The digital music market is suddenly witnessing a lot of developments. First Apple signed an acquisition deal with Beats and now a report suggests that Amazon is preparing to roll out a music streaming service of its own in summer this year.
We reported earlier that Apple was considering the acquisition of Beats for a whopping $3.2 billion. In what is the company’s largest ever acquisition, Apple has formally confirmed that the deal is in works, pegging the number at $3 billion.
Twitter has made several attempts in the past to be at the center of the digital music scene. Having failed at those attempts, reports now have it that the company is considering the option of buying Soundcloud.
Michael Jackson’s hologram at the Billboard Music Awards this year was probably one of the most sensational music events. Apparently, patent holders owning rights to the hologram technology tried to stop this performance but failed.
Computer scientists have long used analytics to determine the ‘emotions’ express on Twitter. Now, the same technology has been used by two researchers to make an algorithm read novels and then compose music about them.
Lawsuits aimed at digital copyright infringements are mostly a result of an exaggerated sense of entitlement. That seems precisely the case with a musician seeking $5.2 billion in damages from Apple, Amazon and CDBaby.
The competition in the online music arena is growing fiercer. And to keep up, companies are coming up with better offers. For instance, Spotify has now launched a special subscription package for college students.
There are a whole lot of online music services and internet radios already available. Ignoring that, Samsung has decided to go forth and launch an internet radio of its own called ‘Milk Music.’ This service is exclusive to Galaxy devices.
British record label Warp Records has decided to release a music album of a band in April of this year. Do you know who are the team members of this band? The band team members are 3 robots and their music album is supposed to be released on April 8.
Music services such as Pandora are in a fix today. They are forced to pay up a hefty part of their profit to rights management groups, while actual songwriters don’t get much from them. This has led the company to file a suit which is very significant.
Tech industry moves quick and the world of internet moves quicker. A whole range of popular music streaming services have popped online in recent years but going forward, they must evolve to ensure profits or wither away, reveals a new report.
Over the past few years, it has been demonstrated that brain waves can be vividly understood and processed by a computer. Building on that, researchers at the University of Malta are now exploring the use of brain waves to control a music player.
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