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Spotify makes it easier to add people to collaborative playlists

Spotify For obvious reasons, remote collaboration is now more popular than ever. Spotify is taking note. Today, it’s rolling out a few changes to make its Collaborative Playlist feature even easier to use. You’ll now see an “Add User” button in the playlist header, so you can quickly add contributors. The header will also show …

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Apple Music’s Kids and Family section gets new playlists and a fresh look

Chesnot via Getty Images The next time you check out the Kids and Family section on Apple Music, you may notice something different about it. Apple has updated the space with new curated playlists and refreshed existing ones with updated artwork. With today’s update, the company promises families will find music for any occasion. It …

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BTS is the first to rack up 100 million YouTube views in 24 hours

Big Hit Labels, YouTube It’s no longer that uncommon for K-pop stars to smash YouTube viewing records, but BTS just managed to cross an important milestone in the process. YouTube has confirmed to Variety that BTS racked up 101.1 million views for its new “Dynamite” music video in 24 hours, not only breaking Blackpink’s record …

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Roland marks TR-808’s 40th anniversary with a documentary and freebies

Roland It’s the TR-808 drum machine’s 40th anniversary this year, and Roland is marking 808 Day (8/08, of course) with a flood of goodies to celebrate the legendary instrument. To begin with, there’s a mini documentary (with a convenient 8:08 running time) detailing the device’s use in songs over the decades, right down to the …

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Audius Rallies EDM Artists, Crypto VCs to Back Vision for Music Payments on Ethereum

Music is back on the blockchain.  Audius, a streaming service that connects music fans directly with artists, has raised $3.1 million in a strategic round co-led by Multicoin Capital and Blockchange Ventures, with participation from Pantera Capital and Coinbase Ventures.  Audius has now raised a total of $8.6 million as the platform prepares for prime …

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Blizzard releases an ‘Overwatch’ soundtrack that covers all 21 maps

Blizzard Entertainment Rich, orchestral music is one of the hallmarks of Overwatch, and you can now listen to more of it outside of the game whenever you like. Blizzard has released a soundtrack album called Overwatch: Cities And Countries, which includes tunes linked to all of the core maps. Every time you load into a …

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Spotify’s latest playlist tool creates a mix to match your workout

Spotify While most of us aren’t going to the gym right now, that doesn’t mean workouts have been suspended entirely. You still need fresh tunes to keep you motivated at home or on the running trail. To help with that, Spotify has a new tool called Soundtrack Your Workout — the company’s latest quiz-based playlist …

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Spotify brings its Premium Duo plan to the US

Spotify Streaming services have been offering family plans for years. While the terms and prices may change, the basic premise is the same: save money on a monthly subscription with accounts for multiple people “under one roof.” Spotify has offered is ad-free Premium streaming to families for a while now, but not every household needs …

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Dreadbox’s portable Typhon analog synth is loaded with effects

Dreadbox It’s not hard to find portable synths, but they typically have one or two effects at most — even larger models (with some exceptions) tend to only have a few. You won’t have that issue with Dreadbox’s just-introduced Typhon, however. As Synth Anatomy notes, the USB-powered analog mono synth includes 12 DSP stereo effects, …

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Blockchain to Disrupt Music Industry and Make It Change Tune

Blockchain technology has the power to increase financial inclusion and change the lives of many throughout the world, especially in emerging economies where it’s needed the most. While the potential of blockchain technology has been widely recognized, even among the harshest critics of Bitcoin (BTC) itself, the possible use cases for blockchain technology are often …

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