Day: 4 janvier 2018

Report: Apple’s ARKit has been used by 825 apps so far

App analytics firm Apptopia claims that 825 iOS apps released in 2017 used Apple’s ARKit augmented-reality framework.
That included around 300 when the technology went live in Apple’s iOS 11 software in September, plus another 525 over the final three months of 2017.
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Source: Music ally

Roku is launching a voice assistant for smart speakers

Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana and the rest of the voice-assistant gang will soon be getting a new member, from an unexpected source.
Set-top box maker Roku has announced plans to launch the ‘Roku Entertainment Assistant’ by this autumn, which will be used to control entertainment on its own devices, as well as those made by licensors of its software.
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Source: Music ally

Lyor Cohen promise: ‘We’re going to make you rich and famous’

AdAge has been profiling Lyor Cohen’s plans for 2018 as head of music at YouTube, including boiling down his pitch to artists, managers and labels as “We’re going to make you rich and famous”.
That includes providing financial support for music videos and promotion for new releases, as well as the previously-reported plans for a relaunched premium subscription service under the YouTube brand.
There are no direct quotes from Cohen on this, but the claim by AdAge that “subscribers will be able to listen to millions of songs on-demand, much like on Spotify, and access exclusive material, including videos and some songs that aren’t available for free” – as well as a hoped-for launch in the first half of 2018.
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Source: Music ally

On-demand video was 22.8% of US music consumption in 2017

We reported on the latest music-consumption stats from the UK yesterday, but now Nielsen has published its data for the US, revealing even bigger growth for 2017.
Specifically, sales and streams of albums and songs grew by 12.5% last year in the US, driven by a 59% increase in on-demand audio streams.
Nielsen also noted that seven of the top 10 ‘most consumed’ albums were R&B / Hip-Hop albums, with these genres collectively seeing a 72% increase in audio-only on-demand streams last year.
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Source: Music ally

Reports claim Spotify has already filed to go public

Spotify may go public in the first quarter of this year, according to several reports citing the company’s confidential filing of documents with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in December.
“All indications are that Spotify wants to list in Q1, and timing of the confidential F-1 filing would support such a calendar,” claimed Axios. “Spotify sent confidential documents to the SEC in late December with the aim of listing its shares in the first quarter of this year,” added Bloomberg.
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Source: Music ally

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