With one more month to go before the concert takes place in Stadium Negara, the timing couldn’t be apt enough for the people behind Video Games Live Kuala Lumpur (VGL KL) 2016 – 11to11 Events – to provide a brief update on the progress of the show. While most of the information regarding the concert have been widely known, the company did reveal several new additions to the festival that will be accompanying the concert on 27 February.
After months of testing, Spotify is finally ready to deliver video contents through it massively popular music streaming platform. It is a long time coming indeed as Spotify officially announced its intention to serve such contents as part of its press event back in May 2015.
UPDATE: The Malaysian pricing for Apple Music’s monthly membership is corrected in this article. The price for an individual membership is US$3.99 (RM17.57) while the family membership costs US$5.99 (RM26.37).
Apple announced that its internet radio service, iTunes Radio, will no longer be available for free on 29 January. Instead it will be part of Apple Music and requires a monthly subscription fee of US$3.99 (RM17.57) for individuals. For a family membership, it not only costs US$5.99 (RM26.37) per month, but also requires iCloud Family Sharing. If users still prefer to use a free broadcasting service from Apple, they will have to opt for the Beats 1 instead.
With the introduction of Lightning connector headphones, Apple’s intent to make the next iPhone slimmer in the name of innovation by removing the headphone jack seems to be more real than ever. So real that a petition has been started to prevent Apple from doing so, and there are already more than 200,000 signed petitions.
Even though The Beatles are one of the most well-known band in the world, they never really embrace digital distribution model with the exception of the deal for Apple iTunes back in 2010. Well, get ready then as fans will be able to listen to music by the Fab Four via streaming services starting from tonight.
MTV has worked with MusicQubed to bring a new app to the music streaming industry. Called “MTV Trax”, the app focuses on smartphone users and is available on Digi’s Music Freedom app. What’s even more interesting is that the app’s playlist will be refreshed daily, and music will be downloaded automatically to constantly keep its listeners updated.
Apple is riding the Star Wars hype train as it released a new Star Wars themed radio station to its streaming music service, Apple Music. Appearing under the ‘Featured’ section, the station includes tracks that are selected from the soundtracks of the films, including the iconic ones such as the theme music and the ‘Imperial March.’ Some of these tracks even contain interruptions by various sound effects, including Vader’s breath or R2-D2’s bleeps.
Google is celebrating famed composer Ludwig van Beethoven’s 245th birthday today, and has created a clever little mini-game in his honour. It’s something for those who think they know Beethoven’s most famous works; and those who want to see if they remember playing the Ode to Joy back in primary school.