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The Beatles’ Final Song is Now Streaming Thanks to AI; Why Artist Subscriptions are the Perfect Partner to Two-Tier Licensing
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With two-tier licensing now a thing, it is time to focus the discussion on how to add new components to the DSP ecosystem that will help long-tail artists continue to thrive in this brave new world. There are many positives that two-tier licensing will bring (helping mid-tier artist remuneration, attaching an appropriate premium to lean-forward listening, etc.) even if the streaming fraud efforts will likely soon be offset by bot farms increasing their minimum streams thresholds.
Machine learning helped Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr turn an old John Lennon demo into what’s likely the band’s last collaborative effort.
“It wasn’t about monetisation… It really was this free play environment where you could find really cool new things and people were experimenting.”
VRROOM Launches Early Access to its XR Metaverse Platform with a Free Concert by Acclaimed Rapper Armani White on Nov. 6
VRROOM, a leading XR platform and pioneering metaverse for immersive music and cultural events, proudly announces the North American launch of its social XR platform debuting on November 6 with an exclusive and free concert by popular Def Jam Recordings artist Armani White, best known for his hit single “Billie Eilish.” (over 300M Spotify streams, 51M YouTube views, and 4.8M on TikTok).
There are so many commentators willing to go all in on rubbishing the streaming model. As if a system that pays around 70% of its revenue to rights holders and offers unlimited music to consumers is unfair or broken. They either offer no alternative or believe in restricting consumers’ access to music (by returning to physical or paid downloads).
Pex is banging another drum to alert the music industry to a potential problem: ‘modified audio’. That means music tracks that have been modified: most famously with sped-up songs in apps like TikTok, but also other kinds of alterations designed to evade takedowns.
Amazon Music’s latest video expansion is focused on +44, its playlist and wider brand for Black British music. The ‘+44 Performance Series’ will see artists performing tracks live on custom-built sets, working with director Otis Dominique and set designer Jade Adeyemi.
You can no longer sign up for Apple Music’s $4.99 / month voice-only plan.
Back in the 1960s, few homes with a love for music would have been complete without a radiogram. A cross between a piece of furniture and an audio system, most radiograms offered a multi-band radio tuner and a vinyl turntable, often with an automatic multichanger so you could play a stack of records, a little like a jukebox.
Over half of musicians surveyed said they’re concerned with how their audience might perceive music created using AI, yet many artists have found it useful in their creative process.
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