Watch this Sonic movie-themed Wiz Khalifa music video you didn’t know you needed

I know next to nothing about Wiz Khalifa, but what I really didn’t know was how much I needed this music video for ‘Speed me up,’ a music video made for with the imminent Sonic the Hedgehog movie. In it, Khalifa, Ty Dolla Sign, Sueco the Child, and Lil Yachty team up for a surprisingly chill groove full of enough Genesis references to put a smile on this Sonic fan’s face. There’s an opening groove to…

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Amazon Music passes 55 million customers as it chips away at Spotify and Apple Music

Photo by Chris Welch / The Verge Amazon Music often doesn’t get the same buzz as Spotify or Apple Music, but the service is still growing rapidly and is catching up to those competitors at a rate that might surprise you. Amazon says its music service has now surpassed 55 million customers. There’s still a long way to go if Amazon wants to catch Spotify, which most recently reported 113 million paying customers (and 248…

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Crowdfunded hardware startups are breathing fresh life into music making

I love music. Seriously, it’s one of the few things that brings solace in this cold, lonely world. Want to go deep on Joni Mitchell, William Onyeabor or Pablo Casals? I’m game. Yes, I worked at multiple record stores years before TechCrunch. Yes, I will always be that guy. What I will never be, however, is a musician, professional or otherwise. I’m resolved to this fact at this point in my life. I’ll never be…

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What’s worse than Christmas music? Bitcoin Christmas music

The holiday season can be a lot. You might need something to make you feel better. This post doesn’t have it. But it does have some pretty terrible bitcoin Christmas music parodies that you can endure! Enjoy: In fact, the same account has made a bunch of similar pieces of musical fanfiction, proving the point that bitcoin fans are like other traders, but with fewer friends. Take one for the road: Now go get offline…

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Cox owes $1 billion to record labels for harboring music pirates, jury decides

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Over the past few years, record labels have been suing ISPs for not removing music pirates from their services, and today, the record labels may have won a tremendous victory. A US District Court jury has found Cox Communications liable for piracy infringement of more than 10,000 musical works, and as a result, has awarded $1 billion in damages to Sony Music, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group…

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TNW Gifts: Speakers and headphones for audiophiles and music lovers

Do you know someone who loves music? Sure, that covers most people, but if you’re looking to buy a gift for someone who is truly passionate about making music – whether just listening to it or actually making it – this is the gift guide for you. While reading this list, keep in mind prices for audio gear fluctuate regularly – the prices listed are those at the time of writing. And if you’re buying…

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Spotify prototypes Tastebuds to revive social music discovery

Spotify is prototyping a new way to see what friends have been listening to, called “Tastebuds.” Despite how discovering music is inherently social, Spotify has no features for directly interacting with friends within its mobile app after axing its own inbox in 2017 and keeping its Friend Activity ticker restricted to desktop. It seemed like Spotify was purposefully restricting social features to force users to rely on the company’s own playlists and discovery surfaces. This…

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