Inventor of the cassette tape, Lou Ottens, dies aged 94

Dutch engineer Lou Ottens, credited for inventing the audio cassette tape and involved in the development of the CD, died last weekend.

Samplr turns your MacBook Touch Bar into a multitouch loop slicer and sampler

Music making iPad app Samplr release a free Mac download, that turns your Touch Bar into a sampler, with multiple controls and effects. We’ve seen music making on the Touch Bar before from Logic Pro…

Why Some “Remastered” Music Videos Look Awful (Video)

Last year YouTube allowed some major labels to remaster their older music videos (while keeping the same video IDs and views), to make them look good in 2020. Some music videos from the likes of…

Send personal Spotify mixtapes to friends on iMessage with Mixmsg

As the way we listen to music evolves so does the way we share it with others, especially now it’s harder than ever to create an actual cassette tape mix. Whilst we love music the…

Streaming Revenue Overtakes Physical Music Sales

Not too long ago, last year in fact, digital music sales (streaming and downloads) surpassed those of it’s physical counterparts in CDs and Vinyl. This was the biggest shift since CDs ripped the throne from…

Apple May Revive the Mixtape – In Digital Form

Home-made mixtapes were a big part of the music culture in the 80s and somewhat in the 90’s but with the advent of CDs and now the domination of digital music, in particular streaming, mixtapes…