mSpot Takes Mobile Music Straight to Consumers
Today mSpot announced mSpot.com, a new web site where consumers can create and download ringtones for their mobile phones. Consumers buy a song and use mSpot's online tools to select a 30-second chunk of the song, which is then turned into a downloadable ringtone. Right now, the service can be used by AT&T and Sprint customers, though mSpot says other carriers will be supported soon. mSpot has over 400,000 songs from which to choose, and ringtones will cost $2.99 to create and download.
Google Assistant Now Recognizes Songs On Request
Google Assistant on Android handsets is now able to identify songs playing in the background. As long as the music is audible, querying the Assistant with "what song is this?" will cause the app to listen for several seconds and identify the song.
Pandora Spins a New Tune with Video Ads to Unlock Premium Sessions
Pandora today rolled out a new way to enjoy streaming music on mobile devices. Moving forward, people who use Pandora's free, ad-supported service will be able to listen to a specific song, album, or playlist after viewing a 15-second video ad.
YouTube Music Now Supports Custom Offline Playlists
Google updated its YouTube Music application recently and made it possible for users to create their own playlists for offline listening. Before the update, YouTube Music would create mixtape for subscribers using its own algorithms — subscribers could not pick and choose individual songs or albums for offline playback.
Google Play Music Searches Reveal Playable Results
Google has updated its Play Music app for Android devices and made it possible to play songs directly from search results. Now, when users search for a song, album, or artist, the top three results include a "play" button that lets them jump immediately to those songs.
sad! take advertage of stupid people!
wouldnt it be cheaper to download itune at 99cent and cut it yourself for ringtone?
THIS IS SUCH A RIP OFF!!!!
at least for the iPhone...