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Sony In $2.3 Billion Deal For EMI, Becomes World's Biggest Music Publisher 13 comments
Google Launches YouTube Music Service With Creepy AI To Predict Listening Habits 36 comments
3D Headphone Startup 'Ossic' Closes Abruptly, Leaving Crowdfunders Hanging 157 comments
'Yanny vs. Laurel' Reveals Flaws In How We Listen To Audio 233 comments
YouTube Unveils New Streaming Service 'YouTube Music,' Rebrands YouTube Red 106 comments
Tidal Is Reportedly Months Behind On Royalty Payments To Labels 40 comments
YouTube Expands Music Credits: Makes It Easier To Identify the Song Featured in a Video 20 comments
Jay-Z's Tidal Accused of Faking Kanye West, Beyonce Streaming Numbers 43 comments
Surging Demand For Vinyl LPs Has Raised Hopes For Reel-to-Reel Tape Deck, Which is Returning To Sale For First Time in Decades 244 comments
Pandora Stock Surges 25% After User Data-Based Marketing Push 32 comments
Digital and Analog Audio's Curious Coexistence 345 comments
Spotify Wants More Paid Subscribers, So It Has Launched a New App To Give Away More Music For Free 66 comments
EU Opens Competition Probe Into Apple's Bid For Music App Shazam 21 comments
The Music Industry Had a Fantastic 2017, Driven by Streaming Revenues 80 comments
'High Definition Vinyl' Is Coming As Early As Next Year 330 comments
Spotify Is Planning a New Version of Its Free Music Service 64 comments
Amazon's Music Storage Service Will Remove MP3 Files on April 30 64 comments
Google Home Can Now Control Your Bluetooth Speakers 33 comments
Pirate Music Site's Owner Sentenced to Five Years in Prison 101 comments
Spotify Says 2 Million Users Hacked Apps To Suppress Ads On Its Free Service 62 comments
CDs, Vinyl Are Outselling Digital Downloads For the First Time Since 2011 136 comments
YouTube Will 'Frustrate' Some Users With Ads So They Pay for Music 191 comments
EU Wants To Require Platforms To Filter Uploaded Content (Including Code) 110 comments
Inside the Booming Black Market For Spotify Playlists 45 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Are Some Apps and Online Services You Use To Discover, Track and Evaluate Movies, TV Shows, Music and Books? 84 comments
Leaked Apple Email Hints at the Possible End of iTunes: Report 145 comments
Spotify Is Cracking Down On Users Pirating Premium-Like Service 83 comments
Apple Is Reportedly Making Its Own High-End Noise-Cancelling Headphones 87 comments
Even With Double the Subscribers, Spotify Says Apple Will Always Have an Edge Owning the App Store 25 comments
Slashdot Asks: Which Smart Speaker Do You Prefer? 234 comments
YouTube Red is Having an Identity Crisis 42 comments
Reddit Audiophiles Test HomePod, Say It Sounds Better Than $1,000 Speaker 327 comments
Rejoice: Samsung's Next Flagship Smartphone Looks To Keep the Headphone Jack Alive 193 comments
Apple Homepod Review: Locked In 73 comments
Apple Music Was Always Going To Win 161 comments
Are Music CDs Dying? Best Buy Stops Selling CDs 295 comments
Things Apple's $350 HomePod Smart-Speaker Can't Do: Answer Random Questions, Check Calendar, Work With an Android Phone, and More 246 comments
Streaming Services Must Hike Songwriter Payments Nearly 50%, Court Rules 88 comments
Jack White Bans Cellphones At Concerts For '100% Human Experience' 294 comments
YouTube's Support for Musicians Comes With a Catch 41 comments
Apple Will Release Its $349 HomePod Speaker On February 9th 98 comments
Buying Headphones in 2018 is Going To Be a Fragmented Mess 276 comments
Is Pop Music Becoming Louder, Simpler and More Repetitive? 477 comments
Japan's Latest Sensation is a Cryptocurrency Pop Group 57 comments
French Songwriter Kiesza Composes First Mainstream Music Album Co-Written With AI 51 comments
Pandora CEO Roger Lynch Wants To Create the Podcast Genome Project 19 comments
Ask Slashdot: What's the Best Media Streaming Device? 206 comments
SoundCloud Refutes Decreasing Audio Quality, Cites Standard Testing 60 comments
Jimmy Iovine To Leave Apple Music in August: Report 46 comments
Spotify Files To Go Public 24 comments
Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Copyright Lawsuit 132 comments
Amazon Music Ending Cloud MP3 Storage, Streaming Option 107 comments
PSA: Spotify Now Available As a Snap For Linux 66 comments
Plexamp, Plex's Spin on the Classic Winamp Player, Is the First Project From New Incubator Plex Labs 209 comments
Apple Buys Shazam To Boost Apple Music 36 comments
Apple Is Reportedly Buying Shazam For Nearly Half a Billion Dollars 60 comments
YouTube to Launch New Music Subscription Service in March 59 comments
Amazon Bringing Echo and Alexa To 80 Additional Countries in Major Global Expansion 38 comments
Two Technologists Create Black Metal Album Using An AI 57 comments
Why Apple's HomePod Is Three Years Behind Amazon's Echo 96 comments
Stock Music Artists Aren't Always Happy About How Their Music Is Used 147 comments
Apple's HomePod Gets Delayed Until 2018 49 comments
Ask Slashdot: Can You Convert Old iPods Into A Home Music-Streaming Solution? 118 comments
A Global Shortage of Magnetic Tape Leaves Cassette Fans Reeling 276 comments
Pandora Loses 7 Million Listeners 115 comments
Ambitious Augmented Reality Startup Doppler Labs Shuts Down 24 comments
Is the Optical Cable Dying? 299 comments
Virtual Singer Uses Crowdsourced Songs To Become a Star In Japan 96 comments
Some Pixel 2 Users Are Complaining About A High-Pitched Whine and Clicking Noises 105 comments
How Google's Pixel 2 'Now Playing' Song Identification Works 129 comments
SUSE Shares Linux-Themed Music Video Parodies 28 comments
Google Slashes Prices of Its USB-C Headphone Dongle Following Minor Outrage 198 comments
Bluetooth Won't Replace the Headphone Jack -- Walled Gardens Will 380 comments
Google Pixel Buds Are Wireless Earbuds That Translate Conversations In Real Time 163 comments
Google Debuts Its $400 Google Home Max Speaker To Rival Apple's HomePod 60 comments
Microsoft Shutters Groove Music, Will Move Users To Spotify 51 comments
Donate Your Noise To Xiph/Mozilla's Deep-Learning Noise Suppression Project 119 comments
More Are Paying To Stream Music, But YouTube Still Holds the Value Gap 43 comments
Google Chrome Will No Longer Autoplay Content With Sound In January 2018 81 comments
Apple's 'Shoddy' Beats Headphones Get Slammed In Lawsuit 190 comments
Can Blockchain Save The Music Industry? 129 comments
Hobbyist Gives iPhone 7 the Headphone Jack We've Always Wanted 194 comments
Happy Music Boosts Brain's Creativity, Study Says 102 comments
Traditional Radio Faces a Grim Future, New Study Says 240 comments
Popular YouTube Artist Uses AI To Record New Album 99 comments
Another Crowdfunded Startup Takes Customers' Money, Then Shuts Downs 166 comments
How the Voyager Golden Record Was Made 122 comments
'Wing Commander' Music Composer Runs Kickstarter Campaign 39 comments
Jonathan Coulton's New Dystopian Album Becomes a Graphic Novel 57 comments
What Happened To Winamp? 332 comments
How Hackers Can Use Pop Songs To 'Watch' You 33 comments
YouTube Music Head Says Company Pays Higher Royalties Than Spotify in US 14 comments
Crowdfunding Campaign Seeks a Libre Recording of a Newly-Completed Bach Work 87 comments
SoundCloud Saved By $170 Million Emergency Funding As CEO Steps Aside 16 comments
Watch Out Ticketmaster: Amazon In Talks To Offer Event Ticketing In US 67 comments
Why Steve Jobs Loved the IPod Shuffle 214 comments
YouTube Red and Google Play Music Will Merge To Create a New Service 59 comments
Apple Discontinues iPod Nano and iPod Shuffle 151 comments
Ask Slashdot: Best Option For a Touring Band With Mobile Data? 203 comments
SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project 48 comments
Steve Jobs' Life Is Now An Opera 74 comments
Chromium To Get Support For MP3 54 comments
Vintage SciFi Magazine 'Galaxy' Preserved Online - And Hopefully Also SoundCloud 52 comments
EU Sides With RIAA, Says YouTube Underpays For Music Streaming 82 comments
SoundCloud Has Enough Money To Survive Only 80 Days, Report Claims 57 comments
Radio Station Hijacked Eight Times In the Past Month To Play 'I'm a Wanker' Song 168 comments
Spotify Denies Allegations It's Putting Fake Artists On Popular Playlists To Cut Costs 115 comments
On-Demand Audio Streaming Hits Record High, Is Up 62.4% Over Last Year 38 comments
Stream-ripping Is 'Fastest Growing' Music Piracy 254 comments
SoundCloud Lays Off Nearly Half Its Staff, Closes Two Offices 51 comments
Kanye West Is Leaving Tidal Because the Company Owes Him Money 94 comments
Sony Will Start Pressing Vinyl Records After 28-Year Hiatus 136 comments
Tesla Is Talking To the Music Labels About Creating Its Own Streaming Service 66 comments
Remember When You Called Someone and Heard a Song? 152 comments
Opus 1.2 Released 22 comments
Spotify Continues To Grow Faster Than Apple Music Thanks To Free Tier 25 comments
Ask Slashdot: Your Favorite Subscription Services? 223 comments
Apple Adds Support For FLAC Lossless Audio In iOS 11 49 comments
Apple Announces Its 'Next Breakthrough' Product: the HomePod 198 comments
For Video Soundtracks, Computers Are the New Composers 171 comments
Music Streaming Service Tidal Loses Third CEO In Two Years 19 comments
MP3 Is Not Dead, It's Finally Free 415 comments
Why Amanda Palmer Left the Music 'Industry' For Crowdfunding 105 comments
The Failed Experiment of the Digital Album Booklet 82 comments
Google Releases Study Defending YouTube's Value To Music Biz; Trade Bodies Hit Back 80 comments
Spotify Used 'Pirate' MP3 Files In Its Early Days: Report 44 comments
Fedora Will Get Full Mp3 Support, As IIS Fraunhofer Terminates Mp3 Licensing Program 133 comments
Apple Wants To Turn Its Music App Into a One-Stop Shop For Pop Culture 54 comments
EU Lawmakers Include Spotify and iTunes In Geoblocking Ban 74 comments
Streaming Services Help Global Music Industry To Fastest Growth in Nearly 20 Years 47 comments
As Streaming Booms, Songs Are Getting Faster and Shorter 173 comments
Spotify Premium Users Will Get Some Albums Two Weeks Before Free Users 46 comments
Streaming Services Generated More Than 50% of All US Music Industry Revenue in 2016 34 comments
Safe Harbor Cost the US Music Industry Up To $1B in Lost Royalties Per Year, Study Finds 194 comments
Popular Open-Source Audio Editor Audacity Adds Windows 10 Support, More Improvements 102 comments
Slashdot Asks: Is the Internet Killing Old and New Art Forms or Helping Them Grow? 110 comments
Pandora Debuts Premium On-Demand Music Tier 41 comments
Music Charts No Longer Make Sense 167 comments
Sorry, Apple, the Headphone Jack Isn't Going Anywhere 332 comments
Spotify Is Testing a Lossless Subscription Tier For $15 to $20 Per Month 77 comments
Radio Is the Worst Place To Listen To Music, Says Jay Z 203 comments
Facebook To Autoplay Videos With Sound On By Default 116 comments
Jeff Bezos Talks About Music Streaming, and His Political Ambitions 70 comments
The Brief, Bumbling Tech Careers of Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, and Will.i.am 97 comments
Misophonia: Scientists Crack Why Eating Sounds Can Make People Angry 152 comments
Hackers Take Over Unsecured Radio Transmitters, Play Anti-Trump Song 99 comments
Vinyl Record Production Gets a Much-Needed Tech Upgrade 303 comments
ISPs Finally Abandon The Copyright Alert System 113 comments
Apple Is Moving Its Entire International iTunes Business To Ireland 114 comments
Software Engineers Are the Heroes of New Computer History Museum Exhibit 115 comments
Samsung's Galaxy S8 Will Feature a Headphone Jack, Desktop Dock, 'Infinity Display' and More, Says In-Depth Report 146 comments
Apple Investigating Issue With AirPods Randomly Disconnecting During Calls 128 comments
Sprint Purchases 33 Percent Stake in Tidal For $200 Million 63 comments
Jay Z's Tidal Music Streaming Service Is Fraudulently Inflating Subscriber Numbers, Report Says 32 comments
Apple Exec Jimmy Iovine Confirms Company's Interest in Making 'Pop Culture' TV Shows 86 comments
Headphone Users Rejoice: Samsung Reportedly Not Killing the Galaxy S8's Headphone Jack 79 comments
Chrome is Getting the Ability To Play FLAC 80 comments
Cassettes Are Back, and Booming 564 comments
Apple Planning To Make Original TV Shows and Movies as Hardware Sales Soften 130 comments
Sonos CEO John MacFarlene Steps Down From the Company He Helped Found 23 comments
Streaming Now Officially the Number One Way We Listen to Music in America 180 comments
Dell Unveils XPS 27 All-In-One With 10 Speaker Dual 50W Sound System 53 comments
Norway To Become First Country To Switch Off FM Radio 303 comments
Google and Facebook Dominate The List of 2016's Top Ten Apps 37 comments
Apple Patent Hints At Magnetic Ear Hooks To Keep Future AirPods In Your Ears 73 comments
Facebook Developing Copyright ID System To Stem Music Rights Infringement 42 comments
Music Streaming Hailed as Industry's Saviour as Labels Enjoy Profit Surge 87 comments
Amazon's Digital Day is Like Cyber Monday But For Downloads 20 comments
Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls AirPods 'a Runaway Success' 214 comments
Top Spotify Lawyer: Attracting Pirates is in Our DNA 79 comments
Dutch Market Regulator Bans T-Mobile's 'Free' Streaming Music Service 61 comments
Apple Will Charge You $69 To Replace a Lost AirPod 253 comments
Microsoft Xbox One and Windows 10 Getting Dolby Atmos Surround Sound 37 comments
EFF: The Music Industry Shouldn't Be Able To Cut Off Your Internet Access 88 comments
Bose Launches 'Hearphones' That Act Like Hearing Aids 65 comments
AirPods Delay Attributed To Apple Ensuring Both Earpieces Receive Audio At Same Time 189 comments
Congress Passes BOTS Act To Ban Ticket-Buying Software 221 comments
YouTube's $1 Billion Royalties Are Not Enough, Says Music Industry 220 comments
Vinyl Records Outsold Digital Downloads In the UK Last Week 188 comments
YouTube Pays Music Industry $1 Billion From Ads 76 comments
Security Researchers Can Turn Headphones Into Microphones 122 comments
Music Torrent Site What.CD Has Been Shut Down 86 comments
Shazam Keeps Your Mac's Microphone Always On, Even When You Turn It Off 126 comments
US Finalizes Rules That Require Quiet Hyrbid and Electric Cars To Make Noise At Low Speeds 361 comments
Red Hat Announces Fedora Will Support MP3 Playback 140 comments
Spotify Is Writing Massive Amounts of Junk Data To Storage Drives 196 comments
Apple Delays AirPods Beyond Original 'Late October' Window 77 comments
Razer Acquires THX, the Audio Pioneer That George Lucas Started 44 comments
More Performers Are Demanding Audiences Lock Up Their Phones 552 comments
EFF Co-Founder Announces Benefit Concert to Pay His Medical Bills 195 comments
Amazon Launches New 'Music Unlimited' Service, Starts At $4/Month For Use On Just One Echo 25 comments
Google Hires Joke Writers From Pixar and The Onion To Make Assistant More Personable 38 comments
A Spotify Ad Slipped Malware Onto PCs and Macs 96 comments
Google Gets Serious About Home Automation: Unveils Google Home, Actions on Google and Google Wifi 91 comments
Researchers Restore the First Recording of Computer-Generated Music 127 comments
Samsung's Next Flagship Smartphone May Not Feature a Headphone Jack 446 comments
USB-IF Publishes Audio Over USB Type-C Specifications 135 comments
New iPhone 7 Case Brings Back the Headphone Jack 377 comments
Spotify in Talks To Acquire SoundCloud 20 comments
YouTube-MP3 Ripping Site Sued By IFPI, RIAA and BPI 310 comments
People Are Drilling Holes Into Their iPhone 7 To 'Make a Headphone Jack' 201 comments
Apple Is Getting Ready To Take On Google and Amazon In a Battle For The Living Room 114 comments
Stop Piracy? Legal Alternatives Beat Legal Threats, Research Shows 134 comments
It Took a Couple Decades, But the Music Business Looks Like It's Okay Again 125 comments
Google Chrome Beta For Android Now Lets You Play YouTube In the Background 51 comments
Pandora Has Announced Its $5 Subscription Service 64 comments
Amazon Adds Audiobooks and Podcasts To Prime Membership 60 comments
Google's DeepMind Develops New Speech Synthesis AI Algorithm Called WaveNet 46 comments
Apple Cites 'Courage' As Reason To Remove 3.5mm Headphone Jack 761 comments
Apple To Unveil 'AirPods' That Use Custom Bluetooth Chip 274 comments
An Asteroid Has Been Named After Freddie Mercury 58 comments
What Jonathan Coulton Learned From The Technology Industry 88 comments
Spotify Is Burying Tracks From Musicians Who Give Exclusives To Apple and Tidal 87 comments
Steve Wozniak Says Apple Must Fix iPhone 7 Bluetooth Or Revive Its Headphone Jack 385 comments
Cox Denies Liability for Pirating Subscribers, Appeals $25 Million Verdict 97 comments
Samsung Reminds Us That You Can't Make People Use an App They Don't Want 70 comments
TorrentFreak Interviews The Pirate Bay Staff, As the Torrent Website Celebrates 13th Anniversary 36 comments
Cory Doctorow On What iPhone's Missing Headphone Jack Means For Music Industry 394 comments
Spotify Is Now Selling Your Information To Advertisers 107 comments
Apple Begins Rolling Out iTunes Match With Audio Fingerprint to Apple Music Subscribers 61 comments
YouTube Says Content Owners Made $1B Last Year -- So Music Labels Should Stop Complaining 153 comments
Google Offers Free 4-Month Play Music Trial Subscription For July 4th 45 comments
That Digital Music Service You Love Is a Terrible Business 240 comments
Apple Slams Spotify For Asking For 'Preferential Treatment' 181 comments
Apple In Talks To Buy Jay Z-Owned Tidal Streaming Service 61 comments
Spotify Says Apple Won't Approve New Version Of Its App Because It Doesn't Want Competition For Apple Music 327 comments
Apple Patents a Way To Keep People From Filming At Concerts and Movie Theaters 266 comments
Google Partners With LyricFind To Display Songs Lyrics In Search Results 35 comments
From File-Sharing To Prison: The Story of a Jailed Megaupload Programmer 126 comments
BitTorrent Adds Music, Video Streaming Options With Re-Launched BitTorrent Now 29 comments
Taking the Headphone Jack Off Phones Is User-Hostile and Stupid 595 comments
180 Artists, Labels Including Taylor Swift Take On YouTube, Join Copyright Plea 288 comments
Alicia Keys Latest Artist To Enforce No Cell Phone Policy at Concerts 482 comments
Slashdot Asks: What's Your Preferred Music Streaming Service? 316 comments
Court Slams Record Companies in New Vimeo/DMCA Ruling 23 comments
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Must Pay Record Labels $395,000 148 comments
Trent Reznor: YouTube Is Built On the Back Of Stolen Content 428 comments
Twitter Invests $70 Million In Music Streaming Service SoundCloud 12 comments
Rhapsody Rebrands Itself As Napster 42 comments
Hacker Puts 51 Million iMesh Accounts For Sale On Dark Web 21 comments
Amazon To Launch Streaming Music Service In Late Summer Or Early Fall: Report 22 comments
Pandora CEO: No Plans To Sell Company: On Path To Do Something Big 32 comments
Google's 'Project Magenta' Art Machine Composes Its First Song 72 comments
Slashdot Asks: Should It Be Legal To Resell E-Books, Software, and Other Digital Goods? 380 comments
American Schools Teaching Kids To Code All Wrong 369 comments
Spotify's New Family Plan Is Cheaper, $14.99 For Up To 6 people 67 comments
Fake Facebook Event Draws Police, Spawns New Meme 92 comments
YouTube Is Guilty Of Criminal Racketeering, Grammy Winner Says 246 comments
Campaign Demands Telecoms Unlock the FM Radio Found in Many Smartphones 340 comments
EFF Confronts World Copyright Committee 32 comments
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