Day: 23 novembre 2017

K-Pop band BTS are world-record breakers on Twitter

South Korean boy-band BTS made a splash at the American Music Awards last weekend, and now they’re breaking records on Twitter too.
They’ve been included in this year’s Guinness Book of World Records for “having the world’s most Twitter engagements for a music group”. Dedication’s what they needed for that.
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Startup Kurv touts the ‘world’s first wearable guitar’

London-based startup Kurv is working on what it claims is “the world’s first wearable guitar”. To which the logical response is ‘hang on, aren’t all guitars wearable?’ Well, all bar slide-guitars anyway.
But get beyond the strap-snubbing slogan, and Kurv looks quite interesting. It looks a bit like a giant woodlouse, held in the palm of the hand with a clip helping it to stay in place. The wearer can then tap the device with their fingers to play notes.
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Valyou X wants to create a blockchain-based stock market for music

The idea of fans investing in music rights is enjoying a flurry of attention in 2017, and blockchain startups are all the rage. It was only a matter of time before startups started putting the two concepts together.
One of them is Valyou X, based in Australia, which is pitching itself as “the world’s first decentralised global stock market for musicians”.
It’s a riff on past startups that have tried to create a virtual stock market around songs and artists, except with cryptocurrency, blockchain technology and the possibility (and we stress ‘possibility’) of real rewards.
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c3 exec Jeff Boxer resigns after sexual-misconduct reports

The executive director of US artist-rights body the Content Creators Coalition, Jeff Boxer, has resigned after three women published blog posts alleging sexual misconduct (links here, here and here).
“The Executive Board of Content Creators Coalition is deeply troubled by reports of sexual misconduct by our executive director, Jeff Boxer. We convened an emergency board meeting today, and have accepted Mr. Boxer’s resignation,” said a statement from c3, in response to the blog posts by Rosy Nolan, Tessa Lena and Chelsea Crowell.
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Edison Investment Research doubtful about Sonos prospects

Analyst firm Edison Investment Research has put out a note on Sonos’ prospects in the smart-speaker market, with its devices now supporting Alexa as well as Spotify Connect. It’s not optimistic.
“By enabling both Spotify Connect and Amazon Echo, Sonos has removed the requirement for users to use its software which is a sign that it is giving up on trying to create user preference around an ecosystem,” wrote analyst Richard Windsor.
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