Issue 564: TIDAL Launches Personalized Playlists; Abbey Road Studios Uses AI to Explore Music’s Future

TIDAL launches personalized playlists
TIDAL launches personalized playlistswww.musicbusinessworldwide.com

My Mix uses a ‘state-of-the-art’ proprietary algorithm which combines data from users’ listening habits and input from TIDAL’s ‘expertly’ human-curated playlists.

Abbey Road Studios uses artificial intelligence to explore music's future
Abbey Road Studios uses artificial intelligence to explore music's futurewww.technologyrecord.com

Around 100 music producers and technologists were invited to find new ways of recording and improving the engineering process.

Piracy is biggest challenge for music streaming in MENA, says Spotify
Piracy is biggest challenge for music streaming in MENA, says Spotifywww.arabianbusiness.com
It will take time to convince consumers to switch to legal music streaming, according to Spotify

Shazam reveals 2018's most-searched songs
Shazam reveals 2018's most-searched songswww.bbc.com
A lot of people wanted to know the name of the song that goes: “I do it solo.” (It’s called Solo.)

Pandora reportedly seventh top-grossing iOS app of 2018
Pandora reportedly seventh top-grossing iOS app of 2018musically.com
Music-streaming service Pandora was the seventh top-grossing iOS app of 2018, despite the fact that it’s only available in North America.

Is It Important To Own Music?
Is It Important To Own Music?www.offbeat.com

Is music disposable? Because it’s now experienced more as a digital artform, will music begin to possibly die?

You can now ask Alexa to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo
You can now ask Alexa to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo www.cnbc.com
Apple Music is now supported by the Amazon Echo. Here’s how to set Apple Music up so you can ask Alexa to play tunes from your device.

LiveXLive Launches Global OTT Streaming App for Select Samsung Smart TVs
LiveXLive Launches Global OTT Streaming App for Select Samsung Smart TVsplatformandstream.wordpress.com

LiveXLive Media announced the launch of its LiveXLive App for select Samsung Smart TVs, significantly expanding its consumer reach.

Warner Music exec: 'China can be a top-three market in the future'
Warner Music exec: 'China can be a top-three market in the future'musically.com
Music Ally interviewed Simon Robson, president of Warner Music Asia, for an upcoming country-profile of China. We thought it was worth posting in full.

Los Angeles' Nightlife Goes Audiophile With Trendy New Hi-Fi Bars
Los Angeles' Nightlife Goes Audiophile With Trendy New Hi-Fi Barswww.billboard.com
Among Tokyo’s bustling streets, there is an underground collection of audiophile venues, sound-obsessed restaurants and clubs. Following in the footsteps of that model, this year two trendy new hi-fi bars have opened in Los Angeles from some notable members of the city’s music scene.

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