The Entire De La Soul Back Catalogue Will be Available to Download for Free From 4PM

For one day only, four is the magic number. Hip-hop legends De La Soul will be offering up all of their music as free digital downloads from 4pm today and finishing at 5pm on Saturday. The 25-hour giveaway will be available from the band's website, marking  25 years since the release of the group's seminal 3 Feet High and Rising album. [WeAreDeLaSoul] Read More >>

The Xbox One’s Final Design Almost Didn’t Have a Disc Drive

Microsoft's Xbox One began life as a controversially forward-thinking games console before the fury of the internet's gaming netizens turned the Redmond company into a gibbering, backtracking mess. And the extent of Microsoft's progressive ideas could have been far more adventurous, a new interview reveals. Read More >>

HMV’s New MP3 Download App Breaks Through Apple’s Walled Garden (Updated)

Returning to the high-street after wrestling with administrators at the start of the year, HMV's next big step is to crack the world of online sales and digital downloads -- arguably the area which caused the company's financial ruin in the first place. In a realm dominated by iTunes, Amazon and Spotify, that's no mean feat, but HMV has a trump card: its new MP3-selling app has managed to break through Apple's walled garden. Read More >>

Global Streaming Music Revenue Up 40% in 2012

Maybe the music industry isn't doomed after all, as research points to on-demand services like Spotify and We7 generating up to £696m for the global music industry this year alone, which is a complete rise of 40 per cent. Read More >>