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.
Our new regular feature THE PITCH asks promising music tech startups to "pitch" their product or service to the Hypebot community in 100 words or less. Today, fan acquisition and marketing platform Adva Mobile makes their PITCH:
When Apple launched Apple Music and Beats 1, the software that delivered it got a major upgrade. Not all of it worked as promised, leading to a fair amount of user frustration and online criticism. Overnight, Apple fixed many of these problems with significant updates to both iTunes and its iOS operating system.
Pretty much everyone involved in the music the music industry is aware of Austin's annual SXSW, but they may not be as familiar with SXSW V2V, a festival which focuses on the development of startups and entrepreneurial skills. Included here is a breakdown of the three music-related startups of particular note.
Data created or human curated? Which one music fans will ultimately prefer is being tested at every music service. Most - except Pandora - offer a mix of both approaches, but lean towards one of the other. Spotify launched a new use of data today that could prove to be popular with both fans and creators.