Post Tagged with: "Music"

Spotify wants $500 million just for safe-keeping and isn’t worried at all
/ February 4, 2016 11:36 am
Spotify wants $500 million just for safe-keeping and isn’t worried at all

Tech News Today reports "The music streaming battle continues to heat up and Spotify, the current leader, wants more funds -- to the tune of $500 million. Recently, Deezer announced that it had managed to raise $109 million and now Swedish news media Svenska Dangbladet reports that Spotify is looking for funds in the form of convertible notes." . Read More

Apple just made the iPhone and iPad even more useful for musicians
/ January 21, 2016 11:33 am
Apple just made the iPhone and iPad even more useful for musicians

Mashable reports "Apple on Wednesday released two updates to its collection of music creation tools for iOS. The goal is to make it easier for musicians and aspiring musicians alike to more easily create and produce jams throughout the songwriting and production process. The first way is via a brand new iOS app called Music Memos. Inspired by the Voice Memos app, Music Memos is designed specifically for musicians to simplify the songwriting and demo process.". Read More

Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S.
/ December 1, 2015 1:29 pm
Spotify Claims Streaming Music Throne Worldwide, But Pandora Is Still Top Service In U.S.

TechCrunch reports "Spotify is the world’s top streaming music service in terms of active users, downloads and revenue, according to a new music-focused report out this morning from App Annie. However, while Spotify bested last year’s top streaming music app Pandora Radio from a global standpoint, Pandora is still strong in the U.S. where it remains the number one streaming service by active users on iPhone and Android.". Read More

Amazon Studios Taps Relativity’s Bob Bowen as Head of Music
/ November 20, 2015 11:34 am
Amazon Studios Taps Relativity’s Bob Bowen as Head of Music

Variety reports "Bowen most recently served as head of music for Relativity Media, moving there in 2011 from New Line. His eclectic resume includes films like “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Magnolia,” “Elf” and “Wedding Crashers.” In his new gig, Bowen will be leading Amazon Studios’ music strategy, partnerships and licensing for original content for each show and film project.". Read More

Digital Entertainment World (Feb. 9-11) Announces Opening of Submissions for DEW 2016 Startup Pitch and Competition
/ November 3, 2015 11:51 am
Digital Entertainment World (Feb. 9-11) Announces Opening of Submissions for DEW 2016 Startup Pitch and Competition

12 Innovative Startups to Be Selected to Compete for Cash and Prizes at Leading Industry Event on the Future of Digital Innovation. Read More

Vrtify Aims to Reinvent the Music Video With Virtual Reality
/ October 26, 2015 2:25 pm
Vrtify Aims to Reinvent the Music Video With Virtual Reality

Variety reports "Horror, video games and… music videos? Vrtify co-founder and CEO Facundo Diaz believes that virtual reality enthusiasts have long overlooked music, and his company aims to change that with a music-centric platform that wants to take on everything from live concert experiences to traditional music videos.". Read More

Your Future Music Playlist Could Know How You Feel
/ July 23, 2015 3:25 pm
Your Future Music Playlist Could Know How You Feel

TechCrunch reports "Researchers at the University of Cambridge have linked musical taste to thinking style, with possible implications for how future algorithms might better tailor music recommendations. Not to mention the flip side: how music streaming services could psychologically classify their users, based on what they like to listen to.". Read More

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