September 22, 2021 in digital music
In this month’s edition: stats on streaming, security issues with Synology NASes and musicians winding-up software developers.
September 15, 2021 in bliss
This release fixes a couple of problems around the new “ignore compliance” feature, and an issue in the file path rule. We also improved the reporting of errors when updating tags.
September 09, 2021 in album art
It’s almost two years since Music.app was launched on macOS devices and album artwork for self-stored music is still broken.
How can this be? We all know album art is important for people’s experience of their music.
But it turns out that this is a local-only, self-stored music problem. iCloud Music Library, when matched to your local music, isn’t affected; once it’s matched, Apple have their own artwork online.
I can’t help coming to the conclusion that self-stored music collections are not a profitable enough use case for Apple.
August 25, 2021 in digital music
In August’s edition… mergers and acquisitions, YouTube Music messes up again, and a new self-hosting podcast!
August 06, 2021 in digital music
A big day for the bliss project - we have a new sister app!
Astiga is a music streaming service… but for your own music. With Astiga, you connect to your music library stored in cloud storage services - for example, Dropbox, Google Drive, and more. Then, you can play back your music from Astiga’s web app or its mobile apps. You can also cast music to devices in your home network.