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Microsoft presses play on Web, Android, and iOS apps for Xbox Music

Microsoft is trying to be Pandora and Spotify, all in one. But it's probably a better bet to stick with the Windows 8 app, if you just want to stream music every so often.

Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder finding covers

Ashampoo MP3 Cover Finder review: Organize your playlists—for a price

Ashampoo's MP3 Cover Finder is a tool to provide metadata and visual covers to mp3 files that are missing them or are incorrect. It uses intelligent fingerprint technology and searches the Internet to identify the tracks.

Are mix tapes legally protected? Spotify suit questions originality of compilations

Is track order a legally-protected concept? The courts will have to sort this one out.

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Why high-resolution audio is an industry pipe-dream

The CEA wants you to think high-def audio is going mainstream. Don't believe the hype.

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Review: Musique is the simple and beautiful music player you've always dreamed of

Musique is a functional and easy to use music player that will appeal to both beginner and more advanced users. With its basic features and beautiful interface, it will quickly become your go-to place when you want to relax to some music.

Helium Music Manager 9 interface

Review: Helium Music Manager 9 jazzes up music management

Helium Music Manager looks good, and it offers plenty of useful tools for managing extensive music collections. Unfortunately, though, many of its best features are only in the Premium version.

MTV VMA

MTV Video Music Awards: Where to stream and follow all the hot young talent

This collection of videos, information, and links will put you in the know on all the nominees and their illustrious bodies of work. Or just their bodies.

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Jongo expands streaming speaker lineup, unveils subscription music service

Watch out Sonos, Jongo has two new speakers *and* its own subscription music service on the way.

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Music industry changes its tune in copyright lawsuit against YouTube channel Fullscreen

The National Music Publishers Association Tuesday filed a copyright infringement suit against Fullscreen, a company that produces, markets, and promotes videos, including music videos, on YouTube.

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Where to download free music

Looking for free music without the hassle of a lawsuit? Here are a slew of sites that offer free, legal downloads.

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