Digital Trends: Youtube Music Gains Ability To Download Songs, Albums, And Playlists

Digital Trends: Youtube Music Gains Ability To Download Songs, Albums, And Playlists. “Now, this isn’t the first time users have been able to download music on YouTube Music, but it is a serious improvement for ease of use and convenience. Previously, you could download music through the offline mixtape feature, which was automatically created based on your listening history — that meant you had little control over the specific songs that were downloaded.”

U of Wisconsin-Madison: American voices from the past live again, as DARE recordings available online

University of Wisconsin-Madison: American voices from the past live again, as DARE recordings available online. This is about regional English, not about saying no to drugs. “Between 1965 and 1970, DARE Fieldworkers talked with nearly 3,000 people in 1,002 communities, large and small, across the United States. Their responses to the DARE Questionnaire formed a basis for the entries in the six-volume Dictionary of American Regional English (1985-2013) and Digital DARE (2013)…. Now the recordings, more than 1,800 of them, are freely available online, hosted by the University of Wisconsin’s Digital Collections Center.”

Pitchfork: Neil Young Announces Massive, Interactive Online Archive

Pitchfork: Neil Young Announces Massive, Interactive Online Archive. “Neil Young recently announced the release of Hitchhiker, a long-lost album he recorded back in 1976. In a new note posted on his website, Young confirms that there is plenty more archival material on the way. While Young has been prolifically releasing material through his Neil Young Archives series—including live shows, remastered albums, and box sets—he has now announced a massive new online component.”

Wired: How To Record Calls On Your Smartphone

Wired: How To Record Calls On Your Smartphone. “Recording a call used to require an external gadget that connected a digital recorder to a desk phone’s base and handset. It’s still one of the most reliable ways to capture a conversation, but it’s not exactly convenient. These days, smartphone apps and cloud services make recording conversations easy and convenient—whether you’re chatting with White House officials or not.” Just don’t do it for evil…

TechCrunch: Sick of SoundCloud? Anchor offers podcast transfer with free hosting

TechCrunch: Sick of SoundCloud? Anchor offers podcast transfer with free hosting . “SoundCloud is on shaky financial footing, saying it only has enough money to last a few more months unless someone buys or invests in it. That’s sure to cause anxiety in content creators with their life’s work stored on SoundCloud. Now some new startups are nipping at SoundCloud’s heels by focusing on podcasting in ways the music streaming service never did.”

Diggers Essential: ‘Sample Search’ YouTube Tool (WhoSampled)

WhoSampled: Diggers Essential: ‘Sample Search’ YouTube Tool. “Reddit user kyobumpbump has created this super-simple, and super-awesome tool for discovering hidden music on YouTube which is perfect for diggers on the search for obscure sample sources in the digital realm or even for collectors looking for a tip on some obscurities to track down in the physical world.” This is really simple, and I can imagine it being used for all kinds of things…