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Artist Kyle McDonald built an animated world map for Spotify that shows when two people listen to the same song at the same time.

See (and hear) Spotify's dizzying map of same-time listening

What does a worldwide digital music festival of strangers look and sound like? According to an artist at Spotify, it's a cacophonous map that swirls like it's drunk. It's fascinating, too.

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Get ready, groupies. Spotify puts VIP access to bands up for sale

The streaming music service joins with Bandpage to let musicians sell experiences to fans like private concerts, duets, and pre-show parties.

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Dear piracy apologists: Downloading unreleased films is not cool

Commentary: Even in the age of Spotify and Netflix, the movie-going experience remains largely intact. Not because of greed, but because filmmaking has no good alternative.

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Spotify gets its MTV, plus VH1 and CMT too

The startup will be the streaming-music service for top music TV company Viacom, directly providing the tunes on MTV, CMT, and VH1 apps and websites.

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Does Android Wear need the iWatch? asks CNET UK podcast 394

Android Wear is here, there and everywhere -- but will anyone wear the next generation of smartwatches and other wearable gadgets?

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YouTube leaked contract hits off-notes for indie labels

Google's video site has a subscription-music service coming. Its leaked offer to independent labels confirms YouTube's terms.

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Amazon: People are using Prime Music!

With typically vague numbers, Amazon says Prime members tried out the new streaming-music offering, and usage was predictable: not bad, not mind-blowing.

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Google a tune in Android, and the results launch your music app

When you search for a musician on Google, the search results on US Android devices now include links that launch Spotify or other music apps.

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T-Mobile unveils 'UnRadio' service, offers data-free music

The UnRadio service is a premium steaming music service developed in collaboration with Rhapsody.

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Spotify gives app developers more notes to play

The streaming music service expands its Web API -- an developer toolbox and instruction set -- with smart music discovery capabilities from its Echo Nest takeover.

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Amazon Prime Music is cool, but for now I'll stick with Spotify

Commentary: Amazon has launched its own music streaming service, but Crave's Eric Mack finds it doesn't quite stack up to Spotify, at least not yet.

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Amazon adds streaming Prime Music to play against Apple's Beats

Amazon bets the total Prime package -- shipping, e-books, video and now music -- will draw new members, even with a limited streaming-music catalog compared to rivals.

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