Stringer Gives You More Control Over Music On Shuffle

iPhone: Shuffling your music is usually a no-fuss affair. If you’re looking for more features, however, Stringer is an app that gives you a lot of control over how shuffle works.

Artist Explorer Finds New Music To Listen To With An Interactive Chart

Finding new music to listen to can be tough. Fortunately, Spotify has just released a new Artist Explorer tool that helps you find similar artists with a gigantic interactive chart.

Google Turns YouTube Into A Streaming Music Player With Music Key

YouTube unveiled a number of features for music lovers today. They include a new invitation-only streaming music service called YouTube Music Key, launching in beta next week, and a new home in your account just for your favourite songs and music videos.

Briefly: Harry Potter Art, Huawei Ascend Mate7 Hands-On, Prince's First Selfie

Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including: Pictures from Harry Potter: The Creature Vault, Huawei Ascend Mate7 Australian hands-on, Ray Bradbury talks about life, the universe and everything.

How To Change A Song's Pitch In Audacity (To Better Suit Your Voice)

Singing your favourite songs is fun, until you come across one that’s outside of your vocal range. With a little know-how, you can change a song’s pitch with the free, cross-platform audio editor Audacity.

Spotify Now Lets You Control Your Desktop Music With A Phone Or Tablet

Spotify released a new Connect feature for premium users today, that lets you play Spotify through your computer while using your iOS or Android based phone or tablet as a remote control.

Ask LH: What's A Good Device Choice For Exercise Music?

Hi Lifehacker, I’m looking to improve my work-life balance and exercise more, so I want the right device to acquire, store and play music on. With Walkmans long gone and the iPod apparently being phased out, what’s the best choice? I’m particularly keen to be able to download playlists and new music that I haven’t encountered.

Why Sad Music Can Make Us Feel Better

It’s not surprising that music helps elicit the emotions necessary to cope with a negative situation. We know that music has interesting effects on the brain. It may seem counter-intuitive, but sad music can actually make you feel better.

Vodafone Red Customers Will Get A Free Spotify Subscription

So here’s an unusual value-add for a mobile plan: if you sign up to a Vodafone Red Plan on a 12- or 24-month contract, you’ll get a free Spotify Premium account for the duration of the contract.

Hype Machine For Android Offers New, Ad-Free Streaming Music On The Go

Android: The Hype Machine is one of our favourite streaming services for fresh music. Thanks to its new Android app, you can take all of those great tunes with you and listen any time.