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How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015?

Spotify is an excellent means of discovering new music based on similar artists and genres. They have a "tab" that is dedicated to discovering new music based on everything you listen to. However, ...
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How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015?

I'll be honest; in my advanced age I no longer care about "hard copies". Mainly because I've moved my vast vinyl collection (approx. 5,000 pieces) several times and it sucks. So, now I store it on ...
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What digital medium should I choose when buying music to maximize artists' profits?

Spotify is notorious for underpaying artists. The margins for the artists are better when you purchase the music on iTunes or Amazon, but the best margins are on services specifically designed to ...
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What digital medium should I choose when buying music to maximize artists' profits?

Whenever I really like an artist, I'll make sure I buy the album (usually off iTunes), although I'll still listen to them on Spotify. I think the best thing you can do in this situation is buy the ...
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How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015?

I'm using Apple Music for digital music on the go - and for discovery. The 'for you' tab is by far the best recommendation feature among the streaming services IMO (and I've been through both Spotify, ...
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How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015?

I'm with you, I'm still invested in my personally curated "collection," and have an antipathy to algorithmic services like Spotify and Pandora. I continue to discover a fair amount of music through ...
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Splitting a single FLAC file into songs with a Cue sheet?

I've discovered a solution which works quite nicely; Foobar2000. The application itself is available here: https://www.foobar2000.org/FAQ I discovered this via google on a messageboard. I'll add ...
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Can the warm sound of vinyl be recorded onto CD?

See https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/a/2421/84 for another angle on this. The 'warm' sound of vinyl is a misnomer; a better description these days would be 'blurred' or 'distorted'. When CDs first ...
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Why do computers not use USB for loudspeakers and headphones?

For many years, I have been frustrated by how flimsy the audio cables from my headphones and loudspeakers are. They don't use USB, but some sort of analogue audio standard plug. I can't tell you how ...
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Is there a tag for referencing in which movies/games a track was featured?

According to The Library of Congress in 2013 (but it is likely still available): There is no single official metadata standard or container yet to which all audio software and hardware makers ...
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Why do computers not use USB for loudspeakers and headphones?

Modern soundcards have optical audio out in addition to the historic 3.5mm audio jacks. There are also desktop speakers that support optical as an input, for example the Logitech Z625 Powerful THX ...
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How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015?

This seems like a purely opinion based question. But it's a fun one. And interesting. These days, I get exposed to 'new music' that I like in a few different ways: Radio. Believe it or not, radio is ...
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How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015?

As for collecting and storing music, I nowadays only buy vinyls, and preferably LP's. I only buy albums which I like and that I know I will listen to frequently. So how do I discover new music? ...
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How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015?

I search for songs on SoundCloud based on a genre I like. There's surprisingly a lot of good stuff on there, ranging from apocalyptic music (such as Maxim Zhdanov) to dubstep/middle-eastern fusion (...
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How should I efficiently discover, collect, store and access new music in 2015?

There are many popular songs that suggest from Youtube and you can also find pop songs from Billboard or something like that.
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Splitting a single FLAC file into songs with a Cue sheet?

I have tested several options to split flac album files into flac song files using cue sheets and wasn't happy with the results. So I coded albumSplitter: a python script that split the given album ...
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Improving Sound Quality for Music - Headphone Amp?

A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. And it's particularly true for audio. If the recording, or its encoding, or the DAC, or the headphone, is of bad quality, it won't make a difference to ...

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