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How to Download Everything from Your Favorite Streaming Services

Don’t let a long flight or a loss of signal get in the way of your music and video streaming: Just about all the popular services let you cache downloads for offline use, and Netflix just upgraded its download mechanism to be smarter—downloading the next episode of shows you are watching and automatically deleting the…Read […]

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Apple Music outpaces Spotify in number of paid U.S. subscribers

Spotify falls just slightly in Apple Music’s rearview in the context of paid U.S. subscriptions. While both streaming services each boast about 20 million paid users in the U.S., Apple Music outpaced Spotify by “a hair,” as Digital Music News reports. The information that indicated Apple Music’s recent overtaking of Spotify comes from an anonymous […]

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The Music Modernization Act takes another step towards fair compensation for music curators

The Music Modernization Act (MMA) has passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee, taking music creators a step closer to appropriate licensing and royalty rules for the streaming era. It now has to pass a full Senate vote before hitting the president’s desk. The music copyright overhaul essentially partners Apple Music, Spotify, and publishers under a […]

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Drake shatters Apple Music’s first day streaming record

Drake‘s hotly-anticipated double-sided release, Scorpion, is putting global streaming numbers to bed, racking up 170 million plays on Apple Music in just its first 24 hours: a new all-time record. The unprecedented feat nearly doubled Drake’s More Life numbers on the servicelast year, which garnered 89.9 million plays within the same timeframe. Elsehwere, on Spotify, Scorpion was averaging an upwards of […]

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The Carters’ ‘Everything is Love’ is now available on Spotify & Apple Music

The Carters’ collaborative album, Everything is Love, made its debut on TIDAL on June 16, but now, Spotify Premium and Apple Music subscribers can join the ranks of TIDAL streamers as the joint offering makes its way to both music streaming platforms. Everything is Love can be expected to become available to listeners of Spotify’s […]

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Virgil Abloh to make Beats 1 radio debut with new ‘Televised Radio’ channel

From runways to radio airwaves, Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director has a new design in mind. On June 18, Virgil Abloh will host the introductory episode of his very own Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music from Louis Vuitton’s atelier in Paris. Entitled “Televised Radio,” the channel will act as an “audio mood board,” fusing […]

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Apple Music introduces hub dedicated to full mixes, highlights new Rinzen mix

Apple recently launched a section of Apple Music that is dedicated to DJ Mixes + Live Sets. Long confined to the Podcasts section of the iTunes Store, full mixes are slowly making their way to the standard — aka monetized — portion of music services. The company leading the charge is Dubset Media, who works […]

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Spotify is looking to save money through music licensing

Spotify is offering advances to a select number of managers and indie artists in exchange for licensing their music directly to their streaming service. According to Billboard, management firms are able to receive a couple hundred thousand dollars from Spotify as an advance fee for agreeing to license a specified number of tracks from their […]

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Claude VonStroke announces first ever Dirtybird live album

On the afternoon before his debut headlining performance at Detroit’s annual Movement Festival, Claude VonStroke took to Twitter to excitedly deem the opportunity a “dream come true,” as well as a “major bucket list set.” The combination of VonStroke having made almost a dozen appearances at Movement before eclipsing a headliner seat, as well as […]

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Apple Music web player listeners can now stream full-length songs without exiting their browsers

Apple appears to have streamlined the online music listening process for Apple Music‘s web player. Whereas playing full-length songs via Apple Music previously required users to open iTunes or the mobile Apple Music app, Apple Music’s embeddable web player now permits listeners to play whole songs upon sign in to one’s Apple account. Expanded Apple Music […]

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How Pandora’s New Family Plan Compares With The Competition

This week, Pandora unveiled a new family plan which allows six different members of the same family to use the service for one price. The concept of the “family plan” is hardly new in the music-streaming world; both Spotify and Apple Music have similar offerings for the same $15/month price.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Gorillaz return with new single, ‘Humility’

Damon Albarn went to Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 radio show to debut the new single “Humility,” set for release on the Gorillaz upcoming LP, The Now Now. In a wide-ranging conversation, Albarn revealed to Lowe that the new album has a distinct lack of features compared to the group’s other works, with only “Humility’s” featured vocalist, […]

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Pandora introduces new family plan to compete with Apple and Spotify

Pandora has launched a new Premium Family plan that gives up to six users unlimited music streaming for $15 per month. The deal matches the price of family plans from Spotify and Apple Music, which offer access for to up to five and six individuals, respectively. In the race to convert free listeners to paid monthly subscribers, a […]

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R. Kelly’s Spotify streams continue to climb despite loss of Spotify promotion

R. Kelly’s Spotify streams have increased despite the music service’s recent removal of the artist’s music from its algorithmic and curated playlists under its new hate content and hateful conduct policy. Although Spotify did not wholly remove R. Kelly’s music from the platform at the time, it did cease to promote Kelly’s music, given several […]

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Is YouTube Music Already Doomed?

Google isn’t giving up on its quest to get you to pay it for music. That’s the main takeaway from Thursday’s announcement of YouTube Music, a re-imagining of how music-listening works on YouTube. The new streaming service will come in two flavors: a free tier called YouTube Music and a $10-per-month tier dubbed…Read more… Continue […]

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Elon Musk blasts streaming services for “crazy low payouts”

Music creatives have long gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to music streaming royalties. Once the honey pot is divvied up between streaming platforms and music labels, artists and songwriters walk away with only a small piece of the pie. Mercurial tech baron and founder of Tesla, Elon Musk, is the latest powerful voice to […]

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Flume talks Future Classic, collaborations, and new music with Zane Lowe on Beats 1

Flume sat down with Zane Lowe on Beats 1 to dish on past collaborations, life before and after Future Classic, and the two documentaries recently released on him, When Everything Was New and Sleepless: The Story Of Future Classic, both of which are now available via Apple Music. The former is Flume’s own documentary, while […]

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Apple Music reaches 40 million subscriber mark, promotes new VP

Congratulations are in order for Apple. Apple’s subscription streaming service, Apple Music, recently reached the 40 million subscriber mark, a milestone for the platform that is rumored to be outpacing Spotify in the U.S. Apple Music has notably expanded its subscriber base by five percent each month, making for a three percent differential between Apple […]

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