Spotify just revamped its free tier, which means you get more than ever before without actually having to pay anything—(some) on-demand playlists on mobile, unlimited skips (on a few playlists), and personalized recommendations to more accurately reflect your tastes. So does it make Spotify Premium a waste of money?
Even though I’ve never actually watched an episode of DuckTales, I catch myself humming the show’s undeniably catchy tune to myself at least a few times every month. After listening to Lin-Manuel Miranda explain why he loves the theme song, I think I finally understand why.
Holy shit, Deadpool. Every time I think I’m done, you pull me back in. With goddamn Celine Dion this time? The legendary artist has released her first English single in two years... and yes, it’s about Deadpool 2.
When you play one of Janelle Monáe’s albums, you aren’t just taking a winding tour through the musical influences that have shaped the artist’s intoxicating, soul-piercing voice. You’re tapping into a part of an expansive Afrofuturist saga about identity, revolution, time travel, and (of course) androids.
The much-loved song the Cantina Band performs in A New Hope is undoubtedly a catchy earworm, but Eclectic Method’s latest toe-tapper turns all of the Star Wars movies into a thumping house remix we’d love to dance along with at the club—or, more likely, in our cars on the way to work.
Music may soothe the savage beast. But a new study published this month in the British Journal of Surgery makes the case that it’s also plenty good at relieving surgery patients’ anxiety and pain, too.
While the Department of Justice battles Time Warner and AT&T in court to block one mega merger, another business deal is getting held up by officials overseas. On Monday, the European Commission announced that it is has opened an anti-trust investigation into Apple’s buyout of Shazam, potentially postponing the…
Last week a nerdier segment of the music world was abuzz with the news that an Austrian company Rebeat had taken a $4.8 million dollar investment to help bring its “HD vinyl” records to market by mid 2019. Huh? HD vinyl? How does one make the last analog music storage format (that people still care about)…
Holy blood-soaked nightgown, Batman! Riverdale’s musical episode had no right to be that good... but it was! If you were counting down the minutes to when you could start learning the Carrie-inspired tunes yourself, you’re in luck—the entire soundtrack is available to listen to for free right now.
David Cope didn’t set out to make anyone mad. In 1980, the composer envisioned a tool to help cure his creative block: a machine that could keep track of all the sounds and loose threads running through his mind, find similarities, and produce an entire piece of music inspired by it. So he built it.
“Be... our... guest...” Now that you’ve got one of Disney’s all-time best movie songs stuck in your head, you’ll thoroughly enjoy this rare behind-the-scenes footage of Angela Lansbury and the late Jerry Orbach recording “Be Our Guest” for the original animated version of Beauty and the Beast.
Fresh off its initial public offering last week, Spotify is reportedly getting ready to overhaul its free music streaming service as it tries to keep Apple Music at bay for as long as possible.
Our smart speakers continue to get smarter over time, and one of the features recently added to the kit made by Amazon and Google is support for multi-room audio—in other words, the option to play the same tunes in multiple rooms at once. Here’s how to set it up with a group of Amazon Echos, Google Homes, or Sonos…
Jessica Jones’ second season was chock full of all kinds of wild twists and turns, but none of them were quite as... shocking as the brief glimpse into Jessica and Trish’s past, when former child star Trish was still in the throes of her problems with addiction and trying to launch a music career.
When A Tribe Called Quest released their last album more than a year ago, a track called “The Space Program” blew listeners away with its pointed lyrics about systemic inequality in America. Now the song’s got an amazing video with a tearjerker credits roll.
Never, and I mean never, give up on the good times, folks. Variety is reporting the Spice Girls are working on a new movie—an animated superhero movie, to be exact.
The very first iPhone apps were universally dull. And then Bloom came out. Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers built the app and released it just a few months after Apple opened the App Store in July 2008. It was immediately obvious that something special was happening. The app was interesting on an artistic level, one that…
What if, instead of hiring John Williams to compose the score for Star Wars: A New Hope, George Lucas had brought on Marvin Hamlisch to turn his space opera into an intergalactic musical? The latest episode of Bad Lip Reading gives us a look at what might actually be the only way A New Hope could be improved.
A traveling art exhibit celebrating the late David Bowie has made its final stop, giving all the Diamond Dogs, Earthlings, and Space Oddities one more chance to celebrate the artistic legacy of the Chameleon of Rock. For those who can’t make the trek out to Brooklyn, New York, io9 has a look inside the exhibit.