All of Google's Confusing, Intertwined Music Services Explained

Last week, Google launched YouTube Music to a few cheers, a few groans, and a lot of “don’t they already have a music service?” In fact, they have several: Google Play Music and YouTube Red, for starters. But don’t be fooled—they seem separate, but they actually complement one another. »11/18/15 12:40pm11/18/15 12:40pm

Filter Your Spotify Playlists for Easier Music Management

Playlists are at the core of the Spotify experience, but it’s all too easy to end up with an abundance of overlong ones—after all, once you start compiling the very best disco tracks from Spotify’s 30m+ track library it’s difficult to stop. Fortunately, the desktop apps include a simple playlist filtering option,… »10/16/15 10:45am10/16/15 10:45am

Amazon Prime Music Finally Gets Tunes From Universal Music Group

Amazon Prime Music is one of those little perks of Prime membership that may be nice to have, but that you don’t necessarily take advantage of regularly. Today, it becomes a more complete service that you’re more likely to use–because it’s getting music from Universal Music Group, the lone major label conglomerate… »9/29/15 9:45am9/29/15 9:45am

Nusiki Is a Social Stream of Nothing But Great Music

Web/Android/iOS: New music is easy to find, but if you want to hear what people think is good, you’ll need to go somewhere they actually choose and post songs they want other people to listen to. Nusiki is a service designed just for that—for you to share the songs you love, and discover other great tracks too. »9/19/15 4:45pm9/19/15 4:45pm

Spotify Clarifies Exactly How it Will Use Your Information After Privacy Kerfuffle

Everybody (including this blog) freaked out a little bit yesterday when Spotify released a new privacy policy that asked permission to do everything from track your location to look at your photos. But Spotify is sorry. The company’s CEO just clarified that Spotify doesn’t want to spy on you. »8/21/15 10:35am8/21/15 10:35am