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Former HTC CEO unveils 5G VR headset with its own virtual world

Peter Chou used to be the CEO of technology firm HTC. Now he's launched a startup called XRSpace, and unveiled its first virtual reality headset, the XRSpace Mova. It's lighter than many rivals, and is a 'standalone'...
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AiMi app uses AI to provide adaptive electronic music

Aimed at electronic music fans, a new app called AiMi is using AI technology to turn existing tracks from artists into adaptive experiences for listeners. The idea: listeners set the 'energy' rate they want, based on...
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Intro: BPI and Music Ally’s Music & Tech Springboard Programme

There’s been a radical shift in the way we make, deliver and experience music over the last decade, driven by innovation and partnerships between the music and technology industries. Innovation isn’t just about the...
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Startups explain the lessons they learned working with the music industry

In the Music & Tech Springboard series of videos we've produced with the BPI, we've heard from collecting societies, lawyers, advisors, accelerators and incubators, and labels about their advice for music/tech startups. But...
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Music and technology industry advisors offer their tips for tech startups

Technology and music may be two separate industries, but there are a number of people whose jobs revolve around bridging the gap between the two: helping startups to understand the strategies and priorities of rights holders,...
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Music licensing: the basics that tech startups need to know

If a music-tech startup’s product or service involves making the actual music available, that company will need licences for the music. Understanding how licensing works is one of the first and most important things that...
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How can you get press coverage for your music/tech startup?

Like any industry, music has its own set of trade publications and websites that are pored over by executives and staff in the labels, publishers and collecting societies. Meanwhile, there's also a thriving technology industry...
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Music industry lawyers offer their tips for music/tech startups

Even in the earliest days of a music-tech startup, having a trusted lawyer is invaluable. Once a company progresses to the point where they are forging partnerships and/or licensing deals with music rightsholders, it’s...
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Tips for music/tech startups from accelerators and incubators

Startup accelerators and incubators are a familiar part of the technology industry, working with emerging startups to help them build their products and services, and refine their pitches to investors and customers/users...
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Record Labels explain what they want from music/tech startups

Whether major or independent, music labels are keen to talk to any startup who can help them find new ways to deliver music, build audiences for their artists, and make their businesses as efficient as possible. For the...
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MP3·com and MP3tunes founder Michael Robertson launches TuneRoom site

Among music industry executives of a certain age, the name 'Michael Robertson' may cause a shiver. His past ventures including MP3·com and MP3tunes sparked high-profile lawsuits from music rightsholders. In recent years,...
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Music Ally Startup Files: Radiant’s Spotify-powered DJ is an AI

Squeezing new uses from existing technology sparks creative revolutions. Dancing to recorded music was weird until someone who understood the crowd started to link the right songs together in the right place, and created...