Tag: classical music

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Concertino web-app makes Apple Music better for classical music

Classical-focused streaming services like Idagio and Primephonic have made the flaws in the way the big mainstream DSPs deal with classical music one of their key selling points. However, it’s possible for third parties...
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Idagio classical-music streaming service launches free tier

Classical-music streaming service Idagio is launching a free tier, which will make a catalogue of 2m tracks available to listeners without the need for a subscription. The company clearly hopes that the new tier will provide...
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Synaesthetic to blend classical music, AI and AR technologies

Fans of music/tech startups that sound a little… out-there will enjoy Synaesthetic’s ambitions. “While listening to music is great, we have evolved to look for things we hear and want visually-enhanced musical experiences,...
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Primephonic-commissioned study explores streaming attitudes

Classical music-streaming service Primephonic has commissioned a survey of nearly 1,300 American adults to find out what they think about streaming. No surprises for guessing that some of the results back up the company’s...
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Warner Classics launches new website with streaming built in

Warner Music Group has a revamped website for its Warner Classics & Erato arm, which it hopes will capitalise on the potential of streaming for the classical-music audience. So much so, that Warner has built streaming...
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Idagio-commissioned study explores classical streaming potential

A report claiming that classical music could be ‘streaming’s next genre’ comes with an important caveat – to its credit, one that’s openly stated – that it was commissioned by a classical-music streaming service....
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Classical-music accompaniment startup Antescofo raises $4.5m

Music Ally first encountered French startup Antescofo in 2016, when the company was a finalist in the Midemlab startups competition. It was touting technology that would let amateur musicians playing at home be accompanied...
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BPI says there was a ‘surge’ in classical streaming in 2018

Like jazz, classical music is a sector that is often described as being under-served by the big, global streaming services, thanks to challenges including its extra layers of metadata, not to mention the length of its tracks...
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Classical streaming service Idagio raises $11.7m funding round

We’ve seen a few streaming services focusing on classical music launch in recent years, although as yet none have managed to create a symphony of success in terms of signing up subscribers. Can Idagio buck the trend?...
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Starkey creates “world’s first 360 video for classical”

As part of Decca’s re:works compilation (where contemporary artists are given access to the label’s huge catalogue to remix and reimagine recordings), it has created am immersive 360-degree video for Starkey's remix of...
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Classical music gets its own digital distributor: Dart Music

There’s a new digital distributor on the block, but Dart Music has a very specific focus: classical music. It will distribute classical works to digital music services, including the more-detailed metadata that this category...
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Naxos launches classical music streaming service

Classical music firm Naxos has launched a high-definition subscription streaming service, ClassicsOnline HD•LL. Available as a desktop app, web player and apps for iOS and Android, it’s launching with a catalogue of more...