Tag: music discovery

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TikTok says it helps 80% of its users discover new music

It’s not just Twitch that is commissioning research to show how marvellous it is for the music industry. TikTok is doing the same. Yesterday, it published the results of a study it conducted across the UK, France, Germany,...
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YouTube Music to improve discovery of user-created playlists

YouTube’s chief product officer Neal Mohan has been blogging about some of the platform’s plans for 2021, including music. Mohan promised “more personalised mixes” based on activities and moods, as...
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SyncFloor patents ‘natural language search’ of music catalogue

SyncFloor, the music discovery and licensing platform, has been awarded a technology patent for the key part of its platform designed with the needs of video production teams in mind: its “natural language search.” As...
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Hipster Bait turns music discovery into an AR scavenger hunt

“Unreleased rock songs are hiding all around North America. That’s right. You could be sitting on a song right now,” is the blurb from new app Hipster Bait’s website. Launched for Android and iOS devices, it’s...
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Drop it like it’s Brots: startup swipes right on music discovery

Dating app Tinder’s swiping interface has long been applied to other kinds of apps and services, music included – we wrote about Next in 2014 and Fab·fm in 2016 as two examples. The latest startup to apply the functionality...
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Music discovery app Lüm adds virtual gifting feature

US startup Lüm launched a music discovery app in July 2019: the latest attempt at a smartphone app to help music fans find new artists to listen to. The company has since closed a $1.4m seed funding round, and says that...
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Swiing will be a friends-powered music-discovery app

If Music Ally had a pound for every nice-looking ‘discover music based on what your friends are listening’ app we’d seen since the dawn of the app stores, we’d have… well, likely more money than...
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Indian music-discovery app Flutin says it has 370k daily users

We’ve written a lot about the big music-streaming services in India like Gaana and JioSaavn, but this week brought news of an interesting-sounding music-discovery startup there. It’s called Flutin, and its schtick is...
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JioSaavn and Snapchat partner on music discovery initiative

JioSaavn is one of the biggest streaming services in India and last month it announced it had passed 100m active users, just after rival service Gaana become the first Indian music service to reach the 100m milestone. It...
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Artistory to launch ‘fantasy gaming for music’ app Labl

We haven’t come across startup Artistory before: it’s a music-analytics startup that has created what it calls the ‘Artiscore’ – a single rating for artists based on their socials, streams, touring data and other...
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SoundCloud gets its own weekly personalised playlist

It would be quicker now to report on which streaming services *don’t* have a weekly playlist that’s algorithmically personalised for each listener, with the Discover Weekly model pioneered by Spotify now a standard feature...
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Whyd shifts its focus to building a connected speaker

French music/tech startup Whyd was one of the companies trying to build a platform for discovering music from multiple streaming services.