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Farewell, iTunes: Apple prepares to retire iconic media player

It’s the end of an era for Apple, as the tech giant prepares to formally retire the media player that put them on the musical map: iTunes. Apple will replace iTunes with separate applications for music, television, and podcast apps, in contrast to iTunes’ all-inclusive structuring, which consolidated music, television, and podcasts under the iTunes […]

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Listen to WHIPPED CREAM’s stunning set at EDC’s Circuit Grounds

Closing out a stage at EDC Las Vegas is an intimidating task for any artist, but the burgeoning WHIPPED CREAM did so with ease. The Canadian-born bass artist held nothing back as she took the festival’s Circuit Grounds stage for its final run, giving onlookers a final, enormous burst of energy with cuts like Gesaffelstein‘s […]

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Listen to Our Playlist While You Write

Writing is 1% writing, 1% staring into space, and 98% doing little errands to “prepare” for writing. My favorite method of not writing is to compose a very specific playlist to “soundtrack” the thing that I’m writing. If you go hunting for the right music to write to, sorry, I’ve just ruined your excuse: here […]

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Spotify hits 100 million paid subscribers

Months after adding several new regions of the world to its service area, Spotify is celebrating hitting 100 million paid subscribers. In its first-quarter earnings report released on April 29, the Swedish company announced that it had surpassed 100 million paid subscribers at the end of March. This number remains well above its closest competitor, […]

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Celebrate the third anniversary of Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ by streaming on Spotify and Apple Music for the first time

The best-selling album of 2016 has finally made its way to Spotify and Apple Music—just in time for its third birthday. Beyoncé‘s sixth studio, Lemonade, made its debut on Tidal on April 23, 2016 and was met with widespread acclaim from critics worldwide. It was named one of the best albums of the year by […]

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Blast This Playlist While You Get Ready to Go Out

When I’m getting ready to party, music is crucial. It’s the overture to the whole night of carousal (or of chatting on the couch in someone’s living room with a clear plastic cup of Two Buck Chuck). With the help of the Lifehacker team, Gizmodo Media colleagues, and Twitter followers, I’ve lined up eight whopping…Read […]

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Flume releases two 45-minute documentaries ‘Flume: When Everything Was New’ and ‘Sleepless: The Story of Future Classic’

Flume is back, but in a different medium: video. The pioneer of future bass released two documentaries on Apple Music, Flume: When Everything Was New, and Sleepless: The Story of Future Classic. Each outline the last six years of the producer and DJ’s life, with one focusing on the individual’s journey and the other showcasing […]

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Elton John pays homage to The Prodigy’s Keith Flint on Beats 1 Rocket Hour

Electronic music lost one of its pioneers on March 4 with the death of The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint. In the days since his passing, artists from around the world spanning all genres have shared how Flint inspired them and their music. Creatives from Jimmy Page to Skrillex shared their condolences and personal stories, showing how […]

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Spotify files complaint against Apple Music, citing ‘unfair advantages’

The fight to be crowned king of streaming continues as Spotify and Apple Music duke it out March 13. The most recent development comes after Spotify founder Daniel Ek and his team filed a complaint against Apple alleging “unfair advantages” in regards to Apple’s App Store.  After “careful consideration” and what seems like previous efforts […]

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deadmau5 shares his Testpilot set from Electric Forest 2018

A lover of all things analog, Joel Zimmerman indulging his penchant for techno is a perfectly logical next step in the esteemed producer’s career. After launching his Testpilot alias for that exact reason more than five years ago and creating cryptic social media pages under the Testpilot name earlier this week, Zimmerman has shared his […]

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Bronze Whale breaks into 2019 with wavy new single, ‘Cruising’

Multi-talented duo Bronze Whale make their 2019 debut on “Cruising,” a track that follows a series of experimental productions. In 2018, the Austin-based team started adding their own vocals to intricate instrumentals like “Warm” and “Patterns,” noticing an intriguing streak as the streams climbed upward. Now, they’ve capitalized on their findings with “Cruising,” a release […]

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Get Free Ambient Work Music With Flow State 

Every morning Flow State emails subscribers a set of background music, mostly wordless, to soundtrack your work day. And they’re pretty good at digging up non-obvious music, some of which isn’t even available on major streaming services (though almost all of it is on YouTube). Past artists include Max Richter, Olivier…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Drake grabbed the most Hot 100 entries of 2018, followed by Travis Scott, Lil Wayne

The “Blue Tint,” lyric, “top of the charts, back in they hearts” is certainly an apt description of Drake‘s performance on the charts last year. The viral success of “God’s Plan,” “Nice For What,” and “In My Feelings” led Drizzy to top Apple Music and Spotify‘s respective 2018 top album and artist statistics, an unsurprising finale […]

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Hodgy and Alvin Risk reconvene under HA alias for ‘Jesus Is a Samurai’

Hodgy and Alvin Risk deepen HA‘s catalogue with the release of an eccentric new single dubbed “Jesus Is a Samurai.” The track marks the third offering from Hodgy and Risk under their newly devised HA alias. The artists originally made their joint debut as HA via “O.P.E.N.” and “Precious,” two tunes that provided an introductory […]

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Apple Music set to make its way onto Amazon Echo devices

Apple Music will join Amazon‘s growing collection of streaming services through its Alexa-powered Echo devices starting Dec 17. The decision is considerably out of character for Apple, which typically reserves its services exclusively for its own hardware and boasts its own voice-activated speaker with the HomePod. However, the news of the implementation arrives as an […]

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Transfer Music Between Streaming Services With Houdini and Tune My Music

Sometimes you want to grab someone’s Spotify playlist for your Apple Music library, or export it to YouTube. There are as many services for moving your music as there are streaming services. And you’ll get the best results by using more than one of them at once. All these apps are just a little different. […]

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Tom Morello, Big Boi, and Killer Mike speak out against police brutality on Bassnectar-produced ‘Rabbit’s Revenge’

In anticipation of his forthcoming solo album, The Atlas Underground, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, has aligned himself with hip-hop associates Big Boi and Killer Mike, as well as ubiquitous bass producer, Bassnectar, for “Rabbit’s Revenge.” The track takes a staunch look at an incredibly volatile topic as of late, addressing police brutality in its […]

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Tom Morello, Big Boi, and Killer Mike speak out against police brutality on Bassnectar-produced ‘Rabbit’s Revenge’

In anticipation of his forthcoming solo album, The Atlas Underground, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, has aligned himself with hip-hop associates Big Boi and Killer Mike, as well as ubiquitous bass producer, Bassnectar, for “Rabbit’s Revenge.” The track takes a staunch look at an incredibly volatile topic as of late, addressing police brutality in its […]

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Tom Morello, Big Boi, and Killer Mike speak out against police brutality on Bassnectar-produced ‘Rabbit’s Revenge’

In anticipation of his forthcoming solo album, The Atlas Underground, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine, has aligned himself with hip-hop associates Big Boi and Killer Mike, as well as ubiquitous bass producer, Bassnectar, for “Rabbit’s Revenge.” The track takes a staunch look at an incredibly volatile topic as of late, addressing police brutality in its […]

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