Digital music and audio

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Make it pop! Do we really need the Beatles to sound new?
Classic songs are now remastered to compete with contemporary pop on streaming services. But what do we lose when Yellow Submarine is ‘de-mixed’ for generation playlist?

Eamonn Forde

02, Nov, 2022 @4:43 PM

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The Playlist review – stick with it for the brain-breakingly weird ending
Netflix tells the origin story of Spotify, but Daniel Ek – the most powerful man in music – is no Steve Jobs. Still, it’s worth watching for the jolting discomfort you’ll feel after the finale

Stuart Heritage

13, Oct, 2022 @11:23 AM

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Sonos Sub Mini review: big boom upgrade in a compact box
Smaller, cheaper bass add-on for wifi speakers and soundbars delivers in all the right areas

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

05, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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New audiobook platforms are launched to rival Amazon’s Audible
Spiracle will feature titles from independent presses, while last month, Spotify also began offering audiobooks to US customers

Sarah Shaffi

03, Oct, 2022 @6:09 PM

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No tune, no words, no dancing: why white noise is the music industry’s newest hit
The sounds of bonfires, waves and rainfall are helping us relax – and making millions

James Tapper

02, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Tell us about your best new music discovery in 2022
We would like to hear about your new music highlights of the year so far, and how you found them

Guardian community team

28, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘There’s endless choice, but you’re not listening’: fans quitting Spotify to save their love of music
Former streaming service subscribers on why they have ditched mod cons for MP3s, CDs and other DIY music formats

Liz Pelly

27, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Has streaming made it harder to discover new music?
Services such as Spotify and Apple Music give us access to the entire history of popular songs. But has that access made us lazy listeners? And could TikTok or TV really help us rediscover our passion for discovery?

Alexis Petridis

26, Sep, 2022 @12:03 PM

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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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