Tag: music

DMM’s 4/14/17 Freebie Friday: New Age and Alternative Music

Welcome To DMM’s 4/14/17 Freebie Friday! I’ve got two digital albums to share today: a HUGE collection of indie music award winners, and the other an album for lovers of New Age. First up is Message, by Vyking. 11 tracks of instrumental New Age, with a good mix of upbeat electronic numbers and more contemplative pieces where a piano takes center stage. A nice backing track for any setting or activity where you’d like some music that’s pleasant, but not too distracting. Currently rated 5/5 stars.

1/9/17 Music Monday: Amazon Music Unlimited vs. Prime Music vs. Amazon Music Library

I normally share dirt-cheap and free digital music here on Mondays, but since there seems to be a great deal of confusion around Amazon Music lately I’ve decided to dedicate today’s post to that topic. Amazon actually has five different types or levels of digital music services. Note that details reported here are accurate as of this writing, on 1/8/17, but are subject to change at any time at Amazon’s discretion.   1. What is Amazon Music? Amazon Music is the Amazon Digital Music department on the Amazon site. It includes Prime Music, Amazon Music Unlimited, and all the other digital music that isn’t part of either of those programs. When you go to Amazon > Digital Music through the department menu or select Digital Music when using the main Amazon site search bar, you’re accessing Amazon Music.

1/2/17 Music Monday: Two Huge Classical Box Sets For A Buck Each

Welcome To Digital Media Mom’s 1/2/17 Music Monday! Ring in the new year with these two 100-track box sets of classical music that trace the history of piano and classical strings, respectively. First is The History of Piano (100 Famous Songs) (UK visitors click here). Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Chopin, Mozart, Beethoven and more. Click here to view a full track listing on Amazon’s US site (album content is the same on UK version). Next is The History of Strings (100 Famous Songs) (UK visitors click here). All the greats: Brandenburg Concerto, Four Seasons, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik and more.

12/12/16 Music Monday: 3 100-Track Collections For Under Two Bucks Each

Welcome to DMM’s 12/12/16 Music Monday! Today I’ve got three huge, excellent collections: two in a holiday theme and one that’s straight classical. Each includes 100 tracks and each is currently priced at $1.99 or less. 100 Must-Have Christmas Carols and Chants (4/5 stars, currently priced at $1.99) – Choral and Gregorian chant arrangements featuring such groups as The Vienna Boys Choir, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and International Children’s Chorus. 100 Mystic Christmas Moments (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at 99 cents) – Magical instrumental and choral arrangements, featuring such groups as The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Budapest Strings, Capella Gregoriana and Bukarest Madrigal Chorus.

12/5/16 Music Monday: Two Holiday Albums, One For Free!

Welcome To Digital Media Mom’s 12/5/16 Music Monday! Today I’m sharing two holiday-themed albums: one currently priced at just 89 cents and the other is currently totally free! The first album is Celtic Christmas (Irish Gaelic Christmas) – rated 4/5 stars and currently priced at 89 cents. 21 tracks of airy, magical interpretations of Christmas classics, featuring traditional Celtic instruments. Today’s freebie is a brand new release: Emmanuel by Fielder Church. 8 tracks, with various takes on holiday favorites that range from country to jazzy.

11/14/16 Music Monday: Classical Collections

Welcome To DMM’s 11/14/16 Music Monday! Each week I comb through the Amazon Digital Music catalog to find a few bargain-priced gems to share. Today I’m sharing two large collections that are both rated 5/5 stars and both (currently) priced at just 99 cents each. The pieces in Piano Classics for Babies aren’t just for babies. These 50 lovely tracks can lighten anyone’s mood. Currently rated 5/5 stars.

10/24/16 Music Monday – Two Free Ambient Albums

Welcome To DMM’s 10/24/16 Music Monday! Each week I comb through the Amazon Digital Music catalog to find a few bargain-priced gems to share. Today I’m sharing two (currently) free ambient albums that combine music with nature sound effects. Many reviewers complain that the crackling fire sounds on Classical Piano Relaxation: By the Fireplace are too loud and make it hard to hear the piano in the background, but if you’re looking for something that emulates sitting right next to a fire while a piano plays in the next room, in my opinion this is a great one for relaxing or drifting off to sleep.

10/3/16 Music Monday: 111 Amazing Series

Welcome To DMM’s 10/3/16 Music Monday! Each week I comb through the Amazon Digital Music catalog to find a few bargain-priced gems to share. Today I’m sharing the 111 Amazing series of box sets. Each album in this series contains 111 tracks, and all are currently rated 4/5 stars or better and priced at just 99 cents each. Here are just a few of the highest-rated albums in the series.

9/12/16 Music Monday

Welcome To DMM’s 9/12/16 Music Monday! Each week I comb through the Amazon Digital Music catalog to find a few bargain-priced gems to share. Today’s picks are sure to please Broadway fans. Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue & An American in Paris Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue (16:35 runtime) and An American In Paris (18:21 runtime) conducted by Bernstein. Rated 4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $1.98.

Can I Share Content From My Thingie?

This is a question I get pretty often, in many variations. “Can I share the movies on my iPad with my daughter, on her iPad?” “Can my wife use an app I bought for my Galaxy Tab on her Android smart phone?” “Can my roommate listen to the audiobook I got for my Kindle Fire on her own Kindle Fire after I’m done with it?”  The answer to the question of whether or not you can share content from your thingie with someone else’s thingie is twofold: It depends on the thingies, and the content. I can’t possibly address every portable device (the thingies) or every existing piece of content. So I’m going to deal in types of thingies and types of content.