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Exclusive content is all the rage these days when it comes to music streaming services, and Amazon has some new goods of its own. The retailer announced Amazon Acoustics today, a collection of unplugged performances from a variety of artists. As you might expect, the songs are only available for p...

July 31st 2015 at 2:32pm 0 Comments
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Prince may have pulled his music from nearly every streaming service, but that's not stopping the artist from using them for promotional purposes. He has a new single, titled "Stare," that's available for streaming as a Spotify exclusive. Don't get your hopes up, though, as the new track is the on...

July 30th 2015 at 11:44am 0 Comments
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Hot on the heels of Apple Music, Amazon is launching its own music streaming service in the UK. Unlike Spotify, Rdio and most of its other competitors though, there's no single price for Prime Music; to gain access, you'll need an annual Prime subscription. The £79 fee comes with a host of oth...

July 28th 2015 at 4:45am 0 Comments
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Sure, Adidas already offers ways to outfit your run with tunes from Spotify, and now Nike is looking to do the same. The latter footwear company updated its Nike+ Running app to pipe in the streaming service's songs from within. In addition to spinning the Nike+ Run Club playlists Spotify announce...

July 20th 2015 at 3:28pm 0 Comments
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Spotify just added a load of new features with a recent update and now it's looking to help you find new music. To do just that, a new tool called Discover Weekly builds a two-hour playlist of suggestions based on your listening habits and those of folks with similar preferences. What's more, the...

July 20th 2015 at 9:16am 0 Comments
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If you're curious what kind of music folks in other parts of the world are listening to, Spotify now offers a handy tool that compiles just that. The streaming service gathers info from popular tracks around the globe and compiles them into playlists. Rather than list them in a boring in-app searc...

July 13th 2015 at 12:43pm 0 Comments
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. The Subversive Science Fiction of Hip-Hop by Rose Eveleth Motherboard I'd...

July 11th 2015 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Yesterday, it seemed like Music Ally blew the lid off of Facebook's next big project: a streaming music subscription service the likes of which could rival Spotify or Apple Music. It all seemed to make so much sense, but the company says it's not happening. "We have no plans to go into music strea...

July 9th 2015 at 1:19pm 0 Comments
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Following in the footsteps of Spotify, Rdio and, most recently, Apple Music, Tidal has announced a family plan of its own. With this new pricing scheme, Jay Z's music-streaming service will allow a primary account holder to have multiple people, up to four, under one roof. Tidal's discount is fair...

July 8th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Rdio has been keen on serving up curated stations for your listening pleasure for some time now, but today the streaming service added even more options. Like the existing selections, the new stations are curated by record labels and a smattering of "cultural influencers." The latter variety inclu...

July 7th 2015 at 4:38pm 0 Comments
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If you're like me, your Tuesday morning ritual includes browsing the New Releases section of your go-to streaming service. Did you notice the list didn't change today? Whether it's Apple Music, Rdio, Spotify, Tidal or another app, you'll have to wait a little longer this week to get your new music...

July 7th 2015 at 3:13pm 0 Comments