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We’ve updated the Music Unlimited iOS app for iPhone and iPod touch today with a substantial design makeover and improved performance.

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Music Unlimited iOS version 2.0 delivers a new, beautiful user interface that looks like the latest PlayStation®4 and Xperia® Walkman applications and improves your ability to view artist discography, top songs, related artists, and more.

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You can now sort your library by newly added songs and recently modified playlists, and edit song order in your playlists.

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Listening to your feedback, we’ve also dramatically improved song loading and queue view and increased the app’s stability.

Download the app from the Apple App Storesm and let us know what you think. Make sure to keep an eye open for future Music Unlimited updates!

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Diablo III: Friday Night Gamers
It’s time for a brand new Friday Night Gamers playlist and this week it’s all about Diablo III! With the game now available this week for your PS4, we thought it was time to bring you the ultimate list of songs to help with your fight against the Lord of Terror, Diablo. God speed, friends.

Intro to . . . Funk
Revisit the golden age of hip-hop where sonic innovation and giant pants reigned supreme. The explosive sound of funk – those popping bass lines, drum breaks and deep grooves – is captured here in this introduction to the genre that changed pop music, fueled hip-hop and still rules the dance floor.

Impulse Records Begins
Impulse Records was the premier jazz label of the 1960s. Headlined by the bestselling John Coltrane, Impulse proved that the avant-garde could be mainstream while showing how ahead of the sound curve such giants as Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins still were. Here are the label’s first releases, including masterpieces by Oliver Nelson, Charles Mingus and Gil Evans.

New Releases: Late Aug. 2014
If you haven’t tuned into FKA Twigs’ take on R&B yet, take a listen to the airy “Lights On”. Building on that futuristic R&B sound, be sure to check out the remix of Haim’s “My Song 5” with a guest verse from A$AP Ferg. Plenty of other great tracks below including the return of Blonde Redhead and original country outlaw Billy Joe Shaver getting cozy with friend Willie Nelson.

2014 VMAs
Still feeling the love for Beyoncé? Our VMA playlist may not have a video of Blue Ivy looking adorable, but it does have music from all of the winners and nominees.

Indie Love Songs
Forget about ironic distance, these are romantic songs where indie artists wear their hearts firmly pinned to Pendleton sleeves. It doesn’t matter if it’s chillwave, post-punk, indie-pop or new wave these tunes are about being crazy in love, insanely brokenhearted or mad with lust.

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It was a big night for the ladies at MTV Video Music Awards, with women representing half of the evening’s major awards and Beyonce — as you might expect — dominating both in terms of wins and performance.

Video of the Year went to Miley Cyrus for her performance atop a piece of heavy construction equipment in “Wrecking Ball.” Katy Perry took home Best Female for her “Dark Horse” video; Ariana Grande and Iggy Azalea‘s “Problem” won a Best Pop statue; and Sia won Best Choreography for “Chandelier.”

Beyonce’s Drunk In Love,” a duet with husband Jay-Z, won the prize for Best Collaboration while “Pretty Hurts” brought her wins in both the Best Video With a Social Message and Best Cinematography categories.

She also gave one of the night’s most amazing performances, with a medley that spanned almost 20 minutes and included cuts from every song on her 2013 self-titled album. And all that doesn’t even include the fact that she was given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award for lifetime achievement, an award she accepted with the help of Jay Z and daughter Blue Ivy.

Other non-Beyonce winners last night included Drake (Best Hip Hop for “Hold On (We’re Going Home),” Eminem (Best Editing for “Rap God“) and Fifth Harmony (MTV Artist To Watch for “Miss Movin’ On“).

Check out the full list of winners and see photos and performances from the show here.

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Eminem is preparing to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his label Shady Record, with a two-CD compilation called, ShadyXV, featuring an album of the label’s greatest hits, plus an album of new material from Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Bad Meets Evil, D-12 and Yelawolf as well as special guest-artist collaborations. Before ShadyXV arrives in November, you can check out a new Eminem single, “Guts Over Fear,” which features Sia and was produced by Emile Haynie (Grammy winner for Best Rap Album for Eminem’s Recovery) and John Hill. We also have new releases this week from Ariana Grande, Maroon 5 and Iggy Azalea. Listen now.

Listen to these new releases and more on Music Unlimited:

Albums

Ariana Grande, “My Everything (Deluxe)”
Royal Blood, “Royal Blood”
Basement Jaxx, “Junto”
Avenged Sevenfold, “Waking The Fallen: Resurrected”
The Griswolds, “Be Impressive”
The New Pornographers, “Brill Bruisers”
Ed Sheeran, “Don’t EP”
J Mascis, “Tied to a Star”
Brad Paisley, “Moonshine in the Trunk”
The Wytches, “Annabel Dream Reader”
Kem, “Promise To Love (Deluxe)”
Souls of Mischief, “There Is Only Now (Deluxe)”
Opeth, “Pale Communion”
Shovels and Rope, “Swimmin’ Time”
The Rentals, “Lost In Alphaville”
DJ Mustard, “10 Summers”
Lucette, “Black is the Color”
Asia, “High Voltage”
Robyn Hitchcock, “The Man Upstairs”
Bug, “Angels & Devils”

Songs

Eminem, “Guts Over Glory”
Maroon 5, “Animals”
Darius Rucker, “Homegrown Honey”
Iggy Azalea, “U Ain’t My Daddy”
Tiesto, “Say Something”
Sam Black, “Chris Paul (feat. Juggernaut)”
Broods, “Four Walls”
Cobra Starship, “Never Been in Love”
Ella Henderson, “Ghost”
Bryan Adams, “She Knows Me”
Death From Above 1979, “Government Trash”
Chris Malinchak feat. Mikky Ekko, “Stranger”
Dirthy South feat. Sam Martin, “Unbreakable”
Kaiser Chiefs, “Education, Education, Education”
Nickelback, “Edge of a Revolution”
Tweedy, “I’ll Sing It”
TCTS, “Games”
Calvin Harris, “Summer (Remixes)”
Ella Eyre, “If I Go”
Kem, “Promise To Love”
Jesse Ware, “Say You Love Me”
Girlfriends and Boyfriends, “A Flower”
I See MONSTAS, “Circles”
Jeremih feat. YG, “Don’t Tell ‘Em”
Inna, “Good Time (feat. Pitbull)”
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett, “Anything Goes”

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Battlefield 4: Friday Night Gamers
Time for another installment of Friday Night Gamers. This week we’re bringing you a brand new playlist of songs to listen to whilst playing Battlefield 4.

’90s Hip-Hop
Revisit the golden age of hip-hop where sonic innovation and giant pants reigned supreme.

Running Mix – Beats
Slip on those running shoes on and get moving. Here’s the perfect high-energy playlist to accompany you.

Dance/Electronic New Releases: Mid-Aug, 2014
Unbelievable as it may seem, summer is almost over but we’ve created the ultimate mix of new electronic and dance tracks to ensure maximum fun while it lasts. New tracks from the Chainsmokers crew and the neo-soul-synth grooves of FKA Twigs stand out.

Essential Symphonies
New to classical music or just want to broaden your listening repertoire? We put together a playlist of the essential symphonies, from Beethoven to Britten.

Indie New Releases: Mid-August
Not sure if Spoon count as an indie rock band anymore,but their new album is terrific and it kicks off this list which also includes new tracks from Gaslight Anthem, Adult Jazz and the Muffs.

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Thirty-eight years after his death, Elvis Presley’s music has lost none of its power. While he may have been rock ‘n’ roll’s finest singer, his status as ‘King’ is debated to this day. Whatever your take, one listen to that truly golden voice on classic songs like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and it’s clear that 50,000,000 Elvis fans can’t be wrong.

Listen to the Elvis Presley MU Icon Playlist

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Fame and fortune may have come his way but Pittsburgh emcee Wiz Khalifa sticks to what his knows on his fifth album, Blacc Hollywood. The call-and-response party anthems like “We Dem Boyz,” “Ass Drop” and “Raw” find him celebrating a few of his favorite things while the impressive guest list — Juicy J, Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign, Project Pat and Curren$y – helps maintain the party vibe. Listen now.

Listen to these new releases and more on Music Unlimited:

Wiz Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood (Deluxe)
Kimbra, The Golden Echo (Deluxe Version)
Imogen Heap, Sparks
Various Artists, Nashville Outlaws – A Tribute to Motley Crue
Statik Selektah, What Goes Around
Smokey Robinson, Smokey and Friends
Dragonforce, Maximum Overload (Special Edition)
Colton Dixon, Anchor
Randy Travis, Influence Vol. 2: The Man I Am
Dirty Loops, Loopified (Deluxe Edition)
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The Last Internationale, We Will Reign
Cyrille Aimee, It’s a Good Day
Maps, Realigned
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas, Secret Evil
Smoke Dawson, Fiddle
Beach Day, Native Echoes
Wire, Document & Eyewitness 1979-1980

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Workout Mix: Hip Hop

Get into the zone with this carefully selected mix of hard-hitting hip-hop tracks, perfect for the gym or when out running.

New Releases: Mid-August, 2014

If you’re not enjoying the new album from Spoon, they you have a serious lack of rock ‘n’ roll in your life. The rest of this mix contains som great new tracks from Tom Petty and Sinead O’Connor, while Ryan Adams embraces his inner-Eagles, Shabazz Palaces creates some cosmic hip-hop, and Kimbra creates a new disco classic.

Underground Metal

We take a closer look at a selection of newly released underground and more experimental metal – covering genres from progressive to black metal, post-hardcore and noise-rock.

Remembering Robin Williams

We pay tribute to the Oscar™, GRAMMY, and Emmy-winning actor and revolutionary standup comedian. Working at hyper speed, Robin Williams’ comedy style was unique enough to get him cast as an alien on Mork & Mindy while he was also adept at playing introspective loners in such films as Awakenings, The World According To Garp and Good Will Hunting. While there are children’s songs on this mix, his standup, perhaps hard to listen to in light of his personal demons, is definitely for adults only. Rest in Peace.

Definitive 1990s Alt Rock Hits

In the 1990s alternative rock crossed over to the mainstream with Nirvana, Green Day, Pavement, and Beck leading the American charge. Across the Atlantic Radiohead, Oasis, and Blur brought new life to the British scene. 1980s veterans like U2, R.E.M., Sonic Youth, and Paul Weller continued to influence the ‘90s alt sound.

Classical New Releases

The Red Hot musical series’ latest offering tips its hat to Bach, offering a diverse and daring look at his lasting influence on everything from classical to jazz to modern pop. Richard Reed Parry is the latest indie rocker to go classical while Max Richter showcases his continued interest in combining the Old World with new, purposely glitch, technology. Tamsin Waley-Cohen and Daniel Hope are also two young performers who dazzle while Kronos Quartet have now been experimenting for over four decades.

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Pop’s reigning minimalist, Sade has continued to refine her style from the jazzy soul of her 1980s UK sophisti-pop beginnings to her global domination as a roots-of-down tempo torch singer. Everything about Sade’s music is lean, stripped-down and precise while her cool exterior expertly contradicts the often gritty subject matter of her songs, which deal with ordinary people struggling to overcome heartbreak, racism and poverty.

Listen Now / Sade: MU Icon

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James Bay, 23-year-old British singer-songwriter riding high with his new single “If You Ever Want to Be in Love,” tells us about some of the songs he considers “football classics” – cuts by White Denim, the White Stripes and Kodaline perfect for listening to while playing FIFA 14 on Playstation®4.

Watch James Bay’s complete Listen+Play FIFA14 Playlist video and don’t forget you can create your own ideal gaming soundtrack. Find out how here.

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