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Pizicato lets starving musicians set up virtual tip jars

Could donations be the answer to music’s sustainability problem? Pizicato thinks so.

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Google more than doubles free music storage in the cloud

Google Play Music users can now upload up to 50,000 songs for free, more than doubling what they could previously.

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Proposed changes in copyright law could render online music streaming more expensive

Music copyright law is a mess, but the changes the U.S. Copyright Office is proposing might not help.

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Record labels reap 45 percent of royalties from streaming services, study finds; artists lucky to pocket 7 percent

The streaming model isn’t benefitting musicians any more than CDs did, despite the miniscule distribution costs.

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Windows 10 FLAC support will extend to phones and small tablets

The lossless audio compression format won't be limited to laptops and desktops, though it's a few months away.

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The coolest headphones of CES 2015

This year’s crop of headphones are multi-taskers.

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Attention audiophiles: Neil Young's high fidelity Pono Player hits stores Monday

It's finally here audio fans: Neil Young's fancy high-resolution audio player the Pono is landing on store shelves.

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How to DJ your New Year's Eve Party using a Chromecast and Google Play Music

Be the expert mixmaster all with a few taps of your phone and Google's streaming dongle.

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LG's Music Flow aims to outstream Sonos with portable speakers and auto-playback

LG brings a bunch of new ideas to the whole-home audio game, but can it match Sonos' ecosystem and polish?

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Where to find the best streaming holiday music and movies

Egg nog and mistletoe can take you only so far. To complete the holiday mood, dial up some appropriate music and movies.