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Super Hi-Fi and Rotor Videos bulk up with new experts

It seems to be the time of year for startups to be beefing up their wise-old-heads quota with advisors and board members. The two latest examples are Super Hi-Fi and Rotor Videos.

US startup Super Hi-Fi (which we profiled last year: its tech helps streaming services with the gaps between songs, whether that’s making transitions smoother, or automatically inserting audio content, radio-style) has appointed Tristan Jehan as a ‘strategic advisor on matters of music science and technology’.

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Midemlab 2017 pitches: marketing and data / analytics (#midem)

Every year, the Midem conference’s Midemlab startups contest highlights a new crop of music/tech firms hoping to make their name with a well-crafted pitch. Today’s third session saw marketing and data/analytics startups showing their wares.

Soundcharts, Rotor Videos, NPREX, The Bot Platform and Instrumental were the five finalists pitching to a panel of judges. The latter included Bansintown’s Fabrice Sergent; Marathon Artists’ Jimi Mikaoui; Station F’s Marwan Elfitesse; and OVH Digital Launch Pad’s James Mackenzie. Bluenove’s Martin Duval hosted.

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Sandbox 174: On Air, Video goes live

Lead: Native video was where creatives were being shunted last year, but this year it’s all about live video. With YouTube and Facebook Live promising greater promotional opportunities and reach, to Instagram, Periscope, Twitch and YouNow all claiming to offer something unique, the choices can be overwhelming – for both artist and fan. We look at […]

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Six British music startups pitch their wares at NYLON:Connect

The final session at our NYLON:Connect conference in London today saw six music startups from the UK showing off their technology, and explaining how it could work for the music industry.

The Bot Platform, Mbryonic, Jaak, Gearbox, Rotor Videos and Tido are building businesses around chatbots, virtual reality, blockchain tech, hardware, algorithmically-edited videos and educational apps. Here are the highlights from their presentations.