From boutique hotels to global brands, Rightsify FM is an all new and innovative way for hotels to connect with their guests with music while enhancing their brand. With unique and custom music for each area of a hotel from the lobby to the restaurants, gym and spa, Rightsify creates for hotels their very own branded online radio station and mobile music application so they can broadcast music and communicate with their guests anytime, anywhere.
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.
The weekend’s big splash in musical blockchains was the news that indie pop star Björk is selling her forthcoming album, Utopia, for bitcoins.
Famemix, a Rwandan Music Streaming Platform Launched — allafrica.com
A free online audio distribution platform that enables users to upload, record, promote, and share their original content: Sounds like Soundcloud, right?
Why social media and the internet are vital for Filipino indie bands — www.scmp.com
For years the music scene in the Philippines was dominated by big labels and established stars, but the advent of sites including Bandcamp, SoundCloud and Spotify has made it possible for grass roots bands to promote themselves
Metallica's Lars Ulrich Offers Hindsight on Napster Battle — loudwire.com
In a new interview, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich speaks in depth about the band’s early 2000s battle with Napster and how they could’ve handled it differently.
‘Yeezy Sound’ Might Be Kanye West’s Music Streaming Service — www.ubergizmo.com
It appears that Kanye West might be getting in on the music streaming game. Following a strained relationship with Jay Z’s Tidal which saw…
Chinese Media Giant to Buy Karaoke App Musical.ly for $800 Million — www.bloomberg.com
Beijing ByteDance Technology Co., the company behind giant Chinese media startup Jinri Toutiao, has acquired buzzy teen social video app Musical.ly for about $800 million, according to people familiar with the deal.
Saavn uses the Alexa kit to stream music on Amazon Echo Devices — www.thehindubusinessline.com
Online audio and music streaming platform Saavn has teamed up with Amazon for its Alex
Here’s a quick summary of the last year in music piracy and copyright enforcement in five steps.
Spotify, the largest on-demand music service in the world, has a history of pushing technological boundaries and using big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive success.
The digital music company with more than 100 million users has been busy this year enhancing its service and tech capabilities through several acquisitions. Industry watch dogs predict the company will launch an IPO in 2018.
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New Billboard Chart Changes Give Another Reason to Pay for Streaming Services — www.savingcountrymusic.com
Now there is an entirely new reason to consider transitioning from ad-based streaming to a paid account, and it’s based off the greater commitment paid
Many Of The Biggest Tech Companies Simply Can’t Compete When It Comes To Streaming Music — www.forbes.com
A company may have a well-known name, it may be powerful, it might be innovative and it may have an annual revenue stream that rivals some smaller countries, but that doesn’t mean that everything will always work out, especially when it comes to new technologies that many in the world are still getting used to.…
Secret Weapon In Pink's Chart-Topping Strategy: Visiting Spotify Offices Around the World — www.billboard.com
There were a number of factors that helped Pink land a No. 1 album this week, from a concert ticket/album sale redemption promotion to the music itself.
It’s a phrase that’s becoming more and more important these days. And for good reason too. In a recent poll, NME ranked social media (26%) just behind playing live (51%) as the most important channel for musicians looking to get their music heard.
Sonos Starts Grant Program to Support Future of Music — variety.com
Sonos is giving money to non-profits that fight against censorship and for artists’ rights.
The Apple Watch: Making Music Streaming Much Easier for Certain Types of People — www.billboard.com
A review of the Apple Watch Series 3, the first version to have functionality with Apple Music and its 40 million-song on-demand catalog and suite of Beats 1 radio stations, as well as cellular capabilities that allow the user to text and make phone calls even without Wi-Fi or a phone nearby.
Streaming and lyric translation will push Latin music to new heights — musically.com
Earlier this week, the RIAA revealed that US (recorded) revenues from Latin American music had grown by 44% in the first half of 2017.
Spotify To Honor 'Legendary Genius' Rick Rubin — www.hypebot.com
Spotify will honor super producer Rick Rubin as the first recipient of the Legendary Genius Award at its inaugural Secret Genius Awards. It will be presented to him by singer-songwriter, Frank Ocean.
The music industry is booming for the first time in nearly two decades, entirely because of streaming. In 2016 the music industry’s revenues hit $115.7 billion and are projected to keep rising, in large part because of the 100 million people globally paying for a subscription service. So why is it so damn hard to build a successful online music business?
Where Is the Virtual Reality Music Revolution That Was Promised? — www.billboard.com
So where is all of the revolutionary VR music content? Why is it taking so long to arrive?
Vevo Live Music Video Show to Stream on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter — variety.com
Vevo is combining a live studio audiences, online comments, music videos and artist interviews to a live show.
SoundHound redesigns its music discovery app, adds new discovery features — www.digitaltrends.com
SoundHound introduced a complete redesign to its music and discover app with the launch of SoundHound 8 available on iOS and Android.
“In partnering with Neustar to build this custom onboarding portal, we can offer advertisers a new, effortless way to reach their customers on Pandora,” says Pandora’s Dave Smith.
Auddly Signs Up ASCAP, PRS & STIM In Bid to Solve the Music Industry's Data Problem — And Get Songwriters Paid — www.billboard.com
Can Swedish songwriters help save the music-publishing business that they have come to dominate? Auddly, a company co-owned by Max Martin and ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus, is hoping to do just that.
musicFirst Targets YouTube, iHeart, Sirius Over Fair Pay In New Ad Campaign — www.billboard.com
musicFirst’s new ad campaign takes aim at the fair pay issue by targeting YouTube, iHeart, Sirius and the U.S. Copyright Act.
SoundExchange Reaches Out To Help Gulf Coast Musicians — www.hypebot.com
SoundExchange is reaching out to its members based in Texas and throughout the Gulf Coast to speed secure distribution of royalties in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and epic flooding in the region.
Blind data: music managers’ three biggest data challenges — musically.com
Managers, by the very nature of their job, have to be across everything their artists do, closely following each ebb and flow of every revenue sourc
NAB Responds to ‘Silly’ Study Predicting Radio’s Downfall — variety.com
Dennis Wharton of the National Association of Broadcasters has responded to a report predicting a grim future for traditional radio.
The music industry is booming for the first time in nearly two decades, entirely because of streaming. In 2016 the music industry’s revenues hit $115.7 billion and are projected to keep rising, in large part because of the 100 million people globally paying for a subscription service. The internet has come full circle and is now the music industry’s silver bullet.
So why is it so damn hard to build a successful online music business?
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