Last year, we said goodbye to Google Play Music but its successor – Youtube Music – is already rivaling the streaming giant Spotify on the small screen. Now the default music for the new Android phones, the streaming service has seen a massive surge in popularity and is said to have over 50 million users worldwide.
However, there are pros and cons to using this music app. While Youtube Music has made it easy to stream, upload and purchase your favorite music when it comes to downloading songs, it’s not always smooth sailing. Unfortunately, many of the bugs and glitches from Google Play have found their way onto the new platform.
To begin with, unless you want to stretch to a pricy premium subscription, your screen will be hijacked by ads and you won’t be able to use it for anything else. But what’s even more troubling for music fans, is you no longer have access to your Google Play Music downloads – songs that you uploaded and paid for!
If, like us, you love rocking to the perfect playlist but don’t want to pay a high price for low-quality audio, the good news is there is a better way to record streaming music from Youtube. All you need is Replay Music and this handy guide.
If you’re looking for new and better ways to be entertained, without completely overhauling your entire entertainment system, there are a host of upgrades available in 2021 to make life simpler, faster and more fun! From awesome tech gadgets to sleek devices, we’ve rounded up the must-have products to fire up during your free time.
And the fun doesn’t have to stop here… Replay Capture Suite has a brand new upgrade too – with everything you need to capture quality recordings. If you haven’t done so already, update to the newest, shiniest version and get even more from its wide range of features. Download now or read on to discover the coolest upgrades money can buy this month.
It looks like the colder months are well and truly behind us and if you’re looking to give your winter playlist a spring clean – you’ve come to the right place!
Don’t have a Spotify subscription? With Replay Music, you can download any song or album from online radio stations, music videos and digital music services and enjoy a crisp, clean recording, even when you’re offline. Try our FREE demo version today for a quick overview of how it works.
If you need some inspiration in the meantime, here’s our hand-picked selection of everything you should be listening to and recording this month, from chart-topping songs to the latest podcast releases.
Capturing the screen on your computer is no new thing. If you’re a PC user, you have probably used the snipping tool to take screenshots. An online video recorder works in the same way but records videos directly from a website through your browser.
However, while this type of software has plenty of amazing features, if you want to improve your chances of recording high-quality video footage, you can’t go wrong with the program Replay Media Catcher. With pretty much no limits on the file type or size, it will record anything and everything, from a feature-length film to YouTube clips and iTunes files. Here’s how to get started:
A couple weeks of a classic holiday music playlist can send even the most festive into a cantankerous mood spiral – how many times can one listen to Jingle Bells between Thanksgiving and Christmas, before going mad? Well, we’re throwing you a lifeline to get through the New Year while still jamming without soul crushing redundancy. Here are our favorite new releases to help you shake up your holiday playlist and see out the year with a bang.
For the vast majority of users, online streaming is now the preferred method for viewing TV shows, movies, sports, and events, as well as listening to music. While the portion of music listeners turning to streaming to get their fix varies by country, global statistics point to one undeniable trend: the popularity of online music streaming is growing at an incredible rate.
Research shows that streaming increased from 7% of the U.S. music market’s revenues in 2010 to a whopping 80% in 2019. The numbers also point to jaw-dropping growth in revenues from music streaming services by nearly 20% in 2019 to $8.8 billion, accounting for the largest share of the music industry revenues at 79.5%. Here, “streaming” refers to a range of services, including ad-supported services like Vevo and YouTube, ad-supported tiers of services like Spotify, streaming radio services like Pandora and SiriusXM, and premium subscription services like Spotify Premium, Amazon Music, and Apple Music.
Currently, the top three players in music streaming include YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music. YouTube Music saw a 980% growth in the number of active users between 2017 and 2019. The tech giant reports that more than one billion music fans use their services for streaming music, while their YouTube Music and YouTube Premium services currently boast a combined 20 million subscribers. At the end of March 2020, Spotify reported 286 million monthly active users (including paid and free), and current estimates suggest that Apple Music has around 80 million paying subscribers.
While we’ve drastically changed the way that we consume music thanks to music streaming, this global shift hasn’t been immune to controversy. We all remember Taylor Swift’s three-year boycott of Spotify and her feud with Apple Music over royalties. And more recently, there’s a growing camp in the music industry that cannot agree on a valid system of verifying streams to count them toward music ranking charts.
Music streaming services have vowed to work more closely with the music industry and artists. However, as the landscape inevitably continues to evolve, we can’t be certain that there won’t be more controversies in the future.
Regardless of which streaming service you go with, there are tens of millions of songs waiting for you to explore. Cruise on over to one of the top-three streaming services: YouTube, Spotify or Apple Music for an abundance of artists, albums and playlists that you simply won’t be able to get enough of. Record all your favorites with Replay Music so that you can enjoy them whenever and from wherever you are!
If you’re not sure how to get started, take a look at our how-to guide, and get started enjoying all your favorite tracks. Make sure to get the latest version and get listening!
There’s no better way to kick off the summer than with some of your favorite tunes, preferably poolside or in the car en route to the nearest beach. Even better when those tunes are part of the soundtrack to a nostalgia-inducing summer movie. For all the memories you’ll be making in the coming months, we’ve got a lineup of 5 summer movie soundtracks you simply must add to your playlist!
There hasn’t been a summer movie in recent memory that has nailed their official soundtrack quite as well as all those involved with Guardians of the Galaxy did! The second movie soundtrack is just as good, so we recommend you check them both out while you’re at it! It’s a perfectly curated collection of classic hits from Jackson 5 to the Runaways to Jay & The Americans. These easy-on-the-ears tunes capture the many comedic moments on Peter Quill’s journey to evade Yondu, who’s put out a bounty on his capture for stealing a mysterious orb, and Gemora who’s also hot on his trail!
If you’re looking for something a little more mellow, the Call Me By Your Name soundtrack might just do the trick — piano instrumentals, ballads and a few Italian songs on the list are sure to put you at ease. It’s a perfect accompaniment to the film, set in 1980s Italy, when romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.
There isn’t much more that needs to be said about Grease, a favorite amongst all ages around the world! Inspired by the summer romance between Sandy and Danny, the soundtrack is full of sing-along hits like “Summer Nights” and “Greased Lightnin’” — certain to put a pep in your step this summer!
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is a sweet tale of four best girlfriends who devise a plan to stay connected with one another during their first summer apart, and as their lives start off in different directions. The girls find a pair of jeans that inexplicably fits them all perfectly, and they decide to share the jeans throughout the summer — appropriately dubbing them the Traveling Pants. The movie soundtrack is a pleasant compilation of acoustic and soft pop favorites sung by many notable female artists, including Natasha Bedingfield, Chantal Kreviazuk and Brandi Carlile.
Having grown up in privileged surroundings all her life, Baby never imagined that she would fall head over heels for the dance instructor at the resort she’s staying at with her family in upstate New York’s Catskill Mountains — especially because his background is drastically different from hers. Eventually filling in for Johnny’s dance partner, the two fall in love and their relationship must withstand the personal turmoil involving Johnny’s dance partner and by extension, Baby’s unforgiving father. Check out the Dirty Dancing soundtrack for loads of dance-worthy favorites like “Hungry Eyes” and “Be My Baby”.
Are you ready to kickstart your summer with some easy listening? Get a hold of all your favorite movie hits on Spotify and record them with Replay Music so that you can enjoy them from wherever you’ll be spending your summer this year!
If you’re not sure how to get started, no worries… We’re here to help! Take a look at our handy how-to guide, and get started enjoying the very best things about the June, July and August with your summer movie favorites.
No matter how you plan to spend the summer break, there are plenty of ways to do it! We make capturing some of those poolside favorites plain easy with Replay Music. Make sure to get it now before the season ends!
Whether you’re relaxing at home or trying to kill time on that long commute into work, listening to an audiobook is the perfect distraction to keep you entertained and your mind engaged. The best thing about an audiobook? You can enjoy your favorite novel, autobiography or informative non-fiction book while doing something else; cooking up a meal for family or friends, out on a run, driving to work or even just gazing out the window… An audiobook really is the perfect companion.
With thousands of bestselling works being made available as audiobooks every year, there’s endless audio content out there for you to enjoy. If you’re looking for somewhere to start, here are just some of our favorite audiobooks to while away the hours.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Winner of the Best Audiobook (Fiction) at the New York Festival Radio Awards 2020, this outstanding reading of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, is sure to send shivers down your spine. Narrated by Elisabeth Moss, the star of the Hulu television adaptation, The Handsmaid’s Tale tells the story of Offred, a woman subjugated by the patriarchal, totalitarian state of Gilead. The novel jumps between the past and present to recount the tales of Offred and her fellow Handmaids’ attempts to resist the regime, in a thought-provoking commentary on women’s rights, racism, religion, and how quickly and terrifyingly democracy can slip from our fingers. It might not be an easy listen, but it’s worth every moment.
Malcolm Gladwell – Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know
Some books come alive in audiobook format, and Malcolm Gladwell’s Talking to Strangers is certainly one of them. In this captivating examination of human behavior and interaction, Gladwell talks to the many people whose knowledge and observations make up the body of this book: scientists, criminologists, psychologists and more, and includes their voices as he asks them probing questions about the world around us and key events in modern history. With a similar feel to a podcast, this is a listening experience that will leave you re-examining how you think about the people around us, and thinking twice about how you interact with the world.
John Carreyrou – Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup
It’s something that’s crossed all our minds: What really goes on behind closed doors in Silicon Valley’s fastest-growing and most controversial startups? This New York Times bestseller gives us the inside scoop on the spectacular rise and fall of Theranos, the now infamous startup founded by Elizabeth Holmes, by the journalist who exposed the lies behind the multi-million dollar funded company. This is a gripping listen that exposes the ambition of entrepreneurs, the smoke and mirrors that guild their promises, and the astronomical consequences when the startups fail to deliver the dream. This award-winning exposé will have you gripped.
Known for exploring the furthest corners of the world for his travel writings, this time Bill Bryson stays a little bit closer to home, literally. Ever wondered why our homes are the way they are, why we sleep the hours that we do, how salt became a kitchen staple? In At Home, Bill Bryson takes a tour through the makings of the modern home and pauses on the intriguing idiosyncrasies he finds along the way. This is a calming and fascinating listen that will make you think a little bit more deeply about the place you call home.
Lori Gottlieb – Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
What happens when a therapist needs to see a therapist? To find out, get listening to this page-turning memoir turned audiobook by psychologist Lori Gottlieb. Answering many of the questions we’ve always wanted to ask the people who are normally asking us the questions… Maybe You Should Talk to Someone is a compelling insight into the world of psychotherapy and the people who hold all our secrets. There’s never been a better way to find out what’s going on on the other side of the couch.
In Becoming, the former First Lady Michelle Obama takes us through her childhood, her marriage, her life in the White House and her experiences as a mother. Read by the woman herself, this is a poignant and insightful listen that doesn’t hold back: she shares uplifting wisdom alongside candid comments on the darker side of the American dream and US political life. This is also the perfect accompaniment for those who have loved the new Netflix series, also titled Becoming, and who just can’t get enough of this impressive and inspirational figure.
Trevor Noah, the much-loved host of The Daily Show,takes us back to his childhood in South Africa in a sometimes comical, sometimes horrifying account of life during the country’s transition from apartheid. Read by Noah himself, this is a coming-of-age story told with incredible honesty, with the sights and sounds of racially-torn South Africa portrayed vividly and compassionately in a demonstration of Noah’s skilful storytelling. You’ll be uplifted, and quite possibly brought to tears. This one is not to be missed.
James Joyce – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
If you’re looking for a classic, look no further than Colin Farrell’s reading of James Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Dublin native Colin Farrell brings a warmth and authenticity to this literary favorite that tells the story of Stephen Dedalus as he tries to find his place in an era defined by burgeoning Irish nationalism and the restrictions of conservative Catholicism. A semi-autobiographical story about the conflicts of hedonism, family, religion and nationalism, this audiobook will be sure to capture the imagination and take you back to another place and time.
With so many incredible audiobooks out there to choose from, it’s easy to feel like you’re missing out on the very best content. Thankfully, with Replay Music you can record and save all your favorite audiobooks and streaming audio, so that you’re free to enjoy it in your own time, at your own pace! Plus with Replay Music, all your audiobooks will be magically tagged and saved, keeping your content library organized and ready to go.
Try Replay Music free today and start capturing your favorite audiobooks and much, much more. Get started now, and you’ll never need to miss a moment ever again.
The days are longer, the nights are hotter, and there are plenty of opportunities to get together with family and friends as we get a few days off work to enjoy the season. But what makes this season even better?
For many of us, it’s also a time to celebrate the 4th of July… The nation’s favorite holiday to celebrate with family and friends over great food, fireworks, and the ultimate kick off of those summertime vibes. And what is the best way to celebrate so many great things in one day? Throwing an epic summer party!
And while the thought of those savory delicacies roasting over a grill might be the highlight to your holiday, no backyard cookout is complete without a kickass playlist to set the ultimate #mood.
Thankfully, with Replay Music, you can log in to your Spotify account, and create your own playlist, perfect for any occasion. Replay Music makes it easier than ever to record your favorite songs, or even just capture a ready-made playlist to give you all the great party vibes you want to create for an incredible summer holiday.
Need a little inspo to get you started? We’ve rounded up some great Spotify playlists to get you in the mood to groove through your holiday!
If you are looking for the perfect marriage of soul grooves both old and new that will keep all the generations happy, this is probably the perfect playlist. With classics from Curtis Mayfield and Kool and the Gang, as well as new renditions of classic songs from Beyonce and D’Angelo, this playlist will add the perfect flavor to your holiday.
Sometimes the perfect summer vibes you’re looking for aren’t about getting down, they are more about chilling out. For that, this dreamy acoustic playlist captures the feeling of the lazy days of summer that make it the perfect season to just relax.
Nothing puts people in the mood for hot summer hangouts with games and good times like a solid summer rock anthem. And while the name suggests it’s a playlist to kickstart a classic summer road trip, don’t be fooled — there’s enough Rock & Roll goodness for any summer occasion. With classics like AC/DC, Queen and The Clash, this playlist has all the right songs to get everyone singing along, and belting them out. Whether in your car or in your backyard, this is the playlist you need.
And if your 4th of July is more sand and waves than backyard boogie? This reggae-heavy playlist is your go-to… Bob Marley, UB40, Jack Johnson and more make this the ultimate good vibes, seaside playlist for your beachside bonfire.
If you are looking to add a bit more flavor to your summer party, you really can’t go wrong with the hits on this playlist. With a collection that includes the timeless sounds of Hector Lavoe and more contemporary ones like J Balvin, this is the playlist you need to get everyone up and dancing.
For some of us, summer get-togethers aren’t so much about moving and shaking, but more about taking it easy and enjoying the juicy flavors of the season. For that mellow vibe, there’s this playlist. Great for gatherings where people want to mingle and catch up, while still enjoying some jazzy vibes to relax to.
As the name suggests, you are guaranteed to have a great time with this playlist… With a variety of hits from Hall & Oates, Corinne Bailey Rae and Fleetwood Mac (to name a few), you’ve got the perfect recipe to create a feel-good environment in your own backyard.
Rounding out our list is the aptly named “Summer Party” playlist, and it is perfect for, well, any summer party. Featuring some of the hottest songs out today, it’s the perfect way to bring people together over a grill, over a bonfire, or even right when the fireworks start exploding in the sky!
There really is no better way to bring people together than with great food, great company, and great music. To make sure you have that final one covered, Replay Music is your best tool for capturing everything you want to hear and sharing it with friends. If you want to learn more about how to create the ultimate playlist for your 4th of July festivities, check out our guide here. All you have left to do now is to think of who you want to invite!
Are you one of the 76+ million people who love to listen to music on SoundCloud every month?
SoundCloud is a vast online audio distribution platform that, along with allowing anyone to access music and listen for free, has a full system for artists to upload, record, promote, and share their music with new audiences (that’s you!). With big-name musicians and artists like Future, B.O.B., and more on-board to share new songs with no limit on file size, SoundCloud is one of the unsung heroes of online music.
While an amazing platform for finding new artists, obscure tracks, and well-crafted playlists, one of the biggest downsides to SoundCloud is that you can’t listen offline without using up your valuable data. For many music lovers, finding a way to save songs from SoundCloud and download them as MP3 files is the perfect solution.
The Top Music on SoundCloud Today
Before we get into HOW it is you go about saving music from SoundCloud (feel free to jump down to the next section if you’re feeling antsy), we thought we’d share some of the most popular music in rotation today. Free to enjoy online and record for your own personal collection, here are some of the tops:
With Replay Music on your side, you’ll have everything you need to save any song you want from SoundCloud! Take a look at the User Guide for more detailed information, or feel free to get in touch with our support team for more.