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Addressing PRS members and the wider industry at the society’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), he said that sharing intelligence and working together are essential to ensuring ‘the right people are paid the right money as fast and accurately as possible’.
As recorded music returns to growth, it has attracted both venture capital and private equity investors, Ashcroft explained.
‘Music properties, companies servicing, or owning musical assets and rights, are once again fashionable acquisition targets’ he continued.
Read Article: M Magazine
Fifteen years ago, Steve Jobs introduced the iPod. Since then, most music fans have understood this has radically changed how they listen to music.
Less understood are the ways that raw information – accumulated via downloads, apps and online searches – is influencing not only what songs are marketed and sold, but which songs become hits.
Decisions about how to market and sell music, to some extent, still hinge upon subjective assumptions about what sounds good to an executive, or which artists might be easier to market. Increasingly, however, businesses are turning to big data and the analytics that can help turn this information into actions.
Read Article: The Conversation
Music platform VOISE has included a new feature to its upcoming music streaming and downloading platform. The new Radio DAO service will allow users to access a constantly streaming music service with a never-ending playlist. While they listen, then can also vote for the songs to be added and ranked on Radio DAO’s playlist.
The VOISE platform is in the process of raising funds through its ongoing crowdsale. The crowdsale involving Voisium (VSM) tokens went live on May 6, 2017, and in about ten days it has garnered over $150,000 in contributions. Investors participating in the crowdsale until May 20, 2017, stand to receive an additional 15% bonus. The crowdsale is part of VOISE’s alpha stage roadmap, which includes exciting developments lined up to follow soon after the ICO.
Continue reading VOISE, Decentralized Music Platform, Announces Radio DAO
LiveList and Weedmaps have teamed up to power the 2017 California Roots Music & Arts Festival live from Monterey, CA on May 26-28, 2017.
The global reggae community will be able to tune in for more than 25 hours of premium live content across three days that includes performances from over 20 internationally-known artists including Rebelution, Jurassic5, Dirty Heads, SOJA, Thievery Corporation, and more.
Few festivals have been able to create a mutually valuable brand-festival relationship focused on active engagement as opposed to passive viewing.
Combining top quality production and capture into the LiveList LiveChannel experience, fans can chat with artists and each other, post messages on a hashtag board, write articles and engage in real-time polls all the while engaging in a shared live experience. Weedmaps, the presenting brand partner, will erect a “couch stage” in the center of the action for artist interviews, fan incentives and other goings-on — and all the activities will be live streamed as well as part of the larger program. Continue reading California Roots Music Festival, LiveList Refine Branded Live Stream Model
For those of you following technology industry trends, it would not be surprising that many experts have been calling 2017 the “Year of Voice”. Along with VR and AI, voice recognition has the potential for highly meaningful long-term development. Instead of controlling everything via apps, we can now talk to virtual assistants to control everything from our computers to our cars, to our home.
The tech industry is increasingly focused on developing improvements and innovations in voice-controlled devices and services, following the success of Amazon’s Echo smart home device and the company’s Alexa personal assistant, in addition to Apple’s Siri and other initiatives. In fact, it’s Amazon that has really taken voice-controlled platforms mainstream.
Read Article: DataArt
Spotify has announced the acquisition of Niland, a music recommendation engine based on Artificial Intelligence technology. The Paris-based start-up specializes in music analysis technology, made available via an API, which relies on machine learning to recommend music and create playlists.
Via Spotify: “Niland has changed the game for how AI technology can optimize music search and recommendation capabilities and shares Spotify’s passion for surfacing the right content to the right user at the right time.”
The team from Niland will join Spotify’s New York office. The plan is to help Spotify continue innovating and improving recommendation and personalization technologies resulting in more music discovery which benefits both fans and artists.