Google Play Music New Release Radio Will Suggest New Music Based on Your Tastes

Google Play Music New Release Radio Will Suggest New Music Based on Your Tastes

Google is rolling out a new feature to the Google Play Music service, called New Release Radio, that offers a personalised mix of newly released songs based on your taste. The feature was first discovered last month when some Samsung Galaxy S8 users reported seeing the new station, but Google has now confirmed that the feature is rolling out for all Google Play Music customers. You can find New Release Radio throughout Google Play Music or by typing “New Release Radio” in the search bar.

The New Release Radio station “uses machine learning to select singles and album releases from the past two weeks based on your listening history and musical preferences,” Google says in its blog post. This sounds similar to a feature recently launched for Apple Music, called My Chill Mix, which suggests a playlist of songs based on your listening habit, but is actually closer to Apple Music’s My New Music playlist.

Back in April, Google joined hands with Samsung that would make Google Play Music the default music player and streaming service on Samsung mobiles and tablets. As part of that partnership, the Internet search giant was able to get feedback on New Release Radio from Samsung users through an early access programme, and so far the responses have been positive, Google says.

In a bid to challenge rival Apple Music, Google in May extended its 90-day free trial of Google Play Music to 120 days, or four months, for new subscribers. It also launched Google Play Music All Accessback in April, that gives access to millions of songs similar to Spotify and Apple Music, at an introductory offer of Rs. 89 per month post a 30-day free trial.


New FL Studio Mobile offering in the Windows Store for on the go music editing

Windows 10 Mobile has been a mixed bag of development when it comes to app support. While Windows 10 Mobile inherited the downward trend of failing app support, the newest iteration of Microsoft’s mobile operating system is leveraging the foundation of its more developer inviting bigger brother Windows 10, to varying degrees of success to entice mobile app support.

Some bigger name app developers have taken the bait and created Universal Windows Platform apps that span both PCs and Mobile devices and adding to the list of interested developers is FL Studio.

Formerly Fruity Loops, FL Studio has offered a modern PC version of its app in the Windows Store beginning with Windows 8 development. Admittedly, the new FL Studio app for Windows PCs has seen few updates and feature additions since its arrival in the Windows Store, but the developers newest project may circumvent the stagnation.

Thanks to a tip from WinBeta reader Amir, we now know FL Studio is offering a new app titled FL Studio Mobile in the Windows Store that is promising a better full-featured experience for Windows users.

According to the app features list:


  • Fully functional music production Application. Record edit and sequence music.
  • For those of us still wielding Windows 10 Mobile powered phones, the addition of FL Studio Mobile could be a godsend, especially for the quick track edit, impromptu podcast, or cleaning up the occasionally recorded class lecture.

    A note to those interested, the app is listed at a surprising $14.99 for download with a tag about in-app purchases. While $14.99 for a quality app should not be surprising, the fact that the older Windows 8 PC version of the app remains free for download makes the listed price of FL Studio Mobile a bit of a head scratcher.

    It also appears there is a redeem code option for those who can find a code.

[Source:- Winbeta]

GarageBand update lets artists publish directly to Apple Music Connect

Apple on Tuesday announced updates to its consumer music author app,GarageBand. One of the new features ties directly to the release of Apple Music: Artists on Apple Music Connect can publish directly to the service from GarageBand.

Apple Music Connect was unveiled on Tuesday as part of the Apple Music service. It’s a social aspect that gives artist a venue for interacting with fans.

Apple Music Connect artists can, say, create a sample of a melody that they just thought of and make it available on Connect to get feedback from fans. Or an artist can offer previews of new singles that are about to drop. It’s another way for artists to cultivate a community on Apple Music.

At this time, Apple Music Connect artists will need to use the iOS version of GarageBand in order to directly upload content to their account. An Apple representative said that Mac support is forthcoming.

Why this matters: Differentiating Apple Music from other streaming services such as Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio is important to Apple. Connect is a social service that the others don’t have, and the ability of artists to upload songs from GarageBand cuts out the middleman, giving fans a sense of direct access. Fans also benefit by getting content that may not be found in any other streaming service. It’s another feature that Apple can tout over its competitors.

New features for EDM and hip-hop

The new GarageBand 10.1 also has features geared towards musicians of electronic dance music (EDM) and hip-hop. These features come as a result of Apple’s acquisition earlier this year of Camel Audio, makers of the Alchemy a software sample synthesizer. They’ve been previewed on Apple’s GarageBand website prior to Tuesday, but they are now officially available.

Version 10.1 includes an update to GarageBand’s Drummer feature, which offers simple controls that allow you to create realistic performances with a few simple control adjustments. The update has ten new drummers, all with electronic music in mind, including Boom Bap Hip Hop, Dubstep, EDM, and Retro 80s.

GarageBand also has 100 new EDM and hip-hop synth patches and a new Transform Pad Smart Control. The Transform Pad allows for customization of synths by clicking and/or dragging on a grid of controls that modify the sound. You can also record the performances of any of the software’s Smart Controls.

Apple’s GarageBand website offers samples and demos of the new Drummer and Transform Pad features, so you can see for yourself how they work.

Other new GarageBand features include support for Force Touch gestures and feedback, and a thousand new Apple Loops.

The 10.1 update is free to owners of version 10. The app is also available in the App Store for $5.

[Source:- Macworld]