Is the GRD starting to get sexy? If judged by the attendance at the January 29 Midem session aimed at informing the music community about the latest developments regarding this project, the answer is yes. The Global Repertoire Database is the holy grail that will allow the music industry to jump into the digital world with the tool that will help – at least in theory – to identify all the musical works ever composed or written.
Musicmetric has announced a deal with Spotify that will allow its users to benchmark Spotify data alongside social media trends and file-sharing information.
Musicmetric Pro, Musicmetric’s premium analytics tool, will integrate Spotify data allowing it to be analysed alongside other data streams. MusicMetric says this could show how streaming data can be used by the music industry to better leverage revenues.
Anyone with Spotify Analytics can now access all their data through Musicmetric, meaning streaming data can be laid on top of social media trends, BitTorrent consumption and sentiment for over 700,000 artists captured by Musicmetric.
Twitter announced some changes on Wednesday to how photos and videos will display in user timelines, emphasizing media in the stream as the company builds out its support for photos and video in status updates as a crucial part of its future.
With Facebook's Graph Search and Google now offering personalised search, there's a real problem where we could be sacrificing discovery just for a convenience list of search results that relate to us and our friends.
The many ways in which fans can discover, enjoy and share music for free are expanding both in scope and sophistication. Today, Musicplayr, which lets fans collect, listen to and share music and videos from YouTube, Soundcloud, Vimeo and blogs, added integration with Gracenote's audio fingerprinting. Web music collected on Musicplayr will now be identified and archived into the users Musicplayr music database.
Wii.i.am took to the stage at Macworld Thursday to talk about the future of tech. Speaking alongside Intel’s resident futurist Bran David Johnson, the pair talked about where the next big changes are coming from.
With 5m paying subscribers, 20m active users and $500m paid out to rightsholders since its launch in 2008, Spotify remains top dog in the streaming-music subscriptions market.
Yet the more it grows, the more controversy it attracts: about whether artists are making enough money from streams; about whether it can ever turn a profit; and about whether streaming really is the answer to the music industry’s woes.
Music Ally sat down at Midem this week with Ken Parks, Spotify’s chief content officer, as well as its US managing director. Up for discussion: artist payouts, Scandinavian sales, suggestions that it’s just a “search box”, and the company’s mobile plans
Björk received quite a bit of attention for her suite of iOS apps that offered an app for each song on her Biophilia album. Since then the nonproft Biophilia Educational Program has used the "mother app" in educational settings with great response.
News décalées, vidéos musicales et concerts indés…C’est la chronique musique FrenchWeb de la semaine ! Au sommaire : Spotify mise tout sur le streaming ; To Stream or Not To Stream…that is the question ! ; No Format renouvelle son pass annuel et tente la formule de « l’abonnement à un label » ; Qobuz dégaine de nouvelles innovations en prélude du Midem ; Evergig désormais présent sur iPhone ; le nouveau single addictif de Jil Is Lucky ; et le concert MEGA(lo) pour le come back de Kim DotCom
By Eliot Van Buskirk of Evolver.fm. As some of us enjoyed a long weekend, hardware hackers and software savants were building some of the future of music at Spotify’s worldwide headquarters for Music Hack Day Stockholm.
Spotify today took another small step to tighten up competition in the European market today: it signed a deal with Orange to offer unlimited music services as part of “Orange Young,” a special subscription that Orange has devised specifically for...
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