Music

Grooveshark Defiantly Resurrected By A Rogue Pirate

Last week, after a protracted court battle with music rights holders, the illegal online streaming service Grooveshark went dark. But an ambitious, and mysterious person named “New Grooveshark” emailed me today with news that they’d defiantly brought back the site at a new address at grooveshark.io. The shark just won’t die.


How To Recover Deleted Playlists In Spotify

Got rid of a carefully crafted Spotify playlist that you later wish you hadn’t? Fear not, because Spotify keeps a list of the playlists you’ve deleted, and you can bring them back in seconds — here’s how to do it.


How To Recover Deleted Playlists In Spotify

Got rid of a carefully crafted Spotify playlist that you later wish you hadn’t? Fear not, because Spotify keeps a list of the playlists you’ve deleted, and you can bring them back in seconds — here’s how to do it.


Spotify Data Proves You're Not As Cool As You Used To Be

If you’re over the age of 30, you’re a musical dinosaur. You probably don’t understand the garbage those “damn kids” are listening to and you don’t want to. You’re not cool. When did this happen? Spotify may have just figured it out.


A Beautiful Visualisation Makes Music So Easy To Follow

If you’ve ever glanced at a conductor’s score for a symphony — or, let’s be honest, a student’s piano book — you’ll have realised that musical notation is a pain to follow. So instead, this visualisation boils down a Mozart clarinet concerto to its roots to help you follow along.


Jay Z Dumps Tidal's CEO, Now Has 98 Problems 

…or is it actually 100? In any case, Tidal, the music-streaming site slash charity for millionaire musicians owned by Jay Z, is out of a CEO. About 25 employees, including CEO Andy Chen, have reportedly left the company this week.


Guy Invents Colour-Coded Chord Wheel To Translate Music Into Paintings 

Video: Tim Bavington — an artist based in Las Vegas, Nevada — is not the first artist who tries to paint music but he might be the most precise at it. He came up with a colour-coded chord wheel that helps him translate notes into colours so he can make paintings that are exact visualisations of his favourite songs.


Artists Win $15M From Universal Music Over Digital Downloads

A four-year court battle has ended in the favour of a group of musicians who sued Universal Music Group, saying their royalties were being unfairly calculated for downloads of songs and albums through digital services like iTunes.


People Love Falling Asleep To Boring Ed Sheeran And Sam Smith

The data nerds at Spotify crunched roughly 2.8 million “sleep-themed” playlists and came to the startling conclusion that people love to listen to boring music when they’re trying to fall asleep.


How To Stream Coachella 2015 Live Online

Missing out on all the sweet action from the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival? Don’t be sad: it’s being streamed online in glorious HD! Here’s how to watch it.