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Apple Music surpasses 11 million members, but faces challenges

Apple Music has accumulated more than 11 million members in the weeks since its debut, Apple exec Eddie Cue revealed. That's impressive growth, but far short of the company's long-term goal.

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Sony picks up Don Cheadle-directed Miles Davis biopic

Sony Pictures Classics acquired 'Miles Ahead,' the Don Cheadle-directed biopic delving into the life of jazz icon Miles Davis. The film, which focuses in on the jazz great as he rebounds from his 'quiet period,' is likely to be released this fall.

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Showtime rock doc dives into Jimi Hendrix’s historic set at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Fest

Showtime will premiere 'Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church,' a doc about the legendary guitarist's July 4, 1970 set at the Atlanta Pop Festival. The audio from the performance will also be released as 'Freedom: Jimi Hendrix Experience Atlanta Pop Festival.'

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Taylor Swift’s next single from 1989 will be Wildest Dreams

Taylor Swift has announced that Wildest Dreams will be the next single from her latest album, the wildly popular 1989. Three of the four singles released so far have hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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Keith Richards calls Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s ‘a mishmash of rubbish’

In an interview prior to his first solo record in 23 years, the always candid Keith Richards explains why he's not a fan of the Beatles' classic experimental record. Richards also bashed the Stones' response, Their Satanic Majesties Request.

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Apple Music gets first stream of Compton, Dr. Dre’s first album in over 15 years

Apple Music listeners will get first crack at Dr. Dre's new album, Compton: A Soundtrack. The service will exclusively stream the highly anticipated album the day before it drops, from 6 to 9 p.m. PDT on Thursday, August 6.

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’70s rock to come to life in Scorsese and Mick Jagger’s new drama for HBO, Vinyl

Martin Scorsese links up with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger to explore the '70s rock scene in a new HBO drama out in 2016. It will star a fictional music biz exec played by Bobby Cannavale and Jagger's own son as a punk rock frontman.

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Rdio’s new deal with Cumulus Media will add hundreds of terrestrial radio stations

Music streamer Rdio announced a new partnership with terrestrial radio giant Cumulus Media to woo new subscribers that will add around 470 radio stations to the streaming music service.

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Taylor Swift praises Apple Music, calls Spotify a ‘corporate machine’

Taylor Swift says Apple "treated [her] like I was a voice of a creative community" and Spotify just blew her off in new Vanity Fair cover story. Is it fair to compare the two music streaming services' responses to her criticism?

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Update: Dr. Dre will drop new album, Compton: A Soundtrack, on August 7

Dr. Dre is getting ready to release his first new album in over 14 years on August 7, with new music inspired by his N.W.A. biopic, and guest stars including Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and more. Follow along for a full track list.

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Months after losing Zayn Malik, One Direction sets Spotify record with new single

British boy band One Direction's new single has quickly risen to the top of the Global Spotify Top 50 charts, netting 3.11 million daily plays over its first three days. The song also broke the record for most streams in one day.

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Buy the Amazon Echo speaker at Staples … so you can buy more stuff from Amazon

Staples will now offer Amazon's Echo speaker for sale at its website, marking the first time Amazon has allowed the device to be sold outside of its own website. Don't expect to see the speaker in retail stores, however.

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Never lose your earbuds again: This cuff keeps them tangle-free on your wrist

On the outside, the Helix might appear to be a regular cuff bracelet. However, don't let appearances fool you. The bracelet hides a pair of Bluetooth earbuds. It is now available through Kickstarter, if you're interested in picking one up for yourself.

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Designer mocks up an Apple Music without the iTunes

In an alternate reality, Apple Music exists without the rest of iTunes attached to it — and one designer has tried to imagine what the resulting desktop software package would look like.

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