Tag Archives: songs

Apple Raising iTMS Prices

Oh shit! If you’re one of the suckers consumers that pays for tracks on iTunes, your world is about to get flipped upside down. Starting April 7th, Apple will charge more than $.99 for songs with popular tracks shooting up to $1.29. This, according to the LA Times, has been in the works for awhile and Apple has apparently let ...

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The Beatles: Rock Band Gets A Release Date

“The British are coming! The British are coming!” Those words are running through every Best Buy employee’s mind right now as they prepare both mentally and physically for the upcoming release of The Beatles: Rock Band. Thank goodness their label, Apple Corps, decided to go with the Rock Band series and not Guitar Hero. Better interface, better equipment and better ...

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Rock Band To Get Nearly 5000 Tracks This Year

According to Billboard, the ever-popular Rock Band is due to get “as many as 5000” new tracks this year via downloadable content. The report comes as I completed “…And Justice For All” on Expert at 100% last night. Harmonix has already released over 500 songs for the Rock Band series, putting it way above the number of tracks Guitar Hero: ...

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49 Microwaves Play “Jingle Bells”

Here’s video of a crew of people setting up 49 microwave ovens to play the classic Christmas tune, “Jingle Bells.” It’s not 100% fluid, but nonetheless an impressive feat. I wonder how much planning it took to figure out how to sync them all up… Link

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Microsoft Changes Zune Subscription Plan

Love it or hate it, the Zune isn’t the hit Microsoft hoped that it would be. The current $14.95 a month Zune Pass subscription model hasn’t been attracting enough subscribers, so in an effort to generate more revenue, Microsoft will offer subscribers 10 free tracks to keep each month. 10 free songs a month isn’t a bad idea, but it’s ...

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The All New MySpace Music (Without The DRM)

Tonight, MySpace kicked off its new commercial free music service which doesn’t include any of that bullshit DRM business. Using its ever popular Flash player, users can purchase songs or add them to a playlist. It’s now possible to create a streaming playlist of as many as 100 songs each that can be shared and ranked. MySpace music will also ...

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Activision Considers Monthly Subscription Service For Guitar Hero

That’s right, you read correctly: Activision is considering a subscription service to deliver monthly releases of fresh songs for Guitar Hero players. Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith explained: Looking even further out, we’re exploring new models, like an annual pass subscription where players can subscribe and get a certain number of songs downloadable each month. As of now, no specific ...

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I Can’t Tie My Shoes Without Muting My Music

Japanese mobile phone operator, NTT DoCoMo is experimenting with this mind boggling approach to mobile device control that’s sure to give anyone an eye headache worse than TV coming through your glasses. How does it work? Firstly, no hands are needed. Simply move your eyes up or down to raise volume, accordingly. To skip a track, look right twice. Currently, ...

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Guitar Hero II custom songs now possible

So you’ve heard of Guitar Hero and its recent release of its second iteration on the PS2. If not, just think of Dance Dance Revolution (DRR), and Guitar Hero is DDR for rockers. So while the release of Guitar Hero 2 isn’t news anymore, the ability to do custom songs definately is. The people at the Scorehero forums have figured ...

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