Month: August 2017

Students spends less for Amazon Music Unlimited than ever

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Sigh, it’s that time of the year again. Despacito may still be atop the charts, but summer is dwindling, meaning it’s time to head back to school. But, don’t cut short your soundtrack just yet, because this is the ideal time to get ad-free music on a streaming service. All the students out there already get a nice discount on Apple Music and Spotify, and now you can add Amazon Music Unlimited to that list too.

The online retail giant is offering up its relatively new music streaming service to all the young folk for just $4.99/£4.99 per month. That brings it in line with its bigger rivals, price-wise at least. It also means you fork out less than Amazon Prime subscribers ($7.99/£7.99 per month) and non-Prime customers ($9.99/£9.99). And, if you’re eligible to be a Prime Student member, it will go down to just $6/£6 for six months — that’s just one dollar or pound a month for the period.

Amazon already offers a family plan, which at $149/£149 per year is appealing for Prime subscribers. And reaching out to students is another way to expand its base. But, simply matching Apple and Spotify’s offers may not be enough — particularly in the face of the exclusives and addictive playlists its competitors have in their arsenals. Still, Amazon’s service only launched in October, so it will have to play catch-up for the time being.

Along with the deal, Amazon’s also offering up tips on how students can use Alexa’s voice controls for music. Looking to focus on your homework? Ask “Alexa, play classical music for studying,” or “Alexa, play pop music for focusing.” Need a loud ditty to rattle you out of bed in the morning? Just ask, “Alexa, play wake up music.” And, if you can’t remember the name of a song, just prompt Alexa with its lyrics, or the artist’s name. While you’re at it, be sure to skip Despacito. All the cool kids are over that one.

Source from https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/29/amazon-music-unlimited-students/

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Howto transfer downloaded Apple Music to iPod Nano

Later days earlier, Michael asked that he can download Apple Music to his iTunes, but he can’t sync them to his iPod Nano, why?

You can listen the millions of songs from Apple Music, and even download them so as to listen offline on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. But all the iTunes Apple Music are streaming, in other words, you can play and transfer the downloaded Apple Music files on iPod Nano and Shuffle. And Apple.com said that Apple Music is not available on iPod nano and iPod shuffle.

Here we will talk how to make Apple Music available on iPod nano and iPod shuffle.

First you need to free download Apple Music Converter Mac Version and Windows Version on your computer.

You know, for the streaming music service — Apple Music with DRM limited, the whole Apple Music playlist can’t be transferred correctly. We need Apple Music converter to remove Apple Music’s DRM and convert to MP3, AAC, FLAC and other audio format, and then users can transfer converted local music files to iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle easily and quickly.

Second, Double click to install the Apple Music Converter for Win, and run it. Here we take the Mac version for example.

Third, click the Add button, and then choose the downloaded Apple Music files to the filelist to convert.

And select the file you want to convert, click OK, and then all files you selected will be listed on the main window.

Moreover, click Setting button to set the output format and output path before the conversion as your need.

Finally, click the Convert button to start converting.

After the conversion, you can find the converted files through show in the Finder, and then use iTunes to sync the converted music files to your iPod Nano or Shuffle as you like.

Apple Music announces Daniel Caesar as latest Up Next artist

Continuing their showcase of new and upcoming artists, Apple Music has announced Daniel Caesaras this month’s Up Next artist. As with previous artists, Caesar’s showcase includes a documentary, an Up Next Session, and an interview with Beats 1’s Ebro Darden.

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About Daniel Caesar:

With each song, Daniel Caesar reaches out and makes a connection.

It’s a deep connection in the classic sense of R&B/Soul and its transcendent power to affect the very core of our existence. His voice, songwriting, and presence immediately elicit feeling, especially on the pair of 2017 singles “Blessed” and “We Find Love”—which The Fader praised as “Gorgeous.” They further unlock his world and usher in the arrival of his hotly anticipated full-length debut out this year.

That level of connectivity is becoming a tradition for the artist. With jarring gospel undertones, heart-tugging guitar chords, and soothing harmonious vocals, his 2014 debut effort, Praise Break, earned critical acclaim and would be ranked in the 20 Best R&B Albums of 2014 by Rolling Stone. Caesar’s follow-up project, Pilgrim’s Paradise, was met with even greater praise, subsequently capturing the attention of both the Canadian and international music markets.

Conveying moody anecdotes about life’s most pertinent lessons – love, loss, faith, desire and determination, Caesar tells a coming-of-age tale that is not only relatable, but genuine. With raw talent and an unwavering mystic, layer by layer, Daniel Caesar is writing a melodic story rooted in his authentic self — a story that has only just begun.

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Apple Music polishes its appeal with Carpool Karaoke series

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Want to hear Alicia Keys serenading a woman at a launderette? That and other scenarios are some of the reasons Apple hopes viewers will pay for Apple Music as it launches new show Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

It hopes that a recognisable show and slew of A-list celebrities will help the world’s largest technology company stand out in a saturated television market.

Carpool Karaoke is based on the popular segment from CBS’ The Late, Late Show With James Corden, in which the talk-show host joins guests such as Adele in sing-a-longs while driving.

Apple Music costs US$9.99 (S$13.60) a month for an individual membership and has 27 million subscribers.

Corden, who appears in some episodes of Carpool Karaoke, said partnering the technology company was a “no-brainer”. The series offered a chance to include celebrities whom he said had asked to do the segment on The Late, Late Show.

Source from http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/entertainment/apple-music-polishes-its-appeal-with-carpool-karaoke-series

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Play Jay Z 4:44 from Apple Music to MP3 player

4:44 was released as an exclusive to Sprint and Tidal customers, and is the first in a planned series of music exclusives from the Sprint-Tidal partnership. A physical edition was released on July 7, 2017, including an additional three tracks. On the same day, the album was made available to other streaming platforms, such as iTunes/Apple Music, Google Play Music, and Amazon Music.

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After you purchased the album, how to play them on your MP3 player? Or you want to convert some downloaded Apple Music songs to MP3 format.

To convert the purchased music album to MP3 format at ease, you need to free download and install Macsome iTunes Music Converter, which supports so excellent solution to convert all your iTunes playlist, both music and audiobook files.

Step 1, Open your iTunes Music Converter, click “+” button, and find your whole music album of La La Land. And then select all the audio files and click “OK” button to add them.

Step 2, after you add these music files, now you can click the setting icon to set the output format and output folder.

Except MP3 format, you can also convert these music files to AAC, FLAC, WMA as you like.

Preferences output Settings

Step 3, After the above steps settings, you can click “CONVERT” button to start.

Converting purchased La La Land Album to MP3

After the conversion, you can open output folder to find the converted music files in the format of MP3, And then you can transfer them to your MP3 player quickly.

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