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The Ultimate List of Work and Study Music

I can’t work in silence. And if I’m working with words—which is most of the time—I can’t work while playing typical pop, rock, or hip-hop. So I collect instrumental and foreign-language music on a scale better measured by weeks than by hours. Here are some of my greatest sources of background music for work, studying,…Read […]

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Tycho designed an app to curate playlists based on users’ local weather

Accomplished producer Tycho is diving into the realm for technology with the launch of a brand new a web application that is the first of its kind. The artist worked with app developer Lee Martin to create Forecast, the web application that designs playlists based on the weather in the users’ location. The app is […]

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Mura Masa drops dizzying new single with Clairo ahead of sophomore album

Mura Masa has proven the considerable wait for output was worth it, debuting his first original track of 2019 entitled “I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again.” The English producer/songwriter has been on a swiftly ascending ride since releasing his self-titled debut album in 2017. The album earned him a Grammy nominations as both […]

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Apple Music introduces ‘Shazam Discovery’ chart to help fans discover new artists

In its diligence to stay ahead of the curve, Apple Music has announced a new feature called the Shazam Discovery Top 50 that compiles a weekly playlist of 50 artists that are “on the move and trending.” To put together this feature, Apple Music says it uses “Shazam’s proprietary algorithms [to offer] a unique predictive […]

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Apple Music introduces ‘Shazam Discovery’ chart to help fans discover new artists

In its diligence to stay ahead of the curve, Apple Music has announced a new feature called the Shazam Discovery Top 50 that compiles a weekly playlist of 50 artists that are “on the move and trending.” To put together this feature, Apple Music says it uses “Shazam’s proprietary algorithms [to offer] a unique predictive […]

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Apple Music launches music analytics tool, Apple Music for Artists

With the emergence of Apple Music For Artists, producers who host their releases on Apple‘s streaming platform will have a new way to monitor their music’s analytics. Exclusively available on iOS both as a desktop interface and as a mobile app, Apple Music For Artists gathers data on the amount of playlist-generated and organic streaming […]

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How to Get Free Music Streaming Subscriptions From Your Mobile Carrier

One of the few perks you might be able to get with your cell phone subscription is free access to paid-for versions of Spotify, Apple Music, and other services—typically offered alongside a carrier’s unlimited data plans. Sure, these plans are usually the most expensive a carrier offers, but getting a free…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Tool’s entire catalog now available for streaming ahead of their first new album in 13 years

When streaming services really started picking up steam, there was a lot of pushback from prominent artists who opposed the dismal royalty rates (Apple Music currently sits at $0.00735 per stream). Radiohead, The Beatles, Metallica, Led Zeppelin, and Tool were just some of the major players who withheld their extensive catalogs from these services, much […]

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Apple eyes expansion of original podcast material, moves to make deals with media companies

Apple will reportedly aim to expand its podcast platform by licensing exclusive and original podcasts, to “pursue the kind of deals it didn’t make before,” according to Bloomberg. The financially focused news outlet additionally claimed that Apple executives have already begun to open dialogues with media companies to discuss buying exclusive rights to podcast programming. […]

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In the spirit of Pride, Apple Music releases 16 exclusives DJ mixes

Apple Music continues to celebrate Gay Pride with the curation and delivery of 16 fabulous mixes from a selection of the global LGBTQ+ community’s favorite and most supportive tastemakers. Including exclusive mixes from Anjunabeats standout Andrew Bayer, rainbow-riding bass phenom Ducky, and J. Worra, whose sound has proven to be as techy and sub-centric as […]

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Listen to This July 4th Playlist If You Have Complicated Feelings About America

If you find “Fight the Power” more patriotic than “God Bless the U.S.A.,” if you think it’s one thing to love America but it’s another to act like its obsessive boyfriend, then we have an Independence Day playlist for you. We have easy barbecue jams like “Party in the U.S.A.” and “Young Americans,” and songs […]

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Apple Music takes listeners on a guiltless getaway with launch of new Ibiza playlist series

Want the ambiance of Ibiza without the expense that a trip to the White Isle would entail? Apple Music figured as much, and has accordingly unveiled an exclusive new series of Ibiza themed playlists designed to evoke Balearic bliss, no matter the listener’s location. A myriad of musical curators came together to craft the playlists: […]

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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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