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Spotify Not Happy With Eternify Protest App

The ability to stream a vast array of music straight to a device has grown immensely in recent times, but in doing so has irritated artists who claim to receive a small percentage of royalties in…

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Tidal CEO Today Gone Tomorrow

Upheaval continues as the new kid on the streaming block, Tidal have announced their interim CEO, Peter Tonstad has left the company. Although by labeling your new CEO who only joined in April 2015 “interim” it…

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Taylor Takes A Bite Out Of Apple

There is Bad Blood brewing between Country Pop starlet Taylor Swift and Tech industries goliathan Apple who has announced today via her immensely popular Tumblr blog that she will be holding back her album entitled 1989…

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Snoop Dog Wants to Be Twitter’s Next CEO

Snoop Dog for Twitter’s next CEO? That’s the latest story that got our attention roaming around Twitter. We’ve seen a lot of supporters for his campaign using the hashtag ‘#ifSnoopWasTwitterCEO’ and it even got the attention…

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Creative Introduces Draco HS880 Gaming Headset

Creative announced this afternoon that its latest Gaming Headset will debut at the Singapore PC Show held at Singapore Expo this year. The headset has been designed by a team of acoustic engineers with a vast…

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German Youth Club Produce Sweet ‘Floppy’ Music

I’m sure everyone has an old floppy disk drive under their bed or in a box in the attic. How long since you used it? A year? 2? 5? Well a group of german individuals went and…

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Hipsters Rejoice! Starbucks and Spotify Team up

Starbucks, the hipster place to have an over-priced coffee and work on that auto-biography. They have now ditched the conventional methods of music to jump on the streaming service Spotify, but don’t expect to walk in…

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$15,000 Laser Turntable – For the Enthusiast With a Heavy Wallet

I love vinyl, although admittedly it’s one hobby too many for my already busy schedule and gadget obsessive lifestyle. The sound of a record is simply unrivalled and while I have a large collection of FLAC…

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Kirk Hammett Loses iPhone with 250 Guitar Riffs Stored Within

Whoops doesn’t even cover this one, as legendary metal heads Metallica are preparing their 10th studio album, it has been revealed the Kirk Hammett lost vast amounts of data pertaining to the creation of their new…

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iOS 8.4 Beta Brings With it a New Music Player

A new music player is making its way to you in the new iOS 8.4 beta, and brings a fresh new design that is long overdue. The new app is laden with features users have wanted…

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Check Out This HDD and Floppy Rendition of Smells Like Teen Spirit

Nothing says epic waste of time like a plethora of old hard drives and floppy drives playing a cover of a classic Nirvana song. I’ve always loved these crazy projects, not only because they’re fun, but…

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Swedish Man Faces up to Two-Years Prison and Fines for Leaking Music

Premature release of new material, or material never intended for release, is considered some of the most damaging by artists and record labels, and while it can create a buzz, it robs the artists of their…

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3D-Printed Violin Looks out of This World

The 3D-printed two-string violin by MONAD Studios might look like something that could decapitate you, but it most likely won’t. It is however a pretty impressive printing result and the two-string piezoelectric violin will be on display at…

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Spotify-Powered PlayStation Music Launches Today in 41 Countries

The Spotify-powered music service PlayStation Music is replacing Sony’s outgoing Music Unlimited today. The service will be available on both PlayStation 3 and 4 in 41 countries, as opposed to the old service that only had…

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Scientists Want to Help Power Your Phone by Talking to It

A group of scientists from the university of Sungkyunkwan in South Korea have apparently developed a new technology which converts sound waves into electrical energy. With this concept, smartphones will be able to charge from any…

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Free Ad-Supported Subscription Will Not Be Available on Apple’s New Music Service

Apple will launch a new music service later this year, courtesy of its Beats acquisition. It is know that part of the service has been done by beats, namely its former Beats Music streaming service, and…

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Instrument 1, a Whole Band in One Device, Hits Kickstarter Target

Artiphon impressed so much with its multi-instrument at CES 2013 that the device, Instrument 1, hit its Kickstarter goal within six hours of its launch. At the time of writing, its $75,000 target had been more…

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Apple Hires BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe Sparking Music Service Rumours

Apple has taken the strange move of hiring  Zane Lowe, a popular BBC Radio 1 DJ. Lowe, who has grown to widespread acclaim and popularity in the UK and around the world for his work on Radio…

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Jay-Z Buys Spotify Competitor Aspiro for $56 Million

It seems will.i.am isn’t the only musician buying up tech businesses, Jay-Z has now purchased a Spotify competitor, namely Aspiro for $56 Million. Aspiro is a Scandinavian company, much like Spotify, but instead it offers more services more…

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Moog to Revive Three of it 1970 Synthesisers

Moog, the lauded manufacturer of analogue synthesisers, favoured by such popular electronic artists as Kraftwerk and Gary Numan, is to resurrect three of its massive modular synths from the 1970s. New builds of the System 55,…

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OK Go Plans to Release Album on DNA

Innovative rock band OK Go, famous for spectacular home-made music videos, wants to encode the band’s fourth album, Hungry Ghosts, on DNA. Lead singer Damian Kulash, who studied computer science at university, recalls the fork in…

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Musician Earned $27,000 Last Year Making SEO’d Songs

Not many people would argue that fringe musician Matt Farley is a good songwriter – his track “Ryan Gosling, You Are a Great Singer and Actor. Will You Be My Friend” [sic] features the lyric, You…

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Thom Yorke May Have Earned up to $20m From BitTorrent Downloads in 2014

Last year, Thom Yorke, lead singer of Radiohead, released his second solo album as a digital download through BitTorrent, and figures suggest he could have made up to $20 million from the endeavour. Yorke released Tomorrow’s…

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Sony Announces $1,119.99 Hi-Res Walkman

$1,119.99. For a Walkman. Yes, Sony has just announced its latest Walkman  – one that utilises so-called ‘Hi-Res’ audio and subsequently costs $1,119.99. Sony is labelling the Walkman ZX2 as “the fruit of continuous refinement in high audio quality…

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14-Day Return Policy Launches for EU iTunes Customers

In line with new European Union regulation, Apple has launched a 14-day return policy for iTunes digital purchases. The new policy affects all downloads from Apple’s iTunes music and movies stores, the App Store, iBooks Store…

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Apple Fighting to Prevent Release of Steve Jobs Deposition

The Associated Press, CNN and Bloomberg have filled a motion to have the video deposition of Steve Jobs released from the ongoing iPod lawsuit. The publications are in a battle against Apple’s lawyers who are actively…

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Steve Jobs Still Delivering Sharp Opinions From the Grave

The other day we reported on the news that Steve Jobs was to appear in court over an iPod lawsuit via a video deposition recorded in 2011. Well the trial began yesterday, and we have some of the…