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The 1975 hold back new album from Spotify... but give Apple an exclusive

One of the year’s biggest new albums so far, The 1975’s I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful But Unaware Of It, is not available on …

Apple Music

Spotify's 2015 Year in Music is here and it's epic

Every year Spotify releases its ‘Year in Music‘ personalized site of how your year of listening unfolded and this year’s is finally here.<p>2015’s version is better than ever and offers a great deep dive into your most listened albums, artists and tracks as well as statistics about your overall …

Music Metadata: A Case Study Through Genre

<i>Guest Post by MediaNet Content Manager Amy Vandergon on Medium</i><p>Here at MediaNet’s Content department, we spend a lot of time staring at metadata tags. …

New Music

9 Labels Working To Fix A Broken Music Industry

But There’s hope. We explored all the ways these labels are flipping the script on releasing music today. So we can all peer into the future together.<p>…

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

How Much Nature Should The Doctor Order?

Being in green spaces makes you physically and mentally healthier. But how long do you have to stay out there? And what even counts as nature, anyway?<p>Doctors and researchers are now realizing that getting outside is more and more important to our physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s why we …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

A new audio app claims to treat tinnitus

Tinnitus affects the ears but it originates in the brain. The condition, which causes ringing in the ears, is mainly triggered by age-related hearing loss and prolonged exposure to excessively loud noise. But neuroscientific studies reveal that tinnitus is a symptom of abnormal hyperactivity in the …

How one of the best films at Sundance was shot using an iPhone 5S

A breakout hit made with an $8 app<p><i>Tangerine</i>, a breakout hit from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, is full of surprises. There’s the subject matter: transgender prostitutes working in a not-so glamorous part of Hollywood. And there are the characters: flinty, funny, nobody’s victim. But the story …

Filmmaking

Björk - Vulnicura

If the voice is a problem for you by now – now being this ninth studio album proper from Icelandic singer, sometime actress and certified cultural …

Björk