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.
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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.
There, I said it.
As countless Rdio fans sit back helplessly as their accounts go dark, it's time to be blunt. Spotify continues to outpace its growing army of competitors, and if you're going to spend money on a streaming music service, you should sign up for Spotify Premium. Or save a few bucks and get the free version, because it's pretty damn great, too!
Briefly: As you've probably heard if you're an Rdio user, the music-streaming service is shuttering its doors. The fate of the company's assets is clear — sold for $US75 million to Pandora — but the wind-down process has now been outlined.
The news that Pandora is buying bankrupt Rdio is very sad indeed, and leaves many of us wondering what will happen to the Dad Rock playlists we spent years perfecting. Here's a way to export them, for now.
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.