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Spotify has been hit with a huge copyright lawsuit that alleges the music streaming company "failed to pay songwriter royalties to a publishing company approximately 21 per cent of the time," according to the complaint. Wixen Music Publishing filed the $US1.6 billion lawsuit against Spotify on December 29. The music licensing company says it represents Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine, Missy Elliott, Neil Young, Weezer, and the Beach Boys, among other artists.

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Get ready to fill your eye holes with the best Christmas gifts for people who want to fill their ear holes these holidays. We've got some of the best gifts for music lovers, audiophiles and those who love to dance.

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I'm listening to Lana Del Rey right now. Her first album dropped during an emotional phase of my life, and while I'm sometimes embarrassed to admit it, I really like Born to Die. But, until a week ago, I avoided listening to it because my listening activity flipped a switch with my friends who could see me listening to Lana Del Rey on Spotify. Yes, my friends would see my listening habits, and then they'd make fun of me. This is what a world without privacy looks like.

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Spotify has been the biggest music streaming service to find a business model that users can accept, and music labels can endure. In its early days, the company positioned itself as "a viable alternative to music piracy". But allegedly, the company's beta was filled with pirated MP3 files.

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Chances are you've signed up to at least one streaming service -- but are you making the most of the best-quality music on offer? A quick audit of your apps can boost both streaming and downloaded bit-rates, so you're always assured of the highest fidelity audio flowing through your pricy headphones to your eardrums. Which means you hear more of the music and a little less of the noise that can accompany lower quality music files.

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Over the next month, I'll be spending upwards of 90 hours in the air, and probably just as long sitting in airport lounges and standing in queues -- I travel a fair bit for work. I always have a laptop and a couple of phones with me, but juggling them all is a pain. I find it much more relaxing to switch everything off and put it away, except for one phone I have filled to the brim with movies, books, music and podcasts.

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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.