By Diana Hereld of Pathways in Music
The fourth annual Berklee City Music Network Conference (BCMN) will take place at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza November 2-5. Geared toward music experts and young enthusiasts alike, this year's forum will brings in hundreds of attendees including music educators, students ranging from elementary to graduate levels, city of Los Angeles representatives, philanthropic foundations and key philanthropists, NARAS and Grammy representatives, arts advocates and families from the LA area.
Google Play has announced a new version of Google Play Music that integrates Songza technology for the first time since Google acquired the company this summer. While this rollout features slick graphic upgrades across Android, iOS, and web platforms, and more user friendly functionality, it is much more than a simple aesthetic upgrade. Songza's customizable "Music Concierge" technology allows the listener to drive their listening experience, or to take a back seat and enjoy the full service music player.
There are three things happening on the flipside of my computer screen right now. I am planning every aspect of my week around the World Series because GO GIANTS, I am writing this article, and I am listening to Lorde's "Royals" while doing so. GASP. Blasphemy? Nah, I'm just testing the claims.
San Francisco Giants fans were up in arms that local radio stations were still playing Lorde's hit song "Royals" after the Thursday night Major League Baseball National League pennant win against the St. Louis Cardinals landed the Giants in World Series matchup against the Kansas City Royals.
Yesterday, Spotify introduced a family plan that allows Premium subscribers to add up to 4 "family" members to their plan for just $5 per month. Each gets their own distinct and fully functional Spoitfy Premium account for half the usual $10. There are also increasing rumors that Apple is pushing record labels for a $5 monthly price point, as it seeks to launch an expanded music subscription service based on recently purchased Beats Music.
Last week the Womenâs International Music Network (The WiMN) announced the recipients of the 2015 She Rocks Award. They will gather at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel on January 23, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm for the third annual She Rocks Awards where outstanding women will be recognized for their exemplary roles in todayâs music industry.
As part of a plan to grow the Hypebot community and expand our coverage, we're bringing more of the editorial team in-house. Laura Schneider has been the the curator of MusicThinkTank for more than a year and been an integral part of the Agency[+] efforts at our sister company, booking agency Skyline Music. Now Laura is joining our team full-time to help me make Hypebot all that it can be.