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Report: Apple is Negotiating an On-Demand Music Service Like Spotify

Billboard reports that Apple has been talking to record labels about potentially launching an on-demand music service that would compete with Spotify and Beats Music. Read More >>

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In Dre We Trust: Why Beats Music is Great

After a year of hype, Beats Music is finally available in the US (but sadly, it's not available in the UK), and if it has a definitive pitch, the company's frenetic, towheaded CEO Ian Rogers served it to me over blaring punk music in a Lower East Side bar last week. "I've got [legendary producer] Jimmy Lovine calling me on the weekend and saying, "What the hell is this playlist?" Read More >>

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Spotify-Rivalling Beats Music Opens Up Shop, But UK Music Fans Left Waiting

You wants Beats Music? You gots Beat Music. If you live in the US that is. The audio company's new streaming service went live in the US this morning ahead of an expected global release, though there's no confirmed date yet on when its 20 million songs will be available to UK listeners. Read More >>

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A Drum Machine in a Guitar Pedal is a Genius Idea

For guitar players, percussion options are limited. You either hire a drummer or deal with a load of extra gear to replace a drummer. Which is why Beat Buddy, despite its unfortunate name, is certainly intriguing. It could be the simple hands-free drum machine guitar players have been waiting for. Read More >>

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Family Opens Beats Headphones on Christmas Day, Finds Tuna Instead

It's Christmas Day. You've carefully wrapped the Beats headphones your daughter's been dreaming of, and she's just about to see that dream become a reality. You look on with glee as she tears the paper from her brand new set of cans only to find that these cans were not the cans she was looking for. These cans, it seems, were filled with tuna. Read More >>

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Beats Has Ended Its Relationship With HTC

Beats has had enough: it's walking out of its relationship with HTC and buying back the 25 per cent stake currently held by smartphone manufacturer. Read More >>

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The Best Bluetooth Headphones Money Can Buy

Wires suck. Fact -- they get lost, broken, or filched by unscrupulous flatmates. Better to do away with them altogether, which is why we've corralled together a collection of the best Bluetooth headphones money can buy, to see if any of them have the chops to replace good old-fashioned copper. The results, after a couple months of testing, are surprisingly positive. Read More >>

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Apple Talked to Beats About Beats' Streaming Music Service

Reuters is reporting that Apple CEO Tim Cook had met with Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine about Beats' upcoming streaming music service 'Project Daisy'. Supposedly, Cook was interested in Project Daisy's "business model and its rollout plans" and did not get into specifics about any deal. [Reuters, Image by Getty] Read More >>

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Beats By Dre: The Exclusive Inside Story of How Monster Lost the World

There's never been anything like Beats By Dre. The bulky rainbow headphones are a gaudy staple of shopping centres, planes, clubs, and pavements everywhere: as mammoth, beloved, and expensive as their namesake. But Dr. Dre didn't just hatch the flashy lineup from his freight-train chest: The venture began as an unlikely partnership between a record-industry powerhouse and a boutique audio company best known for making expensive HDMI cables. Read More >>

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Beats Electronics Is Getting Its Own Streaming Music Service Called Project Daisy

Beats Electronics, is starting it's own streaming music service called Project Daisy. The service leverages the digital music rights and technology Beats got by acquiring the streaming music service MOG last year, with the idea being to make money by selling you Beats by Dre except by every artist. Read More >>

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Beats Pill Review: Can Dr. Dre Deliver the Cure for the Common Bluetooth Speaker?

First, Jabra brought us the Solemate, a Bluetooth speaker that looks like a shoe. Now, Beats by Dre, purveyor of fashionista friendly headphones, has introduced us to the Pill. It looks—you guessed it—like a giant gelcap. And its Bluetooth sound sure could use a spoonful of sugar. Read More >>

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Beats Pill: Is This The £170 Bluetooth Speaker That Slays the Jambox?

The Jawbone Jambox was a pretty good bluetooth speaker, if not entirely perfect. But it had the benefit of being one of the first portable bluetooth speakers to combine design, affordability and ease of use along with quality. But in the Bluetooth market there's always room for improvement and though we've seen a couple of legit challengers already, the Beats Pill Bluetooth speaker could have a shot at dethroning the Jambox. Read More >>

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Beats Gives LOCOG the Finger, and Shoehorns Its Headphones Onto Athletes' Ears

The IOC and LOCOG have been trying their best to block any and all other products from getting on TV, or being associated with the Olympics to protect the official sponsors. That didn't stop Beats though; it sneakily gifted Team GB and others with headphones, which they promptly wore on TV (as you may well have notiched!), showing that ambush-marketing is alive and well, and that they have no fear about beating the Olympics brand police. Read More >>

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Lil Wayne Wearing £1 Million Beats by Dre Headphones Is a Diamond Studded Mess

I'm a big fan of Lil Wayne. I was with him before he became good (pre-Carter days) and totally support his placement atop the hip hop perch but Mr. Weezy F, I can't support you on this. What the hell are you doing wearing a $1 million diamond studded Beats by Dre headphones at a basketball game? Read More >>

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Why People Love Beats By Dre Headphones

Part of it is branding, to be sure. But in Pitchfork's Resonant Frequency column, Mark Richardson rails not against the quality of the Beats line of headphones and its signature, overloaded bass, but rather argues that they're a viable alternative for a new era of music. Read More >>

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Today's Greatest Rap Producer Uses a Compaq Laptop and a Magazine Mousepad

Above, if you can see through all the weed smoke, you get a scene that's something like the aftermath of a bad LAN party—clutter, shitty laptops, and monitors everywhere. But music's being made in this budget-tech dungeon. Read More >>

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