The Best Place to Stand at a Concert, According to a Sound Engineer

I hate concerts but I’ve been to hundreds, standing amidst a sweaty pit of people clamoring to get closer to the stage.

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The Best Place to Stand at a Concert, According to a Sound Engineer

I hate concerts but I’ve been to hundreds, standing amidst a sweaty pit of people clamoring to get closer to the stage.

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How to Find and Download (Some) Missing MySpace Music

Last month, I felt a disturbance in the Force, as if millions of crappy songs from 2003 to 2015 cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. And they were. MySpace—yes, it’s still around—lost all the music uploaded to the site between these years thanks to some corrupted data during a server migration. Whoops.

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Discover New Music With NPR’s Austin 100 Playlist

Looking for some new music to lose yourself in this weekend? Look no further. Each year, NPR’s All Songs Considered team puts together a 100-song playlist for the South By Southwest music festival, and it never fails to deliver new artists and genres.

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Scrub Up With the Lifehacker Bathtime Playlist for Adults

When my baby daughter was getting grumpy in the bathtub, and I put TLC’s “No Scrubs” on Spotify, I knew I had something special to share with the world. There are tons of bathtime songs for children, but most of them are tedious. So I made a bathtime playlist for adults (and people of any age who don’t mind some…

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Everything You Need to Know About Spotify’s Latest Changes

Recently, Spotify updated its interface, burying its “Repeat” button in the depths of a sub-menu on its mobile app—and people are pissed. Redditors and Twitter users alike have taken to the internet to voice their complaints.

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Get Over It With the Lifehacker Rejection Playlist

How you doing? Oh no! I thought it’d last forever! But I always knew you were too good for that. Sorry, buddy. Sounds rough. Let’s go drown our sorrows. I have just the right music for this.

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Get 4 Months of Amazon Music Unlimited For Free Right Now

If you own an Amazon Echo device, you can score four months of Amazon Music Unlimited right now for free—provided you haven’t previously subscribed to the service.

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Test Your Tone-Deafness

This surprisingly tough web game, from the Music Lab at the Harvard University Department of Psychology, tests how well you can distinguish tones by pitch. Put on your headphones and judge—as fast as you can—whether certain tones are higher or lower than others.

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How to Sing in a Choir, According to a Champion A Cappella Group

You don’t need to be a virtuoso to succeed in a choir. You need a willingness to practice and learn, and “the basic ability to hear and emulate,” says Mira Taferner, artistic director of the a cappella chorus Sirens of Gotham. “That, luckily, is a relatively universal skill.” Taferner, along with Sirens associate…

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