Issue 607: IDAGIO, muvac Partner to Simplify Audition Preparation; LANDR Brings Music Mastering to the Cloud

Blog, Music, Streaming

IDAGIO, muvac Partner to Simplify Audition Preparation
IDAGIO, muvac Partner to Simplify Audition Preparationplatformandstream.com

IDAGIO, the leading streaming service for classical music, and muvac (music vacancies), the leading platform for organizing auditions, are joining forces to offer musicians around the world a new tool to optimize their audition preparation.

LANDR Brings Music Mastering to the Cloud, Helping Major Labels & Bedroom Acts Alike
LANDR Brings Music Mastering to the Cloud, Helping Major Labels & Bedroom Acts Alikewww.billboard.com

As Gwen Stefani prepared to debut the video for her single “Make Me Like You” at the 2016 Grammy Awards, her team needed the track mastered — fast.

Spotify's quest to become the king of podcasts
Spotify's quest to become the king of podcastswww.engadget.com
Today, Spotify announced that it was finally making a profit, and it would use its cash to go on a spending spree. The streaming music platform was buying block…

EMI.com: ‘It would have been the first real streaming platform…’
EMI.com: ‘It would have been the first real streaming platform…’musically.com
A new book by Music Ally’s Eamonn Forde digs deep into the demise of EMI as a standalone major-label, following its £4.2bn acquisition by private-equity company Terra Firma in 2007. This extract details the ambitious – but ultimately unfulfilled – plans to relaunch the EMI.com website as a digital-music service (something Music Ally covered at the time).

Spotify users left unhappy by frustrating new update
Spotify users left unhappy by frustrating new updatewww.hitc.com
They’ve made some really poor changes to the Spotify app

Carnegie Library launches new digital music streaming platform
Carnegie Library launches new digital music streaming platformwww.pghcitypaper.com
Artists receive a one-time $200 stipend for albums of at least 10 minutes long, or four tracks

How Much Money Should You Invest In Digital Audio?
How Much Money Should You Invest In Digital Audio?audiophilereview.com

Jerry Del Colliano looks at the cost of high-performance digital…

Facebook's Chief AI Scientist Backs Music Startup In $4.5 Million Funding Round
Facebook's Chief AI Scientist Backs Music Startup In $4.5 Million Funding Roundwww.forbes.com
The music startup is called Antescofo and its Metronaut app helps classical musicians.

What’s next after streaming music? Look to the tech industry for clues
What’s next after streaming music? Look to the tech industry for cluesglobalnews.ca
Streaming music services give us access to 50 million songs with a couple of taps at our phones. But what’s next?

What Spotify’s $230 Million Gimlet Deal Means for the Podcast Industry
What Spotify’s $230 Million Gimlet Deal Means for the Podcast Industrywww.vulture.com
Spotify just took a big swing on podcasts. The streaming music giant is buying Gimlet Media for $230 million, as well as acquiring Anchor, an audio tool startup. Is the podcast industry’s Wild West era officially over?

Weezer To Perform Exclusive Concert For SiriusXM In Washington D.C.
Weezer To Perform Exclusive Concert For SiriusXM In Washington D.C.www.allaccess.com

Weezer will perform an exclusive concert for SiriusXM on Wed, Feb 27th at The Black Cat in Washington D.C.

Dubsmash has relaunched as an app focused on dance challenges
Dubsmash has relaunched as an app focused on dance challengesmusically.com
The last time Music Ally wrote about social-music app Dubsmash was in December 2016, when it had just raised a $9.6m funding round in order to fight back against fast-rising rival Musical.ly, which was gaining more traction with a similar app for shooting and sharing lip-sync videos.