Chartmetric Launches New Twitch Charts Tracking the Edge of Livestreaming, Music, Game Culture

Facing intense challenges, musicians and their fans have turned to livestreaming, something gamers have done for years. Music data analytics platform Chartmetric is watching livestreams and platforms like Twitch go from cool niche to increasingly necessary.

Twitch’s musical side highlights how much music and gaming are entwined, as musicians mix gameplay with performance and gamers seek out music on their favorite streaming platform. Continue reading “Chartmetric Launches New Twitch Charts Tracking the Edge of Livestreaming, Music, Game Culture”

There’s a New Music Tool Designed to Analyze Spotify Playlists

We recently discovered a cool, new music tool designed to analyze Spotify playlists, to see if they have real listeners. Known as Is It A Good Playlist?, the playlist analyzer is free to use and based on the Discovered On data from Spotify.

Just go to the website, copy/paste the playlist link, and then you’ll see the analysis + result.

We caught up with Julien Mahin, the man behind the new music tool, to get his insight on playlists, streaming platforms and more. Continue reading “There’s a New Music Tool Designed to Analyze Spotify Playlists”

19 Writers, 19 Songs, 4 Days: Inside the Distiller Records x Steereo Virtual Songwriting Camp

Fueled by London-based Distiller Records, alongside partner Steereo, a music streaming app exclusive to Uber & Lyft drivers, the virtual songwriting camp took place Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May 2020 via Zoom.

The camp aimed to give upcoming global writers the chance to write their own music, with the help of well-established mentors, with the purpose of producing demo’s that can be used to pitch for sync and major artists. Continue reading “19 Writers, 19 Songs, 4 Days: Inside the Distiller Records x Steereo Virtual Songwriting Camp”

Craft Brewed Music Attracts Serious Music Listeners to Artist-Friendly Streaming Service

Craft Brewed Music is a Nashville-based music streaming service designed to stream ‘better music for serious listeners.’

Launched in 2018 by Brian Horner, a professional saxophonist and artist manager, Craft Brewed Music is laser-focused on connecting serious music listeners with great new music discovered on the outskirts of the industry. Continue reading “Craft Brewed Music Attracts Serious Music Listeners to Artist-Friendly Streaming Service”

Craft Brewed Music CEO: ‘You’ll discover new things’

Guest Post: Brian Horner, CEO, Craft Brewed Music:

I’m an odd streaming service founder – I don’t particularly like streaming. I like CDs. I like records. I want to hold the thing, own the thing, read the liner notes. Collect.

But I’m also an artist manager and I realize that this train has left the station. Continue reading “Craft Brewed Music CEO: ‘You’ll discover new things’”

Bush to Headline Launch of FanTracks New Interactive Concert Experience

FanTracks, the new live streaming and fan engagement platform, is hosting its first concert with storied multi-platinum British hard rock group Bush. The band will play a 70-minute set in a professional studio to celebrate their first album release in two years, The Kingdom. It will give devoted fans a chance to hear the music they love online in sonic 360 sound and interact with the musicians — for free. Continue reading “Bush to Headline Launch of FanTracks New Interactive Concert Experience”

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”