Novembre 2019 – Semaine #2

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Cette veille est effectuée dans le cadre de mon mandat d’agent de développement culturel numérique pour l’Association des professionnels de l’édition musicale (APEM) et la Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ).

Voici la veille pour la période du 11 au 17 novembre 2019.

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15 novembre

Spotify Will Now Make a Road Trip Playlist for You
Spotify has launched Soundtrack your Ride, a new feature that generates a road trip playlist for you based on your Spotify history and your answers to a few questions.

Linkfire Gets Apple Music Attribution Data – with Strings Attached
Music-marketing firm Linkfire had a big announcement yesterday: it has a deal with Apple Music to provide more attribution data on what fans are doing on the streaming service after clicking or tapping through from artists’ smart-links.

14 novembre

Spotify Confirms It’s Testing Real-Time Lyrics Synced to Music
With the launch of iOS 13, Apple added perfectly timed live lyrics to its Apple Music app. Now Spotify may do the same.

Mechanical Licensing Collective Reaches Funding Deal; Will Receive $33.5m for Start-Up Costs
The Mechanical Licensing Collective and Digital Licensee Coordinator have reached a deal on funding levels for the organization, which will see the MLC receive $33.5 million for start-up costs and an initial annual assessment for 2021 of $28.5m.

Spotify Might Actually Be Giving Apple a Run for Its Money on Podcasts
After flailing around with various attempts to grow beyond music, Spotify might finally be taking a bite out of Apple’s podcast business.

Spotify and Procter & Gamble Dive into Bias in Music with “Harmonize” Original Podcast
The new podcast series will focus on the impact of racial bias in the U.S. and how music has served as a catalyst for change. 

Deezer Partners with Emirates to Provide Exclusive Playlists for Inflight Entertainment System
Deezer and Emirates’ have signed an agreement to give the airline’s millions of passengers’ in-flight access to a wide selection of exclusive playlists.

15% of Audiam’s $120m in Collections over the past Four Years Comes from Recovered Royalties
The news follows the recent launch of Audiam’s Omega: an audit system that collects, generates, and analyzes vast amounts of data about its client’s songs and how their songs earn money.

Amazon Smart Speaker Shipments Crossed 10 Million Mark in Q3 2019
The global smart speaker market grew 44.9% to reach 28.6 million units in Q3 2019. Amazon pulled ahead of the pack by shipping 10.4 million smart speakers after emerging from a stellar Prime Day performance, closely followed by strong back-to-school and off-to-college shopping campaigns. (via Music Ally)

13 novembre

Apple Music Replay Lets You See and Share Your Listening Habits
Apple Music is introducing a fun new way to take a look at your listening history from over the past year. Called Apple Music Replay, the new feature will bundle up everything you’ve played in 2019, allowing you to see things like how many albums your music selections came from, or which top songs you had on repeat.

Spotify’s Magic Leap App Will Change Playlists as You Change Rooms
The app will show a location-aware three-dimensional Spotify interface on top of your world with the ability to automatically change playlists as you move between rooms.

Apple Music Reveals New ‘Up Next’ Artist and Launches Country Radio Show
Apple Music has anointed its latest ‘Up Next’ artist, who’ll be getting a boost across the company’s music platforms. It’s Canadian artist Jessie Reyez, who’s actually been doing pretty well on Apple Music for some time now – the company says it’s been playlisting her since 2016, and that she has more than 325m streams on the platform already.

The Spotify Blacklist Continues ⁠— Artist Faces Retaliation After a Fader Exclusive
Fresh allegations of a ‘Spotify blacklist’ are surfacing, with artists still excluded from editorial playlists if their music debuts elsewhere.

Daniel Ek: 3 Things We Learned from the Spotify Boss in His Latest Interview
The discussion covers ground including Ek’s philosophy in business, the lessons he’s learned in his career and, of course, Spotify’s much-debated future strategy (with a particular focus on… you’ve guessed it… podcasts).

12 novembre

Podcasts on Pandora Now Available on the Web and Pandora’s Desktop App
Pandora users can enjoy their favorite podcasts and get personalized recommendations on their mobile devices or computers whether they’re at home, in the car, or on the go.

Introducing Promote on SoundCloud – Your Newest Way to Get More Plays
While there are endless opportunities to get discovered on SoundCloud, you know that you can’t just upload a track and hope for the best; it’s important to actively promote your music. That’s why today we’re introducing a new way for artists to grow their audiences with Promote on SoundCloud.

Spotify’s Free Streaming Can Now Be Used on Sonos Speakers
Until now, Free users were unable to stream music on Sonos speakers. That changes today. Thanks to a software update, Spotify Free users can now listen on Sonos.

Introducing a Fresh New Look for YouTube on Desktop and Tablets
Starting today, YouTube is bringing you a new homepage — a design that brings more features to the viewing experience on Home to help you find the next great video to watch. The updated design will begin rolling out today across desktops and YouTube apps on Android and iOS tablets, and will be available to everyone soon.

Instagram Cribs TikTok with New Music-Heavy Stories Features
Staring in Brazil, Instagram has begun testing a new format called Reels. It lets you create 15-second video video clips set to music and share them as Stories, which then have the ability to be shared wider via a new Top Reels section on the Explore page.

Spotify Taps Viacom in a Major Global Content Marketing Deal
Spotify has contracted the marketing department of Viacom to create programming, influencer content and custom content for the streaming company.

AI to Upend Melody Making, Teach Artists How to Please, Spotify Tech Guru Says
“Artificial intelligence will not replace good artists and composers,” François Pachet, a scientist, composer and the director of the Spotify Creator Technology Research Lab, told participants of the TechnoArt 2019 conference in Tel Aviv.

Pourquoi et comment le CSA a réalisé une étude sur l’un des algorithmes de recommandations de YouTube
Le Conseil supérieur de l’audiovisuel (CSA) a mené une étude sur l’un des algorithmes de recommandation de YouTube.

11 novembre

Le frisson musical décortiqué
Les neuroscientifiques s’intéressent depuis au moins 10 ans au phénomène du frisson musical. Un phénomène physiologique qui découle d’un influx de dopamine, comparable au plaisir ressenti quand on mange ou quand on fait l’amour et qui touche une majorité de gens lorsqu’ils écoutent certaines pièces musicales.

Hi-Res Audio Platform Qobuz Ditches MP3s for Good — “MP3 Is Really Bad for Music, Artists, and Listeners”
The format that started it all is now getting ditched by hi-res platform Qobuz. The move is part of a broader streamlining of the service.

Facebook’s First Experimental Apps from Its ‘NPE Team’ Division Focus on Students, Chat & Music
Bump, is a chat app that aims to help people make new friends through conversations, not appearances. Another, Aux, is a social music listening app.

People Aren’t Getting Paid After Spotify’s $43.5 Million Class Action Settlement — No Responses, No Payments
Two years ago, independent songwriters and publishers agreed to a $43.5 million settlement with Spotify over unpaid mechanical licenses. Now, the payout process doesn’t seem to be working.


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