Tango is a leading messaging app with over 250 million registered members and over 70 million monthly active users. Back in July they gave an accidental preview to some tech bloggers about a new app called Tango Music Pix.
Streaming is turning years of music business accepted wisdom on its head but did not arrive unannounced, it is just one chapter in the evolution of digital music. Each of the four phases of digital music have been shaped by technologies that solved problems. Now we are entering the fourth phase, bringing meaning to the 30 million tracks Spotify et al gave us access to. This might look like a simple honing of the model but it is every bit as important as the previous three stages. 30 million tracks is a meaningless quantity of music.
The music industry is still undergoing huge change and while music consumption is becoming increasingly digital in many respects digital music is not as mature as many might think. The Music 4.5 Smart Radio event in London this week brought together...
UPDATED: Even with the plethora of free and almost free music along with the zillion track libraries available to anyone willing to shell out just $5 - $10 a month, there still some people that pay for music. I'm one of those who buys to support my favorite musicians, but who else? MusicWatch with just 10 years ago. They conducted online surveys of 5,000 music buyers ages 13 and up in both 2004 and 2014. Here are their findings: via Buzzfeed / MusicWatch
La généralisation des outils numériques a contribué à changer les constructions culturelles. Écrans, réseaux, appropriation, prescription, l'individu n'a plus ni le même accès, ni le même rapport à la musique. À l'heure du streaming, de l'écoute au titre et de l'échange de playlists, comment le numérique impacte-t-il la découverte, la recommandation et la consommation de musique ? Comment l'éclectisme des goûts, des supports et des modes d'écoute transforme-t-il l'offre des industriels ?
Berklee College of Music, Midem and Madrid’s IE Business School are searching for the next music business entrepreneur. Individuals and businesses have until Sept. 29 to submit their music start-up project to be in the running to win a $10,000 "start-up package.” The prize includes access to investors and capital to launch the winner's new music-related project, legal services, work space, enrollment in an online certificate program from Berklee, and complimentary registration for Midem 2015.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau will release the first standard template for digital audio advertisements today, called the “Digital Audio Ad Service Template” (DAAST). The breakthrough standard was developed by an industry coalition organized by the IAB (the IAB Digital Audio Ad Serving Template Working Group). Working Group members include tech-media companies, ad-serving solution providers, measurement companies, ad networks, online music services, and radio groups.
The IAB is soliciting public comments until October 10. CLICK HERE for the PDF review document.
The purpose of DAAST is to promote a technical ecosystem in which advertisers, publishers, agencies, and consumer playback devices are aligned to coherently deliver and track streamed audio advertising. The standard specifies approved assets within an audio advertisement, including companion ads, “ad pods,” and skippable ads.
Connect your Spotify and Facebook accounts with Likeify to generate a Spotify playlist based on the music you like on Facebook (Likeify // Create a Spotify playlist from your Facebook likes http://t.co/do79UzfDsJ)...
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I spent a couple of days last week in Barcelona for the annual Future Music Forum, which is developing into an important date on the music conference circuit. Later this week I will post some of the highlights of my opening address but first I am going to spend some time developing some of the white hot issues surrounding streaming that were raised at the conference. In a really strong field, two speakers in particular stood out: Beggars head of strategy Simon Wheeler and PledgeMusic founder Benji Rogers. Their presentations and the conference as a whole were infused with a sense that streaming is changing everything, and more quickly than most people expected. This change is manifesting itself in three big issues: Deciding what streaming’s main role is What happens to the middling majority of artists How to monetize the relationship between artists and fans
Amazon continues to grow the ecosystem for its set-top box, the Fire TV. While its portfolio of offerings hasn't yet reached Roku level, the platform is much newer and still getting its legs under it. Today it expands a bit more with the addition of Spotify.
French readers, Netflix is here! But don’t get too excited; it’s an imperfect launch. After an astute media campaign to put Netflix under the spotlight, the unlimited movie and TV show streaming service is available for everyone to see.