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Can You Hear The Difference In High Quality Music? Test Yourself

Here’s a simple test that lets you toggle between an extremely high-quality file music file and a low-quality music file. Can you tell the difference?


OK, Playing Your Own Music In An Uber Is Actually Pretty Neat

Earlier this week amidst an ethical and public relations catastrophe, Uber announced new Spotify integration that lets you play music of your choice on the ride-sharing service. Uber just let me take it for a spin, and it’s admittedly a nice touch for the Uber riders of the world.


YouTube Music Key Hands-On: Streaming Music Has Never Been Easier

Last week, YouTube announced its new streaming music service, which is finally rolling out in beta form. It comes complete with out-of-app background listening, cacheable videos, ad-free music, and a 6 month free trial. It turns YouTube into a great little music player. I just tried it out and so far, so good.


Google Just Gave You A Good Reason To Quit Spotify With Its New Streaming Service

I signed up for Spotify three years ago, the day the service launched in the United States. $400 in subscription fees later, I’m still a member, and I’ve never regretted the money for a second. But for the first time since joining, I’m actually tempted to leave. YouTube Music Key might just win me over.


Report: Apple Will Bundle Beats Music Into iOS Next Year

The Financial Times reports that Apple will bundle the Beats Music subscription service into a forthcoming version of iOS. Although it’s not clear what form this bundling will take, it gels with some reports we’ve heard before, as well as with common sense.


What Taylor Swift Doesn't Mean For Spotify

When Taylor Swift pulled her music off Spotify a week ago, she deftly couched the action as a principled stand for artists against the blanket injustice of streaming music services. A lot of people have been talking about it in those terms. But that’s not what her decision was about at all.


Spotify To Taylor Swift: We're Not Screwing You Over, Record Labels Are

When Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify, she was absolutely right that the whole streaming music system is screwing over artists. But that’s not Spotify’s fault.


Report: Key Indie Labels Sign On To YouTube's Rumoured Music Service

The Financial Times reports that YouTube’s rumoured streaming music service has hit a crucial milestone this week by locking down a deal with Merlin, the network that represents the licensing rights for a huge swath of indie labels.


Taylor Swift's Music Is Still Streaming Online Through Rdio

Jonesing for a Taylor Swift fix? Although you won’t find her albums on Spotify any more, all of the singer’s pre-1989 albums are streaming online through its number one competitor Rdio.


Vodafone Red Customers Will Get A Free Spotify Subscription

So here’s an unusual value-add for a mobile plan: if you sign up to a Vodafone Red Plan on a 12- or 24-month contract, you’ll get a free Spotify Premium account for the duration of the contract.


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