Décembre 2019 – Semaine #3

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20 décembre

Richie Hawtin’s New App Lets You Deconstruct His DJ Shows
Inside the app, you can flip layers of audio on and off to hear individual elements, while switching between a multitude of camera angles to see how it all comes together. For any given performance, two people could see and hear entirely different things.

Cox Communications Hit With $1 Billion Verdict in Music Copyright Suit
The jury delivered the verdict after a three-week trial in federal court in Alexandria, Va., finding that Cox was liable for infringement of 10,017 recordings and compositions, each infringement costing over $99,000.

Triller Taps Top Streaming Artists and Music Industry Notables as Investors and Strategic Partners; Breaks 26.5 Million Monthly Average Users Overtaking Tikok in the United States
Triller, the fastest-growing music-focused social video platform, announced the addition of eight of the top 10 streaming artists and some of the most high-profile names in the music industry to its roster of investors and strategic partners. (h/t Music Ally)

19 décembre

Facebook Watch Could Soon Play Music Videos
Facebook may soon bring music videos to Watch. The company is reportedly negotiating new licensing deals with Universal Music Group, Sony Music and Warner Music Group.

YouTube’s Series on AI with Robert Downey Jr. Is Finally Available
If you’ve ever had a question about artificial intelligence or how it works, YouTube’s latest Originals series, The Age of A.I., tries to answer those questions.

18 décembre

Tencent’s Universal Bid Needed Rescuing – but May Now Claim 30% of Music Company
According to Reuters, the latest turn of events is that Tencent, backed by a consortium of state investors including GIC, would buy a 20% to 30% stake in UMG.

Rounding up 2019’s Spotify for Artists Updates
New features, new events, and new resources for artists and their teams. Here’s everything that went down on Spotify for Artists in 2019.

Billboard Parent Company Valence Media Acquires Nielsen Music
Billboard parent company Valence Media is acquiring the Nielsen Music insights and product suite that fuel its charts data.

How Facebook’s like Button Hijacked Our Attention and Broke the 2010s
What began as a simple way to show appreciation online has become the social currency of the decade, and there may be no going back.

New DJ Mixes on Deezer Promise ‘Fair Artist Revenues’
Mix sets have long been a tricky area for music-streaming services, in terms of rights clearances and royalty calculations.

European Songwriters Body ECSA Attacks Epidemic Sound
Swedish production-music firm Epidemic Sound is under fire again, but this time the focus isn’t on Spotify or so-called ‘fake artists’, but rather its original business of providing music for TV shows.

Tracklib Presents State of Sampling 2019
What’s the overall state of sampling right now? How common is sampling in today’s music? What’s being sampled? The Tracklib team dug deep into statistics from 2019’s music to answer all these questions. (via Music Ally)

17 décembre

Spotify Files a U.S. Patent Application for a ‘Lyric Analyzer’
The patent describes several uses for the technology, chief among them to generate tags based on lyrics. The lyric analyzer can also determine the explicitness indicators for a set of tracks. Tags generated this way include genre, mood, occasion, or other features.

YouTube’s Personalized Music Playlists Are Available to All Users
YouTube Music’s new personalized playlists are now available to users worldwide. Today, YouTube introduced its Discover Mix, New Release Mix and Your Mix.

Tencent Plans to Buy Back up to $400M of Its Shares
According to a statement issued by TME today, the company’s board of directors authorized a share repurchase program under which it may repurchase its Class A ordinary shares, in the form of American depository shares, during a twelve-month period commencing on December 15, 2019.

Musiio Talks AI-Tagging
Musiio’s technology is a mixture of the advanced (AI that can listen to music) and the pragmatic (efficiently labelling catalogue). Right now, its focus is on two B2B products: the automated tagging of tracks, and smart searching of catalogue, all using their proprietary AI. But the future holds possibilities that may be more end-user-friendly, like smarter playlists, sensing “good” songs, and more human sub-genre search.

OrchardGo: Data At Your Fingertips
OrchardGo is an app created by The Orchard for their distributed artists and labels to help access their streaming information from their mobile device.

16 décembre

Spotify’s Biggest Playlist, Today’s Top Hits, Celebrates 25 Million Followers
It’s been streamed more than 20 billion times. Over 70 featured artists have received 100+ million plays. And now, Spotify’s biggest playlist, Today’s Top Hits, can add “over 25 million followers” to its name.

Spotify Debuts a New Original Podcast That Looks Back on the Last Decade in Music
Spotify’s push into podcasts continues today with the launch of a new, 10-episode original series, “The Decade Wrapped,” that taps into insights and data from Spotify’s year-end Wrapped campaign to inform its episodes.

Discovery Networks Corners Composers in Music Royalties Battle
Discovery has informed many of its top composers that, beginning in 2020, they must give up all performance royalties paid for U.S. airings, and that they must sign away their ability to collect royalties on all past shows on its networks.

Startup Qjam Aims to Popularise ‘Digital Signings’ from Artists
Scribbled signatures may pale compared to selfies, but a startup called Qjam is aiming to give signings a new, digital spin.

Instagram Uses AI to Warn Users Before They Post Offensive Captions
Instagram is launching a new feature that is designed to make users think twice before posting videos or photos with offensive captions.

Why Do We Still Pay Only $10 a Month for Music?
The price of music streaming has stayed flat for a decade, but not because tech companies are generous.

Le rôle de l’État et des médias dans la promotion de la diversité des expressions culturelles à l’ère du numérique: un état des connaissances et des avancées
Soucieux de protéger et de promouvoir la diversité des expressions culturelles dans l’environnement numérique, les États sont contraints de réagir, soit en adaptant leurs politiques en vigueur, soit en adoptant de nouvelles politiques pour tenir compte des pratiques émergentes et surtout des acteurs dont les modèles d’affaires menacent la diversité des expressions culturelles.

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