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Philips Audio launch the Fidelio X3 headphones

The Audio division of Philips has announced a new ‘audiophile’ quality Fidelio X3 flagship headphone that is set to produce a comfortable and luxurious design with exceptional build quality and outstanding audio performance. Fidelio X3 is the latest iteration of Philips popular open-back headphones that are built around creating products …

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The complete NieR and NieR:Automata soundtracks are now available on music streaming platforms

NieR, and its sequel, NieR:Automata are placed in high regard by many, due in part to their award-winning soundtracks. Until now, listening to these soundtracks through any music streaming service, was impossible. Square Enix appears to be embracing these services recently however, as following the announcement that the Final Fantasy …

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Spotify is moving its data over to Google’s cloud servers

This week, Spotify announced that it would be moving its business over to Google’s servers, taking over most of its data to the Google Cloud platform. According to those working at Spotify, this move was largely down to Google’s data analytics capabilities though some of Spotify’s business will stay with …

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Apple Music now has 6.5 million paying subscribers

When Apple announced its music streaming platform, Apple Music earlier this year, many thought it might struggle, as it was entering an already saturated space. While iTunes was once the darling of the listening world, it had fallen behind the times and industry giants like Spotify and Pandora stomped around …

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Here’s how sound will scare you in SOMA

When it comes to creating a fearful atmosphere, one that makes your bones shudder and your hairs stand on end, sound can be your greatest ally. A whisper of wind at the right time, a mocking, maniacal laugh – they can set the mood and make a player doubt their …

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Spotify’s new privacy policy demands much more from users

In our more privacy concious world, the policies that our favourite software makers operate under can be very important. In the wake of updates made to the music streaming service, Spotify’s privacy policy, many fans have dropped the service, citing excerpts that demand access to their private media on their device, as …

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Dotcom’s BABOOM launches, promises bigger artist profits

The music sharing, streaming and networking service BABOOM, originally founded by Kim Dotcom, has now officially launched. Designed to be a competitor of the likes of Spotify and Apple Music, BABOOM offers a mixture of free and paid for streaming content to users, as well as a premium account service …

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Apple Music already has 11 million users

Around six weeks back, Apple launched Apple Music, its new streaming service set to take on Spotify. In order to get people on-board, Apple offered its users an extensive three-month free trial, which apparently a lot of people were interested in as the service already has around 11 million users. …

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Jay-Zs tidal dumps its second CEO

When Jay-Z and his fellow well known, well compensated artists gathered earlier this year to re-launch the HD music streaming service, Tidal, you wouldn’t have thought that just a few months later the company would have gone through two different CEOs. But that’s exactly what’s happened, as interim CEO, Peter …

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Apple Music to pay artists for free trial streams after all

Although there has been a lot of hype surrounding Apple Music, the fruity firm’s upcoming music streaming and download platform, it had a shot of bad press over the weekend when Taylor Swift announced she was pulling her album from its launch. Her reasoning, was that Apple did not plan to …

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Apple Music streaming service to feature social network for artists

Apple’s re-branded Beats Music streaming service is still expected to be revealed next month at the World Wide Developers Conference, despite difficulty during negotiations. As the reveal gets closer, we have been learning even more information, pointing towards new features Apple may have cooked up. According to 9to5Mac, which has …

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Spotify big data spots age related trends

Even though we love a good opportunity to rail against mass data collection, there is some interesting information that can come out of it. Take Spotify’s look at the habits of its millions of users, which has pointed out that age seems to be a big factor in a user’s …

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Harmonix has been working on a VR music visualiser

Harmonix might be most well known for kickstarting the rhythm game trend in the latter half of the ‘oos, but it’s been working on many other games since Rockband died off. Whether it’s the Dance Central series though or an interactive version of Fantasia, Harmonix is always working with music, …

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Top DJs spotted using pirated software

It says something about the software industry when it isn’t just penniless students that are pirating music programs, but multi-millionaire DJs as well. Quite a few of them in-fact, as footage from recent interviews with several of them has shown a good number utilising pirated and cracked copies of the world’s …

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Tesco is giving up on Blinkbox

Over the last few months, Tesco has been winding down on its loss-making digital download service, Blinkbox. The movie watching side of the business was sold off to TalkTalk a few weeks ago but Tesco still owned Music and Books services, which are now either being sold off or shut …

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Pro Tools to become free in the near future

The world’s most well known music recording and editing software, Pro Tools, may soon become even more widely renowned, as the creator Avid, has updated the official page for the program, stating that before long it’s going to release a free version called Pro Tools | First. “Want to make great …

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Google Cast speaks to your speakers

Google Cast

Today Google announced a new feature called Cast, building upon its existing Chromecast technology. Where Chromecast is specifically for sending video between devices, Cast is going to be used for playing music to compatible speaker systems. It will be possible to send audio from Android, iPhone and iPad devices as well as from the …

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YouTube debuts Music Key subscription platform beta

YouTube has been rumoured to have been working on a music streaming subscription service for some time now, with hints earlier this year that it would be called ‘Music Key.’ It turns out that all of that is true, as owner Google has now unveiled the platform, announcing it as …

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