Bose Introduces Audio Augmented Reality Platform

At SXSW, Bose introduces Bose AR, the world’s first audio augmented reality platform, and glasses to hear— a Bose AR prototype that launches the future of mobile sound. Bose also announces its SDK schedule date for developers, manufacturers, and research institutions, along with collaborations currently under way, and venture funding for related start-ups. “Bose AR […]

TuneGO Announces New Song Review Service

TuneGO, a music platform that connects independent artists with a global community of music fans and industry professionals, is now offering a song review service. TuneGO Song Reviews are available in three packages: Gold, Platinum and Diamond, and offer artists insight from up to 200 music fans, and options for assessments on where a song […]

Issue #364: Spotify in South Africa; Deezer Now Works with Amazon Alexa; End of iTunes?

Spotify To Launch In South Africa — www.forbes.com Music streaming service Spotify will launch in South Africa this month. Deezer now works with Amazon Alexa — www.theverge.com Deezer Premium+ users will also be able to take advantage of Deezer’s Flow feature, which plays “a never-ending personal soundtrack” directly through Alexa voice commands. Sony to Share […]

Rightsify Creates a New Way for Hotels to Enhance the Guest Experience With Rightsify FM

Rightsify has today launched their Rightsify FM service to hotels and resorts globally. With Rightsify FM, hotels get custom designed music playlists that match their brand and every zone of their property, along with an online radio station and branded mobile music streaming application. From boutique hotels to global brands, Rightsify FM is an all […]

Mixcloud Taps Gracenote for Advanced Music Recognition to Improve Royalty Payment Process for Rights Holders

Gracenote announced today that it will power advanced music recognition for Mixcloud, the world’s fastest growing digital audio streaming platform. Using Gracenote MusicID, the industry’s leading music recognition technology, Mixcloud will more accurately identify copyrighted audio content on its music platform to ensure proper royalty payments to rights holders. Mixcloud’s catalog maintains more than 12 […]

Issue #286: Is Streaming Killing the Musical Author?; Famemix, a Rwandan Music Streaming Platform, Debuts

Streaming Is Killing the Musical Author — noisey.vice.com How algorithms are not only changing the way we listen, but are changing the way we write music. Björkcoin: what’s behind Björk’s cryptocurrency album project — davidgerard.co.uk The weekend’s big splash in musical blockchains was the news that indie pop star Björk is selling her forthcoming album, […]

The Amazing Ways Spotify Uses Big Data, AI And Machine Learning To Drive Business Success

Spotify, the largest on-demand music service in the world, has a history of pushing technological boundaries and using big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive success. The digital music company with more than 100 million users has been busy this year enhancing its service and tech capabilities through several acquisitions. Industry watch dogs […]

Issue #277: Billboard Chart Changes Give Another Reason to Pay for Streaming Services; Deezer Sets First NFL Deal

New Billboard Chart Changes Give Another Reason to Pay for Streaming Services — www.savingcountrymusic.com Now there is an entirely new reason to consider transitioning from ad-based streaming to a paid account, and it’s based off the greater commitment paid Many Of The Biggest Tech Companies Simply Can’t Compete When It Comes To Streaming Music — […]