Spotify has reportedly shut its office in Russia for an indefinite time. This move comes as a response to the ongoing military attack of Russia on Ukraine.
Like other online platforms, Spotify has restricted the state-affiliated content from Russia on the audio streaming service. Moreover, the company has taken out all content from Sputnik and RT, the Kremlin-backed outlets.
However, Spotify has not disabled its service access within Russia. A representative of the audio streaming platform stated that the company considers it crucial to continue its service operations in Russia to enable flow of insights.
American entertainment company Warner Music Group has recently tapped one of the popular blockchain-based trading card games through a partnership with Splinterlands.
Splinterlands, developed by the blockchain-based gaming company of the same name, is a fantasy-themed collectible trading game initially launched on the Hive blockchain, enabling players to own their assets as NFTs on Hive. They can also earn HIVE and SPS token rewards by playing the game as well as participating in the Splinterlands community.
Over the past 30 days, Splinterlands has emerged as the second-most-played blockchain-based game, as per Dapp Radar’s data.
Medication service Spoke has reportedly introduced a new app that generates functional music with what it dubbed ‘mindfulness benefits’.
This new app is based on 18 months of research and development with scientific advisors and modern musical artists. It connects music with the mindfulness prompts to largely cater to Gen Z or users aged under 25 years, who do not prefer ‘middle-aged’ mindfulness movements and apps.
Other apps are also exploring ‘functional sound’ for use in medication and sleep space, among others. For example, Endel creates functional sound to enhance working and other activities.
Audiomack, the audio discovery, and on-demand music streaming platform has reportedly chosen MoEngage, a customer engagement platform, based in San Francisco, to help build its user base and create more personalized experiences through email marketing, push notifications, as well as in-app promotions.
Audiomack will be able to provide more personalized suggestions to its members thanks to MoEngage's AI-powered interaction platform, which will lead to increased brand loyalty for the innovative music streaming service.
Audiomack may integrate MoEngage to map the customer on-boarding journey, determine why and when consumers require ad
Apple Music, the music and video streaming service developed by Apple Inc., will reduce its three-month trial for the music streaming app to one month. As per credible sources, the tech giant has decreased the trial period down to one month in every country where the service is offered.
Although, the pricing system will not be changed, and users will be required to pay $1.33 (Rs 99) per month (individual plan) in recurrent fee. Strategically, the three-month trial period was adequate for contending with Spotify and other streaming firms that offered two months of trial or less.
Also, the change does not impact the free six-month trial p
Skillshare has reportedly partnered with the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation® to support the next generation of Latin music creators by offering access to learning resources.
The partnership celebrates the release of Encanto, the 60th feature film of Walt Disney Animation Studios, which is now streaming on Disney+. The film is the story of the Madrigals, a Colombian family filled with magical, distinctive gifts, along with young Mirabel, who goes on a journey of self-discovery. The film has eight original songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Matt Cooper, the Chief Executive Officer of Skillshare, has commented that the c
SoundExchange, in collaboration with Music Business Association, has reportedly announced a four-part virtual event series that will be centered around the rising impact of technology on the music industry.
These events will bring together experts, trending performing artists, and tech visionaries to acknowledge the most important issues faced by the music tech industry. Sessions will encompass topics like the metaverse and the future of live events, metadata management, music business simplification, and monetizing music in upcoming streaming platforms.
According to Michael Huppe, the Chief Executive Officer and President of SoundExcha