Day: 17 janvier 2018

Native Instruments launches Sounds.com loops and samples platform

The music industry is very familiar with the all-you-can-eat subscription model for streaming. Now Native Instruments is applying it to a different audio market: loops and samples. The company, best known for its Maschine music-production hardware and its Traktor DJing tools, has launched a new site called Sounds.com which will offer a catalogue of more […]
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Deloitte makes tech, media and telecoms predictions for 2018

What does the year ahead hold for technology, media and telecoms? Consultancy firm Deloitte has published its annual ‘TMT’ trends report with plenty of topics to chew on.
Here’s a grab-bag of some of its most interesting predictions: More than one billion smartphone users will create augmented-reality content at least once in 2018, with 300 million doing it monthly and “tens of millions” weekly; that by the end of 2023 (note, not 2018) penetration of smartphones among adults in developed countries will surpass 90%; and that live-streaming revenues will grow by 47% to $7.4bn in 2018.
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Facebook promises to redesign “too cluttered” Messenger app

2017 was a good year for Facebook Messenger, as the social network’s own-brand messaging app grew to 1.3 billion monthly active users.
However, its boss David Marcus has admitted to one downside in his annual blog post predicting trends for the year ahead.
“Over the last two years, we built a lot of capabilities to find the features that continue to set us apart. A lot of them have found their product market fit; some haven’t,” he wrote.
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MelodyVR prepares for launch and aims to be a top-10 VR app

Music virtual-reality startup MelodyVR is preparing for its long-awaited commercial launch, with more than 5k hours of live performances and other content shot with artists.
“We’re not going to say we want to be the killer app for VR because we’re not that arrogant, but we want to be in the top five to ten apps for VR,” CEO Anthony Matchett told Wired.
The story clarifies the launch platforms for MelodyVR’s app: it’ll be available on the Oculus Rift, PlayStationVR and HTC Vive, as well as iOS and Android – with a Microsoft partnership also putting it on the HoloLens headset at some point too.
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SiriusXM debuts ‘360L’ in-car satellite-plus-streaming service

US satellite-radio firm SiriusXM has launched the latest iteration of its in-car service, called 360L. That represents “360-degree listening” with a blend of satellite radio and streaming to pipe music into vehicles, starting with the 2019 Ram 1500 truck.
Drivers will get SiriusXM’s lineup of 200+ live radio channels, as well as recommendations for other shows and stations they might like based on their listening habits.
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David Lowery publishes 2018 ‘streaming price bible’

Musician David Lowery has published the latest data on payouts from a range of streaming services, sourced from “a mid-sized indie label with an approximately 200+ album catalog now generating over 200m+ streams annually”.
It’s a very interesting snapshot as ever: both of average per-stream payouts and of the market shares of the various services.
Among the trends that Lowery identifies is a further drop in the average payout from Spotify: from $0.00521 in 2014 to $0.00437 in 2016, and now $0.00397 in 2017.
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