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Google's New Family Plan For Music Is A Damn Good Deal

Google just announced a “Family Plan” for Google Play Music. For just $US15 a month, you get up to six accounts that family members can use on any device. The plan will even keep each preferences and recommendations. That’s a pretty good deal.

Everyone Thinks Sam Smith's New Bond Tune Is Rubbish

We’re just weeks away from the release of the latest James Bond epic Spectre, and now we know what the theme music will be. This time around the film-makers have opted to commission Sam Smith (the singer, not the beer as everyone knows that Bond drinks Martinis), and he’s come up with a track titled “Writing’s On The Wall”.

Watch A Guy Use 90 Instruments To Play A Single Song

Video: How many instruments can you name off the top of your head. Fifteen? Twenty? If you just got to 25 and you’re patting yourself on the back right now, slow down: The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix is home to over 6000.

YACHT's New Song Can Only Be Played When Uber Surge Pricing Is In Effect In LA

Yacht’s new album, I Thought the Future Would Be Cooler, drops on October 16, but the collective is teasing the new songs in expectedly inventive ways. You can only watch the video for the new single “L.A. Plays Itself” when Uber puts surge pricing into effect in Los Angeles. This is a fun trick.

This Is What Happens When An Indie Band Experiments At The LHC

It’s normally just researchers that get to experiment at the LHC. But one physicist has decided to invite a series of bands to play around at the world’s largest science lab — and this is the result.

Why Winning The Dancing Baby Lawsuit Is A Big Deal For The Internet

In 2007, a home video of a baby dancing to Prince’s 1984 masterpiece Let’s Go Crazy was uploaded onto YouTube. Eight years and a few dozen lawyers later, a federal appeals court has ruled that uploading the video was an OK thing to do — a judgement that is of surprising importance to the rest of the internet.

Tidal's New Strategy Is Selling Overpriced Prince CDs

The Compact Disc (CD) is a physical music distribution format that many people believe is declining in popularity. But Jay Z’s streaming music service, Tidal, thinks that selling compact discs is part of its future.

This Music Video Actually Put A Vintage TV Into Space -- Twice

How do you create a convincing space-based music video? By actually filming it in space, at least if you’re producer Joe Connor.

There's Now A Compact Version Of That Piano With Those Squishy Tube Keys

Seaboard’s Roli brought some genuine innovation to electronic keyboards (not just another Rick Astley remix demo mode) with soft touch-sensitive keys giving musicians new ways to play. And now there’s a compact version called the Rise for those who don’t have room for 88 keys — err, tubes.

Spotify's 'Found Them First' Tool Calculates Your Musical Cool

In the days of physical records, you could simply shrug and claim to have known a band before they were big. But with digital streaming comes cold, hard evidence of when you first listened to a band — and Spotify now lets you use it to work out if your bragging is accurate.

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