Daylists, New Spotify Viral Feature, See 20,000% Surge; Universal Music Group to Pull Song Catalog from TikTok
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Universal Music Group says that it’ll pull its music from TikTok at midnight after failing to reach a deal with the platform’s parent company, ByteDance, over royalties. UMG won’t seek to renew its current arrangement with TikTok, set to expire on January 31, and plans to cease licensing content to both TikTok and its music-focused service, TikTok Music.
The study also found a great deal of concern among composers and other music rights holders about what AI will mean for artists’ incomes – and nearly unanimous support for payments to rights holders when their music is used to train AI.
PRS for Music publishes its guiding principles, through which it will work to influence global policy decisions on AI to promote and protect human creativity.
There’s a reason music legend Brian Eno has never been the subject of a music documentary: He thinks they’re rubbish.
As a former music journalist, I can say that layoffs are somewhat to be expected when you work in media. Nobody gets into this industry looking for stability. But the past 12 months have felt especially grim, with a growing list of mass layoffs and complete shutdowns
The new year has begun, and things are changing in areas ranging from social media to tech. Here’s an update on what to keep an eye out for in the coming months…
The mobile app space has been as dynamic as anything in my career trying to wrestle software to the ground. But one thing has been oddly constant: People have been predicting the demise of apps (and even smartphones) since Steve Jobs got talked into letting anyone develop apps for Apple's store.
There are so many way to communicate with audiences these days, and so many tools at our fingertips, it can feel overwhelming to choose the best ones to focus on. There’s one thing in particular though that doesn’t get talked about nearly enough despite its immense power. That is: live streaming.
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