Tag: classical

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Grammofy launches its revamped classical-music streaming app

German startup Grammofy originally launched in 2016 as an app for streaming classical music, and evolved into a service offering £2.99 and £6.99 monthly subscriptions for access to its catalogue. However, it shut down...
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Deutsche Grammophon and Google to digitise archive tracks

Happy 120th birthday, classical-music label Deutsche Grammophon. The celebrations will include an interesting partnership with Google Arts & Culture to digitise a stash of rediscovered and previously-unreleased tracks from...
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Warner Classics adds its catalogue to streaming service Idagio

Idagio is one of the streaming services focusing on classical music, with a catalogue of more than 650k tracks. That catalogue is getting bigger from this week, thanks to a new deal with Warner Classics. Over the coming...
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Classical streaming service Grammofy returns – using Spotify

Grammofy was a classical music-focused subscription-streaming service that launched in May 2016 in the UK and Germany, but then shut down in November 2017. At the time, the company said that despite “continued growth...
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Primephonic launches hi-res classical-music streaming service

The latest company to launch a streaming service for classical music is Primephonic, building on the growth of its existing downloads store. Primephonic’s streaming service launches today in the UK and US, with a catalogue...
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Apple TV app Classical Music Reimagined reaches 110k downloads

Apple TV app Classical Music Reimagined has been downloaded more than 110k times since its launch at the end of October 2015, according to its developer Touchpress. The app serves up free performances of works by composers...
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Lang Lang teams up with Tido for classical music app

Pianist Lang Lang has been app-savvy for some time now: for a while he made a splash at his concerts by encoring with Smule’s Magic Piano app running on an iPad. Now he’s launching his own app in partnership with startup...
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Google Play bags exclusives from London Philharmonic Orchestra

Classical music remains one of the more challenging genres for the mainstream music-streaming services – not least because the metadata around its live performances. Even so, there’s an audience out there keen to stream...
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Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra launching VR app

The latest music-related virtual reality (VR) project comes from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, which has developed an app for the Samsung Gear VR headset that puts classical-music fans slap-bang in the middle of...
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No continues for game soundtrack on UK classical album chart

There’s a minor rumpus a-brewing in the UK over the removal of a game soundtrack from the Official Classical Artist Albums chart. The widely-praised soundtrack for the excellent Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is the...
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Decca gets text-messaging for Proms promotion

If you find yourself in the vicinity of the Royal Albert Hall during the Proms this summer, don't be surprised if you receive a text message from your operator offering some free classical-music downloads.
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Naxos targets children with My First Orchestra App HD

Naxos has released an iPad app that aims to get children interested in classical music.