Spotify Turns Its Recommendation Engine To Concerts Trends

Spotify Turns Its Recommendation Engine To Concerts

No Comments 16 November 2015

via TechCrunch: Spotify’s ability to personalize its music recommendations is getting another big boost today, with the launch of a new feature that will now point its users to area concerts they may like to attend. Similar to how Spotify suggests songs in its popular weekly playlists, the “Concerts” feature leverages data about users’ listening behavior, and will update its concert picks as that behavior evolves, the company explains.

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YouTube’s New Music App

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YouTube’s New Music App

No Comments 15 November 2015

via TechCrunch: With YouTube Music, you’ll get a new experience, designed to make discovering music on YouTube easier. This doesn’t come as a huge surprise, considering the popularity of music videos on the site, which boasts access to a potential audience of over 1 billion people around the globe.

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MAGNIFI Attempts to Bridge Gap Between Listening and Ticket Buying

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MAGNIFI Attempts to Bridge Gap Between Listening and Ticket Buying

No Comments 11 November 2015

Deli Radio has been retooled and rebranded as MAGNIFI, a streaming service that integrates ticket-buying into the listening experience.

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Gracenote to Launch Tool for Playlist Creators

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Gracenote to Launch Tool for Playlist Creators

No Comments 9 November 2015

Billboard reports: Two related characteristics exemplify the new music industry: music catalogs can run into the tens of millions of songs, and playlists are an increasingly important medium for enjoying these catalogs.

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Facebook Debuts “Music Stories”

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Facebook Debuts “Music Stories”

No Comments 5 November 2015

via TechCrunch: Facebook announced this morning a new feature called “Music Stories,” that will allow users to better discover new music or share tracks with their friends. Essentially a new post format for Facebook, Music Stories integrates with Spotify and Apple Music to provide a 30-second preview of the shared song or album that can be played directly on Facebook itself.

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Napster Relaunches in Canada as Subscription Music Streamer

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Napster Relaunches in Canada as Subscription Music Streamer

No Comments 4 November 2015

Long after Napster transformed the music and tech worlds before a court-ordered closure in 2001, the one-time file-sharing site has returned to Canada as a subscription online music service.

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Will Podcasts Change Music?

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Will Podcasts Change Music?

No Comments 29 October 2015

Paul Resnikoff writes on Digital Music News: The podcasting comeback is just getting started, with music a giant part of the resurgence. 

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