VR + the Live Music Experience; Amazon Music App Now Hands-Free with Alexa; Spotify Adjusts Its Anti-Hate Policy
Is Virtual Reality About to Transform the Way We Experience Live Music? — noisey.vice.com
I stood in a small room with a headset and felt like I was on stage with Fall Out Boy. Kind of.
Is Spotify Walking Back Its Anti-Hate Policy? — variety.com
Spotify will begin walking back its controversial decision to ban certain artists from playlists based on their “hateful conduct” and will “eventually restore songs” by rapper XXXTentacion, according to a report on Bloomberg.
YouTube Music will eventually get Google Play Music’s best features, including user uploads — www.theverge.com
The new YouTube Music subscription service will eventually allow users to upload tracks to their personal collection — just like Google Play Music.
The Techstars Music Accelerator 2018 in Los Angeles saw ten start-ups presenting their ideas to investors and the music industry.
Should Spotify windfall lead majors to cancel unrecouped debts for artists? — musically.com
Musician Tom Gray of British band Gomez — currently firing up crowds on the 20th anniversary tour celebrating their ‘Bring It On’ album — has an idea for major labels about how to follow up their windfalls from Spotify’s public listing.
Bruce Dickinson: Record Companies Were Too Arrogant, Old & Slow to Understand the Impact of Internet — www.ultimate-guitar.com
‘The record companies were making a lot of money for not doing very much,’ Iron Maiden singer says.
Amazon announced the Echo’s ‘wake word’ technology has been fully integrated into its Amazon Music mobile app — meaning that users can now listen to music, completely hands-free.
Two months ago, Celcom’s free unlimited music service partner, Yonder Music, was suspended without prior notice.
Does Spotify’s chart on Sunday differ from the rest of the week? — medium.com
Looking at my own listening behavior I often acknowledge that I tend to have different preferences on Sundays compared to the rest of the week.
These are the best podcasts and videos about music — quartzy.qz.com
Instead of seeking out critics’ reviews, many music lovers want to hear about how songs work. Enter the music explainer.
Pandora’s new Family Plan supports 6 accounts for $15 per month — www.androidauthority.com
Pandora has introduced a new Premium Family Plan. This plan gives the benefits of a Pandora account to up to six people for $14.99 a month. It is similar to family plans offered by both Spotify and Google Play Music.
Is the EP a Relevant Format in Today’s Music Climate? — loudwire.com
With Nine Inch Nails having their reasons for making their new 30-minute release a full length and not an EP, we answer five questions about the format.