Month: September 2018

Do you know Spotify may be cracking down on delinquent Family Plan users

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Subscribing for Spotify Premium for Family with your friends sound like a genius move, but it’s also something the music streaming giant doesn’t appreciate. To prevent groups of friends from masquerading as families, Spotify is willing to pull some unusual moves, including asking you to confirm your home address by sending Spotify your location.

As you can see in the Spotify prompt below, Spotify seems to think that proving you live under the same roof with the other members of your Premium for Family is enough to confirm your identity.

Failing to confirm your home address — using your GPS data — may lead to losing your Premium subscription.

It seems that the prompt was part of a brief test and only affected some users. Spotify has stopped the test following backlash, but that doesn’t mean the feature is lost for good.

Spotify is wrong twice here. Some customers may be abusing the family plan, but that doesn’t mean all the members of a family that’s paying for Spotify Premium have to live in the same house. Surely, there must be a different way to prove it. Secondly, how does this move stop friends who’re actually living together from abusing the feature?

But Spotify does have clear but unrealistic rules that have to be respected. As Quartz points out, Spotify states that the two to five people on each family plan must live at the same address. So if those are the rules under which Premium family plans are sold then buyers should respect them.

What’s ironic is that friends who happen to live together can still pretend they’re a family under these rules. They may have to share their location with Spotify from time to time. The more problematic issue is that not all the members of a family that’s actually paying for a Premium plan will always reside at the same address.

As for the privacy aspect of the prompt above, asking customers to allow the app to track their location might not sound right. But the company only uses your location to verify your address. “Spotify will only use your GPS data to verify your location and nothing else,” the company says on its pages.

Billboard report last month said that Spotify is worried about slipping revenues per users, family plans being one of the reason.

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How to free download Spotify Podcast to your computer

Spotify Podcast converter

Spotify offers a large number of podcasts for users, which includes Lifestyle, News, Comedy, Sport & Recreation, and more, and it also supports featured and recommended episodes. Meanwhile users can easily use Spotify Connect to seamlessly play podcasts to different devices, and you can save them offline so as to play them when you don’t have an internet connection.

This seems Spotify podcasts is very amazing, however podcasts are currently unavailable on iPad according to Spotify official. This is a bad news for both iPad and Spotify users.

Please don’t worry. Macsome Spotify Audio Converter Platinum Version 1.1.8 has been released on Jul 16, 2018, which now starts to support podcasts audio tracks downloading and converting to MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV format with fast conversion speed and 100% original audio kept.

Step 1. Go to download and install Spotify Audio Converter Platinum for Mac and run it.

Windows Version Download

Mac Version Download

Step 2. Drag and drop the podcast playlist from Spotify to Spotify Audio Converter Platinum.

Open Spotify application, check podcast playlist you would like to convert, and then drag them to add window.

Add Spotify Podcast to Spotify Audio Converter Platinum

If you want to convert the whole playlist, just click “OK” to load all the files to convert, or you can choose some one or more files to convert.

Step 3. Choose Output Format and Adjust Settings

Directly click setting button on the program interface to open the Preferences window.

In the output settings, you could change the output folder as you prefer.

Output settings

Step 4. Start Conversion

After the above steps, now click “CONVERT” button to start conversion.

Spotify Podcast converting

After the conversion, you have downloaded all the Podcasts you like to your computer, and you can freely enjoy them as you wish.

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Apple Music now works with Android Auto

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Apple has just released an update for Apple Music on Android, and the biggest new addition is that it now supports Android Auto. So if you’re an Android user but prefer Apple’s music subscription service over Google Play Music or Spotify for whatever reason, now you can listen to it through Google’s in-car platform. Apple began beta testing the feature last month.

This also means that Apple, which has its own competing take on this whole thing with CarPlay, somehow beat YouTube Music to adding Android Auto. Not the best look for Google, but at least the company has said that a car-optimized YouTube Music experience is coming soon. And to Google’s credit, it was very fast to bring Google Maps to CarPlay soon after the release of iOS 12.

Apple hasn’t ignored some of Android’s conveniences; Apple Music also supports microSD card storage, something that doesn’t exist on iOS.

The latest Apple Music update on Android also now lets you search for songs by entering some of the lyrics you might know. And it brings over the much-improved artist view that came to iOS earlier this month.

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How to transfer Apple music playlist to Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Sync Apple Music to Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the latest member of the Samsung family launched in August 2018 in India. It is one of the most stylish and best smartphones in 2018 that features a stellar camera, amazing speakers, battery backup, elegant body and much more.

If you have subscribed Apple Music service, you can directly install Apple Music for Android App on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, and then enjoy Apple Music on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with ease.

Here recommend you try to Macsome iTunes Converter to remove DRM from Apple Music and then sync the unprotected Apple Music files to your Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Step 1, Click the next download link to free download the latest version of iTunes Music Converter, and follow the tips to install and run it.

Windows Version Download

Mac Version Download

Step 2. Click “+” button, and choose the music files you want to convert, and then click “OK”. Not you have added the downloaded Apple Music files to the program.

Please make sure that you have downloaded the Apple Music files you want to convert and they can work normally on your iTunes.

Add downloaded Apple Music songs

Step 3. Click the setting icon to set the output format or output folder.

Here are four choices including MP3, AAC, FLAC and WAV for you to choose. Just choose one suitable output format according to your requirements. If you have some special need, you can also reset the related audio parameters.

Preferences output Settings

Step 4. click the “CONVERT” button to start your iTunes music converting.

Converting Apple Music songs to MP3

After the conversion, you can go to the output folder to find the converted music files and then transfer them to your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 via via USB cable as you need.

Top Rock songs In The First Half Of 2018

We predict the first six months of 2018 to be a very good period for Naija music lovers than the last six. With some top artists releasing albums (Did I hear you say Burna Boy? Brymo?), we already have plenty of ear candy as there was in 2017. Turn up.

Here are 2018 best songs on shuffle (in no order, in no specific genre and no specific date of release). After all, it’s MUSiK We Love right? Enjoy fixing your playlist.

1. BRYMO – BANUSO

In his default state, Brymo makes music from the world around him; it’s not something new for listeners of Klitoris, Tabula Rasa or Merchant Dealers & Slaves. And in 2018, Brymo continues to educate and drill listeners with a breathing marvel of entertainment and illumination in varying Yoruba expressions.  Off the OSO (The Wizard) album, Banuso is an obscenely catchy song where Olawale’s outstanding vocal meets brilliant percussions. Even he knows he has no comparable in the land.

2. NONSO AMADI – NO CRIME

Nonso Amadi released his first single of this year, and we all fuck with it.

3. TENI – ASKAMAYA

Teni Apata continues to live up to her billing as the 2018 Headies Hip-Hop World Revelation and this song confirm she has no ceilings. Like her sister’s habit (the talk back in the song), she takes the crowd to the dance floor on the Spellz-produced joint but she does it her own style. Heard Teni – Wait?

4. MI ABAGA – PLAYLIST FEAT. NONSO AMADI

MI is an icon. He has been the best rapper in Nigeria for over a decade not only because he spits the dopest flows but also his dynamism. His ever-changing formula sees him drop the R&B king he enjoyed much success with for an emerging one. It’s no miracle the song and the entire Playlist album is on top of many Naija radio playlist. That’s a rhyme, get me a feature!

5. ATELA – JANKARA

Who remembers the Jankara Market song? Well, we now have an Afro-pop bip-bap beat, guitar, and whistle to make us dance better and we have the Squeeze Records’ Atela to thank for it. As he has said, it’s a love song and nothing attached.

6. DAVID MILLZ – SIDES

Millz is a rapper on the come up, he’s got the rhymes, the flow, tempo and honesty that shot SA’s Nasty C up the chart. He’s got a couple trending singles after his cover of M.I’s You Rappers Should Fix Up Your Life broke the internet but this love song titled Sideswill walk into your playlist after first listen. A very solid effort.

 

7. MYSTRO – IFE FEAT. SIMI

Individuals that listened to Ajebutter 22’s 2017 What Happens in Lagos album know he made the opener A Good Place To Start, hence must be familiar with the name Mystro while others have their introduction in Ife, his album closer.  The production itself is gentle but Mystro and Simi’s vocals are equally delicate, making the entire folk-inspired record an insightful/solicitous masterpiece and one of the best love songs in the country. The tip is you want to hear the piano as it reverberates through your heart. It’s called rhythm and blues for a reason.

8. SEUN KUTI & EGYPT 80 – BLACK TIMES FEAT. CARLOS SANTANA

Before Afrobeats, saxophonist- Seun Kuti is first of all his father’s son and it’s evidenced in his relationship with Egypt 80, a group his father achieved so much success with. By birth, protest and freedom songs are wired into the 35-year old youngest son of Fela Kuti but he’s serving us the infectious, protesting the power of Afrobeat refined and compact in his 2018 Black Times album. He grabbed legendary Carlos Santana to help drive the title track to new heights with his guitars after his call-and-response singing. Black Dream, Black Information, Black Education, Black Journey, Black Story, Black Strength, Black Pride, Black Strength and Black Knowledge. Its black time, be ready to be free.

9. RUGGEDMAN – IS POLICE YOUR FRIEND?

Ace rapper Ruggedy Baba answered the rhetorical question with a 4:14 rap thesis and came out in flying colors. However, for the purpose of future learning, it’s a jamb question.

10. DAVIDO – ASSURANCE

There are probably a hundred types of people you can’t advise in life. The last is a Davido in love. The buzz around the song aside, Assurance will shoot up the charts like any Davido song these days. Meanwhile, there are also several things you can’t control on the internet. One of them is Davido’s Youtube views. Ugh. Congrats on the BET award, the wireless performance is the most real and we can’t wait for the album.

Source from https://www.morebranches.com/50-songs-we-rocked-first-half-of-2018/

Summary:

All the songs you can find from Apple Music or Spotify, and you can also use Apple Music Converter or Spotify Audio Converter to convert these popular Rock songs to MP3 or other audio formats and play them on various video player devices.