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Amazon Is Patenting Technology That Predicts Future Hits and Popular Artists

Sick of a world created by influencers and tastemakers? It’s about to invade Amazon Music if this patent filing is any indication.

Digital Music News

Will 2020 Be The Year The Music Industry Fully Adopts Immersive Tech?

Last year, DJ Marshmello achieved a marketer’s dream, when millions of fans showed up in online video game Fortnite, where he played two virtual sets.

Forbes

Cloning musical heritage in the key of 3D

When Mina Jang played the same melodious tune on two different flutes behind a screen, she said the examiners grading her couldn't tell the difference.

The Jakarta Post

Spotify Kids: what you need to know about the child-friendly music app

Let’s face it: there’s a lot of music on Spotify, and not all of it is made with children in mind. Sure, you can stick to radio edits of your favorite curse-heavy tracks – you know the ones we mean – but the Spotify Kids app sidesteps any potential issues by giving you far more control over what is and isn’t available for your kids to listen to.

Tech Radar

Le phénomène virtuel Hatsune Miku, star planétaire mais qui n’existe pas

Son nom est gravé sur un satellite japonais, son titre "Senbonzakura" est la chanson de karaoké la plus populaire sur Youtube, elle est à l’affiche de l’un des plus grands festivals américains, a déjà été habillée par Marc Jacobs et Louis Vuitton, a fait la première partie de Lady Gaga...

DH

Old Musicians Never Die. They Just Become Holograms.

Companies are making plans to put droves of departed idols on tour — reanimating a live-music industry whose biggest earners will soon be dying off.

The New York Times

An update to a 37-year-old digital protocol

Whether you know it or not, MIDI has changed your music listening life. MIDI is the protocol by which digitized information is converted into audio.

Quartz

Jimmy Iovine Knows Music and Tech. Here’s Why He’s Worried

The record executive who made the leap to Silicon Valley looks back on the decade in the music business, and sees a major problem on the horizon.

The New York Times

5 Ways to Digitally Market your Music outside the Press

Press coverage has always played a pivotal role in launching the career of a new artist. From the early days of Rolling Stone Magazine to the “blog era”, getting a positive review from a respected tastemaker in a print or online outlet could be just what an act needed to get the attention of a record label or generate the sort of buzz to land them on tour.

Tunecore


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