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With the launch of Clips is Apple inching closer to launching its own social network?
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Spotify has teamed with SXSW to share the festival's music experience with those unable to travel to Austin. Users can access Spotify SXSW genre-specific curated playlists on the SXSW 2017 hub on Spotify and within the SXSW GO app.
The recent launch of YouTube's Super Chat feature represents and interesting new way of monetizing a combination of mobile messaging and live video, and although it seems like good news for both creators and superfans, YouTube could be facing some unanticipated consquences as a result of this new service.
After initially focusing more on human curation, the introduction of Spotify's more algorithm-based Daily Mix feature was extremely well received by users. Many were frustrated at the inability to synch the playlist for offline listening however, suggesting that both Spotify and its consumers might benefit from the conversion of Daily Mix into a standalone product.
[UPDATED] Online music and audio recording studio Soundtrap has raised $6 million in funding to accelerate product development and to bring its popular cloud-based platform to new markets.
Staying organized and productive is absolutely essential for any entrepreneurial artist, but with such a variety of tools available, it can be hard to know which one's will actually be beneficial. Here we look at five essential tech tools that any artist will find helpful for their day to day organization.
Ever since Spotify removed one of its core features - song lyrics - earlier this year, users have been clamouring for their return. So there was cause for excitement when it was announced that lyrics were included in Spotify's Japan launch yesterday.
Is live music about to experience its own Napster moment? Concerts are touted as the part of music that digitization can not replicate. But augmented and virtual reality are changing that. Why sit in row 200 when can have a more immersive experience at home via your Oculus headset. A handful of artists like OneRepublic are already experimenting with the medium.