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World's Most Popular Websites [Infographic]

World's Most Popular Websites [Infographic]

While we think of quite a few websites as 'popular,' an actual look at the internet's favorite sites reveals just how few really come close to making the cut, and by just how wide of a margin the web's top dogs really rule the roost. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 It’s easy to ...

Springtime Means New Snapchat Features

Springtime Means New Snapchat Features

Buckle up Snapchatters! Everyone's favorite now-you-see-it, now-you-don't platform is rolling out a host of new features this spring, including a variety of new filters, and the integration of Shazam, as well as some additional new tools which could help band/artists be more creative and make a bit more of a splash with some of their posts. ...

Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated

Why Music And Tech Can Never Be Separated

In 2019, music and technology have become more linked together than ever, with new tech advancement now part and parcel of every aspect of the music industry. In this piece, Patrick McGuire explores the historical context for this, and what happens technological change is put at odds with artists' values. Guest post by Patrick McGuire forTuneCore ...

.music Domains Are Coming and DotMusic (Not Google) Will Control Them

.music Domains Are Coming and DotMusic (Not Google) Will Control Them

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has named the DotMusic as the sole provider of the coveted .music domain extension, beating internet giants like Google and Amazon. .music joins other top level domains like .com, .net and .gov and descriptive domains like .blog and .info. DotMusic founder Constantine Roussos tweeted on Friday that his ...

Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW!

Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution NOW!

In this piece, Virginie Berger champions the need for music tech companies to bring about a major disruption to the music industry, siting long-unaddressed problems and an outdated distribution of power in desperate need of a shakeup. Guest post by Virginie Berger, the co founder of WeAreMusicTech The context now is right for startups to innovate ...

Did Technology Bring About The Death Of Good Music?

Did Technology Bring About The Death Of Good Music?

After new research was released suggesting that millennials prefer golden oldies to contemporary pop, Stephen Carlisle did some digging to determine if this was in fact accurate and, if so, what role technology may have played in the “decline" of music's quality. Guest post by Stephen Carlisle of NOVA Southeastern University This item from the website ...

Amazon, Google & The Morality Of Driving Fans To Big Tech

Amazon, Google & The Morality Of Driving Fans To Big Tech

While many artists have some serious moral quandaries about driving their fans to YouTube given Google's suspect data practices, Chris Castle here looks at why Amazon is in fact a far guiltier culprit. Guest post by Chris Castle of Music Technology Policy When Hearst Artist Frederic Remington, cabled from Cuba in 1897 that “there will be ...

Amuse To Utilize Machine Learning To Calculate Royalty Advances

Amuse To Utilize Machine Learning To Calculate Royalty Advances

Royalty advances are typically an unpredictable shot in the dark about what an artist is worth, with publishers seeking to keep it as low as possible, while artists work to squeeze as much money out as possible. In hopes to remove some of the polarizing ambiguity from this process, Swedish AI platform Amuse with soon begin ...

Amazon Adds 1 Million Reasons Not To Use Your Car Radio

Amazon Adds 1 Million Reasons Not To Use Your Car Radio

Amazon is bringing Alexa voice control to the car. Announced in September, the Echo Auto is finally shipping to the more than one million drivers that pre-ordered it. To boost sales farther, the Echo Auto is on sale for $24.99, a 50% savings. Add free Spotify and TuneIn accounts and any advantage held by broadcast radio ...

Google Not The Only Large Search Engine You Ought To Know About

Google Not The Only Large Search Engine You Ought To Know About

While the vast majority of us rely on Google for our searching needs, we're also aware of a few other engines like Bing and Yahoo, as well as some other outliers. One major search engine artists over look when focusing on making their music discoverable, however, is the Russian search engine Yandex. Guest post by Bobby ...