Digital music and audio

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Why we love to keep tabs on what we’re watching and reading
Sites such as Letterboxd and GoodReads encourage us to document our cultural consumption. But does gamification get in the way of actually enjoying the arts?

Rachael Sigee

28, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Sonos Ray soundbar review: the cheaper compact TV audio upgrade
Smaller all-in-one wifi speaker packs the best of Sonos for powerful movies, music and multiroom audio – at a lower price

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

31, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 review: great noise-cancelling earbuds
Top sound in a new, more comfortable design, with good battery life, controls and wings

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

16, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sonos launches cheaper Ray soundbar and new voice control system
Own-brand voice recognition update can replace Google or Alexa for faster, more private music commands

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

11, May, 2022 @8:05 PM

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Finley Scholefield obituary
Other lives: Musician and creative producer of games and apps

Sarah Scholefield

28, Apr, 2022 @3:56 PM

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I love an LP, but spare me the Vinyl Snob going on like a broken record | Barbara Ellen
Just what is it about a day celebrating music stores that sets off those who fetishise format over pleasure?

Barbara Ellen

24, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Meghan to host Spotify podcast on impact of stereotypes on women’s lives
Archetypes to launch later this year as part of multimillion-dollar deal between streaming service and Sussexes

Rachel Hall

24, Mar, 2022 @3:43 PM

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David Byrne on leaving Spotify and turning 70: ‘I think I am more optimistic now’
Talking Heads frontman speaks about his new song with Australian musician Montaigne, the bravery of Taylor Swift and why he feels hopeful for the future

Brodie Lancaster

13, Mar, 2022 @4:30 PM

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TechScape: how Spotify may have just quietly changed podcasts forever
In this week’s newsletter: two under the radar moves feel like the beginning of the end for one of the last sections of the internet to exist outside of the major tech platforms

Alex Hern

23, Feb, 2022 @11:45 AM

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Listen here: you can’t rely on music streaming. Maybe it’s time to dig out your old CDs | Larry Ryan
The Neil Young row hinted at the precariousness of relying on Spotify et al. Could the casual CD become cool again, asks writer Larry Ryan

Larry Ryan

23, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Ikea Symfonisk review: a good Sonos wifi speaker hiding in a lamp
Second-gen speaker lamp pairs improved sound with larger choice of colours, shades and designs

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

18, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Don’t take the damn thing’: how Spotify playlists push dangerous anti-vaccine tunes
Conspiracy theory songs claiming Covid-19 is fake and calling vaccine ‘poison’ being actively promoted in Spotify playlists

Shanti Das

13, Feb, 2022 @9:00 AM

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