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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 168, with MGMT, Chromatics, Washed Out, + more

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. Senior Editor Bella Bagshaw brings you her favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—each week, in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.  Vaski’s airy offering, “Weightless” is a revolving staircase of vocal chops […]

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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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Spotify Premium users now get free Hulu

Following a slew of promotions, Spotify recently announced that all premium subscribers paying $9.99 a month can now watch Hulu, absolutely free. The integrated membership follows 2017’s student bundle deal at $4.99, and 2018’s bundle deal at $12.99 (for non-students), which will be “automatically reduced” to the regular premium price. Subscribers will have access to Hulu’s […]

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Spotify adds new privileges for Samsung customers

After announcing its partnership with Samsung in August 2018, Spotify has continued to compete with Apple Music as a default music provider. Currently, it’s the go-to listening option for Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant (the competitor to Apple’s Siri). However, as of March 8, the Swedish streaming service has expanded this partnership to astronomical levels, now […]

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Streaming services now account for 75% of music industry revenue

The music industry has been dancing on the precipice of a sweeping streaming takeover for years. According to a recent report from the Record Industry Association of America (RIAA), that transition was solidified with a reported music streaming growth of 30% in 2018 alone. The $7.4 billion in categorical revenue came from predicted streaming mammoths […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 167, with Lane 8, Vincent, RAC, + more

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.  Like a lucid dream, Robotaki‘s latest, “Meant To Be,” swirls and struts through the consciousness with […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 166, with Tycho, Cubicolor, Cashmere Cat, + more

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying. Dreamy and unflinchingly inventive, “Famous” arrives just ahead of Manatee Commune’s forthcoming album, PDA. Let Tycho shoot you through his […]

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SoundCloud Pro users can now distribute original music to rival streaming platforms

Since current CEO Kerry Trainor joined SoundCloud in 2017, the company has evolved into a multi-service platform for independent artists. In late 2018, they announced SoundCloud Premier monetization, which allows artists to receive monthly royalty payments in-house, as well as a new Serato DJ integration feature. However, it seems the company felt these additions weren’t enough for […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 165, with Moby, Icarus, Gorillaz, + more

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying. Essex’s Lapalux is nothing if not avant-garde. His rousing, off-kilter melodies from “IAMSYS” are an idyllic dose of swirling […]

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Adorned or scorned, DA has a playlist for either this Valentine’s Day

Snuggle up with your boo or rev your vengeance this Valentine’s Day, as Dancing Astronaut delivers a double dose of situational satiation. Playlist 1, This Could Be Us, scratches the adorned listeners’ sensuous itch, with syrupy electronic selects from Above & Beyond, Daft Punk, ZHU, and more. Playlist 2, But You Playin’, ventures the length of […]

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How to Get Rid of Spotify’s Looping ‘Canvas’ Videos

Have you ever picked a song on your phone using Spotify and found yourself looking at a 5-10 second looping video? That’s a “Canvas,” a new type of complimentary content Spotify added last year, similar to Genius’ “Behind the Lyrics” annotations. They’re currently attached to new songs from artists like Ariana Grande,…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 164, featuring Disclosure, Lane 8, Bonobo, + more

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying. If Disclosure can successfully introduce a house beat to the lyrics of “Fools Rush In,” you can […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 163, featuring LSD, STS9, Explosions In The Sky, + more

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.  The 1975’s broody synth-pop ballad, “Somebody Else” uncorks this week’s Sunday sonic tonic. Lay back as the track funnels […]

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Get a look at the official track list for Ariana Grande’s forthcoming album, ‘thank u, next’

The expression goes “strike while the iron is hot,” but one has to wonder if Ariana Grande‘s proverbial iron is ever anything but. With an illustrious headlining slot at Coachella, and her newfound status as the youngest artist to ever headline the posh California affair, not to mention a YouTube record for the most-viewed video […]

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Sunday Morning Medicine Vol 162, with ZHU, Mat Zo, Luttrell, + more

Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections—old and new—in attempts to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying. Mat Zo is turning the key on our Sunday Morning Medicine ignition this week, with his funky, […]

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