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AI music app Aimi works with artists Dauwd and Gene on Earth

The adaptive electronic-music app that launched in 2020 has revealed its latest collaborations: two musicians from Berlin’s electronic music scene.
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Universal Music India expands VYRL Originals with Punjabi label

This year, Universal has been expanding its remit with sub-labels focusing on particular regional music: VYRL Haryanvi, VYRL Bhojpuri and now VYRL Punjabi.
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More billion-dollar figures in the catalogue-buying game

Hot on the heels of last week’s news that new entrant HarbourView Equity Partners has a billion dollars to spend on rights, two more ten-digit-sum stories crossed the wires this weekend.
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Bandsintown creates new community for its artist clients

The community is free, and currently open to anyone who is a registered user of the Bandsintown for Artists tool.
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How the metaverse promises to transform how we interact with music online (guest column)

This is a guest post by Tim Exile, CEO and founder of music-making app Endlesss, which is experimenting with some interesting projects that connect with its core business, including minting royalty-sharing NFTs and launching...
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Courtney Barnett trails new album with stem-mixing website

'Things Take Time, Take Time' according to the next album by Australian artist Courtney Barnett. What doesn't take much time is messing about with some of the tracks on it, courtesy of a neat 'Stem Mixer' site launched...
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Coldplay and Amazon Music launch a two-day album installation

The big streaming services love a pop-up installation partnership with a major artist. The latest example is Amazon Music teaming up with Coldplay to launch 'The Atmospheres'. It's an "intergalactic audio-visual experience"...
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Platoon is co-launching a lo-fi label called Arden Records

The rise of lo-fi hip-hop has been headed by YouTube channels like ChillHop Music and ChilledCow (recently rebranded as Lofi Girl). It's interesting to see other players getting involved though, including Apple's artist development...
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Output revamps its Arcade music creation software

Output is the company behind music-making software Arcade, and it is giving the tools a revamp. Arcade 2.0 has launched this week as a free update for its subscribers. New features include adding 'professional tier chromatic...
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HarbourView Equity Partners has $1bn to spend on rights

Another company is entering the crowded market for music rights. Well, HarbourView Equity Partners has a wider focus than just music: it's planning to invest in entertainment rights too, with a team that has experience in...
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TikTok wants to help brands license music to use on its app

The boundary between user-generated content and sponsored or branded content is important for music rightsholders, who feel strongly that if a video on a social app or video service is being paid for by a brand, it should...
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Spotify sells artist services site SoundBetter back to its founders

In September 2019, Spotify bought SoundBetter, a website helping musicians to find collaborators including songwriters, studio musicians, producers and mixing/mastering engineers, as well as studios to record in. Two years...