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Spotify to Increase Subscription Fees in Ireland

In a move that probably surprises very few people, Spotify has announced that they will be increasing their monthly subscription fees for Spotify Premium users. The price change will impact paid subscribers in 53 countries, including Ireland and most of the EU. The price increase in Ireland appears to be in line with other markets, […]

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FILE - Grammy Awards are displayed at the Grammy Museum Experience at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Oct. 10, 2017. The Recording Academy has announced three new categories to be added to the 2024 Grammy Awards: Best Pop Dance Recording, Best African Music Performance, and Best Alternative Jazz Album. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Grammy Award bosses ban AI from entering any category

The Recording Academy has announced a number of changes to the Grammy Awards, including a rule that “only human creators” can win in a decision aimed at the use of artificial intelligence in popular music. “A work that contains no human authorship is not eligible in any category,” they said, under new Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

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Scientists keep time on music that helps people sleep

Is slow-paced, instrumental music not helping you get to sleep? Scientists say you should try your favourite energetic song instead. Early research suggests listening to preferred music – even if it is loud, energetic, and has vocals – may be able to facilitate better shut-eye. Experts believe this is because there is no “one-size-fits-all” when […]

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Learning to play the piano ‘improves ability to process sights and sounds’

Playing the piano improves the brain’s ability to process sights and sounds, as well as reducing depression, anxiety and stress, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Bath followed beginners who took lessons for an hour a week over an 11-week period. The one-to-one lessons consisted of 20 minutes of finger exercises, followed […]

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