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Chris Milk’s Omnia startup working with Oculus Rift on immersive concert films

Director Chris Milk made his name making innovative use of technology and interactivity for music videos like Arcade Fire’s Wilderness Downtown. Now he’s setting his sights on Oculus Rift, the virtual-reality startup...
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Coachella festival gets even more digital with YouTube and iBeacons

It’s no surprise now to see big US music festivals being streamed live on YouTube. Such is the case with this year’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, which is livestreaming on its own YouTube channel...
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Muso claims to fight piracy politely

There is a common image of anti-piracy measures that brings to mind a sledgehammer connecting with a nut – but new service Muso is suggesting a more touchy-feel approach will work better. With a UK government grant behind...
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A quarter of the world’s population will use smartphones this year

Research firm eMarketer has published its latest report into smartphone usage, claiming that by the end of this year there’ll be 1.76bn smartphone users around the world: a quarter of the global population. “By...
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60% of older consumers are online but those that aren’t don’t feel they are missing out

60% of older consumers are online but those that aren’t don’t feel they are missing out
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Apple patents ‘silent disco’ technology

Apple is constantly filing patents for all kinds of technologies and services, but one of its latest filings is directly related to music so should be of interest.
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BitTorrent: ‘We don’t host infringing content. We don’t point to it…’

BitTorrent is a word permanently associated with piracy in the minds of many musicians and rightsholders, despite the best efforts of BitTorrent (the company) to remind them that BitTorrent (the technology) is an open-source...
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The IFPI gears up for the metadata era with new CTO

Music industry body the IFPI has created a new role of chief technology officer, to be filled by one of its former executives Dr Richard Gooch.
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Spotify boss Daniel Ek predicts the future for contextual music

Daniel Ek gave a rare interview to the Wall Street Journal: Mr. Ek thinks that the delivery of music will soon evolve to the point that we will not even have to decide what to listen to—our technology will simply know,...
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iPad sheet-music startup Tonara raises $4m

Tonara plans to "invest in ongoing technology innovation, secure additional partnerships with sheet music publishers, and pursue strategic marketing initiatives" with the funds, and has already signed up US music publisher...
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iPad sheet-music startup Tonara raises $4m

Tonara plans to "invest in ongoing technology innovation, secure additional partnerships with sheet music publishers, and pursue strategic marketing initiatives" with the funds, and has already signed up US music publisher...
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Oh my. The Kim Dotcom song is here.

Called Mr President, it's a direct appeal to Barack Obama (through the medium of thumping eurotechno, obv) to "motivate Hollywood to innovate and adopt to today’s light speed Internet environment instead of freezing innovation...