Tag: a&r

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SoundCloud wants to develop more artists with A&R deals

SoundCloud continues its firm pivot back towards creator tools and direct relationships with artists. The latest news is a slate of what the company is describing as “A&R partnerships” to “develop a...
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Avastars TV talent show will turn its contestants into avatars

Talpa Network is the company founded by John de Mol, the TV super-producer who developed formats including Big Brother and The Voice. His company’s latest show sounds pretty interesting: Avastars is a music and dance talent...
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Meddling’s new songwriter discovery tool is for publishers

Meddling launched in 2015 as an A&R tool for labels, to help them spot emerging artists by crunching data from music consumption across the world. Now it’s trying to do the same thing for publishers with songwriters....
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Apple predictions: VR/AR headset in 2022, AR glasses in 2025

Oh, and don’t forget AR contact lenses sometime after 2030. By which time nobody will remember the prediction or the predictor enough to check whether it was right. In fairness, Ming-Chi Kuo, an analyst at TF International...
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A&R startup Andrson offers a new spin on Spotify Wrapped

Spotify’s annual year-end Wrapped campaign packages up people’s listening in best-of playlists, but now it’s being given a remix by AI-powered A&R startup Andrson. It has launched something called ReWrapped,...
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Apple TV+ show ‘For All Mankind’ gets a spin-off AR app

Rumours continue to swirl about Apple’s possible plans for an AR and/or VR headset, which may or may not launch this year, or indeed at all. But the company’s interest in augmented reality technology is no rumour:...
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Jadu debuts ‘Curse of Calypso’ Palaye Royale AR experience

Jadu is one of the startups exploring the potential of augmented reality technology for music artists. Its latest experiment is with artist Palaye Royale, for whom it has created an AR experience called ‘Curse of Calypso‘....
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Triller who? Universal Music reveals new deal with TikTok

One of the claims made by Triller in its response to UMG pulling its catalogue from the app last week was to bring TikTok into the fight. “It is UMG using their artist names as a front to extract ridiculous and non-sustainable...
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Breakr wants to help artists find influencers to work with

As the ‘TikTok-fuelled hit’ stories keep coming, so the idea of enlisting influencers on that and other social apps to help break a new track becomes more appealing – even if manufacturing such virality remains...
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Gibson’s new guitar-learning app uses video and AR technology

We’ve written about the Fender Play app launched by Fender to help people learn to play guitar, but there’s more than one axe-maker with that ambition. Rival Gibson has launched its new guitar-teaching app for iOS and Android,...
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Glass Animals launch an interactive Instagram filter

We’ve been really impressed with the digital shizzle of British band Glass Animals in recent times. The online replica of their computer desktop in May, for example, and the music video they made using fans’...
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Kylie Minogue gets ‘Disco Spirit’ AR event on Instagram

Fresh from selling nearly 30k tickets to her recent online performance, not to mention becoming a shareholder in streaming service Roxi, artist Kylie Minogue’s next move is in augmented reality. Tonight (26 November)...