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As the #CryptoCrash continues, what does it mean for music?

Cryptocurrencies, as we’ve mentioned a few times previously, are volatile. And that volatility brings with it some anxiety
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33 companies to watch if you’re interested in music and the metaverse

Partnerships between the music and games industries go back decades, but in 2022 there’s a lot of talk about music and ‘the metaverse’ – a catch-all term that includes games, virtual worlds and augmented...
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Black Music Action Coalition criticises the country music industry

The report from the Black Music Action Coalition is training the lens on an aspect of diversity in country music: race.
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The majors’ defence of intellectual property rights is a key barrier to music/tech startups (guest column)

The music industry is recognised as a frontier sector for the process of by which platforms create markets linking sellers and buyers.
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Dice CEO talks live music habits, hybrid tours and Germany

Ticketing and livestreams firm Dice expanded to Germany this month, having raised $122m of funding last September.
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20 music NFTs that were more than just an animated GIF

If NFTs are going to be a sustainable, long-term part of artists’ businesses, we think they need to be more than just a glorified GIF.
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The Black Crowes’ 1972 EP: ‘We’re paying homage to these songs…’

The Black Crowes released their last studio album in 2010: a semi-acoustic compilation reimagining some of their past tracks.
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What does the #CryptoCrash mean for web3 and music?

You’ll probably have read about the current, let’s say, zesty vibrancy in the crypto market. There’s a lot of volatility on offer to munch your popcorn along to: NFT trading has “collapsed”; Trillions of (real-world)...
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Giles Martin on The Beatles and spatial audio: ‘This format is about creation’

“This format is about creation. Okay, I’ve done the Stones and I’ve done INXS and The Beatles in spatial audio… but they’re legacy acts. What’s much more interesting is what’s about...
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AIM Connected 2022: Diversity, Going Carbon Neutral, Web3 and more

Slowly but surely, in-person music industry conferences are coming back. AIM Connected, the UK independent body's annual event, included.
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How has TikTok helped to diversify the music industry? (Guest column)

It’s very likely that you will have had a random song from TikTok stuck in your head. But what happens after?
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Startup Files: The Choral Hub would like to teach the world to sing

In perfect harmony? Actually, don’t get hung up on the ‘perfect’ part. The Choral Hub wants to encourage people to sing who may have avoided it before through embarrassment or a lack of confidence in their...