✖️ Reinventing radio: Anchor 2.0 ⚓ Should Apple buy Pandora? 🏦 Synthesizer powered by blood 💉🦇
What’s up everyone!
🔉 This week’s instalment has an audio component, check it out.
Hope to see more of you on the relaunched Anchor, which is also the topic of this week’s lead piece.
I’m in Berlin next week and have limited time available for music tech meetings on Thursday and Friday. ↩️
From me, for you
Reinventing the radio format: a quick guide to the relaunched Anchor
A look at the relaunched audio-based social network Anchor, which now lets users add music to their ‘audio stories’.
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Apple would instantly become the leader in music streaming and internet radio. A finance analyst’s perspective.
David Emery ponders about whether a new, Snapchat-like format for music is possible.
Spotify buys Sonalytic: a primer on who they are
Congratulations to the Sonalytic team. Had the pleasure of meeting one of the founders at Amsterdam Dance Event last year. They’ve been developing very interesting advanced audio feature detection technology.
Songtrust transparently explains the cost of running a music publishing firm.
Pixelated popstars: Japan’s dance dance revolution
Rhythm-based video games dominate Japan’s arcades, and their popularity has influenced everyone from major pop stars to underground electronic producers
Radionics is the wacky sound therapy that turns your thoughts into music
An occult pseudoscience known as radionics is being revived by composer Daniel Wilson to create electronic music from an unexpected source – thoughts.
What marketers should know about Facebook user engagement in 2017
Facebook’s algorithm changes increased engagements per post by 26 percent in 2016 (in 2015 it dipped by 15 percent), with user-generated posts earning nearly 7 times more engagement than brand-generated posts.
The importance of building a brand as a creative entrepreneur
Another great guide on the Patreon blog for the freelancer or agency-type folk on this list.
Researchers find way to enhance human intellect's existing capacity to learn new skills
Much as the sci-fi film “The Matrix” depicted a device capable of enhancing skill acquisition, researchers at HRL Laboratories (owned by Boeing and GM), have discovered that low-current electrical brain stimulation can modulate the learning of complex real-world skills.
This terrifying synth is powered by human blood
Russian artist Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol:: has unveiled his latest musical creation, a synth installation powered entirely by his own blood.
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