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How to Grow Your Personal Music Collection for Free

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With the number of music access points online, you can listen to practically anything these days. In fact, streaming music online has nearly doubled in the last year, making this form of consumption the most used and consistent in growth by far.

It’s pretty incredible to have access to these vast catalogs of music, but listening is often limited to an Internet connection and, in some cases, a paid subscription. Along with the constant battle between streaming sites, it’s impossible to tap into a complete library of music at any time without being connected. In short, the benefits to building out your own collection of music may outweigh the “convenience” of online access alone.

Record Music Anywhere Online

Enter Replay Music into the music scene – a powerful, unique audio recorder built and specifically optimized for capturing music from online streaming services or media players. Designed for both Mac and PC, you can record from sites like Spotify, Pandora, Apple Music and more.

  • Save any music into high-quality MP3 files.
  • Separate individual tracks.
  • Automatically tag with metadata and add artwork.
  • Eliminate system sounds and background noises for a clean recording.

Here’s how to use Replay Music to capture music online:

 

Replay Music is 100% legal to use, just like a CD ripping program, tape recorder or DVR! Fear not – you can record and convert all of the music you want to expand your personal collection!

 

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Grammys 2017: Save Grammy-Winning Music From YouTube

Last night we celebrated some of the music industry’s brightest talent with the 2017 Grammy Awards, live on CBS. Hosted by the infectious James Corden along with a roster of perfect performances by Lady Gaga, Chance The Rapper, Demi Lovato and a whole lot more, plus beautiful tributes to the late music icons Prince and George Michael, it was an absolutely incredible night.

See every one of this years’ winners right here, and check out some of our favorite highlights below for your listening pleasure! You can use Replay Media Catcher to download from YouTube to enjoy them anywhere, anytime.

Record of the Year: “Hello” by Adele

Best New Artist: Chance the Rapper

Best Rock Song: “Black Star” by David Bowie

Best Contemporary Blues Album: The Last Days of Oakland by Fantastic Negrito

Best R&B Performance: “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange

Prefer MP3 files to videos? You can also use Replay Media Catcher to convert YouTube to MP3. Or, search the winning artists in Spotify, Pandora, or any other online streaming music service of your choice and use Replay Music to record music for your own collection. No matter your music preferences, our recording solutions made it possible to record and convert any video from Youtube in high quality to watch again and again.

 

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How to Stream the 2016 American Music Awards Online

Music lovers everywhere are anxious and excited for the American Music Awards this year, the world’s largest, purely fan-chosen awards show in annual rotation. With such an incredible lineup, and mega-popular hosts hitting the stage (model Gigi Hadid and comedian Jay Pharoah), it’s no surprise that everyone wants to know where to get in on the action.

Cable cutters and habitual streamers are in luck — the American Music Awards will be live streamed Sunday, November 20 at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT. Fans can enjoy and record every incredible musical performance from ABC.com using Replay Video Capture!

Let’s take a look at all of the musical performances happening at the 2016 AMAs that you can stream, record and save using Replay Video Capture:

  • Bruno Mars
  • Lady Gaga
  • The Chainsmokers + Halsey
  • Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj
  • Fifth Harmony
  • The Weeknd
  • Twenty One Pilots
  • Shawn Mendes
  • John Legend
  • Green Day
  • Shakira with Carlos Vives and Sting
  • Maroon 5 and Kendrick Lamar (finale)

Don’t forget to see the full list of every AMA nominee and get your vote in before its too late! Check out some of our favorite nominees right here:

Video of the Year: Desiigner, “Panda”

Favorite Album — Soul / R&B: Beyonce, Lemonade

Collaboration of the Year: The Chainsmokers Featuring Daya, “Don’t Let Me Down”


Get started with our best-selling, top-rated media recording software to stream and save the best moments from the 2016 American Music Awards!

 

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How to Record Music from Spotify in 3 Simple Steps

Spotify is one of the best online music streaming services today — one simple sign up allows you to stream an incredible amount of music online. Want to record music from Spotify to keep as MP3s? Replay Music is your new best friend, making it easy to record music from Spotify.

Replay Music lets you save music from Spotify to MP3 files, so you can listen to your favorite music on any device, anywhere. Recording from Spotify is a snap with Replay Music! You’ll receive perfectly-tagged and titled song files, ready to import into iTunes or any other system you might use every time.

Here’s how to record music from Spotify with Replay Music:

Step 1: Open

Open Replay Music on your computer and select the big “Record” button.

Step 2: Play

Launch Spotify through your desktop app or browser, and navigate to the album or playlist you want for your collection.

Step 3: Capture

Replay Music will automatically start recording MP3 files, the second your Spotify music starts to play!

And that’s it! Audio recorded from Spotify with Replay Music is high quality, and each song is tagged with the correct artist, song, title and album information. You’ll also get proper lyrics and album artwork to complete your collection perfectly.

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4 Perfect Playlists to Record from Spotify This Summer

Summer has arrived in all of its glory, and we all know what that means: more adventure, more sunshine, and more opportunities to enjoy awesome music. Lucky for you modern-day listeners, you can capture essential summer songs from anywhere your Internet can reach.

Replay Music for PC is a powerful, unique audio recorder built for legally capturing music from any online streaming service. Record music from Spotify, Pandora, Soundcloud, Apple Music and any other online streaming service to save into high quality MP3 files.

To ring in the start of the season, check out these summertime playlists! You can listen, record and save them to your hearts’ content.

1. Summer Party (by Spotify)

Built by the experts at Spotify themselves, this playlist is full of catchy summer vibes.

2. Summer Party 2016 (Digster)

Access the top summer hits and party tracks in this playlist for the ultimate fun time.

3. Summer Throwbacks (Spotify UK)

Get your fill of throwback hip-hop summer jams from this great playlist.

4. Acoustic Summertime Vibes (Spotify)

Celebrate another beautiful summer evening with this playlist full of warm acoustics.

Are you ready to capture all the best summertime tracks? Head here for a step-by-step on how it’s done, then click below to get the software for yourself!

 

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The Top 3 Ways to Customize Your Workout

A good workout only lasts until you get bored by it; as long as you’re keeping things fresh, your body will thank you. There are hundreds of positive reasons why you should exercise consistently, so make the most of it by keeping things as interesting as possible.

With the help of our best-selling media recording programs, you’ll be well on your way to some of the most fun and pattern-breaking workouts! Here are a few great ways that you can customize your workout experience and try new things.

1. Create Your Ideal Exercise Playlist

What good are diverse workouts without diverse kinds of music to listen to? You can tap into any popular music streaming service — including Spotify, Apple Music, Pandora and Soundcloud — to grow your collection and build workout-specific playlists.

Replay Music is optimized to capture music and cut out other background noises, so your recorded tracks are saved as high quality MP3 files. Plus, the program perfectly separates into individual tracks, tags each song with artist, album, song, genre, album art and even song lyrics.

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2. Make a Custom Mashup of Yoga Moves

It’s well-known that YouTube has every kind of video under the sun – exercise and health-related videos are no exception! There are some amazing yoga channels, featuring yogis young and old, to gather some stretching and deep-breathing inspiration from.

You can use Replay Media Catcher to record from Youtube and mix ‘n match all of the best clips from your favorite yoga (or any other exercise) videos to create your own, totally custom videos to keep your routine interesting.

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3. Capture Exclusive Live Streamed Workouts

If it’s available to stream online, it’s available to capture for your own personal use. From live streamed workouts to webinars to exclusive exercise events, Replay Video Capture makes it easy to screen record and save all the best, most innovative exercises to make sure you’re never bored again. No matter the source or website, you’ll have no problem when trying to capture any live stream workouts to access later.

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How to Easily Convert Audio Files with Replay Converter

The digital world has an endless supply of amazing audio to download and enjoy — from music to podcasts to audiobooks, and beyond. As you obtain these audio files bit by bit, you’ll find that each source may have a different type of file — this can make things difficult when actually trying to listen to your new media.

To solve this annoying audio file issue, we created Replay Converter, the easiest media converter on the market today. Simply select the files to convert, choose an output format, and the conversion happens automatically!

With Replay Converter, you can:

  • Convert your audio files to popular formats like MP3, WMA, WAV and FLAC.
  • Tag tracks with accurate song titles and album artwork.
  • Make more in-depth adjustments to bit rate and frames per second.
  • Drag & drop audio files for easy input and conversion.
  • Convert files in batches to get things done more quickly.
  • Convert video as well as audio files.
  • Rip and burn full, high quality CD’s.

There’s a new Mac version of Replay Converter also available.

Learn how it’s done with this short video:

 

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Rock and Roll History: New to the Hall of Fame

Music has always been one of those particularly amazing pieces of artful expression; it can bring people together, make you think, laugh, cry, and sometimes even change your life. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was established by music industry big shots over a quarter century ago to recognize, and appreciate, outstanding excellence in music.

The 31st annual ceremony will be held today (April 8, 2016) at Barclay’s Center, and aired live on HBO for those lucky viewers; we’re already feeling pretty excited about some of our favorite new inducted musicians and groups.

Check out some of the best music and performances from the 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees right here — you can use Replay Media Catcher to record every video seen below, or use Replay Music to capture all of your favorite songs online!

CHEAP TRICK

 

“Cheap Trick had perfected an extremely individual yet classic rock and roll band sound by the time it released its first album in 1977. It has never changed it much. It didn’t need to…” – RockHall.com

CHICAGO

“Fusing jazz and rock together in a time when the Beatles were still crashing onto the American shores and psychedelic rock was taking over the basements of teenagers…” – RockHall.com

DEEP PURPLE

“If there were a “Mount Rushmore Of Hard Rock” it would only have three heads: Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple…” – RockHall.com

STEVE MILLER

“With albums like Children Of The Future… Miller perfected a psychedelic blues sound that drew on the deepest sources of American roots music and simultaneously articulated a compelling vision of what music… could be in the years to come….” – RockHall.com

N.W.A.

“N.W.A’s improbable rise from marginalized outsiders to the most controversial and complicated voices of their generation remains one of rock’s most explosive, relevant and challenging tales…” – RockHall.com

BERT BERNS

“Bert Berns was one of the great record men of the New York rhythm and blues scene of the 60s. Berns produced 51 chart records in seven years, most of which he also wrote…” – RockHall.com

Remember: you can use Replay Music to record and keep music from all of these artists straight from YouTube, Pandora, Spotify and more!

 

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Grammy 2016 Winners: Record All the Best Tracks

Last night’s 58th Grammy Awards was another amazing night of industry talent. Taylor Swift took home the biggest wins of the night, while Lady Gaga’s tribute to David Bowie warmed hearts, and Kendrick Lamar’s performance blew everyone away. It was truly a night to remember!

Every nominee and winner out there this year was incredibly well-deserving. See all of the winners on the Grammys website, and check out every nominated song and video below, for your listening pleasure. You can use Replay Media Catcher to record and capture them for yourself!

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What was your favorite winner or performance from this year’s Grammy Awards? We’d love to hear from you!

The State of Music Streaming in 2016: Today’s Top Players

The way that we discover, listen to and absorb music has drastically changed in the past decade. With seemingly never-ending supplies of artists and albums, and powerful recording software to save every song, the possibilities for absorbing music are simply too tempting to pass up. While this consumption has evolved with new technology and services, music consumers’ hunger for music is as strong as it ever has been.

In 2015, Nielsen found that 317 billion streams occurred – an increase of close to 93% from the 2014. The power of streaming services, as well as their consistent growth, has progressed as more music listeners adopt the notion of streaming artists digitally, rather than owning music in other physical forms.

(Chart via Statista)

As music streaming grows steadily in popularity, it naturally takes a cut out of other market segements like CD’s and digital downloads – down 11% and 3%, respectively. Surprising to some, vinyl records are the only physical form growing in popularity (a 29% increase from 2014), as listeners have begun to seek more nostalgic ways of consuming music. Nevertheless, streaming services are dominating the industry.

Top Players

Today’s biggest services in music streaming are now household names – Spotify, Pandora, Deezer, and most recently introduced, Apple Music.

(Chart via Statista)

Spotify

By far the leader in the music streaming market, Spotify experienced the fastest subscriber growth in the entirety of its 7 years in business in the last half of 2015 alone. Recent estimates put the company’s paying subscriber base between 25 and 30 million people, with their free plan reigning in 75-100 million.

Music Business Worldwide reported in June of last year that “Spotify was already the most heavily financed music service in history and it has nearly doubled its total investment in one single round, taking the total to more than $1.1 billion with a valuation of $8.5 billion. That translates to $55 of investment per subscriber.” This definitively makes them worth more than half of the global recorded music industry.

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Apple Music

The Financial Times reported in January of this year that Apple Music has already surpassed 10 million subscribers. Why is this intimidating? The company only launched their music streaming service at the end of June 2015 – a mere 6 months ago – while services like Spotify have had their hat in the ring for several years.

With the added advantage of many peoples’ familiarity with Apple products and downloading music through iTunes, Apple is set up to scale their growth even bigger. If Apple keeps up this rate of paid subscriber growth, they are sure to reach 100 million in 6 years, compared to the 10 million that Spotify earned within same time frame.

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Pandora

Still going (somewhat) strong in the market is Pandora, arguably the first and one of the best, streaming services out there. However, with the increase in rivalry among these music services, Pandora is falling out of the spotlight. After Apple announced the launch of Apple Music last summer, shares in Pandora fell by 35 percent in one day, wiping away $1.4 billion in the company’s market value.

In response largely to this threat, Pandora snagged streaming up-and-comer Rdio, aiming to grow more into Spotify’s market territory. Competitive threats aside, the company reported that sales in the third quarter jumped 30% to $311.6 million, compared to the same period a year earlier.

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With the ever-changing landscape of the music streaming industry, who do you think will be dominating the market this year? Let us know your theories in the comments below!