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Music
Mastercard reveals first-ever album titled Priceless
Mastercard's music album Priceless has been unveiled at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and features 10 songs by 10 artists worldwide.
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Wireless
Hands-on review: JBL Quantum 610 Wireless
The new Quantum 610 gaming headset is the latest addition to JBL’s Quantum range and the successor to its popular Quantum 600 model.
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Music
Hands-on review: JBL Partybox 110 Bluetooth speaker
My first review in a long time is sure to create a lot of noise, if the experience in my household has been anything to go by.
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Gaming
Hands-on review: Jabra Elite 4 Active Wireless Earphones
It’s been a little a while since I’ve tried a new pair of wireless earphones, mainly due to a couple of rough experiences with them in the past.
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Music
Hands-on review: Belkin SOUNDFORM Rise and SOUNDFORM Freedom True Wireless Earbuds
Having reviewed dozens of pairs of headphones and earbuds over the last five or so years across all price ranges, I was excited to test two of Belkin’s latest models.
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Music
Hand-on review: Sony X-Series XG500 Portable Bluetooth Speaker & Sony WH-1000XM4 Headphones
For as long as I can remember, Sony have been known as purveyors of quality sound. I leapt at the opportunity to review two of their latest products.
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Wireless
Hands-on review: JBL LivePro+ TWS
I have become more of a fan of earbuds since discovering my ears no longer have to ache, and they don’t have to continually fall out. JBL will be pleased to hear that no amount of head gyrating has managed to dislodge either bud.
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Audio
Sony brings the noise with new high-power audio systems
Greater sound range and height, exciting lighting options, karaoke leaderboards, guitar inputs all in a single robust unit.
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Music
Hands-on review: Sennheiser HD 350BT Wireless
Sennheiser did a great job achieving an elegant but practical design. 
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Music
Hands-on review: Ultimate Ears Hyperboom - it’s all about that bass
If life for you is a party just waiting to happen, you will find the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom an indispensable piece of kit.
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Gaming
Sony's gaming and music struggles see sentiment take a nosedive
Sentiment towards Sony has taken a nosedive during the first quarter of 2020, with ongoing struggles in its music and gaming behind the decline. 
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Music
Tech company uses AI to feel the mood of the music
There are tags or metadata to figure out if one type of music was similar (or not) to another type – instead, developers incorporated mood, vibe, and past track usage.
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Music
SEGA backs Flutin as it sets its sights on the music industry
Flutin uses artificial intelligence (AI) to promote emerging artists and offers recommendations based on listeners’ music preferences, activities, and locations.
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Audio
Hands-on review: Sennheiser Ambeo Sound Bar
The thirteen drivers will have your sound bouncing off your walls while placing you in the centre of all the action.
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Music
2K Games & UnitedMasters name winners of NBA 2K20 soundtrack comp
Ten winners were selected in total for the official soundtrack – and it’s the first time fans have ever had the chance to take part.
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Audio
Sennheiser AMBEO soundbar marks the audio expert’s foray into home theatre
The AMBEO Soundbar is powered by 13 drivers and the latest virtualisation technology which was jointly developed with Fraunhofer IIS.
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Music
Spotify buys global audio marketplace SoundBetter
SoundBetter was founded in 2012 and it has become a hotspot for audio professionals who search for partners and better sounding content.
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Music
Startup uses blockchain to democratise music industry
Viberate, a startup based in Slovenia, is utilising data and blockchain to standardise and map the global ecosystem for live music, according to an announcement.
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Music
Alibaba steps into cloud music with latest acquisition
Acquires Import eCommerce Platform Kaola from NetEase for Approximately US$2 Billion Alibaba will also take a minority stake in NetEase Cloud Music
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Online DJ service Beatsource brings on renowned DJ A-Trak
DJ music service Beatsource has brought on Grammy-nominated DJ A-Trak on to its board of managers as the platform gets set to launch its online download store next month.
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The karaoke app taking the Philippines by storm
The company behind the app’s success says it’s all about the joy and positive energy that comes from singing.
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Collaboration
PUBG Mobile teams up with DJ Alan Walker on new track
Earlier this month, players logged into PUBG MOBILE and participated in an in-game event with Alan Walker challenges.
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Music
Startup launches AI-powered music curation service
Dubbed DIY AI, the service allows users to input a link to a song of their choosing, and within approximately 10 seconds Musiio will generate at least eight custom tags, including genre, BPM, key, and mood.
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Music
K Road tipped to be NZ’s ‘silicon valley’ of music
Auckland’s Karangahape Road is now home to Global company inMusic Brands as the company has moved its DJ software development operations there.