Startup Showcase: 8 emerging music/tech firms pitch at NY:LON Connect — musically.com
As Music Biz and Music Ally’s NY:LON Connect conference drew to a close, eight emerging music/tech startups pitched their wares to the industry audience.
Kobalt CEO blasts 'elitist' concerns about music as background listening — musically.com
Kobalt CEO Willard Ahdritz delights in ruffling feathers within the music industry, so his appearance as a keynote speaker at NY:LON Connect drew a crowd.
Internet Giants Endorse Music Licensing Legislation — variety.com
The Internet Association is endorsing a music licensing bill.
$22 device adds Bluetooth music streaming to any home audio system — bgr.com
If you already have a home stereo system, the thought of starting over from scratch just to add support for high-quality wireless music streaming is daunting.
Drake's 'God's Plan' Breaks Spotify & Apple Music Single-Day Streaming Records — www.billboard.com
Drake breaks Taylor Swift’s Spotify record for most single-day streams for his new single “God’s Plan.”
SoundHound, once just a music-recognition app, is now a billion-dollar company — www.recode.net
Welcome to the unicorn club.
Sound lessons from Spotify: How technology can power a business — techgenix.com
Spotify is the world’s biggest music streaming service, and it got there in large part because of its innovative use of artificial intelligence and Big Data.
Top Music Industry Podcasts — blog.symphonicdistribution.com
From interviews to mixing tips and even the science behind writing songs, we’ve put together 5 music industry podcasts to broaden your horizons.
YouTube Unveils Plans to Benefit Artists & Songwriters — www.billboard.com
YouTube announced plans on Tuesday to consolidate artist’s channels on its platform, uniting all an artist’s subscribers under their Official Artist Channel.
Music licensing company Songtradr has raised $4m in a Series A funding round to support ongoing expansion. Santa Monica-based Songtradr directly represents the music of over 140,000 artists and catalogs from 150+ countries.