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Is Tech's Future Music's Past? Why Silicon Valley Is Looking to Music Execs

Every time that Spotify’s Troy Carter meets with a label ­marketer, he hears the same thing: “How can I get No. 1 on Today’s Top Hits?” He has to …

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How to make something people give a shit about.

You could make something right now. If you wanted to stop reading, grab a sheet of butcher’s paper and brainstorm ideas, you could probably come up …

Gamers Chart the Path in VR Audio

"If the audio isn’t perfect, it takes you completely out of the virtual experience," one GameSound Con-goer tells Billboard.<p>As a media that’s paved …

Virtual Reality

Live-Streaming App Meerkat, Star of SXSW 2015, Pulled From App Store

Meerkat, the darling of SXSW way back in 2015, is officially roadkill. The live-streaming app that for a minute was the hottest name in mobile -- …

Apps

The MVP is dead. Long live the RAT.

Why you should focus on <i>Riskiest Assumption Tests</i> and forget about MVPs.<p>There is a flaw at the heart of the term Minimum Viable Product: it’s not a …

Judge Finds Sony-Spotify Agreement to Be Ambiguous in Big Royalties Lawsuit

19 Recordings alleges that "American Idol" stars have been cheated of streaming revenue.<p>When listeners hear "Since U Been Gone" by Kelly Clarkson on …

Music Industry

Citi, Live Nation, NextVR Plan Live Virtual Reality Concert Series

Sherod Robertson • September 28, 2016<p>Citi, Live Nation and NextVR have announced plans to produce a series of up to 10 live virtual reality (VR) …

Connect Your Firm’s Strategy to Its Identity

Leaders know they need to outperform their competitors to succeed — not by hitting the target with just one or two products, but by winning consistently across their businesses, time after time. To accomplish this, one must have clear answers to some basic strategic questions about the enterprise …

A Streaming Pile of Garbage?

Amazon, iHeart, and Pandora add to the music subscription glut<p>W<b>ith the torrent</b> of new streaming service announcements in the last few weeks, it’s …

Sony has made two pop songs with artificial intelligence

Steady there: this isn’t Sony Music we’re talking about. Sony CSL Research Laboratory is the division of Sony that has been experimenting with songs …

Toby Keith, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan Among Country Acts Who Take Business Beyond Music

Musicians view the years they spend in the honky-tonks as paying their dues for the music business. As it turns out, all that very specific training …

YouTube Announces New App for Emerging Markets (That May Rankle the Record Business)

YouTube has announced the launch of a new app aimed at users in developing countries, who often have little-to-no cellular access to the web and …

Music Industry

Musical.ly Star Baby Ariel Signs With CAA

CAA has signed one of the internet's biggest new stars.<p>The agency has inked a deal with Ariel Martin, who in less than a year captured audiences on …

Inked

The next big question in the value-gap debate

The reactions to the European Commission’s proposals for copyright reform made one thing very clear: nothing has been settled. The proposals are just …

Music Industry

Record Labels Welcome Rise from Streaming, But Songwriters Aren't Smiling Yet

Is the digital revolution, and the first growth of the record business in nearly two decades, passing songwriters by?<p>Earlier this week, the American …

Music Industry

YouTube, beware: Facebook is ready to do some global music licensing

What’s that coming over the hill?<p>Facebook looks set to make a major splash in music in the coming months… if a revealing new job ad is anything to go …

Digitization and The Loss of Iconography

Just as the work of writers relies on the universality of a dictionary, the work of designers depends on widespread, shared understanding of the …

Study claims playlists overtook albums for US listening

They’ll be dancing in the streets of Afternoon Acousticville today, thanks to the findings of the latest study of American music listeners conducted …

Spotify exec: ‘Radio is of the past. It’s not relevant’

Is music-streaming the new radio? At least one Spotify executive has escalated the idea to declare radio's obituary."Radio is of the past – it's not …

Music Industry

Sony and Warner license 'the Netflix of everything'

Say hello to the latest music streaming app to be licensed by Sony and Warner – but not (yet) Universal.<p>Playster bills itself as ‘the world’s first …

To Get More Feedback, Act More Coachable

It’s hard to say who dreads critical feedback more: the manager giving it or the person receiving it. As the receiver, it can be uncomfortable and stressful to hear that you’re not performing well. And the manager, knowing this, fears that the receiver may not react productively and therefore is …

8.1 Percent of What? Why the Record Business Is Celebrating

Also, why streaming services are joining them at the party.<p>Cary Sherman, the chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America …

Music Industry

iHeartMedia following Pandora into on-demand streaming

Pandora’s intentions to launch a $9.99-a-month on-demand streaming service are well-known, but its main radio rival in the US is now following suit. …

🙅 Social Media is Not a Strategy

<i>It is not Marketing.<br>It is not Advertising.<br>It is not a Tool.</i><p>Social Media is Accelerated Friendship!<p>[📲 <i>tweet</i>👆 <i>this!</i>]<p>When we hear the words <i>social media</i>, …

Pandora's free tier goes (more) interactive, as it launches new $4.99 service

The ad-supported tier of Pandora, long defined as a lean-back, ‘non-interactive’ service, has undergone a significant transformation.<p>All users now …

SiriusXM CFO David Frear: 'Labels Are Holding All the Cards'

SiriusXM finance chief <b>David Frear</b> is unfazed by competition for his satellite radio company from music streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and …

Music Industry

Apple CEO Tim Cook thinks AR will be bigger than VR

Augmented reality (AR) technology is all the rage thanks to Pokémon Go, yet virtual reality (VR) tech is also getting plenty of headlines thanks to …

Bohemian Rhapsody VR finally has Queen’s participation

Earlier this year, Google showed off a virtual-reality video of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody, at its I/O developer conference.<p>The only problem? As it …

Universal and Sony Team-Up To Launch Their Own Low-Price Streaming Service

Flexible pricing has long been a contentious issue in the streaming business, now it seems that Universal and Sony Music are taking the matter into …

Music Industry