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When you're getting it on with your other half, do you put on some smooth tunes - or are you one of the people that have made the Cantina Band song from the Star Wars: A New Hope Soundtrack by John Williams the top track Aussies add to their Spotify "sexy times" playlist?

I love this fact far too much. I have never felt more patriotic than I do right now. I'm just so proud of you all. You're all such giant nerds and I love you all so much.

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Just before the Grammys, it's good news for fans of Purple Rain and When Doves Cry — Prince's back catalogue is now streaming over Spotify, Apple Music and some other subscription music services. Prince was famously anti-Spotify and other mass-market streaming services — except Tidal, for a while — but you can now enjoy his music wherever you are.

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Last week Barack Obama was quoted saying now that his time as US President is coming to an end, he's waiting for a job at Spotify to come up.

So, of course, Spotify have created a role just for him.

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Earlier this week YouTube's Chief Business Officer Robert Kyncl penned a sunny blog post applauding his platform's payouts to musicians — $US1 billion ($1.3 billion) derived from advertising in the past 12 months alone. That's an objectively large sum. It's also a devastatingly low figure compared to pretty much every other online music service.

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If you've got Sonos's excellent wireless speakers set up around your house, chances are you stream your music to them with your smartphone. Chances are, too, that music comes straight from the 'net — and probably from your Spotify subscription. If all these things are true, then Sonos' most recent update will make you happy: you can now throw music to your Sonos setup without leaving the Spotify app.

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It's not unusual for running programs to write data to your hard drive. Say, saving a configuration file or committing to a database. A few megabytes never hurt anybody. But tens of gigabytes an hour? Up until recently, the Spotify client was wreaking this sort of data-based havoc, though a patch has supposedly solved the problem.

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Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up yesterday. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It's probably safe to assume that the two situations are related.