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YouTube subscription music licensing strikes wrong notes with indie labels

Independent music labels are at loggerheads with YouTube over the licensing terms for its upcoming streaming music subscription service.<p>The service – still not officially announced, but the subject of longstanding speculation within the music and technology industries – is expected to compete …

Apple’s Beats deal is for Dre, streaming, and everything else

An attempt to save the music industry? An acquihire to get Dr.Dre? Two reports suggest Apple’s deal for Beats would encompass both goals. One one …

Offering more free content is a start to combat the huge piracy challenge in Asia

“There has to be a free model that’s pervasive enough that leads to a service that people will pay for. If you consider the amount of money people …

Asia

The Roots: . . .And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

Brutally bleak, shrouded in screwed hues, with a narrator "on my existential grind doing consequential dirt," this 33-minute concept suite is rap's …

IKEA Unveils PS 2014 Collection Filled with Space-Saving Furniture and Double-Duty Designs (PHOTOS)

The world has been asking for more space-saving, double-duty furniture and it looks like IKEA has been all ears. The Swedish home furnishings company …

20 Ways to Live Large in a Small Space

Living in a New York City apartment for a decade certainly taught me how to prioritize a small space. However, some of the greatest lessons I learned …

15 Ways to Use IKEA's Fintorp System All Over The House: http://apttherapy.com/1mAurtC Not long ago I explored ways people have used the super affordable Bekvam spice racks all around the house and today I'm turning to another cheap and extremely versatile IKEA product - the Fintorp kitchen organizer series. Let's take a look at some clever and smart ways folks are using Fintorp at home.

IKEA Unveils New Line of Clever Transforming and Space-Saving Furniture Designs

Last week, we got a sneak peek of IKEA’s new PS 2014 collection entitled “On the Move.” The line of space-saving, multi-functional pieces was …

Murphy Bed Design Ideas: Smart Solutions For Small Spaces

The innovative Murphy bed goes by quite a few names. Irrespective of how you wish to call it, the pull-down or wall bed is one the best ways to save …

How to Build an Off Grid Air Conditioner: DIY Bucket Air Cooler Instructions

Return of a Modern Classic: The Royal System Shelving Unit

Margot and I spotted the recently reintroduced Royal System at Design Within Reach in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago and admired its sleek …

Furniture

15 Genius Ways To Use Champagne

Champagne's not just for drinking anymore. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p>Next time you pop open a bottle of bubbly, don't just grab a couple of flutes and chug it down. There are just too many fabulous things you can do with that champagne! From fantastic cocktails to …

30 Cocktails Perfect For Warm Weather

The prettiest and most delicious cocktails to try this season. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com<p>Warm weather! IT'S FINALLY HERE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! After you shove your puffy coats in suitcases and hide them away in a dark corner never to be seen until the cold returns, go sit …

Do It Yourself: 10 Things to Make Instead of Buy --> http://apttherapy.com/1kipvbh Save some cash and flex those DIY muscles with these ten ideas for things to make rather than buy, from the Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn archives.