Posts tagged "Streaming"

Spotify DJ is here – here’s what to expect

Spotify’s contentious new feature, Spotify DJ, is now available to paid users in the UK and Ireland. Developed in collaboration with Sonantic, a voice technology company, and OpenAI, Spotify DJ aims to provide a more personalised listening experience. While AI has long powered Spotify’s recommendation algorithms, this feature takes it

Apple has introduced a new feature in its Apple Maps and Apple Music apps that enables users to discover concerts in select locations worldwide. Called Apple Music Guides, this concert discovery feature utilises information from Bandsintown and currently includes 10 cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, London, and Paris. The feature

Google has confirmed that it will not delete inactive YouTube accounts, contrary to recent concerns. Previously, there were worries that the company’s statement about permanently deleting accounts inactive for over two years could result in the removal of significant portions of YouTube’s music archives, including original and rare music uploads.

Bandcamp United, the recently launched union for Bandcamp employees, has accused the company’s leadership of attempting to undermine unionisation efforts.  According to an article from Resident Advisor, the newly established union expressed concerns in an Instagram post that Bandcamp was delaying the National Labor Relations Board hearing needed to legitimise

Bandcamp employees in the US have officially unionised.  Employees of the Epic Games conglomerate formed a union with the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 1010. The union, called Bandcamp United, consists of editorial, design, support, and engineering staff who are calling for “a fair and timely election.” 

Epic Games is suing Google over changes to its payment system on Android which would affect its new acquisition Bandcamp, reports Resident Advisor. The proposed changes, scheduled to come into effect on June 1st, would require Bandcamp and other Android apps use Google Pay Billing and pay Google a share

Apple Music has launched DJ mixes available to stream in spatial audio with Dolby Atmos. Apple’s Spatial Audio, which takes Dolby Atmos, 5.1, and 7.1 audio frequencies and adjusts them so that they can be heard virtually anywhere in 3D space, was launched in March with a number of albums

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has announced that Kieran Hebdan (Four Tet) recently signed a global publishing deal with the company. Pete Simmons, director of A&R for the industry titan, announced the news with a statement that reads:  “Four Tet has soundtracked my life from GCSE revision to dance floors

Fabric London is partnering with Apple Music to make their iconic FABRICLIVE mix series available to stream on the service. The beloved series, which ran from 2001-2018, includes contributions from Luke Slater, Robert Hood, Maya Jane Coles and Nina Kraviz.  From yesterday December 13th, fabric will make ten mixes available

MODA DAO, a new decentralised and autonomous organisation designed for Web3, has announced that it will be looking to utilise Web3 technology in the music industry. According to their website, their Music3 framework is specifically designed for the metaverse and “play-to-earn” era, and is “dedicated to the adoption of Web3

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