Spotify Is Testing Smoother Proximity Hand-Offs Between Phones and Speakers

With competition between music streaming services continuing to intensify, Spotify is focusing on smooth peripheral hand-offs. Spotify is now testing a new feature that will allow users to hand-off music playback between two devices, such as a phone an… Continue Reading

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After Slamming Apple for Removing Its iPhone Headphone Jack, Samsung Removes the Headphone Jack on Its Galaxy Note 10

Yesterday, Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 to the world. Today, the company scrubbed its Apple attack ads criticizing the removal of the 3.5mm  headphone jack. The Samsung Galaxy Note series has always been the flagship of the Galaxy line. One cons… Continue Reading

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Sonos Dramatically Narrows Its Losses as Low-Cost Ikea Speakers Pay Off

Sonos’s recently posted Q3 2019 fiscal-year results are encouraging, with sales growth (relative to the same period last year) having climbed by more than 25 percent. And with revenue at $260 million for Q3 2019, Sonos was able to cut its losses to jus… Continue Reading

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Two Months After Getting Caught ‘Red Handed’ for Lyric Theft, LyricFind Partners With 63 UK Publishers

LyricFind has unveiled a slew of new deals. Printed Music Licensing Limited (PMLL) first confirmed the news.  A wholly owned subsidiary of the Music Publishing Association (MPA), PMLL has over 70 music publisher members. The subsidiary struck a deal wi… Continue Reading

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Gibson Caught Destroying Hundreds of Brand-New Firebird X Guitars In Leaked Video

The recently-leaked video, shot by a former Gibson employee, shows the destruction of hundreds of unsold guitars. Gibson has been found destroying hundreds of perfectly usable guitars in a just-leaked video.  The video, released by former Gibson employ… Continue Reading

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Samsung Is Officially Killing the 3.5mm Jack — Starting With the Note 10

Apple killed the headphone jack with the iPhone 7. It took Samsung until the Galaxy Note 10 to lose the iconic audio port. According to a smartphone rumors site, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will ship with a 3.5mm to USB-C dongle. That means the 3.5mm is… Continue Reading

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As TikTok’s Music Licensing Reportedly Expires, Owner ByteDance Purchases AI Music Creation Startup JukeDeck

Capitalizing on the rapid growth of music consumption in the app, TikTok parent company ByteDance has confirmed a major acquisition. The Chinese conglomerate has purchased Jukedeck, an AI music startup in the UK. As with most AI-centered music startups… Continue Reading

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Alibaba’s Xiami Music Partners with MQA to Offer Lossless Audio Streaming in China

British audio tech startup MQA has been quietly building partnerships in the music industry. Several months ago, Jay-Z’s music streaming service, TIDAL, rolled out MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) streaming on iOS and Android devices. Rhapsody Intern… Continue Reading

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