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By Kol Tregaskes | A curated music magazine of the best music articles from around the Web.  For my playlist check #NewMusicPlaylistFlips magazine

This song-identifying Facebook group is better than Shazam

<i>looking for a track with just a single piano key/chord on the drop, its techno track i think</i><p>At 1:55pm on April 2, 2016, Mike Davis posted this vague …

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How to Find New Music You'll Actually Like

Some people can dig up great music like magic, or have friends inside the industry who keep them updated. Some people are contented with their weekly …

Apple Music vs. Spotify vs. Google Play Music: A music subscription showdown

We wake up to music. We go about our days to music. If we're happy, we're singing along. If we're sad, we're crooning. If we're mad, we will scream …

How to use Spotify's radio magic to level up your personal playlists

Spotify prides itself on its playlist prowess. There's a reason that Spotify's Home tab is covered in playlists rather than just popular songs and …

Music really is a universal language, study suggests

Regardless of language, music's true intent shines through<p>There is a communicative power in music that runs deeper than words. In fact, as the German …

Harvard

The blockchain will disrupt the music business and beyond

In 2018, blockchain will create a new wave of major disruption in media-content distribution. The immutability and "trustless" nature of the …

What's the Best Song, According to Science?

Some songs stick to your soul like ectoplasm. Whether you’re at the club or Chuck E. Cheese, sometimes you hear a certain song that brings you back …

York University

Is the threat of a copyright lawsuit stifling music?

<b>Artists are being advised not to state publicly who they're inspired by on their new music, the Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned. Could this stifle their creativity?</b><p>"There is no such thing as a completely original composition," says music producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers.<p>"We learn …

Pharrell Williams

Chris Cornell: Soundgarden star hanged himself

<b>Singer Chris Cornell died as a result of hanging himself, US officials have confirmed.</b><p>Cornell, 52, was found dead after performing in a concert with his band, Soundgarden, in Detroit on Wednesday evening.<p>The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed in a statement the frontman took his own …

Crime

20 Years Later, Liam Gallagher Is Still Fighting The Britpop War – By Himself

Children of the nineties will fondly remember the all-consuming war between fans of rival bands Blur and Oasis. It was the iPhone vs Android of its …

Liam Gallagher

Futuristic map shows what Earth could look like in 2050

To mark its 20th anniversary, Kaspersky has created a map to help people “look back and look forward” simultaneously. Called Earth 2050, the map …

Sea Level

Ed Sheeran has nine of top 10, but thinks it's weird

<b>Ed Sheeran says the Official Chart needs to change as his music dominates the UK top 20.</b><p>The singer's record is the fastest selling male album of all time, a week after it was released.<p>All 16 songs have entered the top 20 and nine are in the top 10.<p>"I don't know if there's some weird thing that …

Top 10

Albums are dying. Singer MY wants musicians to think bigger

The album is changing: whether it's weekly SoundCloud drops or Drake's curated mixtapes, new artists no longer stick to traditional release …

Electropop

Google Play Music: Everything you need to know!

While there are many apps that stream music, and stream it well, Google Play Music is Google's music service, and as such is an app that comes on …

Radiohead - The Numbers: Jonny, Thom & a CR78

Spotify Launches Personalised "Daily Mix" Playlists

Last year Spotify launched "Discover Weekly", a weekly-updated playlist for users that would automatically pick out tracks that the company's …

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Radio 1 Goes "Phone First" With On-Demand Exclusives

The controller of Radio 1 would like people to start thinking of the original on-demand music service as being something as new and trendy as a …

Online

Spotify wants to pay the major labels less, and they’re not happy

Spotify could close if it doesn’t make some deals<p>Spotify is out of contract with the major music labels, and to make matters worse it wants to pay …

Has streaming broken the UK singles chart?

<b>Fewer records than ever before are entering the UK top 40 as fans keep streaming the same songs over and over again. But what does that mean for music and new artists in particular?</b><p>He only came for One Dance... but Drake has been hogging the limelight for three months.<p>On Friday, the star's single …

Top 10

Does Playing Loud Music Drain Your Battery Faster?

Of all the things your smartphone can do, playing music is one of the least demanding. Listening to a song puts very little strain on the CPU, …

iPhone 5

Song Exploder: Chvrches Bring the House Down on 'Clearest Blue'

<i>On the Song Exploder podcast, host Hrishikesh Hirway talks to musicians who take apart their songs and, piece by piece, tell the stories of how they</i> …

How to watch, listen to and follow everything at Glastonbury 2016, whether you're there or not

By Joseph Carey<p>Glastonbury isn't taking any risks this year. Instead it's relying on three headline acts that have a history of delivering every …

Festivals

Members of Led Zeppelin Appear In Court To Defend Stairway to Heaven

Two members of Led Zeppelin, singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page, appeared in court in Los Angeles Tuesday to defend themselves against …

These Are The Most Streamed Artists of the UK Summer Festival Line-Up

As the UK gets ready to kick off festival season with a bang at The Isle of Wight Festival, Field Day and Download Festival this weekend, …

Google Play

The 90s Guilty Pleasures Playlist

If you turned on a radio at any point in the 90s—and you probably did since Pandora hadn’t been invented yet—you’ll know some of the songs on this …

Ed Sheeran Sued for Copyright Theft of Hit Song 'Photograph'

Grammy-winning artist Ed Sheeran's 2015 song "Photograph" was a top 10 hit in the United States, selling more than 3.5 million copies.<p>But a pair of California songwriters claim in a copyright lawsuit filed Wednesday that it borrows too heavily from a song they released in 2012 — and they want at …

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