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Remains of the Day: The letter two

Apple and Sony are going head-to-head--or ear-to-ear?--over music licensing, Phil Schiller posts a tweet and the Internet goes wild, and a former Apple rival joins Cupertino in taking on a new threat.

Remains of the Day: Pulp fiction

Is a subscription service music to Tim Cook's ears? Will Apple set back the clock on Swatch? Will a judge tell a case not to pass go and not to collect $200?

YouTube could be key to Google's Spotify rival

Fortune reports that a YouTube music streaming service will launch later this year and feature some overlap with Google Play Music. But the report leaves some unanswered questions about Google's plans for the music-streaming space.

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Remains of the Day: International affairs

Apple aims for India adoption, breaks new ground down under, and gets super in the UK.

iTunes Music Store sells 25 billionth song

The winning track was sold in Germany, signifiyng Apple's growth to markets that its rivals haven't yet cracked.

Remains of the Day: Radio buttons

iOS may have some radio features up its sleeves, Apple's pimping self-made e-book authors, and if you work in mapping and software, there are plenty of jobs in Cupertino.

Expo Notes: Notable music products from Macworld/iWorld

Hardware and software for musicians can always be found on the Macworld/iWorld show floor, and 2013 was no exception. Here's what caught James Galbraith's eye.

Expo Notes: KaleidoPro opens possibilities for MIDI musicians

With KaleidoPro, a musician can play not just a wide range of drum kits, but also other instruments.

Expo Notes: Fishman's TriplePlay makes guitarists a triple threat

The $395 TriplePlay Wireless Guitar controller plugs into your Mac or iPad and features a software bundle for recording, composing, and performing.

Expo Notes: Jam for iPhone is karaoke with a twist

This mobile music app for the iPhone wants to be the Instagram of music.

Amazon rolls out iOS-optimized MP3 store

Amazon on Thursday launched an iOS compatible Web interface for its MP3 store, allowing iPhone and iPod touch users the ability to purchase music directly from their devices.

Remains of the Day: Upset the Apple cart

iPad rumors are floating to the surface once again, Phil Schiller's comments to a Chinese paper are called into question, and Apple's won a major award.

How to set up a home recording studio

Putting together a home recording studio is easier than you may think.

Audio interfaces and mixers: What's best for your home studio?

How to pick the right audio interface or mixer for your home studio.

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