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TikTok Inches Closer to Global Attack on Spotify, Apple Music; Why Beatboxing’s Future is in the Studio
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TikTok Music continued its slow but steady worldwide expansion this week as parent company ByteDance retired its Resso brand in Indonesia and Brazil on Tuesday, replacing it with the launch of TikTok Music in those countries, as well as Mexico, Australia and Singapore in July.
While it would take some time to dethrone longtime incumbents like Spotify and Apple Music in the space, anything with the brand and growth potential of TikTok must be taken seriously.
Spotify founder Daniel Ek admits he initially ‘didn’t get’ the appeal of the flagship feature, Discover Weekly
Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek made a surprising confession in a recent post to X (formerly Twitter), where he admits not only that he didn’t come up with the idea for Spotify’s flagship feature, the streamer’s “Discover Weekly” playlist, he didn’t even understand the appeal at first when it was presented.
PRS for Music expands ‘Nexus’ metadata program, with new initiative to link songwriter info to recordings prior to release
London-headquartered collection society PRS for Music has extended its Nexus program with an aim to link songwriter and composer information to music recordings before they are released.
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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