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Apple, Shazam, and the Song Recognizing Speaker

by Ian Rosenwach 12.12.2017

The benefits to Apple Music from the Shazam acquisition are clear. The Music Industry Blog did a great job outlining the prospects of Apple using Shazam’s underlying data and customer knowledge to boost Apple Music. I want to look at it from another angle – HomePod and the voice-controlled speaker market. This is an area with […]

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What I like about iTunes Radio

by Ian Rosenwach 9.23.2013

It’s no secret that artists don’t make the living they used to in the music business. The shift to digital content consumption changed everything; the chances for artists to earn a viable living as musicians are slimmer than ever. Streaming services like Spotify and Rdio provide a revenue-generating, legal framework for listeners to get unlimited access […]

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Comparing Rdio and Spotify iOS apps

by Ian Rosenwach 2.3.2013

As an avid music listener and product manager, I like understanding the different music products on the market. I started using subscription streaming services with Rdio about 3 years ago, switched to Spotify about a year ago, then decided to switch back to Rdio a few weeks back. Not as much because Spotify was not […]

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The Tyranny of the 10 MB Tumblr Audio Limit

by Ian Rosenwach 8.23.2009

As great as it is that Tumblr allows users to share a song and other audio, there is a 10 MB limit. I run into this barrier from time to time. Most recently trying to upload Backwards Down the Number Line, the new single from Phish’s forthcoming album Joy. I’m sure we can all agree […]

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by Ian Rosenwach 8.2.2009

My brother makes his “get down and funky” face while I try to keep up.

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