Facebook has announced the first set of features that build on the recent licensing deals it has made with all three major label groups, Merlin and other rights holders. Most notable is a live lip sync feature that borrows liberally from the popular Musical.ly app.
[UPDATED] The most downloaded iPhone apps globally is dominated by Facebook and its owned apps Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp. But new Sensor Tower data shows that the most downloaded app globally for the last 3 months is music related. but you've likely never heard of it.
While site blocking has long been employed as a nuclear (albeit often ineffective) option for preventing copyright infringement, the entertainment industry is now taking things a step further by blocking certain apps.
As music PR companies and labels strive to get their artist’s music placed in popular places, it is becoming more and more clear that the industry has changed, with NME stopping their print edition the focus has changed on the digital landscape and how people consume media. But how has this changed for music and influenced the way people consume their music?
Rapchat, an app to create and share raps, has raised $1.6 million in funding. The Columbus, OH based startup is consistently among the top 50 music app on iOS and Android and has passed 100 million listens since launching in 2013.
While major social networks are typically seen as the best option for funneling fans to you online, smaller more targeting platforms can in many ways yield greater success when it comes to bringing fans and artists closer together.
Free and available to everyone, Google services are fantastic resources for running your band's business. Here we look at thirteen of these services and how the can be used to help your band's career.
With many in the music industry using tech advancements to help them in their creative process, a variety of smartphone apps have become more and more popular with bands ands. That said, their abundance has made choosing the right one daunting. Here we look we look at the top ten best iOS apps that can help in the creative process.
Stuart Dredge explores how the new hardware category of the smart speakers is transforming the music landscape and what the technology's rise could mean for the future of music and the music industry.
Music videos have been a part of Apple Music ever since it launched. But the new version of the streamer's app is putting music video front and center as part of a promised upgrade within Apple's new iOS 11.3.
TrumpMasterFlex attempts the impossible - making sense of Donald Trump's tweets. The app uses advanced AI technology Synthetic to analyze his tweets and pair them with a song of matching sentiment, and the results are both amusing and frightening.
Spotify says that 2 million users of its free ad-supported music service have used hacked apps to block ads in the last few months. The revelation came in a Friday morning SEC filing that also included lower user and total hours streamed counts than it previously reported.
While we are in many ways living in the golden age of music tech and apps for artists, it's important to have a discerning eye in selecting what you use, particularly when it comes to apps relating to data analysis and security.
Sound recording is younger than you might think - it was only invented around 130 years ago. Over this time, it has evolved from physical to magnetic, then digital, ultimately losing the need for a physical medium. Today, the majority of sound recordings, no matter if they are speeches, noises or online slots to fit music genres, exist as strings of ones and zeroes in cyberspace, so to say.
Keeping a handle on the vast and ever-changing world of social media enough to capture your fans attention is no easy task, and in the case of Facebook, their recent alteration to the algorithm only makes things harder. With the correct usage of messenger, however, artists can get ahead of the social media game.
Spotify Television is a web app that turns Spotify playlists into a stream of YouTube videos. In our test, the app worked well and felt like watching a personalized version of MTV from back in they day when the channel still played videos.
Most music consumers, be they young or old, are often pressed for time meaning that, as an artist, it's important to get them what they want quickly and painlessly. Here we look at how to do so through automated messenger bots, quickly getting fans where they want to be.
Facebook Live has become an excellent way for artists to connect with fans via impromptu video sessions. Here Chris Robley details how artists can take their Facebook Live presence up a notch, with minimal tools tools needed.
The popular photo sharing platform is upping it's game with the addition of a variety of upgrades including GIF integration, text-only stories, and more options on photo size. Here we look at how to most effectively capitalize on instagram's new features.
Beyond just maps, certain apps have become invaluable for the iPhone totting artist hitting the road. Here we look at for of the most essential to have, whether you're promoting a show or just trying to communicate with your bandmates.
Amazon Music users can now tell Alexa to create a new playlist or add a song to an existing playlist with just their voice. While listening to Amazon Music on an Alexa-enabled device users can now say:
CD Baby has launched a free DIY Musicians app to foster a community of musicians sharing questions, successes, tips and more. Registration is required, but users do not have to be a CD Baby customer to join.
In this interview Michelle Brook, the digital manager at Ignition Records talks about her work in the industry, and share her opinions and experiences on the value of marketing using messenger bots, and where such types of technology might be headed in the future.