Beyoncé ‘Homecoming’ Documentary Comes With a Streaming Music Surprise

Beyoncé released her new Homecoming documentary on Netflix in the early hours of this morning, alongside a surprise. Beyoncé fans have come to expect that extra touch after the singer’s first secret album dropped in 2013. She’s had a knack for keeping … Continue Reading

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Apple Music Doubles Down on Data-Driven ‘For You’ Recommendations — Sound Familiar?

Apple Music has expanded its ‘Music For You’ personalized recommendations, despite criticizing Spotify for the same thing. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek believes that Spotify’s computer-generated playlists are a crucial differentiator in the industry.  Up unti… Continue Reading

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CD Baby/Downtown Inks a Deal With Audible Magic for Pre-Release Copyright Protection

CD Baby just inked a partnership with Audible Magic to identify potential rights infringement claims on tracks before distribution. Infringement claims are becoming increasingly common and contentious.  Now, CD Baby is hoping to address potential issue… Continue Reading

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SiriusXM Strikes Back Against Spotify — Converts 22 Of Its Shows Into Exclusive Pandora Podcasts

SiriusXM is launching 22 new podcasts for Pandora and SiriusXM subscribers. The new podcasts repurpose many of SiriusXM’s most popular shows. SiriusXM finished its acquisition of Pandora just three months ago in a deal valued at $3.5 billion. These new… Continue Reading

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Looks Like Microsoft Is Releasing an AirPods Competitor — ‘Surface Buds’

Noted Microsoft leaker Paul Thurrott believes that the company is working on a competitor to Apple’s AirPods. But is there room in the market for more competition? According to Paul Thurrott, the rumored Surface earbuds will feature Cortana integration… Continue Reading

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