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Spotify update includes “Fresh Finds” for rising talent

Spotify update includes “Fresh Finds” for rising talent

The newest update to Spotify will come this week, adding to their already popular "Discover Weekly" feature with "Fresh Finds." As if to say "please, please listen to something other than Coldplay or Skrillex," Spotify has created yet another way for users to find new and exciting rising musical stars. Five categories are being added as a part of this initiative, including Basement, Cyclone, Fire Emoji, Hiptronix, and Six Strings.

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Kanye misses the point, seeks legal action against The Pirate Bay

Kanye misses the point, seeks legal action against The Pirate Bay

In case you missed the news earlier this week, Kanye West released a new album. Normally, a new album from a popular artist would create some ripples, but Kanye won't settle for anything less than Tidal waves. And now he's wanting to take on the most notorious of torrent sites.

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Marshall vs. Capcom mixes Street Fighter’s music with Eminem

Marshall vs. Capcom mixes Street Fighter’s music with Eminem

Art is a funny thing. There are things in this world that you wouldn't ever think to put together, because they just don't have anything in common. At least not on the surface. But then someone comes along, mixes two of your favorite things together, and suddenly something wonderful is born. And that's exactly what happened when one group decided to mix Eminem with Street Fighter.

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Music video service Vevo is developing a paid subscription plan

Music video service Vevo is developing a paid subscription plan

Vevo, the company that seems to publish just about every music video on YouTube these days, in addition to offering its own video apps on mobile, has revealed that its working on a paid subscription plan for its service. Vevo's apps today on iOS, Android, and Apple TV all rely on viewers watching ad-supported content. But with YouTube diving into paid services, including YouTube Red and YouTube Music, Vevo's is looking to do the same.

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Ekko sound pods stream audio to several headphones at once

Ekko sound pods stream audio to several headphones at once

Ekko Audio has taken the wraps off an intriguing product that aims to make a single audio source available to multiple pairs of headphones at once. This functionality is achieved via sound pods, of which four are available; each sound pod streams audio to a pair of headphones plugged into the pod, allowing everyone to listen to, for example, the TV or radio using their own headphones or earbuds.

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Kanye West just doesn’t get it

Kanye West just doesn’t get it

When you're an artist, a big reason that you create your art is so that you can share it with the world. With that in mind, you generally want to make your art as accessible to the masses as you can. That's not to say that you should simply give away the things you make, but you might not want force your fans to pay a monthly fee on an exclusive platform, just for the privilege of experiencing your gift to the world. Yes, I'm talking to you, Kanye (and no, I don't think he's actually listening).

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Lady Gaga’s David Bowie tribute: behind the scenes with Intel x Grammys

Lady Gaga’s David Bowie tribute: behind the scenes with Intel x Grammys

Lady Gaga has teamed with the minds at Intel to create a spectacular performance during the 2016 Grammy Awards, all in tribute to the late great David Bowie. Inside this performance you'll see not only 9 movements, Space Oddity to Heroes, but a multisensory experience the likes of which only Gaga has aimed for before. Intel technology is leveraged to create visuals for the performance, ranging from 3D body tracking to projections for mid-performance costume changes.

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New Kanye West album hits Tidal for exclusive streaming

New Kanye West album hits Tidal for exclusive streaming

In case you haven't heard (possibly because you've been without internet, while living on Mars, under a rock), hip-hop megastar Kanye West has just released a new album, dubbed The Life of Pablo. When not engaging in fights on Twitter, West has been sharing tentative titles and track details for several weeks on the social network. Now it's finally here, and if you want start streaming it, you need to be subscribed to the Tidal music service.

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Kanye West reveals video game about his mom going to heaven

Kanye West reveals video game about his mom going to heaven

It was almost a year ago exactly when hip-hop mega-star Kanye West made a passing comment during a radio interview about making his own video game. It's something that most of us probably never expected anything to come of, but we should've know Yeezy would stay true to his word. At a launch party this week for his new album, The Life of Pablo, West revealed the first look at his game, which is about on his late mother ascending to heaven.

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Hale, hearty, and horny: Sonos and Apple study tests if music matters

Hale, hearty, and horny: Sonos and Apple study tests if music matters

Could listening to Beyoncé make food taste better, streaming Slipknot make you more frisky, or slapping on Paul McCartney's greatest hits make your kids do chores? Turns out the answer might be yes to all three, with Sonos bankrolling a scientific study into the effect of music on home life.

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Skype and Paul McCartney designed 10 new Valentine’s emojis

Skype and Paul McCartney designed 10 new Valentine’s emojis

It's not everyday that an app's developers get to work with someone as big as Sir Paul McCartney, which is why when Microsoft's Skype got the opportunity, they didn't waste it. That's why, with Valentine’s Day approaching, Skype users are getting 10 new love-themed "Mojis" featuring music from the legendary Beatles member himself. It's one of those things where you didn't realize how badly you needed it in your life until you heard about it.

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Sonos Apple Music support launches February 10, for real

Sonos Apple Music support launches February 10, for real

This is the news Apple Music subscribers and Sonos speaker owners may have been waiting for for months now. It was way back in December when Sonos finally kicked off the beta testing period for Apple Music integrations, which was actually announced a month before that. Now finally the real deal is here. Or at least in a few more hours. Sonos has announced that Apple Music will finally, fully, and truly launch on its connected speakers on February 10, mixing Apple's specially curated music selection with the unique features that Sonos' speakers offer.

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