidelity Music Player

PonoMusic, a startup that aims to create a music download service and physical music player focusing on ultra high-quality sound, set out to raise $800,000 on Kickstarter but ended their campaign last week at a staggering $6.2 million. Endorsements from music industry luminaries such as co-founder Neil Young, investor Bruce Springsteen, and many others certainly […]

Pandora made $80M in U.S. app store revenue in Q3, booting Netflix from the top grossing spot

In the face of fierce competition from Spotify and Apple Music, Pandora has been growing its in-app subscription revenues, according to new data from Sensor Tower. The streaming music service earned the number one spot on the chart of top grossing apps in Q3 2017, excluding games. It’s the first time Pandora has held that […]

Make music in VR with Lyravr

We spoke to Dilun Ho, the CEO of Taiwan-based Lyravr, about how his company is allowing people to create music in an immersive virtual reality setting. Lyravr is currently in limited beta with plans to be fully available to all before the end of this year. Subscribe to TechCrunch today: http://bit.ly/18J0X2e TechCrunch Disrupt is the […]