Spotify and JWT Brazil Create the First Synesthetic Algorithm that Transforms Music into Flavour

Spotify and JWT Brazil Create the First Synesthetic Algorithm that Transforms Music into Flavour

The Flavor of Songs is the culmination of a six-month long study, where Tramontina – one of Brazil’s leading brands of cooking utensils—Spotify and J. Walter Thompson Brazil brought together neuroscientist Dr. Marcelo Costa, Head of the Neuroscience Department at the University of São Paulo, conductor João Rocha from the University of Kentucky, and Renato […]

Classical music streaming service Primephonic overhauls its software with offline listening

Classical music streaming service Primephonic overhauls its software with offline listening

Dutch-American start-up Primephonic has rolled out the most exciting update to its app and desktop versions since the inception of the classical music streaming service. Users will now be able to download personalised and pre-made playlists for easy and convenient offline listening. The software update will allow users to enjoy the 1.5 million plus classical […]

Spotify personalising some editorial playlists based on users’ tastes

Spotify personalising some editorial playlists based on users’ tastes

Spotify will now use algorithms to partially “personalise” some of its editorial playlists based on listeners’ tastes. As a result, no two of the personalised editorial playlists will be the same, marking a major change in the way users discover music. The move, announced on Spotify’s website, is intended to both improve the listening experience for […]

Spotify’s #loveAds site invites marketers to build playlists of their favourite TV ad scores

Spotify’s #loveAds site invites marketers to build playlists of their favourite TV ad scores

Spotify for Brands, the music streaming service’s ad sales house, is encouraging the industry to celebrate the soundtracks that helped cement top ads in the minds of the public. It is encouraging marketers to build a soundtrack of their favourite ad scores in a marketing push dubbed #loveAds. Boasting 116m free tier, ad-funded users, Spotify […]

Gismart launches investment programme within its games publishing division

Gismart launches investment programme  within its games publishing division

Gismart, a leading independent developer and publisher of music-based apps and games, announced the launch of an investment programme for mobile app startups. The new investment programme is an integral part of the already established Gismart publishing division. In addition to developing and publishing its own titles, Gismart also plays the role of strategic partner […]

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 to recommend local gigs based on Spotify streaming behaviour

O2 kicked off the next chapter of its ‘Breathe It All In’ campaign on February 20 at the Brit Awards with a social media takeover that encouraged consumers to recognise the power that mobile technology lends to the music experience. Inspired by the idea that mobile technology offers ‘digital oxygen’ that can help people feel […]

Spotify moves to ban ad block users from its platform

Spotify moves to ban ad block users from its platform

Music streaming service, Spotify, is ramping up its fight against ad blockers by explicitly banning them in its terms of service.  The firm has long been anti-ad blockers. Until now, Spotify users who employed ad-circumventing software had their accounts suspended and were send a warning via email. The suspension would be revoked if they removed their ad blocker […]

Huawei uses AI to ‘complete unfinished symphony’ by Schubert

Huawei uses AI to ‘complete unfinished symphony’ by Schubert

Huawei has used the power of AI and human expertise to compose the final two movements of Schubert’s famous Symphony No. 8. commonly known as the ‘Unfinished Symphony’. Symphony No. 8 has remained incomplete for 197 years and despite numerous attempts it remains one of the most intriguing pieces of unfinished symphonic music of all […]

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