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AI learns to sing in multiple languages
Published in AI
Tuesday, 14 July 2020 12:46

AI learns to sing in multiple languages


Technically the death of modern music

Researchers at Zhejiang University and Microsoft claim they've developed an AI system -- DeepSinger -- that can generate singing voices in multiple languages by training on data from music websites.

Streaming is killing music piracy
Published in News
Monday, 06 August 2018 13:51

Streaming is killing music piracy

 
Drops below 10 per cent

Big content will have to find other reasons why its shallow, talentless music stars are not making them money, now that music piracy figures have dropped to a record low. 

Sony becomes a super publisher
Published in News
Wednesday, 23 May 2018 09:51

Sony becomes a super publisher


Gains control of EMI

Sony said on Tuesday it would pay about $2.3 billion to gain control of EMI, becoming the world's largest music publisher in an industry that has found new life on the back of streaming services.

Does Tidal have only six months to live?
Published in News
Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:52

Does Tidal have only six months to live?


Listening standards have slipped

Music outfit Tidal has only six months' worth of money left in a sign that punters are not interested in audiophile grade music.

Most Americans listen to streaming music
Published in News
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 13:03

Most Americans listen to streaming music


Apparently the most popular music in the world is made by a male duck


Beancounters working for Nielsen have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and reached the conclusion that most Americans get their music streamed to them.

Spotify is an SSD vampire
Published in News
Friday, 11 November 2016 14:14

Spotify is an SSD vampire


Reducing the lifespan of the drive

A new report has warned that Spotify could be borking the lifespan of your SSD.

Vevo has 17 Billion legal video playbacks
Published in News
Thursday, 28 April 2016 16:03

Vevo has 17 Billion legal video playbacks


YouTube is the devil claims Metallica's manager

Vevo might be the new MTV for millennials, who might not know MTV that played music a few decades ago. Vevo CEO Erik Huggers had an interview at a Hunter Walk blog talking about YouTube, subscription base and the future.

Vevo launching a video subscription service
Published in News
Friday, 19 February 2016 10:27

Vevo launching a video subscription service


Waving a fist at YouTube Red

Vevo is completely ad supported, but according to Vevo's CEO Erik Huggers this is about to change as the outfit launches a video subscription service.

Hard cheese for mice-less Logitech
Published in News
Thursday, 21 January 2016 09:17

Hard cheese for mice-less Logitech


Getting into entertainment did not help that much

Logitech’s attempts to exit its iconic mice making business and get into something more musical did little for the company’s bottom line this year.

Bowie's last video sets record for Vevo
Published in News
Friday, 15 January 2016 11:51

Bowie's last video sets record for Vevo


Beats Adele and Justin Bieber, not literally but tragically

David Bowie's video released just three days before his death has set an absolute record for the Vevo video streaming platform.