Day: 6 février 2018

Avicii launches his own mobile game: Gravity HD

It’s been a while since anyone thought mobile games would be the next big revenue stream for the music industry. But experiments continue, with dance star Avicii the latest to test the app-store waters.
He’s fronting a game called Avicii Gravity HD, developed by Swedish mobile games firm Hello There.
“In fast-paced Avicii Gravity HD, Avicii’s galactic hits merge with intense gameplay into a uniquely immersive experience – and YOU decide how it all plays out,” is the pitch in its App Store listing.
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Source: Music ally

Nelson lets people play with Spotify recommendation engine

Nelson: not just the chap whose statue stands on a column in Trafalgar Square seething at pigeons. Nelson is also the name of a “friendly in-browser Spotify jukebox” that’s gone live this week.
Using Spotify’s recommendations API and web playback SDK, it’s a nifty way to play with Spotify’s recommendations engine. After logging in with a premium account, you can set it to major or minor mode, choose from a list of genres, before using slider bars to set audio characteristics including popularity, tempo, energy, acousticness, danceability, liveness and instrumentalness (yes, that’s now a word).
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Source: Music ally

Lino raises $20m funding round to build a ‘crypto YouTube’

Lino wants to build “a decentralised autonomous content economy, where content value can be recognised efficiently and all contributors can be incentivised directly and effectively to promote long-term economic growth”.
Not bad for something named after your carpet, eh? Lino is the latest startup hoping to tap blockchain technology in an attempt to eat at least some of YouTube’s lunch. That means a platform for recorded and live videos, with creators rewarded through “micro-tipping, gifting, purchasing, and more”.
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Source: Music ally

Socan promises more transparency with ‘Layla’ royalty system

Canadian PRO Socan has launched a new royalty income and tracking system for customers of its Audiam subsidiary. Called ‘Layla’ (we’re sorry for the guitar-solo earworm you’ll be enjoying all morning now) it’s aimed at publishers and self-published songwriters.
The system promises to track who’s recording their songs, where they’re being listened to and how much they’re being streamed, the royalties being generated by those streams and – a topical feature this – which recordings *aren’t* generating payouts.
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Source: Music ally

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