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iTunes Radio Is Now "Apple Music" (and You Need a Subscription) 105 comments
Universal To License Music To SoundCloud In Streaming Deal 49 comments
David Bowie Dies At Age 69 296 comments
Ask Slashdot: Cheap and Fun Audio Hacks? 135 comments
Discogs Turns Record Collectors' Obsessions Into Big Business 31 comments
For a Missouri Cassette Tape Factory, Obsolesence is Just a 12-Letter Word 169 comments
Pirate Bay Cofounder Utterly Bankrupts the Music Industry 261 comments
UK Police Busts Karaoke 'Gang' For Sharing Songs You Can't Buy 118 comments
"Happy Birthday To You" Set To Finally Reach the Public Domain 120 comments
Fan Lists Himself As a Band's Family Member On Wikipedia To Sneak Backstage 91 comments
Pandora To Buy Rdio Assets For $75M In Cash 20 comments
ISP To Court: BitTorrent Usage Doesn't Equal Piracy 175 comments
Microsoft Kills Off Zune Music Service 66 comments
Beats Music To Shut Down November 30 61 comments
Rovi and Michigan State University Establish Largest US Library Media Collection 22 comments
Video Game Music Is Saving the Symphony Orchestra 111 comments
Making Your Graphing Calculator a Musical Instrument 55 comments
Canadian Music Industry Faces Competition Complaint Over Public Domain Records 38 comments
Bozza Wants To Be Africa's Answer To iTunes, Spotify and Netflix 42 comments
KFC South Africa Lets Customers Listen To Music Using Bone Conduction 50 comments
"Happy Birthday" Public Domain After All? 183 comments
Voyager's Golden Record For Aliens Now Available On SoundCloud 57 comments
Police Shut Down Anti-Violence Fundraiser Over Rapper's Hologram 298 comments
Firefox Will Soon Show You Which Tabs Are Making Noise, and Let You Mute Them 151 comments
Dieter Moebius, Electronic Music Pioneer, Dead at 71 27 comments
Grooveshark Co-founder Josh Greenberg Dead At 28 173 comments
Neil Young Says His Music Is Too Good For Streaming Services 574 comments
"Happy Birthday" Hits Sour Notes When It Comes To Song's Free Use 178 comments
FTC Officials Looking Into Apple's Streaming Business Model, Say Sources 53 comments
Dartmouth Contests Showcase Computer-Generated Creativity 50 comments
How Apple Music Can Disrupt Users' iTunes Libraries 360 comments
Movie Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash 66 comments
Apple To Pay Musicians For Free Streams, After All 134 comments
Taylor Swift: Apple's Disdain For Royalties Is 'Shocking, Disappointing' 368 comments
The Problems Apple Music Needs To Fix Before Launch 110 comments
UK's Legalization of CD Ripping Is Unlawful, Court Rules 301 comments
Apple Will Pay More To Streaming Music Producers Than Spotify -- But Not Yet 141 comments
Restaurateur Loses Copyright Suit To BMI 389 comments
Spotify Raises $526 Million As Apple Charges Into Streaming 72 comments
A Music-Sharing Network For the Unconnected 66 comments
Sony Music CEO Confirms Launch of Apple's Music Streaming Service 86 comments
Apple Music and the Terrible Return of DRM 260 comments
Apple Recalls Beats Pill XL Speakers As Fire Risk 104 comments
Steve Albini: The Music Industry Is a Parasite -- and Copyright Is Dead 189 comments
Ask Slashdot: Will Technology Disrupt the Song? 158 comments
Musical Organ Created From 49 Floppy Disk Drives 76 comments
Canadian Piracy Rates Plummet As Industry Points To New Copyright Notice System 224 comments
Canadian Prime Minister To Music Lobby: Here's Your Copyright Term Extension 121 comments
What Happens To Our Musical Taste As We Age? 361 comments
The Music Industry's Latest Shortsighted Plan: Killing Freemium Services 244 comments
How Spotify Can Become Profitable 167 comments
Grooveshark Resurrected Out of US Jurisdiction 29 comments
Apple Gets Antitrust Scrutiny Over Music Deals 47 comments
Grooveshark Shuts Down 226 comments
The Power of Backroom Lobbying: How the Music Industry Got a Copyright Extension 109 comments
Stephen Hawking Has a Message For One Direction Fans 109 comments
Pandora Paying Artists $0.0001 More Per Stream Than It Was Last Year 124 comments
Music Industry Argues Works Entering Public Domain Are Not In Public Interest 302 comments
iTunes Stops Working For Windows XP Users 368 comments
Legislation Would Force Radio Stations To Pay Royalties 218 comments
MuseScore 2.0 Released 35 comments
Universal Reportedly Wants Spotify To Scale Back Its Free Streaming 117 comments
"Open Well-Tempered Clavier" Project Complete; Score and Recording Online 59 comments
Mickey Delp Makes 'Walk Up and Play' Electronic Instruments (Video) 28 comments
3D Audio Standard Released 82 comments
UK Police and PRS Shut Down Karaoke Torrent Site 75 comments
$7.4 Million Blurred Lines Verdict Likely To Alter Music Business 386 comments
Google Nest Rumored To Be Moving Into Audio 37 comments
Musician Releases Album of Music To Code By 181 comments
A Versatile and Rugged MIDI Mini-Keyboard (Video) 56 comments
That U2 Apple Stunt Wasn't the Disaster You Might Think It Was 201 comments
Ultra-Low Power Radio Transceiver Enables Truly Wireless Earbuds 110 comments
Genetic Data Analysis Tools Reveal How US Pop Music Evolved 57 comments
Can the Guitar Games Market Be Resurrected? 163 comments
Pandora Pays Artists $0.001 Per Stream, Thinks This Is "Very Fair" 305 comments
$10K Ethernet Cable Claims Audio Fidelity, If You're Stupid Enough To Buy It 418 comments
Major Record Labels Keep 73% of Spotify Payouts 157 comments
Music Doesn't Feature In the Pirate Bay's Top 100 Biggest Torrents 196 comments
Radio, Not YouTube, Is Still King of Music Discovery 126 comments
Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman 391 comments
How Long Will It Take Streaming To Dominate the Music Business? 169 comments
Vinyl's Revival Is Now a Phenomenon On Both Sides of the Atlantic 278 comments
Happy Public Domain Day: Works That Copyright Extension Stole From Us In 2015 328 comments
The Beatles, Bob Dylan and the 50-Year Copyright Itch 153 comments
Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand 433 comments
Apple's iPod Classic Refuses To Die 269 comments
Excuse Me While I Kiss This Guy: The Science of Misheard Song Lyrics 244 comments
Gangnam Style Surpasses YouTube's 32-bit View Counter 164 comments
Polyphonic Overtone Singing Explained Visually With Spectrograms 51 comments
How YouTube Music Key Will Redefine What We Consider Music 105 comments
Birds Found Using Human Musical Scales For the First Time 80 comments
Pianist Asks Washington Post To Remove Review Under "Right To Be Forgotten" 257 comments
Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores 328 comments
New Music Discovered In Donkey Kong For Arcade 74 comments
They Might Be Giants "Dial-a-Song" Returns, Online 29 comments
Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement 171 comments
U2 and Apple Collaborate On 'Non-Piratable, Interactive Format For Music' 358 comments
Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album 323 comments
Apple Outrages Users By Automatically Installing U2's Album On Their Devices 610 comments
Deadmau5 Accuses Disney of Pirating His Music 137 comments
Music Training's Cognitive Benefits Could Help "At-Risk" Students 58 comments
YouTube Music Subscription Details Leak 71 comments
Ford, GM Sued Over Vehicles' Ability To Rip CD Music To Hard Drive 317 comments
Ode To Sound Blaster: Are Discrete Audio Cards Still Worth the Investment? 502 comments
Google Acquires Curated Music Service Songza 45 comments
How Apple Can Take Its Headphones To the Next Level 196 comments
Secret of the Banjo's Unique Sound Discovered By Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist 101 comments
Google: Indie Musicians Must Join Streaming Service Or Be Removed 364 comments
Ask Slashdot: Resolving the Clash Between Art and Technology In Music? 121 comments
Apple Confirms Purchase of Beats For $3 Billion 188 comments
Spotify Announces Single User Hacked, No Personal Data Stolen 50 comments
Google Using YouTube Threat As Leverage For Cheaper Streaming Rights 197 comments
UK ISPs To Send Non-Threatening Letters To Pirates 93 comments
Apple Reportedly Buying Beats Electronics For $3.2 Billion 198 comments
Band Releases Album As Linux Kernel Module 128 comments
Groove Basin: Quest For the Ultimate Music Player 87 comments
Interviews: Jonathan Coulton Answers Your Questions 36 comments
Elite Violinists Can't Distinguish Between a Stradivarius and a Modern Violin 469 comments
Algorithm Composes Music By Text Analyzing the World's Best Novels 31 comments
Why Are There More Old Songs On iTunes Than Old eBooks? 77 comments
Interviews: Ask Jonathan Coulton What You Will 48 comments
Neil Young's "Righteous" Pono Music Startup Raises $1 Million With Kickstarter 413 comments
It's True: Some People Just Don't Like Music 268 comments
"The Fat Man" George Sanger Answers Your Questions About Music and Games 20 comments
Lawrence Lessig Wins Fair Use Case 89 comments
YouTube Ordered To Remove "Illegal" Copyright Blocking Notices 427 comments
Ask "The Fat Man" George Sanger About Music and Computer Games 66 comments
Music Industry Is Keeping Streaming Services Unprofitable 118 comments
Skinny Puppy Wants Compensation For Music Used in US Interrogations 271 comments
Now Published: Study Showing Pirate Bay Blockade Has No Effect 127 comments
Steam Music Now Accepting Beta Signups 102 comments
Ask Slashdot: An Open Source PC Music Studio? 299 comments
CES 2014: Stefan Lindsay Demonstrates the gTar (Video) 104 comments
European Research Network GÉANT Turns Spacecraft Data Into Music 33 comments
Canadian Music Industry Calls For Internet Regulation, Website Blocking 198 comments
Data Analysts Attempt To Predict World's Largest Music Vote, Again 41 comments
Kim Dotcom Just Launched His New Music Service With His Own Album 69 comments
Why the Major Labels Love (and Artists Hate) Music Streaming 164 comments
Media Player Nightingale Reaches 1.12.1; First Release Since Songbird 79 comments
US Customs Destroys Virtuoso's Flutes Because They Were "Agricultural Items" 894 comments
Unreleased 1963 Beatles Tracks On Sale To Preserve Copyright 230 comments
Ask Slashdot: Can Digital Music Replace Most Instrumental Musicians? 328 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best FLOSS iTunes Replacement In 2013? 317 comments
Get Ready For a Streaming Music Die-Off 370 comments
App Detects Neo-Nazis Using Their Music 392 comments
Spotify's Own Math Suggests Musicians Are Still Getting Hosed 244 comments
Piracy Offers Heavy Metal a New Business Model 246 comments
Winamp Shutting Down On December 20 400 comments
Real-Time Radio Search Engine From Music Industry's Nemesis 59 comments
Music Industry Issues Take Down Notices to 50 Major Lyrics Sites 281 comments
Hacker Spoofs Track Plays To Top Music Charts 157 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Cross-Platform (Linux-Only) Audio Software? 223 comments
More Evidence That Piracy Can Increase Sales 196 comments
New Headphones Generate Sound With Carbon Nanotubes 102 comments
MuseScore Aims Make 50,000 New Braille Scores Available To Blind Musicians 49 comments
BitTorrent "Bundles" Create Cash Registers Inside Artwork 97 comments
Open Well-Tempered Clavier: a Kickstarter Campaign For Open Source Bach 70 comments
How Amateurs Destroyed the Professional Music Business 617 comments
Why iTunes Radio Could Take Down Pandora 166 comments
Why Steve Albini Still Prefers Analog Tape 440 comments
New Musopen Campaign Wants To "Set Chopin Free" 142 comments
Ministry of Sound Suing Spotify Over User Playlists 201 comments
Newest YouTube User To Fight a Takedown: Lawrence Lessig 154 comments
Can There Be Open Source Music? 183 comments
Amarok 2.8 "Return To the Origin" Released 99 comments
VLC For iOS Returns On July 19, Rewritten and Fully Open-Sourced 203 comments
Radiohead's Thom Yorke Pulls Albums From Spotify In Protest of Low Royalties 301 comments
Piracy Rates Plummet As Legal Alternatives Come To Norway 261 comments
Secrets of Beatboxing Revealed By MRI 49 comments
How DRM Won 221 comments
How Copyright Makes Books and Music Disappear 128 comments
Why Automakers Should Stop the Infotainment Arms Race 317 comments
MagicPlay: the Open Source AirPlay 177 comments
Kickass Torrents' Domain Seized By Philippine Authorities 122 comments
Birthday Song's Copyright Leads To a Lawsuit For the Ages 442 comments
FLAC Gets First Update In 6 Years 197 comments
Happy Culture Freedom Day! 45 comments
Records Labels Prepare Massive 'Pirate Site' Domain Blocking Blitz 110 comments
Astronaut Chris Hadfield Performs Space Oddity On the ISS 212 comments
Israeli Singer Publishes a Song In Hebrew — and Perl 69 comments
BitTorrent Bundle Puts a Music Store Inside Torrents 78 comments
"Terrorist" Lyrics Land High Schooler In Jail 573 comments
iTunes Store Turns 10 184 comments
Smithsonian Releases 128-Year-Old Recording of Alexander Graham Bell 122 comments
DMCA Safe Harbor May Not Apply To Old Copyrighted Works 139 comments
Aereo Ruling Could Impact Pandora 107 comments
Twitter Launches the World's Umpteenth Online Music Site 45 comments
Apple Near Deal For Radio Service 143 comments
Twitter Adding Music Recommendation 22 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Can a Blind Singer 'See' the Choirmaster's Baton? 189 comments
Judge Rules That Resale of MP3s Violates Copyright Law 294 comments
Boston Cops Go Undercover Online To Crack Down on Concerts 229 comments
Direct-to-Vinyl Recording Makes a Comeback (Video) 166 comments
Scientists Study Getting an Unwanted Tune Out of Your Head 219 comments
Can You Really Hear the Difference Between Lossless, Lossy Audio? 749 comments
V&A Scraps Napalm Death Gig For Fear Decibel Levels Will Damage Sculptures 79 comments
Jammie Thomas Denied Supreme Court Appeal 347 comments
Veoh Once Again Beats UMG (After Going Out of Business) 229 comments
Mobile Sharing: "Bezos Beep" Vs. Smartphone Bump 180 comments
Apple and Amazon Flirt With a Market For Used Digital Items 138 comments
Rock Band Live's Second Act: Networks and Data Centers 52 comments
Music Industry Sees First Revenue Increase Since 1999 393 comments
Napster: the Day the Music Was Set Free 243 comments
Ask Slashdot: How to Pimp My Android Tablet? 154 comments
Amazon Patents 'Maintaining Scarcity' of Goods 240 comments
Sony To Make Its Last MiniDisc System Next Month 263 comments
As Music Streaming Grows, Royalties Slow To a Trickle 665 comments
NZ Copyright Tribunal Fines First File-Sharer 102 comments
Jonathan Coulton Offers Some Gleeful Turnabout 157 comments
Data Analyst Spoils the World's Biggest Song Vote 165 comments
Jonathan Coulton Song Used By Glee Without Permission 307 comments
Survey Suggests P2P Users Buy More Music 186 comments
How Apple Killed an iTunes Competitor 143 comments
Amazon Sidesteps App Store Business Model, Plays Back MP3s From Safari 114 comments
Amazon AutoRip — 14 Years Late 215 comments
Making Earbuds That Fit (Video) 104 comments
Drug Allows Deafened Mice to Regrow Inner Ear Hair 80 comments
Catch Up Via Video With World of Commodore 2012 51 comments
YouTube Drops 2 Billion Fake Music Industry Views 167 comments
Pirate Radio Station In Florida Jams Automotive Electronics 315 comments
Ask Slashdot: How Do You "Unwrap" e-Gifts? 86 comments
Slashdot Asks: SATA DVD Drives That Don't Suck for CD Ripping? 330 comments
Apple Declutters, Speeds Up iTunes With Major Upgrade 295 comments
Vendors Sue Dutch Government Over Media Levies 55 comments
Highway To Sell: AC/DC iTunes Snub Finally Over 247 comments
One Musician's Demand From Pandora: Mandatory Analytics 227 comments
Ask Slashdot: Which International Online Music Stores Are Legit? 166 comments
Brain Scans of Rappers and Jazz Musicians Shed Light On Creativity 92 comments
Band Uses Nuclear Isotopes To Make Music 37 comments
Why Dissonant Music Sounds 'Wrong' 183 comments
Mike Storey and His Plate Reverb (Video) 163 comments
Apple Delays Simpler and Cleaner iTunes 'to Get It Right' 252 comments
NBC Erases SNL Sketch From Digital Archive For Fear of Copyright Lawsuit 128 comments
Crowdsourcing Concerts — the Future of Live Music? 58 comments
Jonathan Coulton Re-records 'Code Monkey' For Us 62 comments
Dotcom's New Site "Megabox" Almost Ready 101 comments
Pandora Shares Artist Payment Figures 152 comments
Google Stops Offering Free Music Service In China 67 comments
Neil Young Pushes Pono, Says Piracy Is the New Radio 361 comments
A Glimpse At Piracy In the UK and Beyond 132 comments
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Detained In Sweden 95 comments
8th Circuit Upholds $220,000 Verdict In Jammie Thomas Case 285 comments
Ask Slashdot: Hackable Portable Music Player For Helicopters? 158 comments
Apple Reportedly Planning Streaming Music Service 95 comments
Bruce Willis Considering Legal Action Against Apple Over iTunes Collection 570 comments
Man With World's Deepest Voice Can Hit Infrasonic Notes 173 comments
Will Your Books and Music Die With You? 248 comments
Radio Royalty Legislation Described As 'RIAA Bailout' 272 comments
Music Memories Stored In Different Part of Brain Than Other Memories 94 comments
Project To Turn Classical Scores Into Copyright-Free Music Completed 290 comments
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