Discovering Classical Music With Concert Roulette

Already a key player in the mission to engage audiences with classical music, Alternative Classical is also providing music fans with a rather excellent new way of discovering classical music.

As the music world continues to deal with the pandemic, the Alternative Classical team has developed Concert Roulette, a jukebox comprised of over 200 high-definition YouTube videos curated by the company. Continue reading Discovering Classical Music With Concert Roulette

SiriusXM Acquires Podcast Management, Analytics Platform Simplecast

SiriusXM announced the acquisition of Simplecast, a leading podcast management platform that enables podcasters to publish, manage, and measure their content.

The Simplecast solution, paired with the award-winning monetization platform of AdsWizz, the adtech subsidiary of SiriusXM, creates an end-to-end solution that enables creators to publish and generate revenue from their podcasts, all in one place. Continue reading SiriusXM Acquires Podcast Management, Analytics Platform Simplecast

IDAGIO Launches in Japan, Announces More Live Concerts

To coincide with the live video stream of the Vienna Philharmonic‘s subscription concert in IDAGIO‘s Global Concert Hall on June 21, 11 am CEST, the classical music streaming platform will for the first time be available in Japan.

This international expansion will give music lovers in Japan access not only to IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall, launched just three weeks ago, but also to its groundbreaking audio streaming service: a classical catalogue of over 2 million tracks in CD-quality sound distinguished by superior metadata, a search tailor-made for classical, and expert curation. Continue reading IDAGIO Launches in Japan, Announces More Live Concerts

LiveXLive Releases New Unified Audio-Video Smart TV App

LiveXLive Media announced that it has released a new unified audio-video Smart TV app experience on Samsung TV, Apple TV and Roku, with Amazon Fire soon to follow. LiveXLive’s new Smart TV app offering provides music fans in the United States and Canada with a one-stop destination for listening to and watching music and pop culture entertainment. Continue reading LiveXLive Releases New Unified Audio-Video Smart TV App

GuildOne, Beatdapp Agree to Three-Year Blockchain Technology Partnership to Transform Music Streaming Royalty Payouts in India, Japan

Calgary-based blockchain developer GuildOne and Vancouver-based Beatdapp announced a three-year exclusive agreement to manage digital rights related to streaming media services in India and Japan using blockchain technologies. Continue reading GuildOne, Beatdapp Agree to Three-Year Blockchain Technology Partnership to Transform Music Streaming Royalty Payouts in India, Japan

Nielsen Launches Gracenote Audio On Demand for Advanced Podcast Search, Discovery

Nielsen has launched Gracenote Audio On Demand, a standardized and enriched dataset enabling powerful navigation, search and discovery of more than 37 million podcast episodes across all digital entertainment platforms. With this new offering, streaming music platforms, consumer electronics companies, Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs) and automakers can create personalized listening experiences, allowing podcast and talk radio fans to connect to a broader range of personalities and topics than ever before. Continue reading Nielsen Launches Gracenote Audio On Demand for Advanced Podcast Search, Discovery

Bandsintown Launches WATCH LIVE Notifications + The Bandsintown LIVE Channel on Twitch

Bandsintown is launching a new WATCH LIVE feature designed to help artists and fans connect as the number of online concerts greatly expands during the COVID-19 shutdown.

With WATCH LIVE, 530,000 registered artists on Bandsintown can now promote their live-streamed shows on their favorite live streaming platforms at no cost to the 55 million Bandsintown registered fans. Artists will be able to promote on their own Facebook pages, Instagram stories, or other sites surfacing Bandsintown’s events listings such as Amazon’s Alexa or Billboard.com. Continue reading Bandsintown Launches WATCH LIVE Notifications + The Bandsintown LIVE Channel on Twitch

SoundStorming Debuts New Social Music App

9 out of 10 artists are left forever undiscovered. Chances are, the next potential hit by an undiscovered artist is stashed away in a garbled voice memo right now.

A new social music app, SoundStorming, is going to change how artists are discovered by making music’s process of creation social. Today’s musicians are continuously recording song ideas on their phones, this means that artists have hundreds of potential great songs or sounds that are never shared or further developed.

Translated globally, this means millions of beats, rhythms, melodies, remixes, and collaborations never see the light of day — and millions of wasted opportunities for fans and other creators to discover new sounds, new artists, and collaborations. Continue reading SoundStorming Debuts New Social Music App

Rubik’s Cube and The Song Sommelier Revisit the Best Pop Music of the 80’s

The 80’s was a time of icons, innovation and upheaval. Musically the decade belonged to multiple enduring artists, but for puzzles there was only one – nothing could touch the explosive worldwide popularity of the ground-breaking Rubik’s Cube.

Hayley Woodward, Head Of Global Marketing at Rubik’s Brand, based in London, said, “Like so much music of the 80’s, the Rubik’s Cube has endured and been rediscovered by each new generation, and so it’s fitting that Rubik’s, the guardians of the unique cube, have teamed up with playlist curators The Song Sommelier on a new series of music collections showcasing the best songs of this classic decade.” Continue reading Rubik’s Cube and The Song Sommelier Revisit the Best Pop Music of the 80’s

BMW Music Service Now Powered by Napster

Rhapsody announced that Powered by Napster will be driving the new BMW Music service. The streaming service is integrated with the Powered by Napster platform to create an immersive music experience as distinctive as BMW owners and the vehicles they drive. BMW Music delivers instant and easy access to a premium music audio experience to European BMW car owners and is integrated directly into BMW cars.

No setup, login or extra devices are required. Continue reading BMW Music Service Now Powered by Napster

IDAGIO Launches CarPlay Integration

IDAGIO is now integrated in Apple’s CarPlay, making in-car streaming a seamless experience.

IDAGIO is the first classical-only music streaming service offering a full Apple CarPlay integration. Multiple playback options for both IDAGIO Free and IDAGIO Premium users expand on-the-go listening capabilities.
Continue reading IDAGIO Launches CarPlay Integration