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BT and Paul Oakenfold put blockchain at the heart of new albums

Since the earliest days of blockchain hype in the music industry, electronic music artists have often been the first to experiment with the technology: particularly those that are most tech-savvy and who control their rights. There...
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Warner Music Group strikes a partnership deal with Twitch

Freshly out of hostilities with the National Music Publishers Association, Twitch is pressing on with partnerships with music companies. Yesterday it announced a deal with Warner Music Group focused on launching Twitch...
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Snoop Dogg is building a mansion… in virtual world The Sandbox

Throughout Music Ally’s history one principle has held true: if there’s a whizzy new digital platform of some kind, Snoop Dogg will be on it before 99.7% of other artists.
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Katy Perry’s paint colours get a Spotify-powered spin-off

She glossed a wall, and she liked it! Katy Perry has been expanding beyond her core business of music with a partnership with paints supplier Behr.
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Amazon is selling a Billie Eilish-branded Echo smart speaker

The limited-edition version of the Echo Smart Speaker costing $229.99 appears to have already sold out of pre-orders, ahead of shipping in October.
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VR music game Beat Saber gets a 10-song Billie Eilish pack

Beat Saber has been one of the bigger hits in the virtual reality games industry, selling 4m copies across various headsets by February this year.
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Halsey unveils an augmented reality treasure hunt in the US

Halsey is the latest artist tapping AR technology to send fans on a treasure hunt. This one is in the US, and is a partnership with Verizon and FriendsWithYou.
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Believe launches its own smart-links tool powered by Soundsgood

There is no shortage of tools available for artists and labels to create ‘smart links’ for promoting their music and getting useful data on fans.
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Who wants to live for Ether? Freddie Mercury NFTs are here

If Freddie Mercury were still alive, he'd have turned 75 this month – on past form, by having a helluva party to celebrate. The Mercury Phoenix Trust, the non-profit founded in his memory to tackle AIDS, is marking...
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Music NFTs: ‘It’s fandom, community, flexing, and sharing’

Fanaply was one of the first startups to explore the potential of digital collectibles based on music artists, more than a year before the acronym 'NFT' was on the music industry's radar. In 2019, the company teamed up...
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Facebook unveils its first pair of smart glasses with Ray-Ban

It's a joyful day for anyone who has spent the last decade and a half thinking that Facebook was cool, sure, but wouldn't it be cooler if you could strap it to your actual face?
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Fanbase builds its own TikTok with ‘Flickz’ video and music editor

Described as a "short-form video and music editor... allowing Fanbase users to record short video clips and augment in real-time their personal collections with filters, music and more"