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Spotify Vs Apple Music

Report: Spotify punishes artists who give exclusives to Apple Music

August 26th, 2016

With Apple working overtime in an effort to attract new subscribers to Apple Music, and steal away users from Spotify in the process, the company has doubled down on artist exclusives as a marketing strategy. Over the past few months, Apple has successfully managed to convince a number of big name artists like Drake and …

Spotify Vs Apple Music

Spotify just upgraded its family plan to make it much better value

May 23rd, 2016

The battle for music streaming supremacy hasn’t been decided just yet, but it’s increasingly starting to look like Spotify and Apple Music will be the two services angling for the top spot. While Spotify still has many more paid subscribers relative to Apple Music, Apple’s streaming service is growing at an impressive clip. The most …

Listening Skills Test Online

Test how your listening skills compare to a music producer

May 12th, 2016

Just like a wine taster’s palate or an art student’s sense of bullshit, your listening skills are something that can be trained and honed. Music software company iZotope has a fun challenge to see how well your ears stack up against the competition. As spotted by CDM, iZotope has an entire guide out that will help teach you …

Spotify Growth

Apple Music is growing, but it’s not putting a dent in Spotify

May 10th, 2016

After a rocky start characterized by a clunky and inconsistent UI, Apple Music has seemingly hit its stride. Not even a year old, Apple’s streaming music service already boasts more than 13 million paying subscribers. And while one might reasonably assume that Apple Music’s tremendous gains in just a few months is bad news for …

Creative Android Complaint

Creative rises from the dead to try and destroy Android

May 10th, 2016

Do you remember Creative? In the early 2000s, the company had a brief period of being cool, as its Zen MP3 players were the anti-establishment alternative to the iPod. These days, the Singapore-based company mostly makes gaming headsets and computer speakers — nothing to do with smartphones, in other words. But thanks to a complaint filed …

Music Streaming Drake

Drake’s new Apple-only album sells 1 million copies in 5 days

May 9th, 2016

It’s not uncommon these days to see new albums from big name artists launch exclusively on a particular streaming platform. Kanye’s “The Life of Pablo”, for instance, was a Tidal exclusive for a number of weeks before it ultimately found its way to Apple Music, iTunes and Spotify. More recently, Beyonce’s “Lemonade” album is only available …

Tupac Shakur Blasts Donald Trump

Tupac blasts Donald Trump in unearthed 1992 MTV interview

April 20th, 2016

Well before Tupac Shakur became a household name and transcendent rapper – we’re talking pre-Death Row and even pre-Keep Ya Head Up – Pac was hardly one to shy away from speaking his mind and imparting knowledge upon the masses. Earlier this week, MTV News unearthed an old interview they conducted with Tupac back in 1992, months …