Facebook Finally Gets Serious About Music [Watch Out Musical.ly]

image from fbnewsroomus.files.wordpress.comFacebook 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.

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#1 iPhone App Is About Music and You've Never Heard Of It

Tik Tok[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.

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Music Industry Moves Past Site Blocking, Looking To Get Into App Blocking

1While 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.

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How People Are Listening To New Music In 2018 [Infographic]

1As 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?

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Top iOS Apps For Songwriters, Music Makers

1With 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.

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Spotify Says 2 Million Used Hacked Apps To Block Ads

image from www.hypebot.comSpotify 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.

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Music Distribution In The Age Of Smartphones

image from www.lavamobiles.comSound 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. 

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Creating Meaningful Fan Interactions: Why Every Facebook Page Must Use Messenger

1Keeping 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.

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Spotify Television Turns Playlists Into YouTube Stream

SpotifyTVSpotify 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.

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How To Give Fans What They Want With Facebook Messenger

1Most 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.

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Michelle Brook Of Sour Mash, Ignition Records Talks Industry, Marketing Strategies [INTERVIEW]

1In 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.

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