Veille 2020 – Semaine #22

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Voici la veille pour la période du 25 mai au 31 mai 2020.

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29 mai

Facebook Takes on Twitter With Venue, a ‘Second Screen’ Companion for Live Events
Facebook’s R&D group, NPE Team, is launching Venue, a new app for engaging fellow fans around live events.

Magic Leap CEO Rony Abovitz Is Out
Today, the CEO announced that the company has indeed secured a new bout of funding, but that the company will be attempting to mount a major turnaround without him at the helm.

Apple Music Is Dominating Streams for US Hip-Hop Releases
Apple Music has claimed more than half – in some cases, more than two thirds – of US streams for a run of blockbuster hip-hop releases in the United States over the past two months.

28 mai

YouTube Introduces Video Chapters to Make It Easier to Navigate Through Longer Videos
The feature uses timestamps that creators apply to their videos, allowing viewers to easily jump forward to a specific section of the video or rewatch a portion of the video.

YouTube Music Now Allows Users to Pre-Save Albums Before They’re Released
YouTube Music’s latest feature allows users to view and pre-save unreleased albums, another new feature that brings the service closer to parity with other music-streaming options.

How TikTok Turned Don’t Rush by UK Hip-Hop Artists Young T & Bugsey Into a Global Hit
The #DontRushChallenge, which has seen over 600m videos created on TikTok, is turning Young T & Bugsey’s single into a global hit.

27 mai

With 1.5 Billion Daily Views, ‘Epidemic Sound’ Wants To Be YouTube’s De Facto Soundtracker
Epidemic Sound, an 11-year-old music licensing firm based in Stockholm, is seeking to become YouTube‘s de facto soundtracker.

Get Ready for Instagram Effects That Move to Music
Instagram is continuing to build out its augmented reality effects, and today, it’s announcing that creators can build effects that react to music through Spark AR, the company’s AR-creation tool.

Instagram Will Share Revenue With Creators for the First Time Through Ads in IGTV
Instagram will start sharing revenue with creators through ads in IGTV and badges that viewers can purchase on Instagram Live.

Facebook Launches Collab, an Experimental Music-Making App
Facebook’s experimental apps team, NPE, is launching a new app – and it’s focused on music.

The Orchard Releases New OrchardGo App With Enhanced Social Features
Sony-owned distribution and services company The Orchard has rolled out a new set of features for its mobile app OrchardGo, which is now available on both iOS and Android.

AiMi Launches World’s First, Artist Powered AI Music App
AiMi uses patented AI technology to create continuous electronic music that adapts to listener preferences.

26 mai

Spotify Finally Removes Its 10,000-Song Library Limit
Spotify has finally removed its 10,000-song cap on library sizes, allowing users to add as much music as they’d like to their personal libraries without any limits at all, fixing a problem that has plagued music-lovers on the service for years.

Warner Music Group Launches IPO
Warner Music Group Corp. announced today that it has launched the initial public offering of 70,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock, pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-1 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

eMusic Lets Users Directly Support Artists Using the Emu Token
eMusic becomes the first major music service to launch a digital token (eMU), creating a unique opportunity to build a sustainable music ecosystem to the benefit of artists, fans, and music services.

Imagine If Fortnite Had a Music Streaming Partnership…
There are quite a few unanswered (as yet) questions around this: for example, the nature of the deals being done with these artists, not to mention the potential licensing implications around virtual performances to millions, sometimes tens of millions of people.

25 mai

Plaidoyer pour qu’on n’oublie pas les musiciens pigistes
Les artistes indépendants en appellent à la mise en place de programmes d’aide qui ne s’arrêtent pas à des organismes intermédiaires, mais qui se rendront bien jusqu’à eux.

Two of Apple’s Former Homepod Masterminds Prep a ‘Revolutionary’ Speaker
Many tech startups like to brag about having former employees of Silicon Valley giants among their ranks, but this is one that may have more of an impact than most.

Amazon’s Audible Goes Beyond Books to Chase Spotify in Podcasts
Under growing pressure from Spotify, the e-commerce giant is looking to spend big in podcast land.


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