Today, music is as emotionally relevant as ever – and consumers have a myriad of ways to experience it, from streaming and downloading to live concerts and more. Thanks to social media, fans also have unprecedented access to their favorite artists.
If you’ve ever been to a music festival, you’re probably familiar with the feeling of fist-pounding and dancing wildly next to hundreds of thousands of other sweaty strangers. Music fans from all over the world come together for one weekend, bonding over their favorite sets and the fact that no one has had a proper shower in days. When the other-worldly experience comes to an end, the festival attendees go their separate ways, never to see most of the people they spent the past 72 hours with. But at Tomorrowland this year, with the touch of a button attendees had the opportunity to become friends forever. At least on Facebook.
La quatrième édition des Rencontres Radio 2.0 Paris se déroulera cette année le 13 octobre prochain à la Maison de la Radio, dans le mythique Studio 105 de Radio France. Thème de cette nouvelle édition : "les nouvelles frontières de la Radio 2.0".
10 Workshops, 14 Keynotes, 4 tables rondes, 3 études exclusives dévoilées, 50 intervenants, 400 professionnels attendus dont plusieurs invités internationaux, la remise officielle des Grands Prix Radio 2.0... constitueront les temps forts de la prochaine édition des Rencontres Radio 2.0. Après l'Ina, la manifestation s'installera durant une journée (le 13 octobre) à Radio France et observera les frontières de la Radio 2.0. Univers en expansion où le streaming redéfinit chaque jour notre manière d'écouter et de produire du son sous toutes ses formes.
Cette année sera l'occasion d'examiner ces nouvelles frontières de la Radio 2.0 autour de 4 grands sujets qui sont au programme : la Radio 2.0 est-elle prête à l’emploi ?, l’innovation dans les techniques de diffusion et d'écoute, la prescription musicale (man vs machine) et les nouvelles tendances publicitaires en ligne. L’objectif de ces Rencontres Radio 2.0 est de participer au développement du secteur à travers un événement qui regroupe des professionnels autour de présentations, de débats, de workshops et de partage d’expériences.
Spotify has updated its iOS app with an equalizer feature that offers 22 audio presets, including electronic, hip-hop, acoustic and classical among other options. The music streaming service is also...
Music messaging is kind of a weird space since people rarely send music as a message. Two mobile startups are taking what I think are the two main routes for music messaging, sharing music while chatting about it in the same feed and picking out snippets of music that can function as messages. Soundwave has added a form of group music messaging to its mobile app that takes the former route while La-La recently debuted an iOS app that sends music snippets as messages.
Even if people aren’t paying for music, they still like to talk about it. Music is one of the most popular topics of conversation on Twitter, which is why every musician and band should be tapping into it if they haven’t already.
Today Eventbrite released a research report on music festivals in the U.S. Working with Mashwork, they analyzed online conversation to identify the "25 Most Buzzed About Music Festivals" and what the fans were talking about at the time.
In the ongoing battle to control users’ living rooms, Spotify has been ramping up efforts to establish an alternative to wireless media-streaming technologies like Apple's Airplay. Now some new hardware companies are joining its cause.
During Pandora’s development of its advertising model, we have tracked the development of its local sales organization spread across dozens of city markets. With less publicity, Pandora is also building an in-house creative advertising team that works with agencies and advertisers to build customized messages, programs, and productions to connect brands with targeted groups of listeners. The effort leverages a combination of media creativity and data knowledge.
To get a better picture of how this works, and some examples, we spoke with Heidi Browning, Pandora’s SVP of Strategic Solutions. She works with chief marketing officers and ad agencies on ideas for what she calls “innovative ad experiences.” Those experiences seek to glue a brand’s image to the favorite music of active Pandora listeners. Throughout our conversation, Heidi Browning spoke of CMOs and agencies as “partners.” The words custom, experience, and creative were among her most-used terms.
Beats Music has updated its iOS, Android and Windows Phone applications with a few new features, including a way to tune the Beats recommendation engine manually for better suggestions, a new history view for The Sentence, the Songza-like Madlibs...
In 2012, Rhapsody nabbed the European assets of streaming service Napster, covering the UK and Germany, to fill out its 2011 acquisition of Napster in the U.S., as part of its strategy to square up globally to Spotify and other online music rivals.
Brendan O’Driscoll runs Soundwave, a small start-up out of Dublin, Ireland, and while Ireland has had its share of attention as a hotbed of tech start-ups, today the hot start-up is getting hugely more attention than in the past. Soundwave, a finalist in the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, one of the few companies to have its product launch on the new Google Wear (at Google i/O), backed by entrepreneur Mark Cuban is already fielding acquisition inquiries, one year after launch.
The key to all this kudos is music. In the past few months Facebook announced Facebook Audio ID, Apple bought Beats and Google followed with the acquisition of Songza. Music has suddenly taken center stage in the battle of the tech titans and Soundwave, which launched a new version of its platform this week, is one of those start-ups that could well be swept up in the next mad-dash for user-engagement.