In Audio Monitor US 2018, a joint study on music habits in the US, Music Biz and AudienceNet have found most Americans still listen to more music on the radio. Both organizations surveyed 3,000 consumers in the US aged 16 and above.
The Music Modernization Act Is Getting Fast-Tracked in the Senate — With None of Sirius XM’s DemandsSeptember 17, 2018
Some shrewd maneuvering is happening on Capitol Hill, with a fast-tracked vote for the Music Modernization Act potentially happening this week. An updated version of the Music Modernization Act was circulated on Friday at roughly 6 pm ET, according to sources to Digital Music News.
Gibson Brands, Inc. declared bankruptcy in May, but the company is soldiering on with a brand-new electric guitar line-up.
Don’t expect to find fancy add-ons or tech-related doodads in this simplified range. And that’s on purpose.
Alongside a major advertising campaign for its Alexa and Amazon Music Unlimited services, the company has just announced a new Alexa experience featuring the renowned cellist, Yo-Yo Ma.
Mr. Ma is the host for 36 short episodes for Alexa users, one that takes them on a journey through the classical compositions of Johann Sebastian Bach and the recently-released album, Six Evolutions — Bach: Cello Suites. Amazon says the content will be available as an Alexa skill and the Classical Flash Briefing on any Alexa-enabled device.
Spotify is hoping to help get more women in the music industry by sponsoring a residency program for female engineers and producers.
The Music Modernization Act (MMA) ultimately survived a serious challenge from Blackstone Group’s SESAC. But that battle may have eaten precious time off the clock. Now, insiders are pointing Digital Music News to a significantly shortened timetable for the MMA to pass, and mounting challenges from both Sirius XM Radio and Music Choice.
Pink Floyd’s iconic 1979 album The Wall has been immortalized as an opera that is making its U.S. debut in Cincinnati, Ohio.
When a song is released, it’s in its final form. It’s a single audio file that is nearly impossible to separate into individual instruments and voices.
Now, there’s another breakthrough: the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced a new AI that has the capability to isolate individual instruments within a piece of music. Even better, it also makes it possible to adjust the individual elements, remove them, or remix them in any way.
Somebody Asked 13-17 Year-Olds How They Listen to Music. Half the Answers Didn’t Exist When They Were Born.September 5, 2017
So, how do teenagers really listen to music? What started as a simple question by a music research firm revealed an unbelievably complicated set of answers.