Amazon is “building a new app, codenamed ‘Project Mic,’ that gives anyone the ability to make and distribute a live radio show, complete with music.”
In July this year, Queen and Universal Music Group announced a contest with YouTube called ‘You Are The Champions’, tasking fans with creating new videos for three of the band’s hits. Three […]
MBW has an interview with Timothy Armoo, founder and CEO of Fanbytes, where he talks about the TikTok campaign for Decca-signed act Aurora based around her track ‘The River’ which was […]
If anything is qualified to be a ’TikTok killer’ it’s Instagram, and it seems like the app is readying a new feature that may strike directly at Bytedance’s buzzy social app.
The feature is called ‘Clips’, and it has been uncovered by source-code digger Jane Manchun Wong, who’s been reverse-engineering the latest version of Instagram’s app.
“Instagram has been working on a new Story Camera mode called ‘Clips’ since early July,” she wrote. “Just like TikTok, ‘Clips’ allows users to record segments of videos into a single video Story. Just like TikTok, users can overlay music on clips. Just like TikTok, users can adjust the speed and timer of each video clips.”
Billboard’s latest article about Facebook’s music strategy is interesting, but the sentence that jumped out at us is actually towards the end of the piece. “UGC already accounts for $1.2 […]
Spotify, YouTube Music and now Facebook: who *isn’t* launching their music activities in India this year? Of course, Facebook isn’t running its own music-streaming service there. Instead, the social network […]
Lead: as synchronisation grows in importance, a new wave of tools is emerging to make that whole process work seamlessly and smarter, covering both micro-licensing and pitch management. We look at the key players here, what they do and where they are taking synch – plus consider how AI is set to shake things up […]
Seven years ago, remix competitions were a new and exciting marketing opportunity, with everyone fired up on the possibilities of UGC and how it could create a different connection between artist and fan. Their growing ubiquity has, however, taken the shine off them a little. With everyone from underground acts to superstars doing them, can such competitions retain not just their relevance but also their vim?
Popular UGC (user-generated content) sites such as YouTube will largely avoid the effects of Google’s new anti-piracy search rankings despite racking up a large number of copyright infringement notices, the search giant has revealed.
Our lead examines Nokia’s Comes With Music unlimited download service performance from its launch to explain why it has not took off as expected.