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15 European startups making waves in the music industry

With Spotify bringing video ads to its streaming service and SoundCloud recently launching ads to its platform, it seems the more established …

Startups

Apple Pay's Moves And News

Share Email<p>Welcome to Day No. 218 of Apple Pay.<p>You probably haven’t been counting quite as meticulously as we have here at PYMNTS about what’s …

Apple Pay

It’s not just David Byrne and Radiohead: Spotify, Pandora and how streaming music kills jazz and classical

More musicians are taking aim at the rates paid by Spotify and Pandora, and warning whole genres are in danger<p>After years in which tech-company hype has drowned out most other voices, the frustration of musicians with the digital music world has begun to get a hearing. We know now that many rockers …

Soundcloud Partners Up with Instagram to Turn Filtered Photos Into Album Covers

If you’re Maroon 5 or the like, you get to commission photo shoots for your album covers and boost Terry Richardson’s bankroll.<p>Smaller-scale …

From the Observer archive, 22 October 1967: Frank Zappa pours scorn and satire on the beautiful people

The Mothers of Invention have a new LP called <i>Absolutely Free</i> (Verve VLP 9174). The music therein contains references to, or direct quotes from Ravel, Stravinsky, Debussy, Shostakovich, Varèse, Schoenberg, Mozart, the Supremes, Elvis Presley and every hated musical cliche since Claudia Agrippina …

New Portraits Chiseled Out of Walls by Vhils

Portuguese street artist Alexandre Farto, aka Vhils, is known for transforming old, worn down walls into incredibly lifelike, ephemeral portraits. The artist's unique form of sculpture relies on chipping and scraping away at the walls of old buildings. The result is a variation of colors and …

Art

Visually Striking Portraits Explore the Culture of Holy Sadhus

During his travels to Nepal and India, photographer Alexis Pazoumian became interested in the Sadhus–the holy men who choose to live separated from society in order to focus on a life of spiritual meditation and contemplation. In the project, entitled <i>Sadhu Hundred</i>, each subject exudes a peaceful, …

Acquainted

The “Yelp Of Weed”: Leafly And Other Marijuana Startups Hope To Gain As Feds Ease Up On Pot

The war on drugs isn’t over yet, but with the feds easing up on enforcement, startups are hoping to capitalize on bud.<p>Ask investors about emerging trends in technology, and they might mention wearable devices, the connected home, mobile payments, even Bitcoin. But more often than not, they’re …

SAP Cutting Back on Development of Business ByDesign

German software giant SAP appears close to ending active development of its Business ByDesign suite of applications.<p>The company said Saturday that it …

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