Tag: discovery

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Spotify playlists the focus for 2018 RecSys Challenge

Spotify already has a feature suggesting songs that might fit with a user’s playlist, to speed up the process of creating them. The streaming service clearly sees potential for improvement though, as its involvement...
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Startup Muru Music sees billion-dollar potential in ‘first AI DJ brain’

"I think we have the opportunity to be a billion-dollar company if we attack all verticals..." For a startup with just two full-time employees and AU$500k (around $386k) in funding so far, setting sights on a 10-digit...
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Deezer redesigns homepage to boost music discovery

Deezer has given its homepage a refresh, with more discovery features. Besides its existing ‘Flow’ feature of music recommendations, the Deezer home screen will now also feature channels spotlighting a mixture of playlists,...
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Lost Music app adds ‘curators’ section with Vice, UKF and more

British startup Lost Music launched its music-discovery app quietly earlier this year before SXSW. Now it’s getting less stealthy, announcing a new “curators” section populated by 21 British music blogs and media,...
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SoundCloud joins the discovery party with Suggested Tracks

When SoundCloud Go launched earlier this year, the streaming service said its 125m tracks were a big competitive advantage. Yet they also presented a big challenge in how listeners would find their way to the needles in...
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Pandora and Microsoft double down on music discovery

Spotify’s Discover Weekly playlist has been a hit with listeners – and, so it seems, with rivals. The upcoming Apple Music redesign includes a new playlist called ‘Discovery Mix’ which is thought to be a similarly-algorithmic...
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Wonder indie music discovery service launches its apps

Wonder.fm was the music discovery site launched in 2014 by former We Are Hunted co-founder Stephen Phillips, as his post-Twitter-#Music project. This February, under the wing of startup Hydric Media, it relaunched as three...
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Matt Ogle talks Discover Weekly and Spotify’s personalised evolution

“It’s really helped – both externally and even internally to be honest – to dispel the myth that discovery is a niche thing. A tastemaker thing.” The speaker is Matt Ogle and the ‘it’ is Discover Weekly,...
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Mixcloud talks radio, discovery and live expansion (interview)

What is Mixcloud in 2015? It’s a streaming-audio service with 12m monthly listeners, 1m of whom are uploading DJ sets and radio shows to swell a catalogue that’s already 8m shows strong. It’s a company growing beyond...
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Vevo launches DSCVR feature for new-artists discovery

Music videos service Vevo has had its Lift initiative to promote new artists for some time now, but it focuses on a single artist at a time.
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Soundwave app hopes to become ‘the Google Analytics of music’

We reported yesterday on the launch of music discovery app Soundwave.
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Soundwave music discovery app goes live for iPhone and Android

We've seen almost as much pre-release buzz building around music discovery app Soundwave as we did earlier in the year for Twitter #Music. That's partly because the Irish startup has been doing a good job seeding its app...