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Kurt Cobain’s “Montage of Heck” documentary and the mixtape therein

Kurt Cobain’s “Montage of Heck” documentary and the mixtape therein

The mixtape known as "Montage of Heck" is the centerpiece - the namesake - of the documentary (coming to the public soon) about Kurt Cobain. Inside this mixtape is a cacoffiny of oddities. Everything from KISS to The Hobbit, the Star Wars audiobook to Queensrÿche. It's not your average mixtape. The same is true of the documentary. Created using home movies, tapes, concert footage, and other unseen bits of footage and audio, the creators of Montage of Heck have made a showing of the lead singer of Nirvana's life - and subsequent violent death.

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Plex gets into the beat with improved Music experience

Plex gets into the beat with improved Music experience

Plex is one of the household names when it comes to setting up a personal media library that can be streamed to other devices and locations. But even Plex's own crew shamefully admit that its music capabilities aren't really enough to take on your local iTunes library just yet. That period of shame is now over, so claims Plex. The vast improvements they are rolling out to Plex Music is promised to cover majority of most requested features to make Plex worthy of a music library showdown.

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Grooveshark yields, shuts down after 6-year legal battle

Grooveshark yields, shuts down after 6-year legal battle

It has been quite a while since we last heard about Grooveshark, and it wasn't for no reason. The service, and its company Escape Media, has been too busy trying to fend off legal sharks that have set their eyes on one of the earliest music streaming services the world has known. Now that battle is over, and unfortunately for Grooveshark, history will deem it as the loser as the service formally shuts down with an apologetic note attached. At least it might not have to pay up millions in damages.

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Adidas Go for iOS pairs Spotify music with workout’s pace

Adidas Go for iOS pairs Spotify music with workout’s pace

If you're an Adidas user and an iPhone user and a Spotify user, there's a new app that's right up your alley...assuming you also enjoy working out. It's called Adidas Go, and it is now available in the App Store (as of yesterday). With it, those who exercise with their iPhone on their person can listen to music through Spotify that is automatically matched with the workout's pace. Those who don't have a Spotify Premium account needn't worry, however, as it'll still work without it.

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Tidal did NOT just jack up their price

Tidal did NOT just jack up their price

Earlier today it appeared that the iOS version of Tidal's music streaming app had pushed a price increase on users. In fact, this price increase isn't new. Also in fact - it isn't universal. It's only through Apple's mobile products. With iTunes, according to Tidal, "Apple's policy is to charge TIDAL subscribers a 30% fee on your monthly subscription, for the life of your subscription, if you activate your subscription through the TIDAL app on your iPhone that you have just downloaded."

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Tidal’s secret weapon: Live Concerts

Tidal’s secret weapon: Live Concerts

This month Tidal is really, truly underway. In addition to bringing Hi-fi music to the masses, this artist-owned multimedia service is aiming to amp up their value proposition by bringing live concerts to their service. We've already seen a live Jack White concert - just this Sunday - now we've got a full-length Jay-Z concert at hand, complete with a rather unique bit of content therein. This might be just what the doctor ordered when it comes to doing battle with streaming opponents Google Music and Spotify.

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Milk Video Review – Samsung’s YouTube

Milk Video Review – Samsung’s YouTube

While it might seem strange to call Milk Video "Samsung's YouTube" since it contains actual YouTube content, know this: it's what this software feels like that counts. Over the past few weeks I've been using Samsung's Milk Video on a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 regularly. Once I received a Samsung Galaxy S6 for review over on Android Community, I began using Milk Video there as well. Of this I'm sure: once you get past the idea that you're no longer in your video comfort zone, Samsung's work with Milk Video shines.

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Spotify Connect now available on Polk Audio’s Omni speakers

Spotify Connect now available on Polk Audio’s Omni speakers

Polk Audio and Definitive Technology are the latest to leverage Spotify’s Connect, a feature that allows the music streaming service’s music to be streamed through whatever devices you have that are compatible with it. Joining the list of compatible devices are Polk’s Omni wireless speakers, as well as the Definitive Technology Wireless Collection comprised of five audio offerings. This support will simplify the process of streaming audio from Spotify to one (or more) of the makers’ respective speakers.

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The Apple Watch can now help you tune a guitar

The Apple Watch can now help you tune a guitar

IK Multimedia have a slew of iOS apps and peripherals aimed at musicians, and their latest app update might be their best yet. With the latest iteration of UltraTuner, IK rolled in support for the Apple Watch. The app is aimed for those who play guitar and want to use their iPhone to help them fine-tune the instrument. Paired with an Apple Watch, musicians can now see where they’re at with a simple glance to their wrist, where IK offers two different views.

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Nextear wireless earbuds include multi-purpose case

Nextear wireless earbuds include multi-purpose case

Earbuds used to be the ultimate audio convenience, but they’re not anymore. The cable is an unwanted shackle between smartphone and ears, and while Bluetooth earbuds eliminate that tether, they don’t often eliminate the actual wire. Nextear is different, being two individual and entirely wire-free earbuds that work together to produce stereo audio. They come with a case that features an integrated battery for charging the earbuds while on the go, but it does more than that — the case is multi-purpose, and brings with it several features including an LED flashlight.

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