We shipped a few cool updates to MySwar this morning:
Flipkart’s digital music service, Flyte, is now available as a purchase option on the MySwar website. At the album level, you will now see iTunes, Flipkart (for audio CD) and Flyte as options and at the song level iTunes and Flyte. This is subject to . . . → Read More: MySwar Updates
Great news – The MySwar app is now available! A short demo video of the app:
Here are the app store links:
Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mavrix.myswar
iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/app/myswar/id622503117?mt=8
Download, enjoy and share!
Digital India was abuzz yesterday with news of iTunes launching its music and films stores in India. I particularly liked the following posts covering the launch:
While the buzz is mostly positive:
iTunes is so expensive. Bought a Radiohead album with 27 songs for Rs. 50 twitter.com/aneeshb/status…
— Aneesh Bhasin (@aneeshb) December 5, . . . → Read More: iTunes Quietly Launches Music And Films In India (Links Available On MySwar)
I engaged in a long debate on Twitter yesterday with popular blogger, Karthik Srinivasan (entire conversation at the end of his post). To boil things down, I was asking why illegal downloaders don’t get called out for doing the wrong thing and his point was that it was not really going to make a difference. . . . → Read More: Why People Don’t Talk About Pirate Consumers
I’ve been an anti-piracy advocate in my friend circle for many years now. Over time though, I realized that people like me were rare and specially in India, we became outcasts. Friends and relatives look at me like I am nuts when I refuse to lend them my iPod so they can copy songs from . . . → Read More: Piracy Is Mainstream
[This is the concluding part of a three-part post on the Digital Music Landscape. You can read the first post and the second post to get up to speed]
Let’s look at the services that exist in the West against the services for Indian music in an attempt to look at how music recommendations serve . . . → Read More: Digital Music Landscape III: Consumption
If you hadn’t already heard, the songs from the Coke Studio India are up for sale.
iTunes US iTunes UK iTune Canada Flipkart
If you want to check out reviews before buying, your best bet is probably Music Aloud. After my (ahem, hugely popular) post supporting by Coke Studio, I have been a passive, disengaged . . . → Read More: Coke Studio at MTV – Songs For Sale and Minicert Review
You may have noticed links leading to iTunes and Flipkart from our website. A few things about these links:
They are affiliate links. If you click through these links and buy something, we get a small commission. There are up to 4 links for each item (if we can find them) – one for each . . . → Read More: Links For Buying Stuff (Mainly Music)
Since Apple’s big iCloud announcement a couple of days ago, the internet has been abuzz with people expressing disappointment at the iCloud not going far enough when it came to music (like here, and here). What did Apple miss? Streaming.
Broadly, there seem to be two camps of people when it comes to music listening . . . → Read More: Why Won’t Apple’s iCloud Stream Music?
What is iCloud?
iCloud is Apple’s service that allows consumers to shift their storage hub from local hard-drives to the internet. iCloud takes care of syncing a variety of content and information (contacts, mails, calendars, music, photos, videos, documents, etc.) across multiple devices. The following apps are available on iCloud:
Contacts, Calendar, . . . → Read More: Apple’s iCloud Is Transformational