Fender, Apple Music Partner For Fender Songs App Powered By 7Digital

[UPDATED] Fender has partnered with Apple Music to launch the Fender Songs app which allows users to stream, practice, play along and perform to millions of songs on guitar, ukulele or piano and provides learning paths, lessons with instructors, video-on-demand, chord charts, tablature and more. Users can also reference targeted… Continue Reading

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Meditation App Calm Names UMG Exec Head Of Music

Popular sleep and meditation app Calm and has named its first head of Music, Courtney Phillips, UMG’s former Director of Brand Partnerships. And don’t for a minute that Phillips made is to bring more sleep-inducing instrumental music to the platform. Working closely with Calm’s leadership and content teams, Phillips will… Continue Reading

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How To Use Bandsintown To Reach Your Fans For Free

As the world’s most popular concert discovery app, Bandsintown delivers info on live shows to more than 100 million music fans each month. Impressive numbers, but the burning question is how do you reach your fans? Fans "track" artists on Bandsintown much as they follow them on social media or… Continue Reading

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Pandora Mobile iOS, Android Apps Get A Major Overhaul

Pandora has announced redesigned mobile apps for iOS and Android that add more personalization and discovery for users across all tiers of service. The new features are available to free ad-supported, Pandora Plus, and Pandora Premium users. New features launching today include: For You: a personalized, dynamically-updating discovery feed that… Continue Reading

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You Can Now Edit Your Soundcloud Profile On Mobile

SoundCloud has added mobile profile editing to its iOS app. Profiles are used by SoundCloud creators to showcase work to potential collaborators and the industry, as well as to connect with fans in real-time. SoundCloud offers creators more control of their online profile than most other streaming services. Now they… Continue Reading

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TikTok Acquires AI Music Pioneer Jukedeck

TikTok parent Bytedance has acquired UK based music AI startup Jukedeck, according to multiple reports. The purchase, which could offer AI-created music to TikTok’s 500 million global users even as the social video app continues contentious re-licensing with the major labels and battles performing right organizations. The Jukedeck site is… Continue Reading

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Spotify Lite Had 1 Million Users In First Week, India Users Now Top 2 Million

UPDATED: Spotify clearly filled a need with the launch of its Spotify Lite app, which takes up one-third of the space on the users mobile, while still maintaining most of Spotify’s popular features. Spotify Lite grabbed more than 1 million global users in its first week. The app now has… Continue Reading

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WAVE Raises $5.65 Million To Mix Music and Meditation

Breath, body, and beats could serve as the tagline for WAVE, the new subscription-based music-based meditation app and vibrating pillow that has launched with $5.65 million in seed funding. Investors include CrossLink Capital, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Collaborative Fund, and Ludlow Ventures. WAVE’s founders see hugely successful apps like Calm and… Continue Reading

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TikTok Passes 120M Montlhy Users In India As Label Talks, Streaming Plans Continue

TikTok now has 200 million registered users, with 120 million using the short video app every month. The milestone comes as the company is in talks with major labels and publishers to launch a music streaming service. ByteDance, the Chinese conglomerate that owns TikTok, could launch its Spotify competitor as… Continue Reading

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Siri To Control Spotify, Pandora, Other Streaming Apps

Apple has included Siri support for Spotify, Pandora and other third-party music and media apps in the upcoming iOS 13. A new developer tool, SiriKit for Audio, now makes it possible for iOS audio app developers to integrate Siri’s search and play feature. Apple currently puts severe limits on Siri’s… Continue Reading

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