Sprint Throws a Life Preserver to Drowning Tidal

Cash Infusion Buys Time for Struggling Service Tidal, the musician-owned music streaming service put together by rapper Jay Z, announced this week that it has sold a third of the company to telecom giant Sprint. Although the original announcement did … Continue reading

Tidal Narrative Turns from Quality of Sound – to Quality of Royalties

Soon to Face New Competitor in Service Created by Apple and Beats by Dr. Dre The narrative surrounding Tidal, the latest music streaming service to enter the increasingly crowded music delivery market last year, has taken a new and unforeseen … Continue reading

Smart! Spotify Streamed to Your Smartphone is Now Free; Now Offers Led Zeppelin

Spotify, the popular music sharing app, announced today that it will offer streamed music to smartphones for free (ad-supported), starting today. Spotify has long offered this capability on desktop computers for free (again supported by advertising), but had required a … Continue reading

Only Months Later, Pioneer Launches the Next Generation of Its Popular AppRadio

>> See a slideshow of the Pioneer 2012 CES Press Conference here… << <February 1, 2012> Pioneer Electronics USA, Inc. surprised everyone only months ago in the summer of last year with their launch of a radical new product called the AppRadio [ see … Continue reading

Onkyo Demos New Technologies at CES

<January 25, 2012> Onkyo Corporation had a very busy CES, not just because of the recent news of their strategic partnership with Gibson Guitar (and subsequent to CES, a partnership with Teac), but because the company was showing and demonstrating … Continue reading