Veille 2020 – Semaine #17

chanteur et guitariste devant une foule dans un festival extérieur

Voici la veille pour la période du 20 au 26 avril 2020.

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24 avril

Messenger Rooms Are Facebook’s Answer to Zoom and Houseparty for the Pandemic
Messenger Rooms is a tool for starting virtual hangouts with up to 50 people and allowing friends to drop in on you whenever they like.

COVID-19’s Effect on the Global Music Business, Part 1: Genre
To help address the global music industry’s concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, US-based music analytics company Chartmetric is continuously monitoring 2M+ artists across 20+ streaming and social media data sources. (h/t Music Ally)

More Than 12 Million People Attended Travis Scott’s Fortnite Concert
While that’s a big number, many more people saw the concert outside of the game as well, thanks to streamers broadcasting it on platforms like Twitch and YouTube.

23 avril

BuzzAngle Rebrands as Alpha Data with Refreshed Music Data Service
BuzzAngle, the analytics company that has impacted the music business in recent years with daily and weekly charts and other public and private data, is being relaunched as Alpha Beta, with a refreshed website and upgrades to its services to the industry.

Downtown-Owned AdRev Acquires Music Data Analytics Firm, Simbals
The transaction integrates Simbals’ patented audio fingerprinting technology and machine learning-driven analytics into AdRev’s existing technology.

Apple Music Is Now Streaming on Samsung Smart TVs
Samsung Electronics is the first TV brand to integrate Apple Music, letting subscribers to the streaming-music service in over 100 countries access songs, music videos and more on Samsung Smart TVs.

First to Close, Last to Open: 800 Indie Music Venues Ask for Help
The National Independent Venue Association has requested specific federal support for independent venues and promoters across the country during the indefinite shutdown.  (h/t Hypebot)

Twitter Tests an Easier Way to Find Quote Tweets
Twitter is testing a new option that shows you all the times a post has been retweeted with a comment.

YouTube Set for Sing-Along Version of Beatles’ Yellow Submarine
This screening is described as a one-off event that will feature the synchronised lyrics across the bottom of the screen.

22 avril

Spotify Withholds Regional Data from MRC Data
Spotify, the world’s largest audio streaming service, has ceased reporting market-level (i.e. regional) data for U.S. streams to Nielsen Music/ MRC Data, the company that tracks sales, streams and radio airplay for the music industry and powers Billboard’s charts.

Netflix Added Over 5m Paying Subscribers per Month in Q1 2020. Is This a Promising Sign for Spotify?
At the end of last year, Spotify counted 124m paying subscribers on its service, a number which was up by 11m on the prior quarter, an average monthly net add of 3.66m.

Magic Leap Reportedly Laying off 1,000 Employees and Dropping Consumer Business
Mixed reality company Magic Leap is reportedly laying off around 1,000 employees and abandoning its focus on consumer headsets.

Spotify – Introducing Artist Fundraising Pick
First and foremost, this feature enables artists who are interested in raising money to support themselves, their bands, or their crews, to get the word out to their fans on their Spotify artist profiles. 

Soundation – Collab Live
Soundation is introducing a studio that lets you make music online in multiplayer mode and collaborate with anyone in real-time. (h/t Engadget)

21 avril

Sonos Launches Its Own Streaming Radio Service
Sonos Radio will now be the default service available for the company’s speakers

Apple Services Now Available in More Countries Around the World
The App Store, Apple Arcade, Apple Music, Apple Podcasts, and iCloud are now available in 20 more countries, and Apple Music is available in 52 additional countries.

Spotify Launches Curated Podcast Playlists in a Bid to Make the Platform a Podcast Tastemaker
The company announced today that it’s rolling out three human-curated podcast playlists in six countries: the US, Germany, Sweden, the UK, Mexico, and Brazil.

20 avril

Fans Will Continue to Watch Live Streams After Crisis, Says Bandsintown Survey
A new survey conducted by live event discovery platform Bandsintown shows that fans would be willing to continue watching live-streamed events after large gathering bans are lifted.

2019 Was a Record Year for Rap & Hip-Hop in the UK
In the five years from 2015 to 2019, UK artists’ share of Rap’s sales and streams increased from 10% to 26.9% on albums and from 15.5% to 42.2% on singles.

Twitch Taps Spotify’s Tracy Chan to Lead Music Product and Engineering
Twitch hired Tracy Chan, who’s leaving Spotify after four years, as head of product and engineering for music.

Universal Music Posts Robust First Quarter; Parent Company Says It Was ‘Little Affected’ by Coronavirus
During a quarter that saw that onset of a global pandemic, Universal Music Group’s recorded music revenues grew more than 13% to $1.56 billion and its streaming revenues reach nearly $1 billion, up 16.5% year over year. 

Mixcloud Launches LIVE Streaming
Mixcloud is launching LIVE for all PRO Creators, as the first music focused, integrated solution to allow audio creators to live stream video, easily archive the audio, and generate an income via SELECT.


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