MusicMatch for Mac has arrived, allowing users to easily open song URLs between services. When I wrote about it last year, it only supported Apple Music and Spotify. Now it supports Pandora, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, and Spotify. With the Safari Extension, you can open music links without ever opening the MusicMatch app.
Pandora announced a new feature for its music stations called Artist Takeovers. It features music handpicked by a different artist with special audio commentary.
The new Artist Takeover series began rolling out in recent months with Shawn Mendes, Chris Stapleton, and more. Artist Takeover Modes are a pop-up experience on stations, and selections from each carry over into Pandora Stories playlists for continued listening.
Artist Takeovers are an extension of Pandora Modes, a feature allowing you to customize your listening experience on favorite Pandora stations by offering a set of selectable “modes” that give more control over the kinds of songs that are played.
I think this sounds like a great feature. It brings to mind guest stars on Apple Radio 1.
Announced by Howard Stern, Sirius XM is giving people free access to Premier content through May 15, starting today.
Listeners will have free access to more than 300 channels of dynamic programming, featuring the acclaimed The Howard Stern Show , hundreds of exclusive ad-free music channels, and vital news and information sources. SiriusXM is also adding entirely new curated content, and bringing back some beloved music channels by top artists.
Pandora Radio announced today that Waze for iOS and Android will integrate with the streaming service.
Spotify is experimenting with voice technology, and future Spotify ads will use users to interact with them with voice commands.
Apple has made it possible to listen to Apple Podcasts on the web. The Movies and TV show web interfaces have also been updated.
Meghan Moravcik Walbert writes how she introduced her son to podcasts and audiobooks with a streaming service called Pinna.
I’ve been wanting to introduce him to podcasts for some time. He’s the sort of kid who plays while he watches TV, so he tends to listen to a show more than fully watch the show. Plus, he loves to read and create his own comic books, so storytelling in general is something that he, like most kids, is very much into.