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 […]

Nucco Brain teams with COLORWAVE to release ‘So Called’: An interactive music video and endless runner game

Nucco Brain teams with COLORWAVE to release ‘So Called’: An interactive music video and endless runner game

Storytelling studio Nucco Brain has collaborated with German indie rock outfit COLORWAVE to create a fully playable interactive music video for their new single ‘So Called’, set in a surreal post-apocalyptic world. ‘So Called’ is a manifestation of Nucco Brain’s passion for pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology; created not for branding or marketing […]

Google and Landmrk join forces with mixed reality campaign for Ariana Grande

Google and Landmrk join forces with mixed reality campaign for Ariana Grande

Google has joined forces with location-based experiences platform Landmrk to unveil Ariana Grande’s new YouTube Original docu-series: Dangerous Women Diaries. As part of the series, fans of Grande will have access to digital content like Grande themed wallpapers and OOH billboards throughout the US. Seth Jackson, chief executive officer of Landmrk, said: “The YouTube Originals […]

Jio unites with Saavn for India’s answer to Spotify, Apple Music

Jio unites with Saavn for India’s answer to Spotify, Apple Music

India now has a true competitor to the likes of Spotify and Apple Music following the merger of Reliance Jio’s music service with Saavn. Earlier in 2018, Reliance Industries acquired over-the-top platform Saavn. At the time, it was announced that JioMusic would eventually be integrated with Saavn to form a combined platform worth $1bn – […]

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple puts music service on Amazon Echo in subscription push

Apple and Amazon announced their second partnership in November: the iPhone maker’s music-streaming service is coming to Amazon’s Echo devices this month. The move gets Apple Music onto the most-popular voice-controlled speakers, giving it distribution beyond Apple’s own devices. Subscribers will be able to control Apple Music with Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, the first time Apple has […]

Beat Maker Go partners with The Chainsmokers

Beat Maker Go partners with The Chainsmokers

Gismart, the leading global music app maker with 300 million downloads, is thrilled to announce its first major artists partnership with global EDM phenomenon The Chainsmokers. The new collaboration sees the globally renowned DJ duo launch over twenty brand new ‘The Chainsmokers sound packs’ for the chart-topping music app Beat Maker Go. Beat Maker Go […]

Spotify for Apple Watch helps you keep time with the music

Spotify for Apple Watch helps you keep time with the music

We are constantly on the go—whether bouncing between the gym, work, school, errands, or just chilling—and Spotify’s smartwatches are the tool to help keep us up to speed. Spotify is introducing a new app for the Apple Watch, giving you the ability to seamlessly access and control your favourite music and podcasts without missing a […]

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

Shazam for iOS offers Instagram Story integration in latest update

The iOS version of Shazam, the music identification app acquired by Apple in December 2017 for $400m, has been updated to version 12.3, and now integrates with Facebook-owned Instagram, enabling users to share songs they discover on Instagram Stories. The update is the second major update to the app since Apple completed its acquisition of Shazam, […]