Day: 19 mars 2018

Cambridge Analytica exposés put Facebook in the spotlight

If you haven’t read this weekend’s articles about data-analytics firm Cambridge Analytica, it’s well worth spending 10 minutes with this piece from the Guardian and/or this piece from the New York Times.
Then, perhaps, another five minutes revoking the access to your Facebook account for every unknown-developer personality test app you’ve ever completed on the social network.
The analytics company is accused of harvesting information on more than 50 million people via a personality-test app called thisisyourdigitallife, which hundreds of thousands of people signed up to and, in so doing, gave the company access to information on their Facebook friends.
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Source: Music ally

Google and OK Go launch ‘sandbox’ for use in classrooms

US band OK Go’s latest brand partnership is with Google, and it has an educational focus.
The pair have launched something called the OK Go Sandbox, which they describe as “a collection of materials created for and with K-12 educators: design challenges, educator guides, and more”. K-12 meaning primary and secondary education: so the full gamut of 4-18 year-olds.
The sandbox is based on OK Go’s videos – many of which had a scientific focus – and music.
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Sony shows off virtual-reality music video for Khalid

When it comes to experimenting with virtual-reality technology, Sony Music has one advantage over other labels: its relationship with Sony’s consumer-electronics division, with its PlayStation VR headset.
We’ve seen that relationship work last year with a VR experience for classical musician Joshua Bell, but now in 2018 it’s rising star Khalid getting the virtual treatment.
Sony has created a VR video for his ‘Young, Dumb and Broke’ track, which projects the track’s original video onto various objects and surfaces within the virtual environment. Sony showed all this off at a ‘Lost In Music’ event at SXSW in Austin, with the Khalid app due to be made available for PlayStation VR owners in the coming months.
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Source: Music ally

Facebook signs licensing deals with Sacem, Socan and Wixen

Facebook’s music-licensing efforts continue apace, with the announcement of three more deals this weekend. The social network now has agreements with French collecting society Sacem; Canadian PRO Socan; and music publisher Wixen Music Publishing.
As with Facebook’s other recent deals, these are licensing agreements covering user-generated content across Facebook, Instagram, Facebook Messenger and Oculus VR. Another day, another three deals then, but the inclusion of Wixen is interesting, given that publisher’s recent history.
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Source: Music ally

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