Day: 21 décembre 2017

Facebook signs Universal Music licensing deal for music, video and more

Music labels and publishers have spent much of 2017 wondering what Facebook’s plans were for licensing music. Today the social network announced its first major-label licensing deal, with Universal Music Group.
The companies are describing this as a “global, multi-year agreement” that will license Universal’s recorded-music and publishing catalogues for “video and other social experiences across Facebook, Instagram and Oculus”.
The post Facebook signs Universal Music licensing deal for music, video and more appeared first on Music Ally.
Source: Music ally

Shiny Awards aims to celebrate music videos and emerging filmmakers

2017 has been an exciting year for online video of all kinds, music videos included. Now there’s a new awards ceremony for that, which aims to celebrate emerging talent creating music videos and other short-form music-related work.
The Shiny Awards take place on 22 February 2018 in London, and the deadline for entering is the end of December, with seven categories.
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Source: Music ally

Read our Sandbox Best Music Marketing Campaigns of 2017 report

Here it is – Sandbox’s massive run down of the best, most innovative and most exciting music marketing campaigns of the past 12 months. Download the report HERE.
As usual, all campaigns are listed in non-partisan alphabetical order. But this year there is a twist. We have given campaigns that have impressed us special commendations for their use of a particular tool or strategy.
The post Read our Sandbox Best Music Marketing Campaigns of 2017 report appeared first on Music Ally.
Source: Music ally

Apple tipped to merge Mac and iOS apps starting in 2018

Bloomberg has an interesting piece about Apple’s potential plans to bring its iOS and MacOS app ecosystems together.
“Starting as early as next year, software developers will be able to design a single application that works with a touchscreen or mouse and trackpad depending on whether it’s running on the iPhone and iPad operating system or on Mac hardware,” claimed its report.
“The secret project is planned as a multiyear effort that will start rolling out as early as next year and may be announced at the company’s annual developers conference in the summer.”
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Source: Music ally

Apple changes its guidelines on template-based iOS apps

We reported earlier this month on new Apple guidelines that seemed to squash iOS apps created using template-based tools – for example, the various platforms that help musicians create and release their own mobile apps.
After protests, Apple has changed the guidelines, which should mean these platforms can continue operating.
The rules did say that “apps created from a commercialised template or app generation service will be rejected” but now they’ve been updated.
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Source: Music ally

Mixcloud will use Gracenote’s MusicID to identify tracks

Gracenote has a new customer for its MusicID music-recognition technology: streaming service Mixcloud.
The latter is going to start using MusicID to fingerprint music in the 1,000 hours-plus of DJ sets, radio shows and podcasts uploaded to its platform every day.
The post Mixcloud will use Gracenote’s MusicID to identify tracks appeared first on Music Ally.
Source: Music ally

Guest Column: How fixing the secondary ticketing market will help future music events be better

This guest column comes from Maarten Bloemers, CEO and co-founder of GUTS:
“The secondary ticketing market has recently been under scrutiny in the UK, with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) this month publishing the findings of a year-long investigation.
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Source: Music ally

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