Day: 12 mars 2018

Bose shows off audio-only augmented-reality sunglasses

Augmented reality (AR) technology is about seeing virtual content and information in the real world around you, whether you’re looking through a smartphone or a pair of smart glasses.
But can there be augmented reality without a visual element? Audio-hardware firm Bose hopes so. It has been showing off a pair of AR sunglasses that use audio rather than visuals, with buzzphrases like “audio augmented platform” and “glasses to hear”.
What this means is a concept pair of specs with technology to project audio into the wearer’s ears (rather than making them wear an earbud attachment).
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Humble Angel boss wants self-serve artist ads on Spotify

As the founder of Playlists.net and subsequently a playlists/streaming-focused executive at Warner Music, Kieron Donoghue knows a thing or two about the streaming ecosystem.
Now running indie label Humble Angel Records, he’s published a blog post calling for Spotify to offer better and more-affordable self-serve advertising options for artists on its platform.
Donoghue compares Spotify (unflatteringly) with Facebook, where “I’m inundated daily with highly personalised offers of how to reach another 500 fans for just £10 or why I should boost a high performing post”.
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DeepMusic Alexa skill serves up AI-generated songs

Amid all the industry conversation about how smart speakers will affect the way people listen to music, the assumption has been that the music in question will be made by humans.
Here’s a new Alexa skill to make you think, though. It’s called DeepMusic, and has just launched for Alexa-powered devices like the Echo speakers.
“DeepMusic is an Alexa skill that enables you to listen to songs generated by artificial intelligence (AI). Each song was composed entirely using AI. The songs were generated using a collection of audio samples and a deep recurrent neural network. There has been no post-production editing by a human,” explains its description on Amazon’s store.
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Qwant Music is a dedicated search-engine for music

There’s already a couple of powerful search engines for music: they’re called Google and YouTube, and they’ve sparked the odd controversy, as Music Ally readers will know.
But is there room for a *dedicated* music search engine? Startup Quant hopes so: it’s launching Quant Music at SXSW this week with the ambition of becoming “the IMDb of music”.
At its simplest, the site enables fans to search for an artist then browse their bio, discography, social feeds, related news articles and videos, as well as links to stream their music from YouTube, Spotify or Deezer, with Apple Music on the way.
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Clickamix sees $670m opportunity in sports music-licensing

A $670m pot of music-licensing revenue that hasn’t been tapped? That’s the kind of claim that gets rightsholders’ interest, although there’s a natural scepticism too when the goldmine is being quantified by a company whose business is focused on tapping that revenue stream.
Still, Clickamix is definitely worth investigating: it wants to work with publishers, artist managers and industry bodies to pre-clear music mixes for use in competitive sports.
Cheerleading is its first area of focus, and before sporting snobs snort, it’s been provisionally recognised as an Olympic sport, and could be part of the 2020 games in Tokyo.
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Source: Music ally

India music trends: Transparency, independent artists and more

India has long been one of the most interesting music markets in the world, and one that dances to its own rules, particularly with the influence of the film industry – Bollywood included. So how is the Indian market evolving in the streaming age?
A panel at Music Biz and Music Ally’s NY:LON Connect conference in New York this January offered some thoughts on that.
The panel included Priyanka Khimani, who leads the Mumbai-based practice of law firm Anand and Andand & Khimani; Neeta Ragoowansi, SVP of business development and legal affairs at NPREX; Gaurav Sharma, COO of Saavn; and Tom Rettig; VP of product at Gracenote. The moderator was Outdustry’s Ed Peto.
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