The economy that underpins the cultural industries have not kept pace with the technologies support creative arts. You can create films, music, songs, and other work of art with little more than a smartphone and a computer. And you can publish your creative content on YouTube, Facebook and other platforms without spending a dime.
But if you want to make a living as an artist, you’ll have to overcome many obstacles.
Music streaming is commanding ever larger portions of music industry profits, opening up avenues to the undiscovered and the underappreciated but a recent report by a prolific songwriter is highlighting the fact that the industry is leaving some people behind.
How will we remember bands when interfaces are voice-controlled? — www.musicxtechxfuture.com
I have phrased the above question as a problem for listeners, but this is a much bigger problem for artists. The last few weeks have been filled with big
Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music — hackernoon.com
This Monday — just like every Monday— over 100 million Spotify users found a fresh new playlist waiting for them.
For Radio To Live It Must Embrace Technology — music3point0.com
Terrestrial radio in the United States must embrace technology to provide more information to its audience in order to keep up with other media.
Radiohead’s In Rainbows is beloved by Pandora listeners ten years after its release — hackernoon.com
Radiohead’s In Rainbows is ten years old today. The band’s sixth studio album changed music marketing and generated a media frenzy to match its landmark status.
Sound Royalties Identifies $14 Million In Undistributed Royalties For Artists — www.billboard.com
Sound Royalties says it has identified $14 million in undistributed royalties owed to over 300 artists and entertainers, including big names such as Mariah Carey, Pharrell Williams, Randy Jackson and Joe Perry.
Streaming Service Guarantees Artists $0.01 Per Stream – In Bitcoin — www.digitalmusicnews.com
Thanks to bitcoin technology, Arena Music boasts that it will annihilate the music industry’s “black box.” Yet, is the company truly up to the task?
Janice Lee talks PCCW's Asian content-focused streaming strategy — www.screendaily.com
“We recognised there was a market gap in being much more Asia-centric.”
Still want to install iOS apps with iTunes? You're in luck — www.cnet.com
Apple had made an older version of iTunes available to users who rely on the program to install iOS apps.