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Pandora now lets artists broadcast messages to fans from anywhere, anytime

Pandora now lets artists broadcast messages to fans from anywhere, anytime

Every now and then while listening to one of my Pandora stations, I'll hear a message from one of the bands that pops up on it. I pay for the Pandora One subscription so that I don't have to listen to advertisements, but I don't really mind hearing the occasional message from an artist that I like. But these messages might start happening a bit more frequently in the future, as Pandora is making it easier for the artists to record them.

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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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Spotify is giving away Chromecasts with a 3-month Premium subscription

Spotify is giving away Chromecasts with a 3-month Premium subscription

I'm something of a bargain hunter. I don't go coupon crazy or anything, but I'm always on the lookout for a good deal, especially when it comes to my tech toys. If you've been on the lookout for a good way to pick up a Chromecast, now might be a good time to do it.

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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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Apple announces CarPlay support for over 100 new vehicles

Apple announces CarPlay support for over 100 new vehicles

Yesterday we brought you news of some updates to Apple's CarPlay in the iOS 9.3 beta. Specifically, it added a New and For You section from Apple Music, and the Nearby feature in Maps. But what good are those features if your car doesn't support CarPlay?

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Spotify offers free Premium service to Tesla S owners

Spotify offers free Premium service to Tesla S owners

When Pandora acquired and shut down Rdio's streaming service, the move naturally upset a fair number of its users. Most upset were likely the Tesla owners, who had enjoyed the integrated service in their cars. With Rdio out, who might they turn to for their music streaming needs?

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Rhapsody brings big updates to Sonos

Rhapsody brings big updates to Sonos

The team behind Rhapsody's streaming music service has put a lot of effort into figuring out how users listen to their music. According to their VP of Engineering, they've been collecting data for 13 years, and analyzing it to figure out exactly what their users want. And now they're putting out a host of new features, and bringing them to Sonos.

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Chromecast Audio now supports Hi-Res audio and multi-room streaming

Chromecast Audio now supports Hi-Res audio and multi-room streaming

Since the Chromecast Audio was released, there have been a couple of features that it has been sorely lacking. Specifically, the ability to stream music to multiple rooms, and to be able to stream higher quality audio files. Thankfully, these are both features that Google has been working on.

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Adele pushes to limit latest album to Spotify paid listeners

Adele pushes to limit latest album to Spotify paid listeners

Spotify has found its business model under attack by some of the biggest artists in the recording industry. In 2014, Taylor Swift refused to allow her album 1989 to be streamed on Spotify. Before that in 2013, Beyonce refused to allow her new album to be on Spotify as well and went exclusive with iTunes. Now word is that Adele may keep her coming album called 25 off Spotify as well.

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Chromecast Audio Review

Chromecast Audio Review

Google's original Chromecast was a runaway success, and now the company is hoping to do for audio streaming what it did for video. The Chromecast Audio - launched alongside a new Chromecast Video - promises to bring traditional speakers and HiFi systems up to speed in the brave new age of streaming, and all for a bargain price of $35.

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Apple Music woos 11 million users to trial

Apple Music woos 11 million users to trial

It's been a month since Apple rolled out its music streaming service. Apple Music offered potential subscribers a free trial membership to try the streaming service to see if they like it. The numbers are in and 11 million people took advantage of that trial according to Apple executives. Out of those 11 million users, 2 million of those users signed up for the family plan costing $14.99 monthly.

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