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Pixelynx, the music metaverse platform co-founded by deadmau5 and Richie Hawtin, has launched the BeatKOR AI music collection in partnership with Beatport. As part of Pixelynx’s KORUS music platform, BeatKOR will allow creators and fans to remix music from iconic and emerging artists through new interactive modes.
Mvula seemed just right for a major label – her music and image being a mix of classicism and mainstream, with clear crossover appeal. Anyone can see that she had the potential to go big and international.
The JKBX platform, co-founded by CEO Scott Cohen, (co-founder of The Orchard and formerly Chief Innovation Officer at Warner Music Group), will offer its users the ability to invest in Royalty Shares of hits. JKBX says it is “bringing high-value songs to millions of retail investors and music fans alike”.
Both will be made available to the song writing and emerging artist community to help them on their musical journey as part of the ongoing commitment to support developing talent.
Music distribution platform ONErpm has opened six new offices in Asia, boosting the number of its offices globally to 43, with a team exceeding 500 staff. The new branches are located in the Philippines, Malaysia, Greater China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.
TikTok has refuted suggestions by France’s recorded music body SNEP that short-form video services ‘divert’ music fans from subscription streaming services. Last week, SNEP, the recorded music industry body in France, reported its H1 revenue numbers for the world’s sixth-largest recorded music market
It has just joined Spotify’s ‘Billions Club’ thanks to more than 1bn streams of the version of the track featuring Selena Gomez. In fact, with 477m additional streams of the original solo version, the track reached 10 digits some time ago.
Spotify is experimenting with a new “Share it as an audio surprise“ feature. As the name tells, this feature aims to make the entire audio-sharing experience a fun and mysterious task.
Jaxsta has unveiled its new leadership team, which sees the promotion of Alli Galloway to chief marketing officer (CMO) and Jessy Trengove to chief product officer (CPO). They join CEO Josh Simons and CFO Jorge Nigaglioni in the leadership team at the company, which operates what it describes as the world’s largest database of official music credits.
Artificial intelligence is a wonderful tool that can be used to enhance the creativity of any musician, songwriter or producer, but it’s also so new that it treads on areas of copyright that haven’t been fully established yet.
Beatboxing fans have been surprisingly amenable to this move from video to audio.
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