Google IO 2016 Coverage

Metallica’s manager thinks YouTube is going to kill the music industry

youtube_music_fetty_wapRemember how new technology has killed the music industry several times over? Every few years something new crops up that will supposedly destroy music as we know it, making it so that no one could possibly continue to make new music with that particular technology around. Literally every new contraption in the music industry was regarded as a “threat” at one point or another: records, CDs, MTV, the internet, etc.

What’s the newest boogeyman for the music industry? Well, according to Peter Mensch, manager of rock bands like Metallica, it’s YouTube. Read more

Update coming soon to Pandora featuring new ‘Browse’ section loaded with music that you’ll love


Right now, as I write this, I have Pandora on in the background spinning me some great new tunes. Pandora is just an incredible tool for discovering new music without much hassle. Soon though, Pandora is going to be even better at dishing out fresh music that you love to listen to. A new ‘Browse’ section is coming to the app, and Pandora is claiming it will be “your ultimate personalized discovery destination.”

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Pandora introduces Thumbprint Radio for extremely personalized recommendations

pandora_radio_venue_pink_purplePandora is building on its music discovery features with a new, unique Thumbprint Radio. If you’ve ever used Pandora, you probably know that you can “thumbs up” or “thumbs down” a track so Pandora will play more relevant music on whatever particular station you’re listening to. This new Thumbprint Radio goes a step further and uses all of the music you’ve liked and builds a radio station based on your overall music tastes. Read more