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#110・

✖️ RIP 8tracks, state of sampling, 2019's failed predictions, music biz trends for the 2020s 🔮

Personally, there is one thing I'm missing in the end of year lists and in the music business discourse in general. Whenever China is discussed, it is either in the context of new revenues opening up or its tech firms like Tencent or ByteDance making moves ar…

 
#109・

✖️ Announcing MUSIC x GREEN: directory for a greener music business 🚀🌱

I certainly hope they launch this. Most of my social music discovery is via Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and Instagram. Making it possible from right inside of Spotify would be amazing and something I've been waiting for, for years now:

 
#108・

✖️ Future of instruments, streaming & the economy, deplatforming social media 🤳

P.S. Small correction: in last week's mailing I linked to an interview between David Weiszfeld (Soundcharts) and Keith Jopling (MIDiA Research) and misspelled Keith's name. Apologies.

 
#107・

✖️ Authorless vs Authorful Music, Billie Eilish & climate change, Spotify hackers, scalpers, AI's endgame 🔥

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#106・

✖️ AI lyric generation and the future of music, Content ID and music theft, Massive Attack goes green 💚

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#105・

✖️ Reducing music's climate impact through innovation, Jay Z's phone, Spotify's future 🌳

That's all for this week. The feature is an area I'm exploring more, but since I'm relatively new to the landscape of music and sustainability (which is not well-mapped), it took a bit longer then usual. Hence the later arrival and shorter edition. 👉 If you'd…

 
#104・

✖️ Peak attention economy, the economics of dance music, and some cool music hacks 👩‍💻

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#103・

✖️ Music's most important metric, music needs a Disney+, what climate change sounds like 🌪️

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#102・

✖️ Identifying musical works, the making of Billie Eilish, AirPods are a tragedy 🎭

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#101・

✖️ Breaking artists, Repertoire Data Exchange, music publishing's full stack revolution 🏎️

I've launched a new DJ project that I intend to turn into a regular club night in Berlin next year. It's Viva Bas Vegas and it's fast, upbeat, and completely silly.

 
#100・

✖️ Ethical music streaming can't be optional: critiquing the Ethical Pool

I remember when I first signed up to Spotify. It was the day they launched in The Netherlands. Finally a digital service that allowed me to do the right thing in a more convenient way than the file sharing networks which were up until then the most frictionle…

 
#99・

✖️ Postinternet music is the future 💻 AI music is already mainstream 🔥 Internet's post-text era is here 🤳

❤️ twitter - mxtxf fb group - facebook - musicxtechxfuture.com📰 Previously: Music & innovation in 2018 ⚡ Spotify's IPO for dummies 💸 YouTube's AI drives 70% of views 💭

 
#98・

✖️ Music & innovation in 2018 ⚡ Spotify's IPO for dummies 💸 YouTube's AI drives 70% of views 💭

Getting back up to speed with some of the biggest topics in music and innovation.

 
#97・

✖️ Apple drives artists to chatbots 🍏 YouTube leveling the playing field? 🙈 AI will change your music strategy 🚨

❤️ twitter - mxtxf fb group - facebook - musicxtechxfuture.com📰 Last week: Female music startup founders 👩‍💻 Spotify + Tencent share swap? 🇨🇳 Buying cats on the blockchain 🐱

 
#96・

✖️ Female music startup founders 👩‍💻 Spotify + Tencent share swap? 🇨🇳 Buying cats on the blockchain 🐱

❤️ twitter - mxtxf fb group - facebook - musicxtechxfuture.com📰 Last week: Will tech make labels obsolete? 🙄 Building 250k plays on Soundcloud 💯 Why musicians get digital wrong 🙅

 
#95・

✖️ Will tech make labels obsolete? 🙄 Building 250k plays on Soundcloud 💯 Why musicians get digital wrong 🙅

❤️ twitter - mxtxf fb group - facebook - musicxtechxfuture.com📰 Last week: Streaming wars for superfans ⚔️ How generative music works ⌨️ Blockchain startups to watch ⛓️

 
#94・

✖️ Streaming wars for superfans ⚔️ How generative music works ⌨️ Blockchain startups to watch ⛓️

❤️ twitter - mxtxf fb group - facebook - musicxtechxfuture.com📰 Last week: EU streaming giants teaming up 💪 How AI startups can target music 🤖 Soundcloud's last chance... 💸

 
#93・

✖️ EU streaming giants teaming up 💪 How AI startups can target music 🤖 Soundcloud's last chance... 💸

❤️ twitter - mxtxf fb group - facebook - musicxtechxfuture.com📰 Last week: Spotify's Chris Brown problem 😠 Listening diversity is growing 📈 Critical look at blockchain & music ⛓️

 
#92・

✖️ Spotify's Chris Brown problem 😠 Listening diversity is growing 📈 Critical look at blockchain & music ⛓️

Listening diversity on Spotify is growing, and its driven by playlists. Users now listen to over 40 different artists per month. For artists & marketeers this begs the question: how do you get people to keep coming back to your music after it's discovered?

 
#91・

✖️ Is this the end of the app era? 📵 YouTube entrepreneurs & music 👀 Martin Luther & the Church of Tech 🛐

Direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bH9zZGQPQgM