Thursday, February 23, 2017

How to convert iTunes M4P to MP3 without iTunes

You know that even you can convert your iTunes music files to MP3 format with iTunes, would you like to try to convert audio tracks to MP3 without iTunes.
Just one third tool makes the conversion simple and fast. 
Macsome iTunes Music Converter is the third tool to help you deal with the whole iTunes playlist including the protected downloaded ones from Apple Music and purchased Audiobooks from iBook or Audible.com. Macsome iTunes Converter can convert them.
Now follow the next guide to feel the easy and fast conversion process.
Step 1, free download the trial version of Macsome iTunes Converter, install it by following the explanations.
Step 2, Run the iTunes Converter, and click "+" or the middle of interface to load the audio files you want to convert.
Step 3. Click setting icon to set the output format, output folder. If necessary, you can also reset the related audio parameters.
There are 3 more output audio formats for you to choose except MP3, you can also convert iTunes music to AAC, FLAC and WAV as you like.
Step 4. Click Convert button to start converting M4P to MP3.
When the conversion is completed, all the M4P files are converted to the MP3 format without DRM any longer, and now you can enjoy the converted MP3 files anywhere as you wish.  
More information about iTunes Converter, go to http://www.macsome.com/itunes-converter-mac/

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Howto get rid of DRM on paid Kindle Audiobook

We know that Kindle Audiobook are purchased from Audible.com, and people can use Audible.com to download audiobooks to your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle or other listening device and listen to Audible audiobooks by best-selling authors anytime.
After you paid the Audiobook, you can listen to the Audiobook after you authorize the device, for the DRM limits you.
Would you like to get rid of the DRM from the paid Audiobook?
Here Macsome Audio Book Converter can help you, Windows users click here (http://macsome.com/audio-book-converter-win/).
All the steps to get rid of the DRM are quite simple, and no additional app to install.
First, free download the software according to your computer system, and install it on your computer.
Then run the Audiobook Converter, and it will shows all playable audiobooks from the iTunes Books library automatically.
Please make sure that you have authorized the purchased Audiobooks to the device or the computer so as to play them normally.
And now click Profile button and select the required profile in Output File Format drop-down list.
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You can also click the Macsome AudioBook Converter menu and select Preferences to customize the Output Settings by clicking Choose... to set the destination.
Finally, click the Convert button to start the conversion. Meanwhile the paid Audiobook’s DRM is removed as well.
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After the conversion is done, you can play the purchased Kindle Audiobook on any MP3 or other audio player as you like without DRM any more.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Grammy Winners 2017

The complete list of winners of the Grammys 2017
Record of the Year
“Hello” — Adele
Album of the Year
“25” — Adele (read our review)
Song of the Year
“Hello” — Adele Adkins & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Adele)
New Artist
Chance the Rapper (read our review of “Coloring Book”)
Pop Solo Performance
“Hello” — Adele
Pop Duo/Group Performance:
“Stressed Out” — Twenty One Pilots
Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin” — Willie Nelson
Pop Vocal Album
“25” — Adele
Dance Recording
 
Don’t Let Me Down” — The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya
Dance/Electronic Album
“Skin” — Flume
Contemporary Instrumental Album
“Culcha Vulcha” — Snarky Puppy
Rock Performance
Blackstar” — David Bowie
Metal Performance
“Dystopia” — Megadeth
Rock Song
“Blackstar” — David Bowie, songwriter (David Bowie)
Rock Album
“Tell Me I’m Pretty” — Cage the Elephant
Alternative Music Album
Blackstar” — David Bowie
R&B Performance
“Cranes in the Sky” — Solange
Traditional R&B Performance
“Angel” — Lalah Hathaway
R&B Song
“Lake By the Ocean” — Hod David & Musze, songwriters (Maxwell) (read our interview)
Urban Contemporary Album
Lemonade” — Beyoncé
R&B Album
“Lalah Hathaway Live” — Lalah Hathaway
Rap Performance
“No Problem” — Chance the Rapper Featuring Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
Rap/Sung Performance
“Hotline Bling” — Drake
Rap Song
“Hotline Bling” — Aubrey Graham & Paul Jefferies, songwriters (Drake)
Rap Album
Coloring Book” — Chance the Rapper
Country Solo Performance
“My Church” — Maren Morris
Country Duo/Group Performance
“Jolene” — Pentatonix featuring Dolly Parton
Country Song
“Humble and Kind” — Lori McKenna, songwriter (Tim McGraw)
Country Album
“A Sailor’s Guide to Earth” — Sturgill Simpson (read our interview)
New Age Album
“White Sun II” — White Sun
Improvised Jazz Solo
“I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” — John Scofield, soloist
Jazz Vocal Album
Take Me to the Alley” — Gregory Porter
Jazz Instrumental Album
“Country for Old Men” — John Scofield
Large Jazz Ensemble Album
Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom” — Ted Nash Big Band
Latin Jazz Album
Tribute to Irakere: Live in Marciac” — Chucho Valdés
Gospel Performance/Song
“God Provides” — Tamela Mann; Kirk Franklin, songwriter
Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
“Thy Will” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family; Bernie Herms, Hillary Scott & Emily Weisband, songwriters
Gospel Album
“Losing My Religion” — Kirk Franklin (read our interview)
Contemporary Christian Music Album
“Love Remains” — Hillary Scott & the Scott Family
Roots Gospel Album
“Hymns” — Joey + Rory
Latin Pop Album
“Un Besito Mas” — Jesse & Joy
Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
“iLevitable” — iLe
Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
“Un Azteca En El Azteca, Vol. 1 (En Vivo)” — Vicente Fernández
Tropical Latin Album
“Donde Están?” — Jose Lugo & Guasábara Combo
American Roots Performance
“House of Mercy” — Sarah Jarosz
American Roots Song
“Kid Sister” — Vince Gill, songwriter (The Time Jumpers)
Americana Album
This Is Where I Live” — William Bell
Bluegrass Album
“Coming Home” — O’Connor Band With Mark O’Connor
Traditional Blues Album
“Porcupine Meat” — Bobby Rush
Contemporary Blues Album
“The Last Days of Oakland” — Fantastic Negrito
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/12/arts/music/grammys-winners-list.html?_r=0

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

One of the best Solution to play Apple Music on iPod Nano / Shuffle

It is it, you can't play Apple Music on iPod Nano or iPod Shuffle, for Apple Music is a streaming music service, even you have subscribed Apple Music. 
Here we talk about one method to convert Apple Music to iPod Nano or Shuffle audio format, and then you can transfer or sync them to iPod through iTunes.
First you need to free download Apple Music Converter (Mac Version and Windows Version) on your computer.
Second, Double click to install the Apple Music Converter, and run it. Here we take the Mac version for example.
Third, click the Add button, and then choose the downloaded Apple Music files to the filelist to convert.
And select the file you want to convert, click OK, and then all files you selected will be listed on the main window.
Moreover, click Setting button to set the output format and output path before the conversion as your need.
Finally, click the Convert button to start converting.
After the conversion, you can find the converted files through show in the Finder, and then use iTunes to sync the converted music files to your iPod Nano or Shuffle as you like.

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Friday, February 3, 2017

Steve Savoca Leaves Spotify for Apple Music

Steve Savoca, Spotify’s former vice president of Content, is now part of the Apple Music team. He joined Apple in January and is serving the in same role for Apple Music.
Steve Savoca leaves Spotify for Apple Music
It’s goodbye Spotify and hello Apple Music for Steve Savoca
Mr. Savoca is in charge of label relations for Apple Music, according to Business Insider. He’s focusing on independent labels with a slant towards labels outside the United States.
Apple and Spotify are competing for streaming music market, and Spotify is currently in the lead with about double the number of subscribers with 40 million. Spotify has several years lead, but Apple has the advantage of including Apple Music support with all of its devices instead of requiring users download a third-party app.
Bundling Apple Music support isn’t, however, enough to set it apart from Spotify so the company is looking to do more. Apple’s strategy is to make Apple Music the go-to place for music and video—essentially the 2017 version of the early MTV years.
Apple Music executive Jimmy Iovine said earlier this year, “What we’re trying to create is an entire cultural, pop cultural experience, and that happens to include audio and video.”
It looks like Apple is shooting for a more diverse music collection, too. Offering the same music library as Spotify won’t make Apple Music stand out, hence the hunt for more unique content.
Mr. Savoca seems to be well suited for the task considering his history in the record industry. Prior to his stint at Spotify Mr. Savoca worked for Domino Recording, Zomba Label Group, and Sire Records. He also worked for Brite Nation, which is a consulting firm that works with independent record labels.
For Spotify, this all means it’s more important than ever to watch Apple and to step up its own game.
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Apple Music gains CBS Sports Radio for 24/7 streaming through dedicated channel for members

Apple Music has added CBS Sports Radio to its growing collection of streaming radio stations available to paid subscribers. CBS Sports Radio joins CBS Radio News, NBC Sports Radio, and a handful of other news and sports channels available for streaming.
“The appetite for compelling and hard-to-ignore sports analysis, commentary and fan debate continues to grow across all audio platforms,” said Chris Oliviero, Executive Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO. “CBS Sports Radio delivers this to fans 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so it’s an ideal next step to launch a channel on Apple Music, one of the most popular streaming services today, as yet another way we continue to meet the evolving desires of this passionate audience anywhere and everywhere.”
CBS Sports Radio streams 24/7 sports news and commentary including interviews with athletes and sports figures. The newly added channel can be found under Radio → Radio Stations → News and Sports or through search on Apple Music.
In the United States, Apple Music now includes nine news and sports radio channels:
  • BBC World Service
  • Bloomberg Radio
  • CBS Radio News
  • CBS Sports Radio
  • ESPN Deportes
  • ESPN News and Sports
  • NBC Sports Radio
  • NPR News and Culture
  • PRI News and Insights
These channels are available for streaming anywhere Apple Music is available including iTunes, iOS, Android, and Sonos. Apple moved streaming radio channels behind paid memberships last summer with Beats 1 remaining free for all users.
Apple Music is also expected to add to its growing catalog of entertainment with new video offerings including a version of the viral video series Carpool Karaoke.
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Monday, January 16, 2017

How to cut your MP3 files on Mac

There may be some cases you need only some one clips of the MP3 file, or the MP3 file is too big, or you want to split or cut the MP3 to several segments, the Free Audio Splitter is very helpful and useful.
With Macsome Audio Splitter, cutting MP3 into small audio pieces is just a few mouse clicks away. The following will show you how to do with the problem easily and quickly.
Step1. Download Free Macsome Audio Splitter, install and run it.
Step2. Select audio files for cutting.
Press Add button to add Audio files which need cutting to the file list of Macsome Audio Splitter.
add audios to split
Step3. Press Split to start cutting.
Select one added the music files, and then click the button Split. And a settings window will pop up immediately when your press Split button.
1. Here you need to choose a way to split audio files by time or by parts.
2. Choose a destination folder to save your splited the audio files' segments, or save the segments to the default documents - AudioSplitter.
Options to split audios
When finish all the settings, press OK button on the settings window, and Macsome Audio Splitter starts cutting MP3 files in a second.
Step4. Find output splited MP3 files and edit their ID tags as you wish.
Start the splitting
When it is finished, select a MP3 segment on the file list, right click your mouse and from the context menu choose Show in Finder to retrieve the splited MP3 segment.
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