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, 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
Recording studio Abbey Road Studios has reportedly partnered with NQ, the UK-based publishing, talent management, record, and publishing company, as a part of a new artist residency program. Notably, NQ will be the first of a rotating series of partnerships.
As per the recording studio, the collaboration signals its new era with the development of a resident creative community based on new writing and production rooms. The studios, under the Abbey Road Connected, will welcome resident artists as well as producers to the writing rooms, with a room dedicated to the hosting sessions from partners.
Following the partnership, London-based wr
Sony Music Publishing (SMP) has reportedly collaborated with Girls Make Beats (GMB), a non-profit organization, to host a composing and songwriting workshop for young women in music.
The partnership marks the launch of Sony Music’s second yearly program Beyond The Instrument developed to train the next generation of leaders in the music industry. The project is backed by SMP songwriters as well as the members of the BAFTA-nominated, Emmy-winning collective Bleeding Fingers Music.
Some of the SMP songwriters involved comprised Caroline Ailin, Sarah Aarons, and Crystal Nicole while Adam Lukas, Laurentia Editha, Anze Rozman, Christia
STYNGR, an online store providing an in-game music experience, has reportedly partnered with an entertainment company, Warner Music Group (WMG). Under the agreement, WMG supply game developers will gain access to pre-licensed tracks from the company’s music catalog.
Sources familiar with the matter have reportedly cited that multiple game developers in the gaming ecosystem, such as single A and AA developers, will be able to integrate licensed recordings of WMG into their platforms. This also includes customized radio stations as well as music-based character enhancements with the usage of STYNGR SDKs (software developer kits).
Songwriters may face grave trouble caused by legal battles as the music industry is at the brink of a dramatic revolution with a change in public’s taste in music.
According to a leading expert, songwriters like Ed Sheeran may face a future filled with legal battles since the way people consume music has transformed drastically over the last 50 years or so, urging courts to re-examine the existing system of copyright law.
A notable growth in streaming platforms like YouTube and Spotify, alongside an expanding team of writers responsible for hit songs have resulted in rise in number of high-profile copyright infringement cases in l
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.