Facebook and Spotify bring the music to your profiles with new features

Share the songs that are special to you with everyone who comes to your profile and more new features announced at SXSW. Facebook unveiled some cool new things coming to the world’s biggest social media…

YouTube’s head of music announces music subscription service… again

YouTube have been discussing a music subscription service for years and Lyor Cohen just re-announced it’s existence saying, “we know we’re late to the party”. At SXSW this weekend YouTube’s global head of music Lyor…

Apple Music Beats 1 radio host Zane Lowe sees multiple stations in Beats 1’s future

Renowned radio DJ and head of Beats 1, Zane Lowe has revealed in an interview what he sees in the future of Apple’s 24-7 online radio station; even more stations. Zane Lowe, one of music’s…

SXSW acts are cancelling after being banned from entering the US

Trump’s restricted immigration ban is still causing friction across the US as now one of the world’s biggest festivals, SXSW, is losing some of it’s foreign acts. One of the latest acts to be denied…

Spotify and SXSW team up offering new music discovery, playlists and “Special Experiences”

Spotify have joined up with the SXSW music festival to offer a bunch of curated and enhanced music opportunities as well as some special opportunities with SXSW artists. The South-by-Southwest Music Festival are introducing their…

Spotify Delivers Secret Alien Messages In New Partnership

Spotify will hide coded alien messages in playlists as part of a new partnership with Syfy for their upcoming show ‘Hunters’. Product placement isn’t new to TV programmes, but what producer Gale Anne Hurd and showrunner Natalie…

Mac Demarco – Still Together – Rdio Sessions at SXSW

Mac DeMarco, the Canadian indie rock star sat down for an Rdio Session at SXSW.

Tour Smart

Panel: Martin Atkins (Public Image drummer/Invisible Records), Eddie Spaghetti (The Supersuckers) – Martin Atkins took quick and charismatic control of this session. His advice to bands comes from 25 years in all aspects of the…

Simian Mobile Disco Live at SXSW

Austin proper doesn’t seem to extend further than 40 blocks square on the north side of Ladybird Lake, but it’s packed with venues – 75 on the official programme and more doing their own thing…

Heading to SXSW

Two things particularly struck me about arriving in Texas for my first SXSW – the first was the extra-wide wheelchairs waiting at the airport to ferry the extra wide Texans through the airport, and the…