Posts Categorized: Replay Music

6 Awesome Hacks for the Ultimate Spotify Experience

Spotify is a force in the music streaming world, providing the world with seemingly endless access to music for all walks of life. Spending a little time with the platform, you’ll find there’s much more to it than just search, find and listen. Whether you consider yourself a casual Spotify user, or are basically glued to the platform, these six tips and tricks for Spotify are sure to enhance your entire music experience — online and offline.

1. Share & Collaborate

(GIF via getwhatyoucanthave.tumblr.com)

Like fighting over a road trip mix CD, but better! Invite your buddies to a collaborative playlist with you online. Because Spotify has music from every genre and era imaginable, you can build an endless playlist with your friends and take it anywhere. Just create a playlist, select options and invite your friends to join.

2. Modify Searches

(GIF via reddit.com)

It’s easy to go into Spotify and search for your go-to band or current obsession, but listeners who really want to open up their options can get into the nitty-gritty with special searches. You can add cool modifiers like: “artist: [artist name]” and “year: [year].” You can also exclude specific albums, years and more.

3. Go Private

(GIF via Dumbfounded)

We all have guilty pleasure songs or embarrassing audio habits. While Spotify shares listening activity with connected friends by default, you can easily go into a Private Session to block what you’re listening to from reaching your network. To turn this on, just log in to Spotify and go to your Settings!

4. Enhance with Add-Ons

(GIF via reddit.com)

In-browser music controls for Chrome and Firefox users lets you control from your keyboard. Shazam integration lets you track songs and immediately locate them in Spotify. “Where is the Drama” plugin automatically plays the most dramatic part of every song on your playlist. Need we say more? See a few more of our favorites here.

5. Get a Tailored Playlist

(GIF via tumblr.com)

If you ask REAL nicely (and also probably have an issue that needs to be dealt with), the @SpotifyCares support account on Twitter has been known to dole out some amazing, personalized playlists (and assistance) in response. Seriously, just take a look at this guy’s.

6. Download & Listen Offline

(GIF via uproxx.com)

Spotify has endless options, but the service won’t let you download Spotify music offline to other devices as MP3s. Replay Music lets you record music from Spotify and save tracks as MP3 files, so you can truly listen anywhere. Our software can easily record from Spotify and save the music back to your PC computer as MP3 files.

Get Replay Music for PC!

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!

 

Try Replay Music for PC Today

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.

Get Replay Music for Mac.

Get Replay Music for PC.

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.

Get Replay Media Catcher for Mac.

Get Replay Media Catcher for PC.

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.

Get Replay Video Capture for Mac.

Get Replay Video Capture for PC.

Updates: Improvements for Replay Media Catcher & More

You can be certain that we work our hardest to keep your favorite media recording programs running as smoothly as possible. Today we’re happy to share a handful of sweet, new updates to share with our Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music and Replay Converter available for our PC customers!

One brand new feature we’re particularly excited to introduce is a live stream monitor feature for Replay Media Catcher. Using the live stream monitor, you can keep an eye on all of your favorite webcam and live stream pages so you never miss a broadcast.

See below for more details on our latest software updates:

Replay Media Catcher 6.0.1.27

Fixed: 

– “Fix FLV” duration issue

– Issue with artwork + lyrics lookups after recent Google changes

– UI support for 4k monitors

New Feature: 

– UI support for slate/desktop modes in Windows 10

– Support for auto detection and capture of Vimeo Dash Protocol

– Live stream/webcams monitor

– Spanish translation (app and installer)

Replay Music 5.0.1.27

Fixed: 

– Issue with artwork + lyrics lookup after recent Google changes

– UI support for 4k monitors

New Feature:

– UI support for slate/desktop modes in Windows 10

Replay Converter 5.0.1.27

Fixed:

– Issue with artwork + lyrics lookup after recent Google changes

– Issue with only one file being burned to DVD


Update your software at any time to take advantage of these improvements. Any questions? Reach out to our Support Staff any time.

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!

 

Try Replay Music Free Today!

Mac Update: Enhancements to Your Favorite Recording Software

Quick announcement!

We’re happy to let you know that we’ve recently released some great new updates to some of our best-selling media recording software for Mac: Replay Media Catcher, Replay Music and Replay Converter.

These powerful pieces of software give you the ability to capture, record and save all kinds of online audio/video without a second thought!

Updates and enhancements include:

  • Improved downloading from Vimeo and BBC iPlayer
  • Even better conversations

Click below to see all of our amazing media recording products and experience the awesome improvements yourself!

See Our Mac Products

Fresh Updates! New Fixes to Replay Media Catcher & More

Today is a good day. We’ve recently launched some great new updates and enhancements to a ton of our Applian products; Replay Media Catcher, Replay Video Capture, Replay Music and Replay Converter!

You can update your software at any time to take advantage of these additions and improvements.

Replay Media Catcher 6.0.1.8:

  • Support for “Run as soon as possible after a scheduled start is missed” in scheduler.
  • Improved Radio Station Guide, with search that now looks up Applian Radio guides as well as TuneIn.
  • Improved art image lookup, and lookup for default media player.
  • Improve startup time.
  • Fixed YouTube channel downloads by scheduler.
  • Fixed video guide to support recent Google Search changes.
  • Support for corrupt ABC radio playlists.
  • Support for new Ustream.tv protocols and recent YouTube changes.

Replay Video Capture 8.4.2:

  • Fixed scheduler – open at start and schedule multiple recordings.
  • Improved MP4 recording modes and bitrates.
  • New automatic scaling for secondary monitors (Windows 10 and 8.1).

Replay Music 7.0.1.7:

  • Improved art image lookup and lookup of default player for media.
  • Improved startup time.

Replay Converter 5.0.1.7:

  • Improved art image lookup and lookup of default player.
  • Improved startup time.

Any questions on these recent updates? You can reach out to our Support Staff at any time!

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.

Learn how to record music from Spotify.

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.

Learn how to record music from Apple Music.

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.

Learn how to record music from Pandora.

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!

The Best Playlists to Record for Your Next Holiday Party

Your holiday party checklist is almost complete, but you’re not quite there until you settle on the perfect music to set the mood!

We’ve hand-selected 5 playlists and music stations for every kind of atmosphere this party season. Record and save them all with Replay Music, and expand your collection for many holidays to come.

1. A Very Jazzy Holiday

Crafted by professional Jazz musician Alex Norris, this playlist combines the pure sophistication and warm tones that any upscale celebration requires. Perfect for any wine-and-cheese gathering, holiday formal, or laid-back evening with the family.

2. Walking in a Music Wonderland

Steer clear of Christmas-specific songs and focus on the depth of the winter season with this stunning winter-themed playlist. The soft acoustics and sweet tones will add warmth to the chilliest season of the year, and your party guests will never feel more cozy.

3. Rock Songs for Holiday Music Haters

Classic music and indie lovers will find solace in this rock-inspired Christmas playlist. From the captivating Darlene Love to The Kinks, and My Morning Jacket to Bob Dylan, this roundup of rock-and-roll for the holidays will have your party guests tapping their toes all night long.

4. Warm & Traditional Holiday Tunes

Chock-full of classics like Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas,” and fresh pop hits like Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe,” this playlist is for the more traditional party setting. It’s ideal for blasting on the speakers Christmas morning, enjoying a dressed-up evening with friends, or having a solo celebration in your apartment during the holidays.

5. The Festivus Station

Based on Seinfeld’s offbeat pseudo-holiday, Pandora launched a station dedicated to Festivus. The station will feature some knock-off holiday music, along with various bits of comedic relief from the creators of the show. So, break out your traditional Festivus aluminum pole – this is truly a holiday music station for the rest of us.

Access the Festivus station.

Learn more about using Replay Music to record streaming music playlists online, and save perfectly-captured tracks forever!

How to Record and Convert Music From Spotify, Pandora & More

Replay Music is the ultimate piece of software for any music lover and collector. While we’re mourning the death of Rdio, you can still capture amazing audio files from online radio stations, music videos, digital music services, and any other music streaming site, including:

An ideal holiday gift for your audiophile friends and family, Replay Music can record song files from any website or media player, and is completely optimized for capturing music audio. Advanced audio recording technology eliminates system sounds, background noises and other annoyances, leaving you with the cleanest recording possible. It also saves your music into high quality MP3s that are perfectly separated into individual tracks, and tagged with the correct song metadata automatically.

The best part? Replay Music is 100% legal to use — it falls in the same category as CD ripping programs like iTunes, and is the same thing as using a tape recorder or DVR to record media. So, you can record and convert all of the music you want in your personal collection! As long as you ONLY use these recordings for your own use (i.e: don’t start selling ripped CDs on the side). What are you waiting for?

Get started with a free trial of Replay Music for PC.

Get started with a free trial of Replay Music for Mac.