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There’s more space on MySpace after ‘accidental’ wipe of 50 million songs

There’s more space on MySpace after ‘accidental’ wipe of 50 million songs

The '00s social network darling, MySpace, may have lost every song your old band made. During a server migration last year, it lost upwards of 50 million songs and untold images and videos that were uploaded to the site between 2003 and 2015. The site blamed a corruption issue occured during the move.
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This streaming music service pays artists in Bitcoin, plants trees if you listen

This streaming music service pays artists in Bitcoin, plants trees if you listen

Feedbands is an environmentally friendly subscription streaming music service that pays artists in Bitcoin, and plants trees in exchange for authenticated listens from customers. Here's what you need to know about this planet-saving quintessentially millennial sales pitch.
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Apple Music completes its Amazon migration, is now available on Fire TV

Apple Music completes its Amazon migration, is now available on Fire TV

Amazon's popular Fire TV devices are now compatible with the most popular on-demand music streaming service in the United States, thanks to a new integration with Apple Music that has finally hit Fire TV devices. The video streaming devices join Amazon's Echo smart speakers, which already had Apple Music.
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If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber, you now get Hulu for free

If you’re a Spotify Premium subscriber, you now get Hulu for free

Spotify Premium subscribers have yet another reason to love the Swedish streaming service, with the company now offering ad-free Hulu accounts to all premium users at no additional cost, poising it to compete with the upcoming Apple video streaming service, which will likely offer Apple Music bundles.
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iPhone owners can finally hear the highest-quality streaming music on Tidal

iPhone owners can finally hear the highest-quality streaming music on Tidal

If you're an iPhone owner who is after the highest possible audio quality from your streaming library, you now have the best option out there: Tidal's Masters Quality Audio (MQA) is now available on iOS, allowing listeners to get as close to studio-level quality as possible from the streaming service.
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SoundCloud hopes to add listeners with 50 percent discount for students

SoundCloud hopes to add listeners with 50 percent discount for students

Somewhat late to the party, SoundCloud launched a student discount for it's top-tier SoundCloud Go+ membership, dropping the price to just $5 a month. It's a good deal for those attending college or university, but will it be enough to keep the struggling music platform from going under?
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Pandora Stories let artists take fans on a guided audio tour

Pandora Stories let artists take fans on a guided audio tour

As great as subscription music streaming services are, they can be impersonal from an artist's perspective. Pandora's new format, Pandora Stories, lets artists mix their music with narrated voice tracks, creating a personalized tour of their music, or any other topic they want to discuss.
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Apple Music encourages subscribers to give friends a free 1-month pass

Apple Music encourages subscribers to give friends a free 1-month pass

It's no secret that Apple has its sights set squarely on Spotify's enviable subscriber count, but how will Apple Music grow its base? Apparently by using existing customers as a recruitment service. Subscribers are encouraged to send friends a one-month free pass to the streaming service.
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Hi-res streaming audio service Qobuz arrives in U.S., threatens Tidal’s monopoly

Hi-res streaming audio service Qobuz arrives in U.S., threatens Tidal’s monopoly

For several years, Tidal has enjoyed a monopoly on hi-res music streaming in the U.S. with its available Masters MQA tracks. Now, French company Qobuz has debuted in the U.S. to offer some competition with a variety of monthly plans starting at $10 a month and a very big catalog of content.
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After Twitch ban for using homophobic language, musician Deadmau5 apologizes

After Twitch ban for using homophobic language, musician Deadmau5 apologizes

Electronic musician Deadmau5 has been suspended from Twitch after using homophobic language during a PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds match. He later said he wouldn't be returning, and offered an apology for his language. He is far from the only celebrity who has drawn controversy for language during gaming streams.
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Rock out in the carpool lane with Singing Machine’s Carpool Karaoke microphone

Rock out in the carpool lane with Singing Machine’s Carpool Karaoke microphone

Carpool Karaoke fans can count down the days till summer to buy Singing Machine's Carpool Karaoke, the Mic, which debuted at the New York Toy Fair 2019. Connect the Carpool Karaoke Mic to your car radio to make your next road trip a mobile karaoke party. The Carpool Karaoke Mic is for passenger use, not drivers.
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Donald Glover is (somehow) first rapper to win a Grammy for Song Of The Year

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, winning the honor alongside two songwriting partners for his hit single 'This Is America'. It's an award that had eluded countless other popular rap artists for decades.
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Spotify could terminate accounts of listeners using ad blockers

Spotify could terminate accounts of listeners using ad blockers

Bad news for those who use an ad blocker to get rid of annoying ads on Spotify -- the company has updated its Terms of Service to explicitly ban ad blockers. There are potentially serious consequences in place for users found circumventing the rules, including suspending or terminating your account.
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You can now dance with Childish Gambino in Playground on Pixel

You can now dance with Childish Gambino in Playground on Pixel

Ever wanted to dance with Childish Gambino? Now you can, and Google is challenging you to a dance off with him. Google has added an AR version of Childish Gambino to Playground for Pixel, so Pixel users can dance with him to a number of his hits, or simply pose for a selfie with the man himself.
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Huawei’s A.I. has finished Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and we’ve heard it

Huawei’s A.I. has finished Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and we’ve heard it

We all know computers can be used to make music, but can artificial intelligence be used to not only generate music, but complete one of the most famous unfinished symphonies of all time? Huawei has found out, using its own AI to create the final two movements of Schubert's "Unfinished," No. 8 Symphony.
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DJ Marshmello performs legendary concert set, leads epic dance party in Fortnite

DJ Marshmello performs legendary concert set, leads epic dance party in Fortnite

EDM star DJ Marshmello performed at a different sort of concert today: one held live in-game in Fortnite. The concert was held in Pleasant Park, where the usual football field was transformed into a stage and for once everyone came together to dance instead of finding creative ways to see each other off.
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All U.S. 2020 Toyotas will have a trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio

All U.S. 2020 Toyotas will have a trial subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio

This fall, with the introduction of the 2020 model year vehicles, all Toyotas sold in the continental U.S. will include SiriusXM satellite radio installed, SiriusXM and Toyota announced in a press release. A free three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM All Access will be standard.
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With merger complete, SiriusXM tries to figure out what to do with Pandora

With merger complete, SiriusXM tries to figure out what to do with Pandora

The merger between SiriusXM and Pandora, which has been in the works since September of 2018, is now complete. This means that 2019 will be the year that the combined entity will have to figure out how to make the most of the two audiences. Here's how it plans to do it.
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Sonos adds YouTube Music, rounding out its streaming service support

Sonos adds YouTube Music, rounding out its streaming service support

Sonos has added YouTube Music to its list of supported on-demand streaming services, providing millions of subscribers yet another reason to consider its acclaimed smart speaker lineup, and filling a major pothole in its road to supporting all of the top music streaming options out there.
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Apple Music subscribers can listen and watch for free on American Airlines

Apple Music subscribers can listen and watch for free on American Airlines

An Apple Music subscription is a great way to listen to your tunes when on Wi-Fi or if you have a generous data plan. But on a plane? Forget about it. That is unless you fly domestically with American Airlines. Apple Music access will be free for subscribers starting February 1.
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The best songs about money

The best songs about money

There may not be as many songs about money as there are songs about love, but it's a close second. If you're looking for a cash-inspired playlist to jam to on the way to work (or for any other time, really), look no further than our picks for the best songs about money. Dollar, dollar bill, y'all.
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Showtime drops trailer for its ‘Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men’ docuseries

Showtime drops trailer for its ‘Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men’ docuseries

Showtime released the first trailer for Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, its upcoming four-part documentary series that explores the evolution of Wu-Tang Clan, one of the most influential and acclaimed rap groups of all time. The series has its theatrical debut at the Sundance Film Festival.

Apple will reportedly launch over-ear headphones as soon as second half of 2019

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, following up on previous reports on the accessories. The headphones will feature Apple -- not Beats -- branding, and are expected to carry some of the technology found in the AirPods.
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Spotify subscribers may have been hacked to stream fake ‘mysterycore’ artists

Spotify subscribers may have been hacked to stream fake ‘mysterycore’ artists

In late 2018, a number of Spotify subscribers noticed that their accounts had played bands they'd never heard of, making their top streamed artists of the year into an odd list of mystery bands. Here's what may have happened, and how to prevent it from affecting your precious streaming account.
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Sing with Freddie Mercury with the ‘Ay-Oh with Bohemian Rhapsody’ Alexa skill

Sing with Freddie Mercury with the ‘Ay-Oh with Bohemian Rhapsody’ Alexa skill

20th Century Fox announced a new Alexa Skill for Freddie Mercury fans. To celebrate the digital release of Bohemian Rhapsody and a National Day of "Ay-Oh," fans can download the "Ay-Oh with Bohemian Rhapsody" Skill. Once enabled the skill prompts fans for an immersive sing-along with callback.
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Spotify adds artist-blocking feature, despite its denials

Spotify adds artist-blocking feature, despite its denials

Though it continues to claim you can't do it, there's lots of evidence that Spotify has added an artist-blocking feature to its platform, making it easy for users to never hear a specific musician or band on any of the company's playlists, collections, or radio stations. But what does this mean for artists?
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Fender’s Acoustasonic guitar uses advanced tech to become a tonal chameleon

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, making it a compelling new option for those with a wide range of musical inspirations.
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Jam out in hi-fi style with the 25 best playlists on Spotify

Jam out in hi-fi style with the 25 best playlists on Spotify

Music is the world's most potent drug, and the best playlists on Spotify will make you catch feelings. Whether you're looking for classic rock or modern hip-hop, we have you covered.
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Yamaha’s MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable spreads analog joy throughout your home

Yamaha’s MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable spreads analog joy throughout your home

One of the biggest pitfalls of vinyl ownership is that it can be tough to listen to your favorite analog tunes anywhere besides the room where your turntable is located. With its MusicCast Vinyl 500 turntable, Yamaha allows you to stream your tunes throughout your home -- no speaker cables required.
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Tidal faces legal jeopardy over fake stream numbers accusation

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. Several former employees are being questioned over the matter.
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Mobile audio gets an upgrade thanks to new Sonarworks apps

Mobile audio gets an upgrade thanks to new Sonarworks apps

Sonarworks is used by audio engineers around the world to get more accurate sound from their headphones. That same tech has been available for a year to consumers under the True-Fi brand, but only on desktops. Today, the company added Android and iOS apps for the same abilities on mobile devices.
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Mobile masters: Tidal’s better-than-CD MQA tracks come to Android

Mobile masters: Tidal’s better-than-CD MQA tracks come to Android

Audiophile-grade music tracks and streaming music services don't come together very often, and when they do, it's not always easy to find a device that will play these files. Today that changes, with Tidal's announcement that its Android app will now decode its master-quality MQA tracks without any additional hardware.
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Fluance’s four beautiful new turntables arrive with easy-to-stomach prices

Fluance’s four beautiful new turntables arrive with easy-to-stomach prices

Audio brand Fluance launched four turntables as part of its new "Reference" series, aiming to offer elegant looks and pristine sound to those who are just getting into the world of high-end analog audio. With affordable price tags and great features, these could be a great option for listeners everywhere.
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Grit and gear: How Chris Hershman went from retail clerk to music video director

Grit and gear: How Chris Hershman went from retail clerk to music video director

Filmmaker and music video director Chris Hersman recently sat down with Digital Trends to talk video, tech and Nikon's new mirrorless. Here's how he went from working a music retail job to working with bands like NEEDTOBREATHE and Switchfoot -- and how the latest technology impacts his work.