Category Archives: Music Stream

Def Leppard’s Classic Albums Now Available on Streaming Services

British hard rock legends Def Leppard have joined an esteemed list of formerly reluctant artists to abstain from streaming. The band, whose slick hits like “Pour Some Sugar on Me” and “Love Bites” were plastered across radio and MTV, announced on Friday that its entire catalog is now on all major streaming and download platforms. – Marc Schneider, Billboard

Spotify Has a New Plan to Take on Radio and Reinvent Podcasting

Eight companies, including BuzzFeed and Refinery29, have agreed to produce programming for the new initiative, called Spotlight. One of the first shows will be a four- to seven-minute daily newscast featuring reporting from BuzzFeed journalists across the globe. Spotlight will only be available to customers in the U.S. at first. – Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg Technology

Kurt Cobain’s friend posts unreleased Nirvana demos to YouTube

The demos date back to 1988, and they feature early versions of songs that would eventually appear on Nirvana’s debut album Bleach, which was released in 1989. In the comment sections of [John Purkey]’s videos, Nirvana diehards have discussed the numerous differences between the demo versions of particular tracks and their album counterparts. – Sam Gutelle, Tubefilter via The Daily Dot

Roku aims to take over home audio with its wireless speaker platform

You can think of the Roku Connect platform as something similar to Spotify’s Connect feature. It lets you broadcast music to speakers and other devices throughout your home using Wi-Fi. It’s partially powered by technology from Dynastrom ApS, a wireless audio company it acquired in November. At the time, we speculated that Roku was building some sort of Sonos competitor, but clearly the company has even larger ambitions. – Devindra Hardawar, Engadget
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