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This DIY Device Turns Your Table Into a Psychedelic Music Maker

It's not so simple to become an electronic musician. The equipment is expensive. There's not a good how-to book. It's sometimes a little unclear what exactly electronic music is. That's why the Contact musical interface is so intriguing. Read More >>

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Help This Band Scam Spotify So They Can Go on Tour

Los Angeles funk band Vulfpeck wants to go on tour, but they're going to need your help to raise the money. This isn't some Kickstarter: they've made an entirely silent album designed specifically for the purpose of siphoning cash away from Spotify's treasury. Its a clever stunt, and it just might work. Read More >>

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WSJ Reaffirms Rumours That Music Streaming is Headed to Amazon Prime

Last month, Re/code reported that Amazon was in talks to create a streaming music service to bundle with Prime subscriptions. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reaffirming that rumour. Read More >>

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Of Course Daft Punk Has Collaborated With Jay Z on New Leaked Song Computerized

The Daft Punk robots have teamed up with Jay Z (known for his love of Samsung Galaxy phones -- or perhaps just cold, hard cash) for a newly-leaked single, Computerized. "Start macking on my BlackBerry, she got jealous I was tapping on my BlackBerry," J-Hova raps. Poor, shunned, Samsung. [Pitchfork via Pedestrian] Read More >>

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The New Michael Jackson Album is Exclusive to Sony's £600 Xperia Z2

If the relatively-affordable price of an iTunes album download or a Spotify subscription already makes you wince, spare a thought today for hardcore MJ fans. The moonwalking Prince of Pop's posthumous new album will set them back £600, as it's being bundled exclusively with the forthcoming Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone. Read More >>

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Neil Young's New Pono Music Player Will Cost £240

Neil Young's new music player, Pono, has been on the cards for some time. But now, there are finally some real details: from March 15th, you'll be able to pre-order one on Kickstarter for $400 (£240). Read More >>

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This Bionic Drummer Arm is Like Def Leppard 2.0

Like Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen who lost his arm in an accident but kept on performing, aspiring drummer Jason Barnes didn't let losing his right arm two years ago deter him from realising his dream. He built a crude prosthetic using springs that allowed him to keep on drumming, but after enrolling at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, he met an engineering professor who realised he could build Barnes something better. Read More >>

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RuPaul Trolls Pirates With Hilarious Fake Album Leak

If you're a musician who has worked hard on a new record, it must be pretty frustrating when it invariably leaks on BitTorrent. RuPaul just trolled would-be pirates with a fake leak of the album Born Naked. Read More >>

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Classic Albums for £1.99 from Google Play is Your "Top of the Pops" Deal of the Day

If you're one of those people who haven't worked out how to use a torrent yet, all is not lost. You can still get exceedingly good deals on downloads without feeling like a shoplifter and, it just so happens that we've unearthed a load of amazing classic LPs for you, for scandalously cheap! Read More >>

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Spotify For Windows Phone Will Finally be Updated (and Fixed)

Spotify salvation is coming for Windows Phone 8 users in the form of an app update "this spring," bringing overdue Radio, Browse and Discover features to WinPho. The current Spotify app for the platform is terrible, so this can't happen soon enough. Read More >>

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BBC Radio 1 Top 40 Will Now Include Spotify Streams

Getting to the top of the Radio 1 Top 40 chart will no longer be simply down to the number of CDs or downloads a band shifts, with streams from Spotify and other online services now also being taken into account. Read More >>

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The Design of Abba's Clothing Was Actually a Form of Tax Evasion

The design of disco supergroup Abba's stagewear was not just influenced by the sequinned needs of being a dancing queen; the design of their clothes was also a form of tax evasion. Read More >>

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Turn Your Mouse Into a Sci-Fi Noise Factory With This Theremin Emulator Webpage

Theremins are the eccentric production lines of weird squeeps and bloops; the de rigueur sound of kitschy black-and-white sci-fi movies and DJ rave alike. Anyone with an appreciation of music, or just noise, should, given the chance, play with one—and now you can from the comfort of your computer, thanks to Femur Design's Theremin webpage. Read More >>

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Are Olympic Athletes Listening to Performance-Enhancing Music?

You've probably noticed a lot of Olympic athletes jamming out with their headphones on moments before competition. Is this just a little last-minute entertainment? Or are they listening to specially-designed playlists to give them some sort of competitive edge? Read More >>

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Listen to the Sound of Atoms Bonding

You'd be forgiven for thinking that a large tuning fork, a nail, some Blu-Tack and a guitar amp sounded more like the contents of a DIY music studio than a science lab. But they are, in fact, all the ingredients required to listen to the sound of atoms bonding. Read More >>

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5 Reasons SoundCloud With Major Label Music Could Be Amazing

Most of the music services available today have more or less the same music on offer, so they distinguish themselves with third-party apps, free versions, improved designs, mixtape-style playlists, and other attractive features. On-demand music services have the same music (more or less) because the same copyright holders decide which songs to put on subscription services, and they typically put certain songs on all of them, or none. Read More >>

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