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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...

February 12th 2015 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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Need even more proof that vinyl is more than just a passing fad for the Pabst Blue Ribbon crowd? Here goes: While digital album and song sales continued their downward spiral, record sales have more than doubled since last year. All this is according to Nielsen Soundscan, which reports that the 9....

January 2nd 2015 at 10:48am 0 Comments
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Streaming music on your phone would be fantastic -- if it weren't for all those pesky data caps. T-Mobile's latest UnCarrier move addresses this particular pain point: Starting today, you'll be able to listen to all of your favorite jams on popular streaming music services without it counting agai...

June 18th 2014 at 9:41pm 0 Comments
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It's been nearly a year since Apple announced its plans to join Spotify, Rdio and Pandora as a music streaming service provider. However, while beats, melodies and harmony are great, some would say iTunes Radio's sonic buffet is lacking -- it has no news channels. No longer. NPR has joined the ser...

March 24th 2014 at 1:19pm 0 Comments
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Here's the deal: streaming music services are great, but thanks to various content licensing deals with labels, there's no one-stop shop to cover all of your musical bases. That's where Sonos comes in with a handy solution by way of its new app. The refreshed Controller app for Android and iOS now...

March 18th 2014 at 1:43pm 0 Comments
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Wrapping your head around all the various options for streaming music can be overwhelming. How do you choose between Spotify, Rdio, Beats Music, Rhapsody, Google Play Music All Access or any of the other services out there? Engadget Forums member daninbusiness is here to help, and he's done a grea...

January 30th 2014 at 10:33pm 0 Comments
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Spotify may not have the massive marketing muscle behind it like that of new entrant Beats Music, but the small streaming service is looking to expand its reach in other ways. Today, the company announced a partnership that'll see the entirety of its music catalog made available for playback on La...

January 29th 2014 at 11:19am 0 Comments
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It's no surprise that Google has been tracking music uploads, but what's unexpected is exactly what the search giant is doing with all of that info. Interactive maps of music's ongoing journey are charted through Play Music's users' libraries, found over on Google's Research Blog. You could, for e...

January 18th 2014 at 12:48am 0 Comments
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Streaming from Spotify's desktop client has never been a simple affair. Users had to abide with grace periods, monthly usage caps and even limits on how many times they could listen to individual tracks, but now, that's all changing. The company recently announced that it's eliminated those stipul...

January 16th 2014 at 4:45am 0 Comments