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Switch Streaming Music Services Without Losing Your Songs And Playlists

Sick of Spotify? Tired of Tidal? Annoyed by Apple Music? There’s no shortage of choice if you want to jump from one streaming music service to another, but don’t be too hasty. Before you switch sides you want to make sure you’re not going to lose any of your precious tunes along the way.


A Collection Of The Weirdest Junk I've Found On Spotify

I have a tendency to fall down what I’ll call “internet research holes”. Recent romps include reading the entire Daenerys Targaryen character page on the Game of Thrones Wikia, the entire post history of a person who supposedly writes for Total Sorority Move and the collected web history of Beyoncé and Jay Z’s marital problems. (I should note here that I do not watch Game of Thrones, read Total Sorority Move, or know Bey and Jay personally.) No matter the subject matter, the process is always the same: open up my computer, follow my heart and sit in bed for the next two hours fixating on whatever I find.


Beyoncé Defeats Piracy And Makes Us Finally Embrace Tidal

Did you listen to Beyonce’s hottest new record? Maybe watch her hour-long short film? If you have, then it’s very likely that you signed up for Tidal. Which begs the question: is Tidal starting to actually win?


How To Use One Of iTunes' Best Features In Google Play Music

One great feature we lost in the transition from iTunes to all-you-can-eat streaming services is the smart playlist. When you have 30 million tracks to choose from, queueing up everything you’ve not heard for six months makes less sense. Thankfully, you can bring the feature to Google Play Music with a simple Chrome extension.


Soundcloud's New $US10 Subscription Is Its Latest Sad Death Rattle 

Soundcloud just introduced a $US10 ($13) per month streaming music service in the US called Go ($US13 [$17] if you sign up through the iOS app), which adds only two new features to the existing offering: the ability to listen ad-free and download music for listening offline. Is it dead in the water? Oy Soundcloud.


JB Hi-Fi's NOW Streaming Is Shutting Down

In the age of free Spotify and cheap Apple Music, it’s very hard for competing music streaming apps and businesses to stay alive. After Rdio closed its doors late last year, JB Hi-Fi NOW is next on the chopping block — the Aussie music listening service will shut down in a month from today.


Not Even Kanye Can Save Tidal

Less than a year ago, Tidal was a punchline: a vanity project promoted by a slew of out of touch musicians who knew a crap ton about making music, but absolutely nothing about selling it. Now, Tidal is the number one free app on the Apple App Store.


How To Move Your Rdio Playlists To Spotify

Ever since I learned the best music site on the internet is being acquired by Pandora, I’ve been sick about losing the amazing Christmas playlist that I’ve been carefully curating for years. Thankfully, Rdio and Spotify have made it really easy to export and re-import my playlists. Here’s how to do it.


Pandora Aims To Beat The Boredom With Its New Thumbprint Radio Station

Faltering internet radio Pandora’s newest effort to reinvent itself is a newly personalised radio station called Thumbprint Radio, which is based on all of the thumbs you’ve ever given the service.


Google Play Music's Family Plan Is Live, And It's A Great Deal

Briefly: You can soon sign up for the Google Play Music family plan announced earlier this spring. Rolling out in Australia over the next few days, $US15 ($21) connects up to six accounts to Google Play Music. Considering Google Play Music ordinarily costs $12 per month, this is a great deal. (Although, the logistics of splitting the cost between 6 people are impractical.) I should note that both Spotify and Apple Music offer similarly priced plans.


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