Jaxsta Debuts New Website for Vinyl Fans; Spotify Expands AI-powered DJ Feature to UK, Ireland; SoundExchange Marks 20th Anniversary
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Jaxsta goes crate-digging with new website for vinyl fans
Discogs may have some competition with the new launch from music metadata firm Jaxsta. Its new project is Vinyl.com, a catalogue of vinyl records that doubles as a marketplace for records.
SoundExchange Marks 20th Anniversary with $10 Billion Distribution Milestone
SoundExchange passed the $10 billion mark in cumulative direct payments to music creators and rights holders with its 162nd distribution in March. Since its inception in 2003, the organization has played a vital role in the growth of the digital music ecosystem, helping to ensure equitable compensation for recording artists and rights owners in the digital age.
Luminate, Data Company Behind Billboard Charts, Launches Platform
Key highlights of the platform include a new user interface with dashboard sharing ability, global filters, faster processing time and access to more metadata including country of origin and label information. In addition, Luminate will soon be adding new data partners to expand their database.
Spotify expands AI-powered DJ feature to UK and Ireland
Spotify said the DJ’s voice is modeled after the company’s head of cultural partnerships Xavier “X” Jernigan. For instance, it noted that users tuning into the feature will hear about Arlo Parks releasing her newest album, “My Soft Machine,” by the end of the month. Eventually, Spotify could use this feature as a new revenue stream to promote new releases on the platform.
Web3 Music Company anotherblock Closes a €4 Million Seed Round
Rapidly expanding Swedish web3 music company anotherblock made significant strides in the past year by granting fans access to music rights in some of the world’s biggest songs. Now, the company aims to scale up globally and make its product available to a more extensive range of artists, producers, and record companies by raising €4 million.
Pet Shop Boys say AI can help complete their unfinished songs
AI could 'fill in the blanks' if a song has been left unfinished, British pop icons say