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The new real: Paul McCartney offers a virtual reality experience of live performance

A new virtual realty app from Jaunt allows fans to view Paul McCartney perform live in virtual reality from multiple angles.

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Spotify says it needs 40 million paid users, but is this possible?

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek projects royalty payouts to increase by 400 percent when the streaming service reaches 40 million paid subscribers.

Music

BitTorrent goes legit: Opens bundle program to everyone

BitTorrent now allows any user to place their content in bundles while receiving 90 percent of sales revenue. Diplo's 10 year old debut album "F10rdia" to be the first release.

Music

Billboard to include on-demand music streaming on Top 200 Album Chart

Billboard Changes Top 200 Album Chart Formula To Include On-Demand Music Streaming Data from Spotify, iTunes, and most other streaming and digital download services.

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Apple to rebrand Beats Music and push it to all iOS devices, report says

Apple is reportedly planning to rebrand Beats Music and push it to all iPhones and iPads in an effort to boost the streaming service's subscriber base, which is thought to currently stand at little more than 110,000.

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Is Taylor Swift taking a stand against Spotify, or spouting propaganda for Google?

Billy Bragg claims Taylor Swift's move from Spotify has less to do with her stance against the devaluation of music, and more to do with a deal to be the lead artist for Google's new streaming service, Music Key. Swift reps have denied the claim.

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This Week in Music: Buzzcocks keep buzzing, Fugazi shows roots

New music is dropping all the time. It's time to get some new tunes in your ears. Here are our favorite new releases for the week, including the Buzzcocks, Manchester Orchestra, Fugazi, and more!

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Taylor Swift’s Spotify shake-off has Sony rethinking ad-based streaming music

Speaking to investors, Sony Music CFO Kevin Kelleher said that Taylor Swift's recent decision to pull her music from the most popular streaming service in the land has the company rethinking its approach to ad-based streaming.

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Guitar wizard Adrian Belew on how his Flux app creates bite-size music for the Twitter era

DT’s Mike Mettler sits down with guitar wiz Adrian Belew on his new app, Flux, and how he hopes to change music for the Twitter era.

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Rockstar Games shares all of the new music added to Grand Theft Auto V

Here's a rundown of all the new tunes added to each of the radio stations in Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V, freshly re-released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Gaming

Now you can pre-order this tiny Bluetooth speaker that generates 3D sound

Mass Fidelity launched an Indiegogo campaign for its powerful Core speaker, which uses Wave Field Synthesis technology to create hi-fi sound.

Music

Google Play Music subscribers will get YouTube Music Key for free

In the wake of the recent unveiling of YouTube Music Key, some of the details weren't clear — now Google has confirmed it will work with rather than compete against its existing music service.

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From news to comedy, there’s something for everyone in our top 100 podcasts

Don’t drown in the vast, virtual sea of free podcasts. Check out our roundup of some of the best podcasts available at your fingertips. We've got 100 awesome ones for you to check out!

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See the Teenage Wasteland: Behind the scenes of The Who's upcoming Oculus Rift VR app

The Who, celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, are bringing their music and some related content to the Oculus Rift via an app gives users an immersive dive into the band’s legacy.

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Samsung hires Korean rapper to sing its sustainability report

Apparently concerned that news items on its latest sustainability report focused too heavily on the negative content, Samsung decided to go out of its way to highlight the positive parts. Using a rapper.

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YouTube’s paid service Music Key is Spotify for music videos and it only costs $8

YouTube finally made its paid subscription service official. Music Key will cost $8 a month and offers offline playback, ad-free music videos, and full albums for streaming from Google Play Music.

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This suitcase-style turntable is the ultimate gift for hipsters

Pyle Audio aims to spark some nostalgia by bringing back a vinyl-age classic: A portable turntable with built-in speakers. This re-conceived version comes with a bevy of modern conveniences, though, with Bluetooth and a rechargeable battery on board.

Music

Spotify takes a Swift stand, says it’s doled out more than $2 billion in royalties

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek is fed up with the belief that services like Spotify are giving the cold shoulder to musicians and songwriters, so he took to his company's blog to set the record straight.

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AudioEngine’s new B2 is a premium wireless speaker without the premium price

Audioengine shows its might in the wireless speaker market with the new B2, which packs high-end components, premium power, and hand-finished craftsmanship into a surprisingly affordable package.

Home Theater

YouTube to launch music subscription service ‘within weeks’

For more than a year we've been hearing that YouTube's working on a music subscription service to rival the likes of Spotify. The latest news is that the expected ad-free service is set to launch "within weeks."

Music

For their last-ever album The Endless River, Pink Floyd recorded on a boat

Pink Floyd recently came together to record their last album of new material, The Endless River. And appropriately enough, they did it on a boat, embracing the latest recording technologies yet again.

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Hands on with the new 3D printed in-ear monitors from Ultimate Ears Pro

We go hands on with a specially crafted pair of UE Pro's Reference in-ear monitors, developed in collaboration with Capital Studios, and hand-crafted using 3D printing technology for a stunningly accurate fit and sound.

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Taylor Swift calls Spotify ‘a grand experiment,’ explains decision to ditch it

In a recent interview, Taylor Swift explains her reasons behind the decision to pull her music from Spotify, as well as her belief in the power of the album over the single.

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Kick out the jams, mofos: Secrets of Sunset Overdrive’s punktastic soundtrack

Digital Trends sits down with Insomniac Games' Marcus Smith for a look at the punk-fueled dynamic soundtrack the drives the action in Sunset Overdrive.

Gaming

Spotify Connect transforms your phone into a remote control for your desktop

Now you can control your music remotely with your phone while it's playing on your desktop with Spotify Connect. The new feature is only available to premium subscribers. Spotify Connect also works with some speakers.

Mobile

Amazon’s new smart speaker is like Siri crossed with a jukebox

Amazon came out of nowhere today to drop a new smart speaker, Echo, which uses the cloud and voice operation to move beyond a wireless speaker into the realm of personal digital assistant.

Home Theater

Behind the scenes of OK Go’s mind-boggling new music video

We speak with OK Go about its newest video for "I Won't Let You Down," which employs hundreds of extras, robotic scooters, and drones to show us something we've never seen before.

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Samsung’s sporty and smart Gear Circle Bluetooth headphones hit the U.S.

With the Gear Circle, Samsung has combined a pair of sports earbuds with smart Bluetooth earpiece functionality, and then given the final product a dash of high-tech fashion appeal.

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