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Jay Z's purchase of Tidal, the streaming service with better audio quality than rivals like Spotify, is not a fait accompli after all. Over 10 percent of investors in Swedish owner Aspiro have rejected the bid, enough to block the sale. The minority shareholders association said that so far, Jay Z...

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Let's say for a moment that the experimental Oculus VR movies that came out of Sundance didn't do anything for you, but that Icelandic songwriters totally float your boat. You're in luck because Björk's upcoming video for "Stonemilker" will be available for Oculus Rift, according to an interv...

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The way we all consume music has changed remarkably since charts began ranking the popularity of tracks and artists decades ago. In July last year, the UK's Official Charts Company thought it was about time online streaming figures contributed to the crafting of the singles chart. And today, it's ...

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So this is something. The Scandinavian press is buzzing right now with the news that Jay Z is buying the Norwegian company behind the high-quality music streaming service Tidal. The rapper and entrepreneur made a 464 million Krona (roughly $56 million) bid which the company's reviewing board has a...

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Most of us like to blast a collection of inspirational tunes during a workout, and with its latest iOS update, RunKeeper is making that a bit easier. Runners who also have a Spotify premium subscription can now access saved playlists inside the fitness app. You'll need to connect the two services ...

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Spotify has a long history of spitting out new and interesting features from week-long hackathons. It tells its employees to forget their normal jobs, tackle a problem and solve it in a creative way. The "Top Tracks" feature that debuted last month was born of a hackathon and now, thanks to anothe...

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At the end of 2014, artists like Taylor Swift pulled their music from Spotify citing inadequate compensation and music being made available to non-subscribers free of charge. Those vocal lashings didn't stymie growth though, as the streaming service has added 2.5 million paying users since Novembe...

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When's the last time you listened to Spotify on your PC? It might have been a while, according to the company's latest stats. The streaming music service says that 52 percent of listening now takes place on phones (42 percent) or tablets (10 percent). It's not clear how many people listen primaril...

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Here's the weird thing about choice: it breeds indecision. And the more choice you have, the harder it is to simply settle on something... anything. It's a serious challenge facing streaming services like Spotify that put literally millions of options at your fingertips. Today the Swedish company ...

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It's the festive season, and one company that's in a generous mood is Taylor Swift's favorite streaming service. If you're not already a Spotify user, then the outfit is hoping to lure you in by offering three months of its premium service for just 99 cents if you sign up before the end of the mon...

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Beep's volume knob slash WiFi adapter reincarnates your aging stereo as a wireless model, but it only worked with Pandora streaming -- up until now. The company's just added Spotify's Connect service to its app, meaning you can select the Beep device you want to stream to (assuming you have more t...

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Spotify may be a big name when it comes to music streaming, but the company is hardly rolling in the dough. The private company disclosed today that it took in 747 million euros (around $1.03 billion at the time) in 2013, up about 74 percent from 2012. However, shelling out a good portion of that ...

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Most people in the US are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving next Thursday, November 27th. Typically, this holiday is mostly about eating a ton of food, watching American football, spending quality time with the family and, most importantly, being thankful for all the good things that happene...

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In a study it conducted recently, Pandora found that its internet-based radio is actually a good thing for the industry. Not like it would say otherwise, we'd imagine, but Pandora states that the tunes it provides access to are spreading a "positive effect" on sales for music labels, both major an...

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