Mixcloud has reduced its free service and launched a Premium subscription model.
The move means that those who don't pay to stream will only be able to listen to a mix three times within a two-week period, can only skip forward through the set and won't be able to access any mixes that feature more than four tunes by the same artist or three from an individual album.
Bitwig has released its new modular DAW Studio 3.
The application was announced back in January, with Bitwig emphasising its fully modular sound design environment which the company has dubbed 'The Grid'.
It features 154 individual modules and is designed in a way that allows users to build devices such as synths within The Grid and have sit them alongside Bitwig's plug-ins and modulator tools.
London-based music technology company ROLI is set to launch a new keyboard and app called LUMI later this year following a successful crowdfunding campaign.
The company says that the illuminated keyboard and accompanying app will make you "more musical in minutes", giving you the opportunity to jam with the instrument and play along with tracks using a Guitar Hero-style system.
Have you ever thought your house parties are just lacking that little something to notch up the atmosphere a little more?
The MicroFogger portable smoke machine could be what you've been missing with the product giving owners the chance to turn their homes into their own personal club.
The fog machine is small enough to fit into the palm of your hand and only requires a single-button operation to work. It also runs on rechargeable batteries and can come with added smells if you choose to use a flavoured juice.
Pioneer is now allowing DJs to clear rights for the DJ mixes they record through its iOS app DJM-REC.
Users will be able to clear the mixes within the app meaning that they can then be uploaded to major streaming services. The move comes as a result a deal that Pioneer has made with Dubset, a rights management company. Any mixes recorded within the DJM-REC will automatically be submitted to Dubset through the app who will then analyse it for copyright clearance.
Steve Aoki is moving into the fitness business, launching a brand new workout app called Aoki Bootcamp.
Aoki says that his busy schedule makes it hard for him to stick to a fitness routine, but would fit in some workout time wherever he could.
"I’m the kind of guy who will work out wherever I am, whether I’m in the green room or backstage at a festival or in my hotel room," he explains. "I’d been putting my workout on social media and people would come up to me and I thought that I really wanted to bring this out so people can join in."
A Bob Moog documentary is in the works, 'Electronic Voyager', looking at the life of the man behind the legendary synths.
The film is directed by Robert Fantinatto, whose credits also include modular synth movie, 'I Dream of Wires', and the TV series 'Where Cool Came From', which looks at timelessness in everything from gaming to graffiti, architecture to tattoos.
Three-time DMC World Champion DJ Craze has waded into the battle surrounding CDJ technology and specifically the use of the sync button.
Use of the function has been an oft-debated matter in the world of dance music leading to a heavy stigma around it. DJ Craze, though, isn't quite sure why people are so adverse to using it.
Spotify has surpassed the 200million unique users per month mark for the first time, attracting an additional 9million during the last quarter of 2018.
The exact share of new account holders that are paying for the service isn't clear— as of 30th June 2018 there were 87million premium users. It's good news for the brand given shares crashed to an all-time low in December, and suggests analysts were right not to underestimate its buoyancy.
Netflix is raising its subscription price for 58million US account holders, who will see monthly fees increase by 12-18 per cent in the coming months depending on their package.
The biggest single price hike since the streaming giant launched 12 years ago, and the first since 2017, it means those currently on an $11 per month plan— the most popular— will soon be paying $13. For $8 a month the new charges will come in at $9, with premium subscriptions moving from $14 to $16 per month.