We all know the concept of social media ephemerality: posts or messages that disappear after a certain time period rather than stay online permanently. Now a startup is applying that […]
For a long time, DJ mixes were a no-no on most music-streaming services due to the complexities of licensing such material. That left an opportunity for services like SoundCloud (where […]
The esports community has been chattering about Twitch’s latest guidelines on using recorded music in live broadcasts and video-on-demand uploads to its platform. Dot Esports’ top angle was the fact that […]
Instagram has music licensing deals for user-generated content through parent company Facebook, but even it recently had to clarify its guidelines for people broadcasting music on the platform. The wider question […]
Spotify is ending its support for third-party DJ apps by removing their access to its API from 1 July. Now one of those apps, Pacemaker, is revealing its plans to adapt. “We’re […]
Algoriddim is one of the key players in the world of DJ apps, with its app Djay. Recently we reported on its addition of support for music from Tidal and SoundCloud, alongside […]
Serato is best known for its software for professional DJs, but now it’s targeting a more mainstream audience with an iOS app called Pyro.
It’s an artificial-intelligence DJ in an app, promising that it “seamlessly mixes your music and never skips a beat”.
The app draws songs from those stored on a user’s device, but they can also sign in to Spotify Premium to get music from there. Pyro can mix the playlists a user has already created, or they can just choose one song to have it pick the rest of the setlist.
Just in time for Christmas, Spotify unveiled an intriguing new feature yesterday called ‘Party’ that will serve up DJ-like mixes for listeners.
The streaming service is working with an actual human DJ too, Diplo, who has created “an exclusive set, resulting in more than 120 beautifully curated tracks, all easily tuned to the mood you’re after”.
Beatport’s recently-minted streaming music service for dance fans has some competition. Online radio firm Digitally Imported is branching out into on-demand subscriptions, with a $7-a-month premium tier that will provide […]
Last year, YouTube vlogger Connor Franta curated a compilation album, ‘Crown, Vol. 1’, which did pretty well on the iTunes charts. Well enough to spawn a second one, anyway: ‘Common […]
Twitch for DJs? Amazon’s games live-streaming service has been making moves towards being that itself, with the likes of Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki on board. But British startup Chew sees […]
The last time we wrote about music collaboration service Splice, it was raising $2.75m of seed funding for its ambitions to help musicians work on tracks together online (Bulletin, 10-Oct-13). […]