Tag Archive: streaming music

Hey everyone! With so many changes and features being added to the Earbits apps, we wanted to ask – how are you liking it so far? Our friends at app-liv.com gave us an awesome review. Take a few minutes to check it out. And, while you’re there, check out the other apps that app-liv.com has listed. There is something for everyone.

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If you enjoy the new Earbits music discovery experience (available on iOS, Android, and Web), be sure to spread the word – we need more listeners just like you! Please tell your friends, leave feedback about the app, and give us a review. It would mean the world to us.

We are lucky to be streaming Astronauts, etc. on Earbits, but if the man behind the music, Anthony Ferraro, was able to put his two decades of study to use, we’d be discussing a new classical arrangement. That’s right, Classical music was his chosen path at one time. An unfortunate situation forced him to re-evaluate his musical future, and here we are…

Astronauts, etc. was born.

A tight, laid-back, well-arranged groove always seems to find itself at the center of an Astronauts, etc. track. Intricate alternative R&B and Soul that you can dance to. Word of advice: get ready to click the ‘Favorite’ button when you listen on Earbits – you’re going to want to hear Astronauts, etc. again.

James Taylor, Steven Tyler, the Pixies…
Over the years, the city of Boston has given us some iconic figures in entertainment; today we have the pleasure of introducing you to yet another. If you can for a moment, imagine if Jamiroquai and Steely Dan had a musical love child – well in our minds, the results would be Harry Jay Smith and the Bling.

We’re extremely proud to bring you an exclusive interview with Harry Jay Smith, who fronts this band on the rise, as he gets ready to blast off on a summer tour through the Northeast. Their debut EP, Truth, reached #1 on the Bandcamp neo-soul chart, as well as #3 on the r&b & soul charts within 5 hours of its release!!

We are excited to announce a big improvement to the Earbits service.

Last year, we generated over 70,000 fans for our artists through Earbits Radio. Today we’re launching something that we think is going to dramatically increase the results we’ll be able to provide to our artists and labels. We think this news is exciting and that you’re going to want the full scoop, but if you want the short version, just read the bold parts.

Check out the new Earbits!

All artist profiles will now have mailing signup capabilities so that our users can give you their email address.

Are you sitting down? We have some news that might make your knees weak.

Earbits is excited to announce Groovies, a new Earbits currency that you earn whenever you take actions that support our bands.

Share a track with friends, earn 100 Groovies. Join a fan page or mailing list, earn 50 Groovies.

Check out the new Earbits!

Okay, but what do I do with Groovies? We’re glad you asked.

Along with Groovies, we’re launching a ton of improvements to the site and a bunch of new on-demand listening features.

Roku

Meet Roku, the easiest way to watch what you want to watch – instantly. Whether you’re in to exploring over 700 channels and hundreds of thousands of movies and shows, delving into what really interests you, or just stumbling across something new, Roku makes it happen easily, instantly and affordably.

Roku connects easily to your TV and wireless (Wi-Fi) network at home. And there is no monthly fee for Roku, simply access your existing subscriptions like Netflix, Hulu Plus or HBO GO. Enjoy all the free movies, shows, and music. Or browse the latest blockbusters on demand. And with our new Earbits Channel, you’ll never have a reason to leave the couch!

I’ll just skip to the chase. I think Spotify is a disaster for the music industry and here’s why.

Search for “spotify piracy” on Google and you will see that they have done a fantastic job painting a rosy picture as being an alternative to piracy.  Truth is, they probably are.  The restrictions on the free version are bearable enough for anybody who prefers not to break the law to put up with, and $5 a month for no ads pretty much means you can listen to whatever you want without breaking the law and without advertisements.  Alternative to piracy?  For most users, I believe it.

Well, it’s been a few days since Spotify landed in the US.

Let me check…is Pandora still there?  Yep.  Whew!

What about iTunes?  Hmm.  That’s weird.  The US music world at large seems unscathed.

While Spotify probably got an unprecedented amount of initial signups thanks to their ongoing, pre-launch PR dream/nightmare, the real question is, are they different enough, more savvy at marketing, or just plain luckier than all of the on-demand music services that America already has to offer?

Are they going to live up to the hype?

Spotify vs. the US Competition