How Spotify Built an AI DJ; Garth Brooks Explains No Spotify, Amazon-Only Streaming; Volume.com Partners With 'Andy Frasco's World Saving Podcast'
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The process of creating the DJ was contingent on pulling together several major pieces. The company’s personalization technology, plus an AI text-to-speech engine from recent acquisition Sonantic and technology from OpenAI, provided the basis for the product. Add the voice of Xavier “X” Jernigan, Spotify’s head of cultural partnerships, plus the work of a writers’ room headed by Sulinna Ong, and the AI DJ was born.
Brooks said that it has to do with Amazon’s ability to sell physical releases of albums and how that benefits songwriters like himself.
Jibu has launched a differentiated offering it claims gives a larger chunk of revenues to independent artists as opposed to labels and distributors.
The artist-first music destination will be developing and streaming special events and live podcast episodes throughout 2023.
Merlin has revealed a raft of promotions as it marks its 15th anniversary. In that time, the independents’ digital music licensing partner has grown to represent 15% of the global recorded music market share. Merlin’s growing membership spans the rights of tens of thousands of labels from 68 countries around the world.