From Red Rocks to Emo's, re-create the exact acoustics of the country's hottest venues

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Are you ready to rock?
When Matt Finn was able to finally quit his job as an e-mail server technician thanks to the success of his ClearTune guitar-tuning application for smartphones, his world changed forever. From a humble office located on Denver's 16th Street Mall, Finn and his fellow innovators at BitCount have come out with another life-changing application, one that makes listening to music like nothing you have ever experienced: It re-creates the exact sound and acoustics of the venue of your choice.

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Apps of the week: Google Music hits iOS and a location-based album for Central Park

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We're slowly getting to the point where music apps are bridging the gap between useful and cool. While plenty allow you to share music from device to device, others, such as the Central Park app, gives you a soundtrack to stroll around Central Park to, should you need one. Overall, it's making for an interesting era, where your smartphone can do practically anything.

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Daytrotter switching to pay subscription model

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The popular (and Denver loving) music website, Daytrotter has announced a switch from its previously free-to-download model to a paid, subscription based service. It's not the first time the site has toyed with paid services; last year, it introduced high-quality paid downloads, but now it's moving toward a purely paid service for all of it's content for two bucks a month.

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Björk's Biophilia tops out music apps this week

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Music apps for smartphones are getting more complex, as evidenced by the release of the full version of Björk's Biophilia, which is beyond impressive. Other new offerings in this week's round-up include an app that turns your music into a planetary expedition, an idiotic but entertaining Jell-O wobbler and more.

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Who is Denver's most shameless self-promoter?

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You may have your opinions, but only one person (or group, we suppose) can be awarded Denver's Biggest Shameless Self-Promoter at Denver Web Awards by Westword on Thursday November 16. Nominate your pick in that category and eight others in the music section of the poll (on page 2.) The other categories are below!

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From Google Chrome extension to full browser experience, exfm makes finding new music easy

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We've been keeping an eye on exfm since it launched as a Google Chrome browser extension a little while ago. When it made the jump to the iPhone, we started getting excited, but it still wasn't quite there yet. Now it has launched as a full browser experience at ex.fm and we have to say, it's easily the best music blog aggregator and player we've seen.

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Songza tops our list of music apps this week

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Music apps are quickly taking over our smartphones, turning music into toys, productivity tools and providing free tunes no matter where we are. This week, we've got a few great ways to find music and stream it, plus one of the best score readers for iPad yet.

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Digital Rights Corporation wants to charge you a $10 piracy fine

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As we're all aware, piracy has been a big problem for the music industry, but suing for hundreds of thousands of dollars hasn't worked out too well for for record label's public perception or their pocketbooks. Digital Rights Corporation wants to remedy that and still collect on the labels behalf, at $10 per infringement.

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At f8 conference, Facebook announces integration with Spotify, Turntable, Rhapsody

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Zuckerberg announcing Facebook's new music integration at f8 today.
Update: Most of the apps are live now and you should be seeing streams in your Facebook feeds. If you want to get into the action yourself, you'll need to re-install the app you'd like to use to secure permissions again. At the f8 Developers Conference today, Facebook's CEO, Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of a new music service that allows you to listen to music with friends through Facebook or just see what all of your friends are listening to.

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Turntable.fm finally becomes mobile and VidRhythm lets you make idiotic cat videos

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This past two weeks in music apps have been chock full of awesome for music apps. Some of the incredibly ridiculous things you can do with your smartphone this week: VidRhythm gives you the ability to make stupid songs out of videos, we're finally introduced to a Turntable.fm app, Play It Down lets you see how music will sound as your ears age, and there's plenty more.

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