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Music is Steven Universe's secret weapon — mainly because the show consistently cranks out some great, toe-tapping songs that are a highlight every time they show up. But the show's musical excellence extends beyond its ability to offer a good tune: It connects music to characters in some profound, interesting ways.

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Video: The machines are coming for us and we can't pretend like we didn't see it coming, because even the lowly metronome has been trying to warn us for years. Here are 100 of those ticking boxes starting at different beats but then slowly synchronizing themselves together toward the same beat. It's like they're all being controlled by the same mind.

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Music apps are some of the most rewarding to download because the payoff is immediate and they're usually easy to play. Not only can the right apps help people make music wherever their smarphone goes, but it can also spark creativity in those with little-or-no musical talent. Here are some of the best apps for composing songs, casual beat-makers, and other people that just want to mess around and see what happens.

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Earlier this week YouTube's Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl penned a sunny blog post applauding his platform's payouts to musicians — $US1 billion ($1.3 billion) derived from advertising in the past 12 months alone. That's an objectively large sum. It's also a devastatingly low figure compared to pretty much every other online music service.

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One of the tasks any respectable virtual assistant should be able to carry out for you is to discover new music, and Siri is certainly up to speed in this regard. If you're lacking inspiration for your next road trip tune or party mix, here are some of the ways you can get Siri to help.

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On the day after Black Friday — known to those in the industry as the slowest blogging day of the year — Kenny G did a legendary tweet. It depicts the famous saxophonist gazing directly into your soul, resting on his bicycle with confident masculinity, his arms crossed. "My hands are for one thing," he proclaimed. "Playing sax."

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For the past few years, Canadian mashup artist Daniel Kim's Pop Danthology has been like a Cliff's Notes for the absolute best pop music tracks of the last 12 months. We've shared them before — here's 2014, here's 2015 — but we won't be sharing this year's mashup. Why? Because Kim says copyright strikes on services like YouTube and Soundcloud make it impossible to share them without being targeted.