Lady Gaga gets tearful after abruptly canceling her concert in Miami

Lady Gaga gets tearful after abruptly canceling her concert in Miami
  • Gaga said she was responsible for the lives of her fans, her crew, and other members of the band
  • She also apologized for not singing her collaboration with Ariana Grande ‘Rain on me’ as it was the best option looking at the situation around.
  • Additionally, Lady Gaga comments on the situation stating, ‘what’s more worth it to me is life’.

American singer, songwriter, and pop icon Lady Gaga reportedly broke down to tears while sharing a message after abruptly canceling her ongoing concert in Miami amid a raging thunderstorm.

Spotify advises users to record audio responses to music playlists

Spotify advises users to record audio responses to music playlists

Online music streaming platform, Spotify is currently testing a new audio function in Vietnam that is designed to convince users to record voice replies to playlists. The move comes after the platform piloted the in-app podcast recording feature for users in New Zealand.

Recently, a Reddit user shared images of the function, demonstrating how users were prompted to respond to a playlist that included a voice recording that would later be published as a podcast episode.

For those unaware, on playlist displays, participants will notice a microphone icon. By pressing it, a new page will open asking them to record a vocal response to th

Spotify announces Heardle acquisition to diversify revenue streams

Spotify announces Heardle acquisition to diversify revenue streams

Audio streaming giant Spotify is reportedly set to acquire Heardle, a Wordle-inspired music recognition trivia game, for an undisclosed amount. The deal will enable Spotify to increase the app’s interactivity as the company invests in podcasts, livestreaming, and video to create different revenue channels.

The announcement comes a month after CEO Daniel Ek quoted during the company’s investor day that the firm is emphasizing in-app music discovery to increase the user base and app engagement.

For the unversed, Heardle asks users, once every day, to guess a song by listening to its opening notes. Players have six chances

Shoals to revive legendary music culture with incentives for artists

Shoals to revive legendary music culture with incentives for artists

Economic development agency, Shoals EDA has reportedly unveiled the Shoals Music Makers Recording Incentive which will provide artists up to 30% reimbursement on albums recorded in Shoals.

Aiming to reinstate the legendary recording tradition of the region, the Shoals Economic Development Authority (EDA) panel is exploring the space of cultural economy with music and film as the core economic drivers.

Shoals EDA President, Kevin Jackson stated that the plans to roll out music and film incentives have been set in motion since 2019, which later received funding from the Shoals Industrial Development Committee on adopting the

Oorbit & Pixelynx team up to create cloud-based streaming metaverse

Oorbit & Pixelynx team up to create cloud-based streaming metaverse

Cloud platform Oorbit and music metaverse firm Pixelynx have announced a partnership to develop a cloud-based streaming service for entertainment fans.

The partnership aims at creating quality metaverse streaming experiences using a browser. Oorbit offers cloud streaming tech, and its typical business is to allow players to witness high-quality events, games, marketplaces, interactive media, and more from top-quality content partners via browsers. Oorbit now hosts over 500 games.

The collaboration intends to develop new interactive experiences that can be acquired across connected devices. In the new world, firms like Oorbit will of

Ukraine Parliament unveils 2 laws to restrict Russian music and books

Ukraine Parliament unveils 2 laws to restrict Russian music and books
  • Kyiv is looking forward to breaking many existing cultural ties between the two nations
  • The laws are yet to be signed by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to take effect

Amid the Russia-Ukraine war, the parliament of Ukraine has recently voted through two laws that will mandate severe restrictions on Russian music and books as Kyiv looks forward to breaking various remaining cultural ties between the two said nations following Moscow’s invasion.

One of the laws seeks to forbid the printing of books by Russian citizens unless they abdicate the

SMP signs global publishing partnership with Black River Publishing

SMP signs global publishing partnership with Black River Publishing

SMP (Sony Music Publishing) Nashville has reportedly signed a global publishing partnership with Black River Publishing.

Under this deal, SMP will offer its global services to the publishing catalog of Black River.

The partnership covers songs of artist-writers MaRynn Taylor, Anna Vaus, Josiah Siska, Abby Anderson, and country star Kelsea Ballerini, as well as songwriters and producers Hannah Kerr, Jacob Davis, Doug Johnson, GRAMMY-winning songwriter Josh Osborne, and Forest Glen Whitehead.

Since its founding 12 years ago, Black River Publishing and its artists achieved several accolades and aw

SoundCloud announces acquisition of AI music curation company Musiio

SoundCloud announces acquisition of AI music curation company Musiio

The audio streaming platform aims to leverage AI and enhance its music discovery features and allow users to upload music

Online audio sharing platform, SoundCloud has reportedly acquired Musiio, an AI-based music curator, to leverage its team and technology in line with former’s plans to strengthen the platform’s music discovery features.

Speaking on the acquisition, SoundCloud President Eliah Seton stated that Musiio’s AI capabilities will drive unique results on the audio platform allowing all to upload music irrespective of their affiliation with any label or a distributor.

Seton added that SoundCloud is a distinctive business, which is well positioned as both music-str

ie:music introduces talent management company, ie: entertainment

ie:music introduces talent management company, ie: entertainment

ie:music, a pioneering entertainment, management, and media company, has reportedly launched ie: entertainment.

As a talent management and multi-genre production firm, ie: entertainment will be dedicated to the production, creation, and distribution of unscripted and scripted content across film, TV, and digital formats. The new company is also helmed by executives, namely Tim Clark, Co-founder and Chair; and Lucy Pullin, Co-Founder and Creative Director; along with Nina Parnaby as the COO.

The company’s launch in March 2022 happened closely after the recent collaboration of ie:music with director Tara Films on Shuhada Sadaqat&rsq