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Ask Slashdot: Best Option For a Touring Band With Mobile Data? 200 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
Apple Says It Doesn't Know Why iTunes Users Are Losing Their Music Files 214 comments
Samsung Unveils 256GB MicroSD Card, Highest Capacity In Its Class 117 comments
Streaming Surpasses CD Sales At Warner Music 63 comments
'Apple Stole My Music. No, Seriously' 341 comments
Slashdot Asks: What Do You Think Is The Most Influential Gadget Of All Time? 397 comments
Audiophile Torrent Site What.CD Fully Pwnable Thanks To Wrecked RNG 138 comments
iTunes Turns 13 Today -- Continues To Be 'Awful' 267 comments
Spotify Denies User Details Hacked After Passwords Show Up Online 39 comments
Hearing Aid Business Under Pressure From Consumer Electronics 209 comments
RIP Prince, A Legendary Musician With A Complicated Internet History 196 comments
Music Industry Sees First Big Gains in 20 Years Thanks to Streaming Services 134 comments
Snowden Predicts Global iPhone Hack, Records Song 71 comments
'Record Store Day' Creates Vinyl Logjam 120 comments
Google Play Music To Add Podcast Support on April 18, Says Report 31 comments
Music Streaming Service Exclusives Make Pirating Tempting Again 207 comments
The Next Hot Job in Silicon Valley Is For Poets 58 comments
The Music Industry Is Begging the US Government To Change Its Copyright Laws 209 comments
Music Streaming Sales Outstrip Digital Downloads For First Time 74 comments
Ask Slashdot: Linux and the Home Recording Studio? 264 comments
Kanye West Is Reportedly Considering Legal Action Against the Pirate Bay 311 comments
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
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