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.
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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.
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.
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.
Neil Young took to Facebook today to announce that "streaming has ended for me". Oh brother.
Taylor Swift and Apple Music have spent the last week embroiled in a passive-aggressive Tweetwar over artist payments on Apple's upcoming streaming service. Apple caved to Swift's demands on the weekend, and now the singer has made good, confirming that her latest album 1989 will be coming to Apple Music.
After streaming music nemesis Taylor Swift published an open letter to Apple on Sunday asking the company to pay artists during Apple Music's free three month trial period, Apple quickly changed its policy to line up with Swift's wishes. Almost TOO quickly...