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Spotify Is The Best Streaming Music Service

There, I said it.

As countless Rdio fans sit back helplessly as their accounts go dark, it’s time to be blunt. Spotify continues to outpace its growing army of competitors, and if you’re going to spend money on a streaming music service, you should sign up for Spotify Premium. Or save a few bucks and get the free version, because it’s pretty damn great, too!

Rdio Will Be Cancelling Subscriptions Starting Tomorrow

Briefly: As you’ve probably heard if you’re an Rdio user, the music-streaming service is shuttering its doors. The fate of the company’s assets is clear — sold for $US75 million to Pandora — but the wind-down process has now been outlined.

Adele's 25 Will Not Be On Spotify, Apple Music Or Other Streaming Services

Adele’s highly-anticipated new record 25 will not be available on Spotify, according to the company.

Here's How To Export Your Rdio Playlists

The news that Pandora is buying bankrupt Rdio is very sad indeed, and leaves many of us wondering what will happen to the Dad Rock playlists we spent years perfecting. Here’s a way to export them, for now.

YouTube Music Is Breathtakingly Pointless

The new YouTube Music app is a failure. YouTube is quietly one of the most powerful forces in digital music, and this — THIS! — is the app that’s supposed to change everything. It changes nothing.

Adele's 'Hello' Has Broken All Records By Selling One Million Downloads In One Week

Adele’s remake of Lionel Richie’s classic ballad has hit a milestone that has not been achieved by any other song in history. According to Nielsen Music, the singer sold one million downloads of the song in just seven days.

Filter Your Spotify Playlists For Easier Music Management

Playlists are at the core of the Spotify experience, but it’s all too easy to end up with an abundance of overlong ones — after all, once you start compiling the very best disco tracks from Spotify’s 30m+ track library it’s difficult to stop. Fortunately, the desktop apps include a simple playlist filtering option, though it’s pretty well hidden.

The Record Industry Is Suing Aurous, The Popcorn Time For Music 

Well that didn’t take long. Just a few days after Aurous launched its free, torrent-based music streaming service and hours after it won widespread media coverage, the RIAA announced an aggressive lawsuit to bring it down. So much for easy piracy.

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.

Vinyl Record Sales Generated More Money This Year Than Free Streaming Music

The vinyl resurgence is real, but artists are still getting screwed.

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