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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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Microsoft tips that family music sharing is next for Cortana, OneDrive

Microsoft disclosed that it plans to allow Windows users to share music among a variety of devices in the home, indicating its plan to allow users to store music in the OneDrive cloud is taking shape.

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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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Don’t worry, Apple’s post-Beats music service will still come to Android

Apple is reportedly working on a cross-platform launch for its new music streaming service, which is built with technology from its acquisition of Beats.

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Pandora finally refreshes its tired interface in Android app update

It's not Material Design, but it's a much cleaner look for the popular music streaming service.

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Turn your whistling into song with the tap of an app

The basic Chordana Composer's allure is showing a melody's possibilities

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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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How to find songs by sound with Google Now's sound search

The songs you’ve used the Google search microphone to discover are tucked away in a couple of spots; here’s how you find them.