Napster, Voxtok Join Forces to Bring a Unique Music Experience to TV

Napster and Voxtok, which recently joined the Netgem Group as its dedicated Sound Division for innovative musical entertainment in TV and audio sectors, are joining their expertise and complementary offerings to create a unique new musical experience based on multiple sources and contextualized services.

This global partnership with Napster enables Voxtok to further innovate and reinforce its two flagship products, Voxtok Music and SoundBox.

Voxtok Music enhances the listener’s music experience with its openness to all music sources (such as streaming, files, radio, and podcasts), gathering related content that includes music videos, concert streaming and ticketing, and music listening to build an entirely new experience.

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Mixcloud Taps Gracenote for Advanced Music Recognition to Improve Royalty Payment Process for Rights Holders

Gracenote announced today that it will power advanced music recognition for Mixcloud, the world’s fastest growing digital audio streaming platform. Using Gracenote MusicID, the industry’s leading music recognition technology, Mixcloud will more accurately identify copyrighted audio content on its music platform to ensure proper royalty payments to rights holders.

Mixcloud’s catalog maintains more than 12 million DJ sets, radio shows and podcasts and ingests more than 1,000 hours of user-generated content every day. As the Mixcloud community of more than 1.2 million creators upload music mixes, radio shows and podcasts, Gracenote automatically fingerprints each piece of content to identify copyrighted work and enable compliance. Once Gracenote MusicID identifies a song, Mixcloud maps it to its proprietary database of artist, label and publisher rights holders to facilitate proper and timely royalty payments.

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Amazon Music, U2 Team Up to Redefine Broadcast Listening with Launch of ‘The U2 Experience’

Amazon Music has announced “The U2 Experience”: a first-of-its-kind broadcast for Amazon Music designed with the voice experience in mind. Launching today (Nov. 29) simultaneously across multiple time zones, “The U2 Experience” is a new type of radio, filled with historical and new exclusive content produced by Amazon Music and available to U2 fans who tune in from the U.S., UK, Germany, and Austria, ending just before the release of the band’s upcoming album, Songs of Experience, on December 1.

Only available during its one-time broadcast and exclusively on Amazon Music, “The U2 Experience” will be available at www.amazon.com/theu2experience and on the Amazon Music mobile app and Web Player for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC. In a new way of listening, the broadcast will also be available to all Prime members and Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers in the U.S. and UK through Alexa, on Amazon Echo devices, simply by asking, “Alexa, play The U2 Experience.”

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TIDAL and Sonos Launch “Sound Tracks” Series, Deliver Direct Control

TIDAL, along with leading home sound system, Sonos, today launched “Sound Tracks,” an original interview series filmed in the Sonos Store in New York. Hosted by veteran music journalist, Joe Levy, the series will feature in-depth interviews with famed producers, engineers, A&R execs, managers and more discussing the moment of discovery, when they first heard an artist that would go on to become a superstar or when they first discovered the perfect sound that would go on to define a style of music. The series launches alongside the availability of TIDAL direct control with Sonos.

Music fans can now enjoy exclusive music and expertly curated playlists from TIDAL on the Sonos home sound system directly through the TIDAL app. For a limited time, Sonos customers will be able to take advantage of a special 3-month trial of TIDAL HiFi through the partnership.

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Dolphins Become First NFL Team Partner For Deezer

Deezer today has announced a new strategic partnership as the official music partner of the Miami Dolphins.

The partnership will give Miami Dolphins fans access to a channel dedicated entirely to their favorite team, containing the official playlists of the Miami Dolphins team, the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and mascot T.D. For those fans wondering how Miami Dolphins players get fired up each week, the channel also will feature Game Day and Warm-Up playlists.

Dolphins fans also will be able to enter sweepstakes during the season to win VIP experiences at Hard Rock Stadium, along with Deezer Premium accounts, which offer access to unlimited music from the world’s most diverse music catalogue.

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SOCAN First to Use Cloud-Based Technology for Real-time Electronic Music Royalty Tracking

SOCAN today announced it has partnered with Pioneer DJ Corporation of Japan to become the first music rights organization in North America to use direct metadata extraction technology, KUVO, to identify electronic dance music performances automatically and seamlessly in nightclubs and other electronic music venues.

The Pioneer-KUVO device is being provided voluntarily to nightclubs, beginning with the Toronto area, as an additional aspect of their SOCAN music license agreement. Once installed, the KUVO device easily plugs into a DJ’s mixing board, capturing metadata from the music, which is then collected and relayed to SOCAN to tabulate and distribute royalties more accurately to the copyright holders of the music.

Simply put, KUVO helps to ensure that the correct owners of music used in nightclubs are compensated accurately from the music licenses already being paid. There are no additional costs, expectations or maintenance required from electronic music venues that voluntarily adopt the easily-installed system.

“For years we’ve been dissatisfied with the system in place, knowing that not all licenses we pay are getting in to the hands of artists behind the music played in our venues and at our events,” said Joel Smye, owner of CODA nightclub in downtown Toronto, one of the largest and most successful electronic music venues in Canada and the first to adopt the technology. “Now, through technology, the use of a simple device will ensure that the music licenses that we pay and have always paid will go to the right people.”

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LiveXLive Media to Acquire Snap Interactive

LiveXLive Media announced today that it has entered into a merger agreement to acquire SNAP Interactive, a leading provider of live video social networking and interactive dating applications.

“We are building a unique, highly differentiated destination for music fans globally and are excited to add SNAP’s robust live video expertise and technology, intellectual property and user base to the LiveXLive family,” said LiveXLive’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board, Robert Ellin. “LiveXLive is committed to becoming a live social music network with experiential tools and features from SNAP to power our video content and live streams for music lovers,” continued Mr. Ellin.

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