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Inside Chuck Berry And Pandora's Genome Project [Glenn Peoples]

Inside Chuck Berry And Pandora's Genome Project [Glenn Peoples]

In this piece, Glenn Peoples looks through the lens of Pandora's genome project to take a close at how the style and musical traits of Chuck Berry were copied and disseminated down through generations of musicians. Guest post by Glenn Peoples of Pandora  Biologist Richard Dawkins used the term “the selfish gene” in describing how a ...

Google To Let Musicians, Others Post Messages Directly Into Their Search Results

Google To Let Musicians, Others Post Messages Directly Into Their Search Results

Imagine searching Google for “Kanye West" and finding a message purposely posted there by the mercurial musician? Google has begun taking applications for a program it had tested during the U.S. elections that enables this kind of direct in-search posts. Google is taking applications to verify museums, sports teams, sports leagues and movies in the US ...

As Snapchat Stock Continues To Soar Friday (↑12%), Will Music Be Its Killer App?

As Snapchat Stock Continues To Soar Friday (↑12%), Will Music Be Its Killer App?

Snapchat stock [NYSE: SNAP] opened Friday at $26.25, up 54% from its initial $17 IPO price on Thursday. By 10:30 AM ET Friday, the stock was up another 12% to $27.41.  Now it is up to this soaring startup to prove it's not the next MySpace or Twitter.  Could music be point differentiation that justifies Snapchat's valuation ...

From Austin To Memphis: What It Takes To Build A Music-Tech City In 2017 [Cherie Hu]

From Austin To Memphis: What It Takes To Build A Music-Tech City In 2017 [Cherie Hu]

In this piece Cherie Hu explores the complexities of bridging the gap between tech and music in cities, whether the two camps might be able to collaborate productively, and how such a collaboration might be affected by a city's socio-economic position. Guest Post by Cherie Hu on Forbes Silicon Valley for music. Even today, this phrase ...

3 Music Tech Trends To Watch In 2017

3 Music Tech Trends To Watch In 2017

In this piece, Rich Nardo takes a look at where he thinks music tech is headed in the next year, identifying three area in particular where he expects to see rapid and substantial growth. Guest post by Rich Nardo on Tunecore [Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and ...

Hand Drawn Pressing Brings New Technology To Vinyl Records

Hand Drawn Pressing Brings New Technology To Vinyl Records

A new record pressing plant out of North Texas, Hand Drawn Pressing is just getting started, but have plans to churn out almost two million records by the end of the year. Here two of the company's top executives weigh in on the logic of opening a vinyl company in the digital age.

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The Real Story Behind Apple iTunes' $.69 Song Option

The Real Story Behind Apple iTunes' $.69 Song Option

In this piece we dive into the history of Apple's song pricing structure, who was responsible for dictating prices, and the rationale behind the 69¢ song, both over the past few years, and in its current iteration. Guest Post by Peter Alhadeff and Laura Green Berklee's Music Business Journal.  iTunes has recently given independent artists and others the ...

Major Labels, Streaming Music Services Endorse Competing Hi-Resolution Audio Formats @CES

Major Labels, Streaming Music Services Endorse Competing Hi-Resolution Audio Formats @CES

High resolution audio, which delivers sound quality comparable to the original master studio recordings, offers an opportunity for both record labels and music streamers to increase revenue if—and it's a big if—the many stakeholders can settle on a single hi-res format.  At CES today, all three major labels and streaming music services Pandora, Napster/Rhapsody and HD ...

Twitter Adds Live Video Broadcasts

Twitter Adds Live Video Broadcasts

Twitter has just announced that all users can create and Tweet live video from the Twitter app “powered by Periscope".  The specifics of the move calls into question the future of Twitter's Periscope app. Much like Facebook and Instagram, Twitter has added the ability to broadcast live video.   To start a Twitter broadcast, tap the ...

Spotify Control Of Sonos Is Now Live For All

Spotify Control Of Sonos Is Now Live For All

One of the most requested additions of Sonos users—the ability to control Sonos wireless speakers directly from the Spotify app using the music streamer's Connect feature—is now live for all Premium users after a month in beta. Here's a video intro. Get more details here. Pandora and Amazon Alexa Echo voice integration have been promised for early ...


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