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Amazon Music is now available on Vizio TVs

Amazon Music is now available as a native application on Vizio televisions with SmartCast.
March 4, 2022
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Lossless Bluetooth audio? Qualcomm says it’s coming in 2022

Qualcomm's new mobile audio chips will usher in a new wave of wireless audio features like better ANC and audio sharing.
February 28, 2022
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Now you can chat with music legends from the comfort of your couch

A new kind of virtual experience has the potential to revolutionize how music stars and other famous folks interact with their fans.
March 25, 2021
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iPod hack puts 50 million Spotify songs in your pocket

When Apple launched the iPod in 2001, it went with the slogan “1,000 songs in your pocket.” Now someone has rebuilt it to increase that number to 50 million.
January 29, 2021
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Harman brings live concerts to your car’s headrest

In-car experiences blend streaming and live events through a headrest with 3D spatial audio.
January 7, 2021
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Tidal’s new ‘Contributor Mix’ is an in-depth look at your favorite artists

A next step in an ecosystem that highlights everyone in the music-making process
June 22, 2020

How to move your Google Play library over to YouTube Music

Transition expected to be complete later this year
May 12, 2020
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How to use Spotify’s new Group Sessions feature

You can finally stop your roommate from playing their terrible music
May 11, 2020
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Spotify playlist offers the familiar sounds of pre-pandemic New York

The compilation is the New York Public Library's love letter to the city
May 5, 2020
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How to watch tonight’s One World: Together at Home benefit concert

Here's everything you need to know about the big show
April 18, 2020
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Spotify introduces ways for fans to directly help musicians in need

Artists will have the option to fundraise on their Spotify profile pages
March 25, 2020

This hand-washing lyrics generator means no more Happy Birthday

It's perfect for doing COVID-19-driven hand-washing to a tune of your choosing
March 10, 2020
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Elon Musk is a SoundCloud rapper now, in 2020’s weirdest twist

We listened to Elon Musk performing his SoundCloud rap single, Don't Doubt ur Vibe, so you don't have to.
January 31, 2020
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Radiohead’s new online public library offers tons of goodies for fans

Radiohead has pulled together a ton of content from its 30-year history to make the Radiohead Public Library.
January 21, 2020
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This ultra-loud, waterproof Bose Bluetooth speaker is $30 off for Cyber Monday

As we prepare for Cyber Monday, we're already hunting down great deals, like the Bose SoundLink Micro speaker on sale for $70 at Walmart. That's $30 off the standard price of $100.
December 1, 2019
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Amazon Music’s free tier arrives on its Android, iOS, FireTV, and web apps

Amazon Music’s free tier is now rolling out to its Android, iOS, FireTV, and web apps. The free tier doesn’t offer on-demand access to its music library, but instead limits you to a selection of playlists.
November 19, 2019
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Elon Musk says he’s ‘not sure about Twitter’ and is ‘going offline’

Tesla founder Elon Musk is “going offline,” or at least that’s what he posted online. This morning Musk tweeted “Not sure about good of Twitter” followed by “Reddit still seems good,” and then finally “Going offline.”
November 1, 2019
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Apple may debut over-ear headphones with advanced noise cancellation

The internet is awash with rumors claiming that Apple is working on a set of high-end, over-ear headphones, and there's a (50/50?) chance we could see them unveiled on September 10.
September 9, 2019
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Amazon Music Unlimited is fastest growing music streaming service, report says

Amazon Music Unlimited is the fastest growing music streaming service, ahead of both Spotify and Apple Music. It has been booming recently, with a massive 70% growth in the last year which brings its total subscribers up to 32 million.
July 13, 2019
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Radiohead releases 18 hours of material to torpedo hacker’s ransom demand

A hacker who stole 18 hours' worth of unreleased Radiohead recordings was reportedly demanding $150,000 in exchange for its return. But instead of paying up, frontman Thom York and the other band members had a better idea.
June 12, 2019
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Walmart drops price on this LG wireless portable Bluetooth speaker

Connect to a high-quality portable Bluetooth stereo speaker to elevate your listening engagement and enjoyment. Walmart dropped the price of the LG Music Flow 20-watt portable Bluetooth speaker in time for Father's Day gift shopping.
June 5, 2019
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B&H bundles Bose SoundTouch 10 and Amazon Echo Dot in smart speaker deal

The Amazon Echo Dot and the Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System are some of the best smart speakers in the game. Save $50 at B&H when you bundle both together, and upgrade your audio experience today.
May 17, 2019
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Amazon’s unheard-of price cut on Klipsch R5 Neckband earbuds is for today only

For Saturday only, Amazon has reduced the price of the comfortable and great-looking Klipsch R5 by 58%, saving lucky buyers $69. Whether you're buying a gift or upgrading for yourself, don't wait because this deal ends at 11:59 P.M. PST.
May 11, 2019
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Google has 15 million subscribers for its music-streaming services

Google is chasing its competitors in the world of music streaming services, according to subscriber numbers. Google's two paid music services, YouTube Music and Google Play Music, have reportedly passed a total of 15 million subscribers.
May 11, 2019
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Amazon rumored to be launching free music-streaming service

Rumors are swirling that Amazon is planning to take on Spotify by launching its own free, ad-supported music streaming service. This seems to be a move aimed at Echo users in particular.
April 14, 2019
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Pandora to start testing A.I.-powered interactive voice ads

If you spot someone in the street talking to ads on Pandora, then no, you're not going mad. It's part of a trial by the music streaming service that will use interactive voice ads to try to encourage responses from listeners.
April 2, 2019

Donald Glover is (somehow) first rapper to win a Grammy for Song Of The Year

Donald Glover (AKA Childish Gambino) has become the first hip-hop artist to win Song Of The Year, an award that had illuded countless other popular rap artists for decades.
February 11, 2019
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Spotify could terminate accounts of listeners using ad blockers

Bad news for those who block annoying ads on Spotify -- the company has updated its Terms of Service to explicitly ban ad blockers. Consequences for users found circumventing the rules include suspending or terminating your account.
February 10, 2019
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Apple will reportedly launch over-ear headphones as soon as second half of 2019

Apple will reportedly launch its long-rumored over-ear headphones as soon as the second half of 2019. The headphones will feature Apple rather than Beats branding, and are expected to carry some of the technology found in the AirPods.
January 27, 2019

Fender’s Acoustasonic guitar uses advanced tech to become a tonal chameleon

From shredding distortion to a soft and supple fingerstyle, Fender's latest guitar innovation is an acoustic/electric hybrid that allows guitar players to dial in the widest possible range of tones.
January 22, 2019
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Tidal faces legal jeopardy over fake stream numbers accusation

In another challenging chapter for music subscription service Tidal, Norwegian authorities have begun a formal investigation into charges that the company faked millions of streams for artists such as Kanye West and Beyoncé.
January 14, 2019
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Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ becomes the most-streamed 20th-century song

Queen's iconic Bohemian Rhapsody has become the most-streamed 20th-century song. Knocking Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit off the top spot, the British band's 1975 classic has now been streamed 1.6 billion times globally.
December 12, 2018
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Apple Music may sign up more exclusive artists with purchase of Platoon

Apple purchased London-based Platoon, which is a startup that helps independent musicians get discovered by major labels. The acquisition may help Apple Music sign up more exclusive artists.
December 8, 2018
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Brian Eno sets out to change music (again) with Bloom: 10 World

We always felt that Bloom was a musical system that could be developed further -- it was as if we’d built a CD player and only ever released one CD. For this release, we’ve created ten new worlds, starting with a reimagined version of the original app, then progressing through a series of new shapes, colors and sounds, while quietly tinkering away with the rules behind the scenes.
November 28, 2018
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It’s about damn time: Spotify is now on Apple Watch

Spotify subscribers are now able to jam out to their favorite tunes on their favorite workout accessory, as the Swedish streaming service has finally released its official Apple Watch app.
November 13, 2018
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Rapper Mac Miller died of accidental overdose, autopsy report finds

According to an autopsy report, rapper Mac Miller died September 7 at age 26 of a drug overdose, following a longtime struggle with substance abuse. Miller was scheduled to begin a nationwide tour in October.
November 5, 2018
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Spotify and Hulu add Showtime to $5-per-month college student plan

Spotify and Hulu have extended their popular $5-per-month student bundle to include premium cable channel Showtime, offering those attending an accredited college or university one of the best deals on the internet.
August 29, 2018
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Watch this world champion air guitarist stun judges with her unique performance

Japanese air guitarist sensation Nanami "Seven Seas" Nagura blew away the competition with a stunning performance at the Air Guitar World Championships at the weekend. It was her second world title in four years.
August 27, 2018
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The Eagles tell Michael Jackson to beat it as they claim single-album sales title

California rock 'n' roll icons The Eagles have finally surpassed the King of Pop for all-time single-album sales, with the Their Greatest Hits album recently surpassing 'Thriller' as the single best-selling album ever made.
August 20, 2018
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Say a little prayer for Aretha Franklin: Iconic soul singer passes away at 76

Iconic soul singer Aretha Franklin has passed away at age 76. Considered among the most powerful voices of her generation, Franklin inspired millions with compelling songs about respect, prayer, and love.
August 16, 2018
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Spotify may eventually allow free users to skip all ads

Spotify is rolling out a new feature that may allow free users to skip ads whenever they want. Currently, the test is being conducted in Australia but if successful, it may be spread to other countries.
August 12, 2018
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Google gives YouTube Music a makeover with new features

Fans of YouTube Music are in for an exciting time. Google has committed to an aggressive patch cycle which aims to address many of the current problems with YouTube Music. Over the course of the next several months, users can expect an improved UI, better streaming and storage options, and more.
August 4, 2018

Spotify hits 83 million paid users as the race with Apple Music rocks on

As Apple Music continues to gain ground in the music streaming industry, Spotify is charging ahead in hopes of staving off the iEmpire's onslaught. On July 26, Spotify announced that it had reached 83 million paid subscribers
July 26, 2018
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Death Cab for Cutie’s new single ‘Gold Rush’ takes on the rise of Amazon

The Seattle band has a new album on the way, and the first single Gold Rush ponders some of the downsides of luring a tech giant like Amazon to the city and the neighborhoods you've grown to love.
June 17, 2018
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Amazon’s having a hush-hush sale on select Bose audio products

Amazon has discounted select Bose audio products. The discounts vary, but short-term deals are available for Bose wireless headphones and in-ear headphones, Bluetooth speakers, home theater systems, and TV sound systems.
June 9, 2018
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The Firefly wireless earbuds give you 2 hours of music for 10 minutes of charge

Meet Firefly, a pair of earbuds that promise premium Graphene sound, an ambient sound feature that actually allows some outside noise to come in to help you remain aware of your surroundings, 16 hours of playtime, and fast charging.
June 9, 2018
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Apple Music updates make it a whole lot easier for you to find album release dates

Apple Music is rolling out a few updates that ought to improve the user experience. There's a new "Coming Soon" section, which will allow you to see upcoming albums that are slated to be released in the coming weeks.
June 9, 2018
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Spotify admits fault, will work with civil rights groups on Hate Content policy

Weeks ago, Spotify removed several artists from promoted playlists under the new Hate Content policy. Now, CEO Daniel Ek admitted fault and said the company is currently working on a new policy with civil rights activists.
May 31, 2018
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Pop some brews and blast some tunes with Scosche’s new BoomBottle MM speaker

Scosche’s new BoomBottle MM is a twist on the standard Bluetooth speaker format that combines a rugged, waterproof build with handy features you never knew you needed in a portable speaker.
May 23, 2018
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Did Tidal really fake Kanye and Beyoncé’s streaming numbers?

A Norwegian language newspaper claims it has data that shows that popular high-fidelity streaming service Tidal manipulated listening data. Tidal is is vehemently fighting the claims, but the evidence, if true, is compelling.
May 19, 2018
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