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Been spending much of the weekend at home building IKEA furniture (moved to Berlin 5 months ago, so it was high time). Was tempted to write a clickbaity article: 10 things assembling IKEA furniture can tell you about the future of music.
Decided to write something else instead… :-)
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UKF founder: 'YouTube is a platform where you have to fend for yourself'
Speaking at Paris Electronic Week, Luke Hood, founder and director of UKF, which is now part of AEI Media, outlined the case for the defence of YouTube.
Uncovering how streaming is changing the sound of pop
Hit-making songwriters and producers reveal the ways they are tailoring tracks to fit a musical landscape dominated by streaming.
3 myths about streaming... and 3 truths about the music industry today
That, essentially, was the question tackled by Warner Music Group’s Chief Digital Officer and EVP of Business Development, Ole Obermann, last week at Reeperbahn Festival.
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Review of a blockchain pilot — It's not all sunshine and rainbows
Blockchain ticketing startup, GUTS Tickets, reviews a recent pilot in which they ran into unexpected issues.
Emailing 25,000 Marilyn Manson fans a video of their house: We Know Where You F*cking Live
Runs through the why & how of the campaign around Marilyn Manson’s latest release.
How gaming helped birth the most important music label you've never heard of
Didn’t know Monstercat even has a Head of Gaming. Worth the read.
Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin: we are in an ICO bubble
Vitalik Buterin: “I think that one of the reasons for [the excitement around blockchain] is that it is a social revolution wrapped in something speculative, that can make people rich. Sometimes a conflict is created between people that want to change the world and people that see this technology as an investment instrument.”
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First evidence that night owls have bigger social networks than early risers
If you stay up late, your social network is likely to be bigger than those of morning people, say researchers. And they think they know why.
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Taylor Swift’s fans make the best online sleuths. What can they teach me about social media?
Many celebrity gossip devotees double as internet detectives, reading whole worlds into a ‘favourite’ or unfollow. There’s a lesson in that for all of us.
Moscow Music Peace Festival: how glam metal helped end the cold war
Punch-outs, drunken antics and revolution at the 1989 festival where Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Ozzy Osbourne rocked for peace and freedom.
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