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Your music taste might reveal how your brain works

Do you like the sweet sounds of Billie Holiday or the hard edge of Metallica? A new study from the University of Cambridge says your choice shows whether you're an empathetic or systematic thinker.

By July 22, 2015


Beats 1 and the future of radio: Why one station ditched broadcast and went online

We spoke to TeamRock, the British station leaving broadcast radio behind in search of a new global audience.

By July 30, 2015


Heavy-metal band captchas will rock your face off

Turn your website security up to 11 with captchas that challenge you to identify heavy-metal band names based on their logos.

By July 28, 2015


Taylor Swift is right: Spotify should lose its free music option

Spotify offers a free music tier that delivers a good portion of the service's paid subscription version. And that's exactly the problem.

By May 2, 2015


Spotify launch new features with Metallica's help (pictures)

Spotify unveiled a new look for its service in New York today with the help of an unlikely pairing: Lars Ulrich from Metallica and Napster's Sean Parker.

6 Images By December 6, 2012


Metallica and Napster kiss and make up

Well, Lars Ulrich and Sean Parker hugged on stage, at least.

By December 6, 2012


Metallica joins Spotify, buries the hatchet with Sean Parker

Metallica's Lars Ulrich tried to sue Napster and Parker more than a decade ago at the onset of file sharing. Today the former adversaries joined in praising Spotify.

By December 6, 2012


Who’s a jerk? The site that tagged millions of Facebook users ‘jerk’

Napster co-founder John Fanning found a new calling with Jerk.com, but the FTC alleges the site dishonestly harvested photos and names from more than 73 million people.

By April 7, 2014


Spotify expands free music to Apple and Android devices

Spotify is bringing free music -- with ads -- to Apple and Android phones and tablets, just like on your computer.

By December 11, 2013


Engineer predicts Apple's iTunes Radio will put an end to overly loud recordings

Mastering engineer Bob Katz is certain the Loudness Wars will soon fade away, and music will sound better than ever.

By October 26, 2013