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Bond Theme Forces Old Men to Have Opinion on Billie Eilish

Some teen pop singer, who we aware of on the same extremely vague and peripheral level as we are the effect of gravity, is about to become super mainstream even with the dads, as 18-year-old Billie Eilish has released her take on the global songwriting challenge that is the James Bond film theme tune. Read More >>

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Won…a Grammy?

With credits that include Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Superman, Jaws, Jurassic Park, and Home Alone, everyone knows that composer John Williams can do it all. But whoever thought he could win a Grammy for a theme park? Read More >>

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Welsh Language Folk Banger Tops UK iTunes Chart

We have a Welsh name and song title in the clipboard of this computer, as thanks to one of those viral efforts that doesn't usually work the UK iTunes chart is currently topped by Dafydd Iwan ac Ar Log - Yma O Hyd. We laugh, but the number two song is Tones and I - Dance Monkey which we haven't heard of either and have an equally low chance of being able to accurately hum. Read More >>

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Here’s a Wearable Subwoofer for Those Who are Totally Addicted to Bass

Experiencing live music truly is one of life's greatest joys. The energy of the crowd. The thumping of the bass in your chest. Yep, there's nothing quite like it, but this wearable subwoofer might come in at a close second if you're keen on never leaving the house. Read More >>

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Music Streaming Jumped to 80% of the U.S. Market by the End of the Decade

Music streaming made a killing this decade as far as western market domination – and more and more users are willing to pay for it too, according to statistics from the Recording Industry Association of America. Read More >>

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Movies, Music, and Books That Enter the Public Domain Today

Today isn’t just a day to nurse your hangover from New Year’s Eve – it’s also a day to celebrate the public domain. Movies, books, music, and more from 1924 are all entering the public domain today, meaning that you’re free to download, upload, and share these titles however you see fit. And it’s completely legal. Read More >>

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Trent Reznor Hated What Bird Box Did With His Score

As a musician, you can write the score. But you can’t necessarily control how it’s used. Read More >>

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Spotify: Your Political Ads Are No Good Here

Streaming giant Spotify will ban all political advertising in early 2020, Ad Age reported on Friday, saying in a statement to the site that it does “not yet have the necessary level of robustness in our process, systems and tools to responsibly validate and review this content.” Read More >>

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The Witcher’s Catchy as Hell Bard Song Was So Good, It Became the Heart of the Show’s Soundtrack

If you sat down with a Swallow or two to bingewatch The Witcher this weekend, then you might have, like myself, found yourself uncontrollably singing a few bars from “Toss a Coin to Your Witcher” out loud every once in while. Jaskier’s hype song for Geralt is one hell of an earworm—one so potent, it actually became a secret weapon of The Witcher soundscape. Read More >>

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Spotify Debunks ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’

Well, we probably all know that "Africa" isn't a country and it's so large a place that there are mountainous regions that are indeed home to year-round snowfalls, but Spotify is taking the debunking of festive stalwart Do They Know It's Christmas? to the next level by digging much deeper into the song's lyrics than your usual audio caption has any right or need to do. Read More >>

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Spotify Is Testing a New Social Feature That Could Add a Human Touch to Discovery

It appears Spotify is prototyping a function to allow users to more easily discover what their friends are listening to most. Read More >>

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Stunning 4K Video Remaster Moves ‘Last Christmas’ to Acceptable Listening List

This year's royalties from the Wham! classic Last Christmas have been reinvested in a 4K remaster of the song's quadruple-mature cheddar of a video, with the original 1980s film footage spliced back together at 2019 resolution. Read More >>

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Cyberthief Allegedly Used Ill-Gotten Gains to Buy Royalty Rights to Rap Songs

An alleged SIM-swapping scammer is accused of using his spoils to purchase cars, expensive jewellery and diamonds, and the royalty rights for rap music. Read More >>

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AI-Produced Music Falls Short of the Point

It seems we’ve reached an era where shitty pop music is no longer enough, so we had to get AI involved. Read More >>

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Ed Sheeran Is the Artist of the Decade and You’ve No One to Blame but Yourself

If it makes you feel any better, we think this is nonsense too. But we're old farts, and numbers don't lie. Read More >>