Author: Oguz Bayar

Oguz Bayar is currently working as a contributing author for Binzbit to cover news related to music and media. Apart from listening to music, he likes to watch television shows. He is currently serving as the lead organizer for Bikent Talks. A platform crated to cater university students who are interested in sharing their experience in front of an audience.

As you might already know, Jack Reacher is coming to Amazon as the network confirmed that it is currently working on a series based on Lee Child’s works. Interestingly, the network confirmed that the character will go through some changes. Interestingly, Amazon President Jennifer Salke said that the network is looking for someone who can emulate the character in the books rather than the big screen version. She said, “It’s pretty interesting. I spent a lot of time talking to David Ellison about this. We really are determined to find somebody who can embody that character for Lee [Child] and…

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In a somewhat surprising move, Qobuz has announced that it has discontinued its MP3 streaming tier and will start offering a $14.99 plan titled Studio Premier that includes unlimited access to the streaming service’s entire Hi-res and CD lossless catalog. While the change is certainly interesting, the company revealed that the new plan is a limited time promotion available for the first 100,000 customers who sign up for new accounts. As mentioned earlier, if you sign up for the new plan, you will get unlimited access to all of the service’s contents as well as the company’s exclusive editorial and…

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Earlier today, Spotify has announced its Kids app to ensure that your child doesn’t come across contents not suitable for children. Available with the Spotify Premium Family subscription, the new Spotify Kids app will make it easier for parents who want to keep their children entertained without the need to monitor their activities over the app. Similar to the regular Spotify premium subscription, Spotify Kids will allow children to listen to music both online and offline. However, the Kids app come with an automatic song filtering service to remove explicit contents from playlist. Instead of logging into the main account…

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Google has been pretty busy lately as it continues to integrate different services to make the Google Assistant more feature-rich for users. Earlier today, the company announced SiriusXM radio integration with Google Assistant to make the assistant more than just a digital assistant for its users. Thanks to the latest addition, SiriusXM will be available to a number of products such as Nest Mini, Nest Hub, and any other devices that support Google Assistant. However, the service won’t be available straight away as you will need to wait until next week to start using the service. This latest announcement is…

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Google recently introduced a YouTube Music widget for homescreen to allow users to skip forwards and backwards through a playlist. The widget works similar to the app as you can play and pause the track directly from your homescreen. While the widget is identical to Google Play Music, the widget doesn’t support music videos if you were hoping to see current videos directly from your smartphone’s homescreen. While the lack of design is definitely a bummer, it’s likely that Google will release new designs for the widget in the coming months. As Google is actively pushing to gain more consumers…

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If you are a regular user of YouTube Music, then you will be glad to know that the service is getting a number of new features in different platforms starting from today. While the desktop app for the service has been absent for a long time, the music streaming service finally has got a standalone desktop app meaning you are no longer required to listen to music through the service in your browser. The new desktop app for the music streaming service does exactly what you might have expected. It works similar to the apps offered by other music streaming…

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If you own Sony 360 Reality Audio and Deezer, you will be glad to know that the music service has released a new standalone music app designed specifically for the Reality Audio. Sony unveiled the immersive sound technology during this year’s CES to bring realistic audio placements. When 360 Reality Audio becomes available later this fall, fans will be able to experience their favorite songs using the modern sound system. If you are familiar with binaural audio, then you might already have an idea of what to expect. Reality audio uses different virtual speakers with various placements to play different…

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If you are a regular user of TIDAL and Waze, you would be glad to know that the music streaming service has announced its integration with the navigation app to make it easier for drivers to listen to their favorite tracks on the go. Thanks to the latest integration, TIDAL is joining other popular music streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer and Pandora within the app. In case you didn’t know, Waze includes an audio player that integrates with popular audio services. This allows drivers to listen to different tracks without leaving Waze. TIDAL will join the following list of…

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As Spotify is the largest music streaming platform, it can be extremely powerful platform for indie artists to find a dedicated fanbase for their contents. As most of the indie artists don’t work with other companies, Spotify can be extremely useful for getting exposure at the earlier stages during their career. Although Spotify allowed musicians to upload their contents for a while, the company has now announced that it will no longer allow indie artists to upload music to the platform. In a recent blog post, Spotify revealed that it is closing the beta program that was introduced earlier last…

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Although Spotify remains to be the leader in music streaming services, Apple launched its own streaming few years earlier. And now, the latest figures prove that the tech giant is slowly closing the gap with Spotify as Apple Music has now over 60 million subscribers on the platform. In a recent interview with French publication Numerama, Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue revealed that the company has accumulated more than 10 million subscribers over last two months. Back in April, sources claimed that Apple Music was growing at 2.6 percent per month opposed to Spotify’s…

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After last Amazon Prime Day broke the sales records of the company, Amazon recently announced that it will be hosting the event for a 48-hour period this year. While we will have to wait to see if Amazon breaks its own record, the company has now confirmed that Taylor Swift will be headlining this year’s Prime Day concert to bring an entertainment factor leading up to the event. During the concert, Swift is set to perform her latest singles ME! and You Need To Calm Down on July 10 at 9 p.m. ET. Back in April, the singer broke several…

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Although YouTube is one of the best places to find music, the platform can be pretty frustrating due to its different content offerings. YouTube Music has provided solution to this problem since its launch and now, the app will allow you to create your own mixtape based on your favorite songs. Mixtape isn’t something new as YouTube Music has provided users option to listen to songs through ‘Offline Mixtape’ in the past. However, Mixtape can be misleading at times as the app downloads songs based on someone’s listening profile. Interestingly, the latest feature, Smart Downloads will make it significantly easier…

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In a recent social media meltdown, Azealia Banks has claimed that she’s quitting rap. Banks’ latest comments came as she posted a screenshot along with a caption stating that she’s done with music as everyone has overlooked her works because of her controversies over the years. In now deleted post, she wrote, “You guys will ALWAYS BE MORE CONCERNED WITH BAD NEWS ABOUT ME THAN ANY OF THE PHENOMENAL MUSIC I MAKE BECAUSE ITS HOW YOU’VE BEEN TAUGHT TO RELATE TO ME.” “IT DOESNT MATTER HOW GOOD MY MUSIC IS I KNOW YOU GUYS DONT DESERVE IT,” Banks continued. “I’m…

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Recently Facebook found itself in the center of attention among users on the social network’s policy on nudity after the company banned the album art of Houses of the Holy. At the time, the company proceeded to ban posts mentioning the album art and shortly afterwards, users urged the social network to revert its decision regarding the artwork. And now, the company has changed its decision to ban the image from the network and has revealed that it will be reverting its decision to remove the image and reinstate the posts which were removed over last couple of days. A…

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Amazon has confirmed that its music service will be part of Comcast’s Xfinity X1 set-top boxes. This latest announcement marks an important step for the company as it is Amazon Music’s first TV distribution deal and comes six months after Comcast launched Prime Video on X1. While the current Amazon Music subscribers will have access to the full library, those who have access to only Prime Music will also be able to stream the music through Comcast’s services. The company revealed that it will install the service on set-top boxes in the coming weeks. Nancy Spears, Comcast’s Vice President of…

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While YouTube is one of the best places to find older music videos, it generally doesn’t apply if you are looking for really old contents. Thankfully, YouTube has announced that it is partnering with Universal Music Group in order to remaster the iconic music videos with equivalent music quality. Thanks to the partnership, almost 100 music videos have already been remastered. According to YouTube, both of the companies will work together to bring almost 1,000 remasters between now and the end of the year. Stephen Bryan, Global Head of Label Relations at YouTube said, “It’s really an honor to partner…

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Facebook faced harsh criticisms over last couple of years due to the social network’s role in spreading false information along with its implementations of terms of service on the platform. Since then, the company hired over 4,000 employees to tackle the problem. However, the social network has appeared to have changed its policy on nudity following the criticisms and now, the company has banned Led Zeppelin’s Houses of the Holy’s cover art because the cover features nudity. Reports started surfacing after several users of Facebook revealed that they were locked out of the platform after they used the cover art…

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Earlier today, Metronomy announced its upcoming album Metronomy Forever which is set to arrive later in September 13th. The upcoming album will be follow-up to the band’s 2016’s Summer 08. In an official statement, Joseph Mount said, “What happens is when you’re making music and you enter a world where you have achieved some sort of celebrity no matter how large or small you start to think about yourself in terms of legacy and what you’re going to leave behind and then you realise that’s limited to the interest people have in you. In the end I feel completely comfortable…

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Although we had to wait five years, The Hold Steady has finally announced their new studio album. Named Thrashing Thru The Passion, the upcoming album will be follow up to the band’s 2014’s Teeth Dreams and will be released on August 16. In addition to featuring several of the already released tracks, the upcoming album will contain some new releases. In the announcement, the band also shared its new track dubbed Denver Haircut”. The song is about a guy who meets up with Chance to a new location but eventually gets left behind in a hotel room. Craig Finn said,…

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Back in 2014, Google started showing lyrics of a song directly above the search results to make it easier to find lyrics. According to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, Genius has accused Google of stealing lyrics directly from its site. However, this isn’t the first time Genius has accused Google of stealing transcripts from its site. Back in 2017, the company warned the search engine giant that the reuse of the lyrics without permission violates the antitrust law. In order to prove the accusation, Genius’ developers altered the lyrics that convert into a Morse code that translates…

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