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Apple Might Introduce A Subscription Bundle For Its Upcoming Original Programming, Apple Music, And iCloud Storage

Company insiders suggested that Apple has plans to rework its subscription service. The new option is expected to include access to, exclusive TV shows, music, and even iCloud storage.

Apple July 3, 2018

Facebook Finally Allows Licensed Music In Videos, Starts Testing Musical.ly Rival

Facebook videos are now allowed to include copyrighted music, after the social network entered music licensing deals with labels. Facebook is also testing a new Facebook Live feature that will rival apps such as Musical.ly.

Internet June 5, 2018

Instagram Might Incorporate Music Into Its App, According To Leaked Code

A piece of Instagram’s code has been leaked to the public. This leaked piece of code previewed that the social media network might integrate music into future software updates.

Apps/Software May 7, 2018

University Professor Creates Theme Song For Milky Way Galaxy: Listen Here

Dr. Mark Heyer of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst composed music to showcase how gases rotate around the Milky Way galaxy. He converted over 20 years of astronomical data into music notes.

Space May 4, 2018

Personalized Music Can Activate Brain Of Dementia Patients

Researchers investigated how listening to music affects dementia patients. They found that personalized music can serve as alternative route to communicate with patients who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience April 28, 2018

Music Lessons Can Make Children Smarter And Improve Their Academic Performance

School children who received structured musical lessons had significant improvements in cognitive skills, which include inhibition, planning, and memory skills. They also showed improved academic achievement. What are other benefits of music?

Healthy Living/Wellness March 29, 2018

Apple Music Growing Strong: 38 Million Paid Subscribers, But Spotify Still Rules

Apple's Eddy Cue, the SVP of Internet Software and Services, announced on Monday that Apple Music now has 38 million paid monthly subscribers. Spotify is still the industry leader, but Apple Music is growing strong.

Apple March 14, 2018

Deezer Announces Voice Activation With Amazon Alexa

Deezer, the music streaming service for iOS and Android, has announced a new partnership with Amazon's Alexa. Tech Times had the opportunity to chat with Riad Hawa, VP of Hardware Partnerships at Deezer, about their latest integration with Alexa.

Apps/Software March 13, 2018

Spotify Premium Hack In The Crosshairs: Violators May Get Their Account Terminated

Spotify has started cracking down on the modified apps that give free users access to some of the benefits of a Premium account. The music streaming service has disabled some accounts, and warned of possible terminations.

Apps/Software March 6, 2018

iHeartRadio: Stream Justin Timberlake’s 'Man Of The Woods' Free During Super Bowl Weekend

Justin Timberlake has teamed up with iHeartRadio to give his fans free access to stream 'Man of the Woods,’ during Super Bowl weekend. The album is set to release on Feb 2, 2018.

Celebrities January 25, 2018

Robotic Arm DJ Spins Records At Prague Nightclub – Becomes All the Rage

A popular Prague nightclub has enlisted a robot as resident DJ, reframing an age-old question: can smart machines emulate humans in creative, emotional capacities, such as curating music to get a live dancefloor popping. Machine learning was used to make a robotic DJ.

Robotics January 2, 2018

Facebook Offers To Pay Music Labels Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars So That You Can Upload Videos With Songs

Facebook has offered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to music labels to allow users to upload their own videos with any song they choose. This will help the social network better challenge YouTube in the online video space.

Internet September 6, 2017

Thanks To Free Streaming, Spotify Hits 140 Million Listeners, But How Does This Affect Artists

Spotify's user base has grown to surpass 140 million making it the most popular music streaming service on the market. However, Spotify's success may be having a negative impact on musicians and artists.

Internet June 15, 2017

Lady Gaga 'Million Reasons' Super Bowl Resurgence Continues With Massive Airplay Boost, JLo For Halftime 2018?

Lady Gaga’s 'Million Reasons' has received a massive airplay boost following her Super Bowl halftime show performance. The song is now one of the most played on popular radio stations featured on the iHeartRadio app.

Celebrities March 14, 2017

Pandora Launches Premium Tier For More Personalized Music Experience

Pandora announced the launch of Premium, a new subscription tier for $9.99 a month.

Apps/Software March 13, 2017

‘The Chainsmokers’ Explain Why Coldplay Collab ‘Something Just Like This’ Sounds Like A Copy Of ‘Roses’ [Video]

Hit EDM duo The Chainsmokers have been under fire for rehashing their own songs. A hilarious new viral video features two comedians playing the pop stars, explaining why all their tunes sound alike.

Celebrities March 10, 2017

How Did We First Create Music? Study Sheds New Light

New study suggests that music was first created as infant-directed songs. Singing was a way for parents to multitask while satisfying their children's need for attention.

Ancient March 9, 2017

The Chainsmokers’ Coldplay Collab ‘Something Just Like This’ Breaks One Day YouTube Viewing Record [Video]

The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s new collaboration ‘Something Just Like This’ has broken the record for most views of a lyric video on YouTube in one day. The song racked up over 9 million views, surpassing previous record holder Justin Bieber.

Internet March 4, 2017

Tinder Users Are Finding More Matches Thanks To Spotify: Popular ‘Anthems’ Include Songs From The Weeknd And Drake

Tinder users who use the Spotify “Anthem’ feature on their profiles are making more matches, bonding over the love for artists like The Weeknd and Drake.

Apps/Software March 2, 2017

The Chainsmokers’ Coldplay Collab ‘Something Just Like This’ Under Fire From Deadmau5 And Others

The Chainsmokers’ new collaboration with Coldplay entitled ‘Something Just Like This’ is under fire from critics and fellow EDM artists. The song is being criticized as a simplistically produced rehash of the duo’s 2016 hit song ‘Roses.’

Internet February 27, 2017

RUAWALK Is The Wearable That Sets Workout Pace With The Beat Of The Music

RUAWALK is the wearable that uses the beat of the music to help motivate users to walk.

Wearable Tech February 27, 2017

‘Cash Me Outside’ Girl Remix Hits Billboard Chart On Strength Of Dr. Phil Viral Video, How Bow Dah?

Danielle Bregoli, otherwise known as the ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl, has a new hit remix on her hands thanks to her viral internet fame. The song debuts on several Billboard charts this week.

Internet February 27, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You’ Continues To Dominate Both U.S. And Global Spotify Streaming Charts

Ed Sheeran’s hit song ‘Shape of You’ is dominating Spotify’s latest weekly streaming charts. The track is no. 1 in listens both globally as well as in the United States.

Internet February 26, 2017

Kesha Releases Damaging New Emails In Dr. Luke Lawsuit: Producer Scolded Her For Turkey And Diet Coke Meal

Kesha has released new emails in her lawsuit against her former music producer Dr. Luke. In one email, Luke calls out the singer for eating turkey and Diet Coke instead of fasting.

Celebrities February 20, 2017

Lady Gaga Streams And Downloads Leap To Top Of Billboard Charts Following Super Bowl Performance

Lady Gaga experienced a remarkable sales resurgence following her Super Bowl performance. Both single ‘Million Reasons’ and album ‘Joanne’ leapt into Billboard’s top 5, due to huge download sales increases.

Internet February 17, 2017

Prince Back On Spotify, Other Artists Like Beyonce, Taylor Swift, Thom Yorke Still Out

Some of late singer Prince’s songs have appeared back on Spotify. The singer who died of drug overdose in 2016 was vehemently opposed to free music streaming apps and refused to put his work up on them during his lifetime.

Apps/Software February 16, 2017

Feel The Music With The SoundR App That Plays Tracks Based On Bubbles Of Emotions

SoundR is a new music app that creates playlists based on mood, emotions, activity and time of day that are presented as bubbles.

Apps/Software February 15, 2017

Brain Chemistry: The Science Of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

Researchers have found a correlation between the type of stimulation in the brain that is responsible for pleasure in sexual intercourse, drugs, and music. The same type of chemical response creates all three types of pleasure.

Neuroscience February 11, 2017

Lady Gaga ‘Million Reasons,’ ‘Joanne’ Both Set To Hit Billboard Top 10, Most Downloaded Song Of Week Following Super Bowl

Lady Gaga’s song ‘Million Reasons’ and album ‘Joanne’ are both set to hit the top 10 on the Billboard charts this week. Gaga’s Super Bowl performance spearheaded their comeback.

Internet February 11, 2017

Prince Tracks Come Back To Streaming On Sunday: Here's Where To Stream Prince’s Music

Prince's music will be available to stream on Spotify, Apple Music and more starting Sunday.

Internet February 10, 2017

How To Watch The 2017 Grammys On TV, Online And On Your Phone

Here’s where to watch the 59th annual Grammy Awards this Sunday on TV, and how to stream it online and mobile.

Movies/TV Shows February 10, 2017

Lady Gaga Song Streams And Digital Downloads Skyrocket Following Super Bowl Halftime Show

Lady Gaga was a big winner at Super Bowl 51 as a result of her halftime show performance. Gaga’s song streams on Pandora and digital download sales both spiked heavily after the big show.

Celebrities February 9, 2017

Spotify Joins Forces With AccuWeather To Launch ‘Climatune’ Site That Plays Music Based On The Weather

Spotify and AccuWeather launched a new website that reveals what kind of music trends based on the weather in the user’s location.

Internet February 7, 2017

Lady Gaga Super Bowl Halftime Show Will Span Entire Career, Tweets Teaser

Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime show performance is less than a week away. The singer recently tweeted a teaser for the show and confirmed in an interview that the music she sings will span her entire career.

Celebrities January 30, 2017

SoundCloud Reveals 2016’s Top Artists, Songs, And Genres: Chance The Rapper, Desiigner, Trap Music, And More

Music streaming service SoundCloud has announced its top album, song, and music genres for 2016. Chance The Rapper, Desiigner, and various trap music subgenres were all winners on the streamer during the past year.

Internet January 22, 2017

Lady Gaga Tweet Confirms Upcoming Tour, Singer Back In Studio With ‘New Sound’

Lady Gaga is about to embark on an upcoming tour, according to a new tweet. An Instagram post, meanwhile, indicates the singer is back in the studio recording new music.

Celebrities January 18, 2017

Ed Sheeran’s New Songs ‘Shape Of You’ And ‘Castle On The Hill’ Break Spotify One Day Streaming Record

Ed Sheeran has started off 2017 with two new hits. His just-released tracks 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill' both individually broke Spotify’s record for most song streams in a single day.

Internet January 13, 2017

Mariah Carey’s New Year's Eve Debacle: ‘We Belong Together’ And Other Song Streams Shot Up After Failed Performance

Mariah Carey’s streaming numbers shot up following her disastrous New Year’s Eve performance. All three songs sung by Carey saw huge gains in streaming numbers following the debacle.

Internet January 13, 2017

Streaming Drives Music Industry Comeback In 2016 With Uptick In Music Sales

The music industry experienced growth in 2016, thanks to the popularity of streaming. Streaming sales shot up during the year, while physical sales of music as well as digital downloads continued to drop significantly.

Internet January 11, 2017

Can’t Find Joy In Music? Poor Brain Connectivity May Be To Blame, Say Researchers

Music may be capable of soothing a savage beast but it turns out not everyone can derive enjoyment from it. According to researchers, poor brain connections may be to blame.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 6, 2017

iHeart Radio New Year's Eve EDM: Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Steve Aoki And 21 DJ Mixes To Stream For 20 Straight Hours

iHeartRadio has a special New Year’s treat in store for EDM fans. The online music service will ring in 2017 by streaming 20 straight hours of DJ mixes from 21 top DJs including The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer, DJ Snake, Martin Garrix, David Guetta and Steve Aoki.

Apps/Software December 30, 2016

Avril Lavigne Announces New Music, Album For 2017 Via Instagram After Lyme Disease Battle

Pop star Avril Lavigne will be releasing a brand new album in 2017 following a hiatus due to her battle with Lyme disease. The singer took to her Instagram account to thank her fans for their patience and support and announce the new music.

Celebrities December 29, 2016

Online Vote Helps Select Yes, ELO, Journey And Pearl Jam As 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Web users have helped influence the 2017 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by the way of an online poll. Journey, Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), Yes, and Pearl Jam topped the online voting and all made the cut, along with other inductees Tupac Shakur and Joan Baez.

Celebrities December 22, 2016

Rae Sremmurd's 'Black Beatles' Viral Mannequin Challenge Theme Tops Spotify's Global Streaming Chart, Finally Toppling Chainsmokers' 'Closer' 3-Month Reign

Rae Sremmurd's hit 'Black Beatles' has topped the global Spotify streaming chart on the strength of the massively viral Mannequin Challenge, for which it serves as the theme. The move finally ends the almost three-month reign of EDM duo The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer.'

Celebrities November 21, 2016

‘Black Beatles’: Rae Sremmurd Viral ‘Mannequin Challenge’ Theme Tops Spotify Streaming Chart As Drake’s ‘Fake Love’ And The Weeknd’s ‘Starboy’ Drop

‘Black Beatles’ by Rae Sremmurd has shot to the No. 1 spot on Spotify’s U.S. weekly streaming charts on the back of its inclusion in the viral ‘Mannequin Challenge’ videos. The song bumps former chart toppers The Weeknd and The Chainsmokers down a spot, along with Drake’s latest release ‘Fake Love.’

Internet November 13, 2016

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