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Radiohead adds concert film archives to YouTube for isolated fans

Radiohead adds concert film archives to YouTube for isolated fans

Rock band Radiohead has started uploading some of its concert film archives to its YouTube channel, giving fans something free to help keep them entertained during the long quarantine. The footage is available for anyone to stream; you don't have to pay for it or have a YouTube Premium subscription, though the latter will let you save them for offline playback.

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SiriusXM Premier is now free, but only until May 15

SiriusXM Premier is now free, but only until May 15

SiriusXM, the company best known for its satellite radio service, is the latest to offer extended free access to its product for people stuck home in quarantine. The company has made its streaming service available for free until May 15; during this time, new users can access the platform and stream music, as well as the company's talk shows and more, without paying for a subscription.

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Nine Inch Nails drops two free albums: Download them now

Nine Inch Nails drops two free albums: Download them now

Industrial rock band Nine Inch Nails has just published two new albums and they're both free to download on the band's website. The downloads went live ahead of plans to make them available to stream through popular streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, according to the band, which says that there are 'hours and hours of music.'

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TIDAL free concert streaming video just started

TIDAL free concert streaming video just started

Today TIDAL is streaming 12 hours of music concerts, for free, starting as this article is set to go live - or thereabouts. This concert series includes Jay-Z and Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Rosalia, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott, J Cole, Teyana Taylor, Ari Lennox, Pusha T, and more. This concert series is free to stream for all users.

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SOUL SYNC Pro wireless earbuds launch with “industry leading” battery life

SOUL SYNC Pro wireless earbuds launch with “industry leading” battery life

The SOUL Sync Pro wireless earbuds have a pair of microphones - dual microphones, they say. With these microphones and Qualcomm cVc noise cancellation (for the mics, not the audio coming out of the buds), they're meant to allow super clear calls and commands. These earbuds work with Bluetooth 5.0, aptX, and AAC Codec, and they're made to work just as well with iPhone as they do with Android smartphones of many sorts.

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Spotify app’s new home screen puts your favorites on top

Spotify app’s new home screen puts your favorites on top

Music streaming has become a really big and profitable business and each service offers a slightly different experience to stand out from the crowd. Some let you manage your own playlists will others only offer "stations". Some let you upload tracks you already owned while others only have access to music in its collection. Almost all of them, however, let you mark certain lists or music as your go-to selections and Spotify's new home screen for its mobile apps will let you get to those faster.

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SXSW cancelled as Austin declares coronavirus emergency

SXSW cancelled as Austin declares coronavirus emergency

COVID-19 claimed another event this afternoon. Music-centric event SXSW (South by Southwest) was cancelled as Austin, Texas declared a state of emergency. "We are devastated to share this news with you," said a SXSW representative in a statement this afternoon. "'The show must go on' is in our DNA, and this is the first time in 34 years that the March event will not take place."

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YouTube Music app update brings more accessible controls, static lyrics

YouTube Music app update brings more accessible controls, static lyrics

Google seems to be surely but also a bit slowly grooming YouTube Music to be the music service it wanted it to be. It may still be quite some time before it can fully shut down Google Play Music but adding new features definitely goes a long way in getting ready for that inevitable future. YouTube Music has recently added some functionality to its library and now it's updating its Android app's interface to make it easier to use, especially as a music player.

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Honor Magic Earbuds might be the best AirPods clones yet

Honor Magic Earbuds might be the best AirPods clones yet

Today we're looking at the newest and most convincing clone of the Apple AirPods yet - though Honor would never say as much. These are the Honor Magic Earbuds, made by the company that normally writes its name in all caps: HONOR. This company is associated with Huawei, based in China, and is notorious for making very good-looking products that cost a WHOLE LOT less than the competition. These earbuds are made to look the part, that's for certain.

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YouTube Music rolls out upload feature, Play Music migration coming

YouTube Music rolls out upload feature, Play Music migration coming

The end for Google Play Music seems to finally be at hand. It has, so far, co-existed with YouTube Music but only because the latter still lacks the features that have kept Play Music subscribers from abandoning it. Now, however, Google has finally flipped the switch for at least one of two long-awaited features, allowing YouTube Music subscribers to store their own files on the service.

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New Pandora Apple Watch app released with iPhone-free experience

New Pandora Apple Watch app released with iPhone-free experience

A new version of the Pandora app for Apple Watch was launched that requires no assistance from an iPhone or iPad or smartphone of any sort. This app is what's called a "standalone" app for Apple Watch, meaning Pandora's claim for "on the go" functionality is about as true as it's ever going to get. This app allows music and podcasts to be played on Apple Watch devices right out the gate.

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Apple Music Replay 2020 playlist is already available

Apple Music Replay 2020 playlist is already available

The year has just begun but you don't need to wait for December 2020 to discover or rediscover your favorite Apple Music tunes. Apple has now made available your 2020 Replay list, which may naturally be quite sparse at the moment. The website, which is still in beta, will at least let you watch your music tastes grow (or regress) as the days, weeks, and months go by.

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