IDAGIO, muvac Partner to Simplify Audition Preparation; LANDR Brings Music Mastering to the Cloud

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IDAGIO, muvac Partner to Simplify Audition Preparation — platformandstream.com

IDAGIO, the leading streaming service for classical music, and muvac (music vacancies), the leading platform for organizing auditions, are joining forces to offer musicians around the world a new tool to optimize their audition preparation.

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LANDR Brings Music Mastering to the Cloud, Helping Major Labels & Bedroom Acts Alike — www.billboard.com

As Gwen Stefani prepared to debut the video for her single “Make Me Like You” at the 2016 Grammy Awards, her team needed the track mastered — fast.

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Spotify’s quest to become the king of podcasts — www.engadget.com 
 Today, Spotify announced that it was finally making a profit, and it would use its cash to go on a spending spree. The streaming music platform was buying block…

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EMI.com: ‘It would have been the first real streaming platform…’ — musically.com 
 A new book by Music Ally’s Eamonn Forde digs deep into the demise of EMI as a standalone major-label, following its £4.2bn acquisition by private-equity company Terra Firma in 2007. This extract details the ambitious — but ultimately unfulfilled — plans to relaunch the EMI.com website as a digital-music service (something Music Ally covered at the time).

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Spotify users left unhappy by frustrating new update — www.hitc.com 
 They’ve made some really poor changes to the Spotify app

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Carnegie Library launches new digital music streaming platform — www.pghcitypaper.com 
 Artists receive a one-time $200 stipend for albums of at least 10 minutes long, or four tracks

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How Much Money Should You Invest In Digital Audio? — audiophilereview.com 
 Jerry Del Colliano looks at the cost of high-performance digital…

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Facebook’s Chief AI Scientist Backs Music Startup In $4.5 Million Funding Round — www.forbes.com 
 The music startup is called Antescofo and its Metronaut app helps classical musicians.

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What’s next after streaming music? Look to the tech industry for clues — globalnews.ca 
 Streaming music services give us access to 50 million songs with a couple of taps at our phones. But what’s next?

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What Spotify’s $230 Million Gimlet Deal Means for the Podcast Industry — www.vulture.com 
 Spotify just took a big swing on podcasts. The streaming music giant is buying Gimlet Media for $230 million, as well as acquiring Anchor, an audio tool startup. Is the podcast industry’s Wild West era officially over?

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Weezer To Perform Exclusive Concert For SiriusXM In Washington D.C. — www.allaccess.com

Weezer will perform an exclusive concert for SiriusXM on Wed, Feb 27th at The Black Cat in Washington D.C.

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Dubsmash has relaunched as an app focused on dance challenges — musically.com 
 The last time Music Ally wrote about social-music app Dubsmash was in December 2016, when it had just raised a $9.6m funding round in order to fight back against fast-rising rival Musical.ly, which was gaining more traction with a similar app for shooting and sharing lip-sync videos.