And the plot thickens once again! As part of its ongoing handshake with Facebook, MySpace is now offering a tool to easily translate MySpace Music pages into Facebook Pages and tabs. And once transferred, a change on MySpace Music replicates onto Facebook, good news for those struggling to maintain their molding MySpace pages. Or, simply deciding what to do with them.
This was the 13th Music Hack Day, where developers utilize freely available APIs to create prototype music apps based on whatever creative impulse drive them. Most are prototypes that have no immediate application other than that of a proof of concept. But there's clearly a momentum and energy here that is starting to bleed over into more traditional music industry outlets.
Créé par Anthony Veyssiere, gizZme vous géolocalise pour vous proposer, sur une google map, les concerts du jour ou de la semaine autour de vous.
Le site devient intéressant lorsqu’on utilise les données associées à chaque concert, issues de YouTube, Songkick et même Spotify. Un mashup construit à partir des API de ses sites et services qui permet donc d’avoir accès, via une pop-up, à une bio, des vidéos de l’artiste en question et ses titres sur Spotify.
Zynga and Lady Gaga have worked together before, when Zynga was raising money for the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Zynga has also had quite a few high-profile partnerships with musicians and entertainment companies, including Snoop Dogg, Dreamworks, Nickelodeon, The Green Hornet and others. This deal with Lady Gaga, however, is the biggest one to date. May 17, Lady Gaga and Zynga will be unveiling GagaVille!
In addition to the fantastic panels that graced yesterday's SF MusicTech Summit, the event draws in some of the most forward thinking and innovative professionals in the music and technology space from all over the world.
Case in point? Just this morning at SF MusicTech Summit, Universal Music Group digital executive Lee Hammond was discussing the implementation of an open source platform: Backplane. The system allows easy user authentication between different widgets, instead of requiring separate sign-ins and complicated experiences. So, imagine a typical artist website with all sorts of different widgets and feeds - and then multiply that times hundreds of artists - and you get the idea.
I just finished my hack for Music Hack Day SF. It is called Bipolar Radio. It is your standard Pandora-style artist radio but with a twist. Type in an artist, and you’ll get an endless stream of music by similar artists.
Emily Gonneau, de Unicum Music revient pour la deuxième partie de son lexique secret à l’usage des artistes et musiciens. On commence à Jeunes et on finit à zzzzzzz. Alors ça va piquer, mais c’est pour votre bien.
During this morning’s Digital Think Tank breakfast on the final day of the NARM Convention in Los Angeles, Bill Wilson, NARM’s Vice President, Digital Strategy and Business Development, announced that the NARM Digital Supply Chain & Operations working group has begun a Product Metadata Platform project. This is an update to NARM’s existing retailer database to include digital product data, along with additional functionality and flexibility that will make music commerce more fluid.
Le 20 mai prochain se tient à la Sorbonne (Paris) une journée d’étude consacrée aux musiques rock et metal. Elle est organisée par le CEAQ / GREMES (groupe de recherche et d’étude sur la musique et la socialité).
L’objectif du groupe de recherche et d’étude sur la musique et la socialité (GREMES) est de questionner les phénomènes musicaux contemporains.
Journée d’étude sur le Rock et le Metal. Regards et perspectives des sciences sociales
I’ve been thinking about the music industry a lot lately. There are so many players in this space trying to figure the new economics of this industry, yet so few seem to get it right. Some services such as iTunes, Spotify and Last.fm are truly exceptional, while others last a mere few months. And once in a while you come across something as beautiful as Planetary. How do you even conceive such a thing? I think it has to do with data.
QR codes - those strange symbols that use the cell phone to link the offline and online worlds - are are going mainstream in the U.S. for even more reasons than previously discussed on Hypebot. So, now is the time...
Orpheus Media Research (OMR), an advanced music research and development company that automates the search, analysis, and discovery of music, has upgraded its existing platform and launched Clio, the only pure music-to-music search and discovery platform that uses music to find music, producing higher quality matches and analyzing music at least 5,000-10,000x faster than existing keyword search technology. Clio lets music speak for itself, using words (metadata) to refine searches, not define them.
Yesterday at San Francisco Music Hack Day, the popular alternative-music festival Lollapalooza announced that it had opened access to a trove of data related to its acts and events, and will offer prizes for the best apps and services created using the data.
Something awesome is happening in the world of music and the web. But first, some primer.
Rdio is one of the few music subscription services that do a tremendous amount of things right, including having its robust Rdio API. For $5 a month, you can get all of the music you want, have collaborative playlists, share content to Facebook and Twitter, and keep up with what your friends are listening to. For $10, you can do all that and store the music to your phone for offline or higher quality enjoyment.
The Echo Nest API is a metadata service. A powerful and rich one, too. Tons and tons of information about tons and tons of songs. If you’re developing anything involving music on the web, chances are you’ll want Echo Nest somewhere at the core of it.
Pretty cool stuff. What if they got together? Peanut butter. Meet jelly.