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J. Cole’s new album tops Billboard 200 chart, breaks one direction’s Spotify record

J. Cole's new album 2014 Forest Hills Drive benefited from Billboard's new way of tracking album sales, which include streaming tracks in the total, as it debuted at number 1 after breaking a huge Spotify record.

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Can Spotify save the music industry? CEO says the service could help end piracy

In a recent interview with Billboard, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek talks about the future of Spotify, why Taylor Swift has the service all wrong, and how Spotify can bring an industry in decline back from the brink.

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Apple prevails in antitrust lawsuit with a unanimous decision

A jury unanimously decided in favor of Apple in the tech giant's antitrust lawsuit over tactics of restricting iPod and iTunes compatibility with competitors.

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New job ad indicates Bose may be secretly working on a music streaming service

Bose is expanding its involvement in music streaming, according to a recent job posting which hints at an upcoming cloud music service.

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‘There are no rules.’ No -fi is too lo or hi for Cut Copy DJ Dan Whitford

In his latest work spanning 80 minutes and 19 tracks, Cut Copy DJ Dan Whitford explores everything from electro disco to tribal house music. And somehow, it all flows.

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Messaging app Line is the latest to launch a mobile payment system

Popular messaging app Line has released Line Pay, it's mobile app payment system, which could take on the might of Alipay, PayPal, and Apple Pay. It's available now for iOS and Android devices.

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See Samsung’s smart, $100 Gear Circle Bluetooth headphones in action

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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Former engineer claims Apple intended to block 100 percent of non-iTunes clients

Former Apple engineer Ron Schultz testified against the tech giant on Friday, claiming Apple willfully attempted to block iPod users from downloading music not purchased from its own iTunes store.

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Big labels cash in on streaming services, as downloads continue to drop

Warner Music Group is ready to ""turbo-charge the adoption rate for subscription streaming" as music streaming revenue rises while digital downloads falter.

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iXoost’s latest, and most stunning audio dock yet, gets Bluetooth connectivity

Stuck for a present to give the audio-loving car fan this year, and don't mind splashing out? The latest iXoost audio docks, made using F1 exhaust systems, have a Bluetooth connection built-in, and look astounding. But they are expensive.

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Pharrell awarded BBC Song of the Year, most streamed song by Spotify for “Happy”

In the span of eight days, Pharrell Williams' infectious hit single "Happy" has become the song of the year according to Spotify and the BBC.

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Soundcloud for iPhone just got better, allowing users to make playlists on the go

Soundcloud has unveiled a new feature for iOS users, Playlist Creation, allowing users to create and edit playlists from their phones.

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Spotify now gives you a chart of what songs your friends listen to the most

Spotify released a new feature called Track In Your Network, a chart of the most streamed songs by Spoitfy users people follow.

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Artist Radar tracks albums, books, TV shows, and more from your favorite artists

Artist Radar provides fans with a web and mobile solution for personalized feeds of artist updates for releases of DVD's, books, albums, TV shows and concerts.

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No need to go to the next Coldplay concert, watch it in virtual reality instead

Coldplay has teamed up with tech company NextVR to offer its first broadcast quality virtual reality concert from the group's "Ghost Stories" tour.

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