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Hectic days at Tidal HQ: CEO Andy Chen steps down, while Jay-Z calls up subscribers

Getting on the phone to subscribers shows Jay Z’s certainly dedicated to his new streaming service, but changes at the top surprising marketing strategies could be relaying hints of trouble.


These Sennheisers sound so good, they don't even need an aging rapper on the box

Sennheiser takes its trendiest line of headphones, packs in batteries and Bluetooth, and comes up with the Urbanite XL Wireless. Look out, Beats!

  • Pros: Great sound quality , Solid bass balanced with good mids and…
  • Cons: Still bulky, even when folded in , Touch controls are too…

$50 off Jabra Rox Bluetooth stereo headphones

Summer is just around the corner, and the Jabra Rox Bluetooth stereo headphones, with rich, full-spectrum Dolby Digital Plus sound and wireless connectivity, are designed with the active lifestyle in mind.

Jay-Z’s Tidal gets a facelift, adds emphasis on video and exclusive content

Updates to Jay Z’s new music streaming platform include highlighting the service's video content and features, as well as exclusive content, and Tidal-curated rising artists.


Spotify rolls back ‘Tweet the Beat’ feature after user backlash

New Spotify feature ‘Tweet the Beat’ removed after the social advertising tactic was called spam, decried by the media.


Snoop around the Beatles’ old stomping ground as Google goes Inside Abbey Road

Best known as the musical birthplace for the most influential band in history, The Beatles, Abbey Road Studios has been home to legendary music of all genres, from the Star Wars soundtrack to Jay-Z's Magna Carta. And now, you can take an interactive tour…


Stripped down and reimagined in brass, Porcupine Tree takes on a whole new life

Gavin Harrison honed his craft as the drummer for prog-rock legends Porcupine Tree, and with Cheating the Polygraph, he’s returning to some classics to play them as never before.


Snoop Dogg-backed Eaze brings weed to your doorstep, Uber-style

San Francisco-based marijuana-delivery start-up Eaze secures new $10 million funding round in hopes of expansion beyond the Bay Area.


Overhauled Music app with lots of new features coming soon to iPhone

Apple is planning to roll out a radically redesigned Music app for iOS in the coming months. The new software features a slew of improvements, including a new MiniPlayer, easier search, more personalization options, and plenty more besides.


Lookout Dolby Atmos, DTS just entered the next era of surround sound with DTS:X

After Dolby's Atmos redefined surround sound, DTS has brought its own creation to bear which leverages similar technology for use with scores of speakers around the listener, and overhead, as well as adding some cool new features.

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Mumford & Sons, Jay Z cross swords in streaming spar over Tidal

The members of Mumford & Sons weren’t invited to join Tidal, the Jay Z-led, artist-owned streaming service. But, the arena folk rockers wouldn't have joined anyway.


Royalties killed the radio star? A new bill aims to charge radio stations music royalties

Lawmakers and several musicians introduced the Fair Play Fair Pay Act, which would prevent radio stations from not paying musicians royalty fees. College radio stations and radio stations with revenues below $1 million would pay a flat yearly rate.


Envelop aims to bring audio-based virtual reality to life with high-definition, 3-D sound

This surround sound-equipped San Francisco nightclub, which will be used for electronic music shows, educational workshops and psychological research, is an audio geek's dream.


Listen to Young Fathers’ Shame, Bully’s Trying, and more in our 5 songs to stream this week

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week that are are worth using your bandwidth on. Up this week: Young Fathers, the Mountain Goats, and more.