With its substantial user base and easy-to-use format, Snapchat can be a convenient asset for artists looking for new ways to connect with their fans, if they aren't using it already. This article looks at the most effective way an artist can utilize the platform, provided they meet certain criteria.
With the rise of apps such as WhatsApp, many people are moving away from larger public social networks in favor of smaller group and one-on-one messaging services. This raises some interesting questions about how people's listening habits will be affected if they also begin sharing music in this more isolated manner.
THE PITCH today comes from Mixvisor, The startup is creating intelligent emdebable music players that pull information from any web page and music from Apple Music and Spotify. It sounds like a replacement for the just defunct Bop.fm., but it's more than that. As with other promising music tech startups we've given Mixvisor 100 words to pitch their product.
Although it's been around for almost twenty years, Automatic Content Recognition technology or ACR, has only really begun to hit its stride recently with apps like Shazam and SoundHound. These sorts of apps are just the beginning, however. Here we look at several other less well-known applications for ACR technology.
Yesterday, YouTube announced YouTube Red, a $9.99 per month ad-free video and music service including exclusive content. Part of the package is a new YouTube Music app which gives paying subscribers a background mode for just listening to music.
Apple Music launched 90 days ago today, and that means that the first group of free trial subscriptions are expiring. If you want to make sure you don't ever pay for Apple Music, we've got instructions here, or maybe Apple Music meets you music needs. Whatever your decision, we want to here what it is. VOTE NOW:
Music discovery is a code that many are trying to crack. VuHaus's approach is curation. From NYC's WFUV to LA's KCRW, some of the most influential public radio stations have joined together to share video of their best in studio music performances. In the latest in our ongoing series, here in 100 words or less is THE PITCH from Vuhaus.
In this episode of Music Biz Podcast, we talk with Craig Watson, the co-founder of Soundwave, a popular music discovery app. They also make an SDK, called Shine, that helps developers learn about the mobile music habits of their user base and provide better recommendations when they install a new music app. We talk about how Soundwave’s product and focus changed as they learned more about the mobile music sector.
In just days, millions of free Apple Music trials will start to expire [see our countdown clock]. While it's doubtful that Apple will share stats, how many are willing to pay for the service will answer whether consumers are as excited by Apple Music as the media is.