Day: 8 mars 2018

Google’s latest search feature is official posts from musicians

The question of what appears in Google search results when people look for their favourite music artists has sparked controversy in the past: rightsholders regularly attacked Google for returning links to illegal downloads.
They’ll be happier about Google’s latest search feature, which has been announced tonight. It’s called ‘search posts’, and will offer social network-style updates from musicians that appear when they are searched for.
“The next time you’re wondering about Lorde’s upcoming tour dates or Steve Aoki’s new music video, you can hear the update directly from them – plus Sia, Son Little, Sofi Tukker, Shakira, and Kygo – through a post in Search,” explained Google’s blog post.
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Source: Music ally

Kobalt promises $150m investment for AWAL recordings business

Kobalt is making AWAL the brand for its entire recordings division, while promising to invest $150m and hire 100 more staff to build up that side of the business.
Kobalt acquired digital distributor AWAL in 2012, as it prepared to launch its own label-services division.
Since then, AWAL has been the entry level for Kobalt’s recordings business, while more established artists operated through its Kobalt Music Recordings arm (previously known as Kobalt Label Services.)
The strategy in recent years has been to identify talented artists showing momentum through AWAL, and migrate them upwards to the label-services part of the business: Lauv being one of the examples Kobalt has shouted about in recent times.
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Source: Music ally

Can an artificial-intelligence DJ outmix Steve Aoki?

Startup Pacemaker has been putting its artificial-intelligence DJ technology through its paces, in what it’s describing as a ‘DJ Turing Test’ against dance star Steve Aoki.
Pacemaker’s AI DJ is part of its iOS app, where it automatically turns people’s Spotify playlists into flowing mixes.
The company has run a test in which 100 people listened to 20 mixed song transitions, half chosen at random from Aoki’s ‘The Retrospective Mix: 2011 –2017’, and half randomly selected from a mix that Pacemaker’s AI DJ created using the same tracks as Aoki’s set.
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Source: Music ally

Launching Stationhead–The First ‘Stories’ Format for the Music Industry

A year ago, Music Ally ran the first-ever interview on New York startup Stationhead as the company emerged from stealth mode. Since that first interview, publications including Billboard, TechCrunch and Forbes have followed up with positive takes on the potential of Stationhead’s app. This week, its team is going through the final stages of design tweaks and […]
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Source: Music ally

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