“Unfortunately, this commendable promise remains unfulfilled. We’ve seen no demonstrable demotion of sites that receive a high volume of piracy notices. In fact, when a user searches for virtually any prominent artist and song and “mp3,” the first result served up by Google’s own auto-complete function is usually mp3skull.com -- a site that’s received more than two million music piracy notices and is among the top offenders on Google’s own public listing of sites receiving the most piracy notices. … [Read more...] about Why is the music industry so cross with Google?
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“They will all see significantly less money coming from downloads and CDs over that time though. It’s going to be a painful year or two for the average musician. And it may be harder for the people in the music world before this change to adapt than it is for artists born into this world,” he says. … [Read more...] about Streaming music: what next for Apple, YouTube, Spotify… and musicians?
That in itself shows why the publication of the YouTube contract is unlikely to settle any arguments. Any information about its non-negotiability, as well as the alleged threats to block labels' channels if they didn't sign up – including whether that means remove them from YouTube entirely or simply block them from making money from advertising – was delivered outside the contract itself. … [Read more...] about YouTube’s proposed music contract with indie labels published online
In Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, TV brands have been shifting from analog TV to smart TV and AIoTV (Artificial Intelligence - Internet of Things – TV). So far this year, smart TVs have become one of the most popular trends in the digital device market with many options in several price ranges. … [Read more...] about New TV marks Vietnam launch with live-streaming sell out of 1,000 units
The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and is scheduled to dock to the space station at 11.39 a.m. on May 28 which as per Indian times is scheduled at 9:09 pm on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Launch America: Live streaming, India schedule of NASA’s historic crewed mission to International Space Station
However, the high points of the solidarity concert were captured during various performances by the different music stars that came together to use their influence and talents in a show of solidarity with the African Union and AFRIMA. The carefully curated a concert that reinforced the pan-Atlantic diversity of the continent’s music and showcased a blend of mellow, mid tempo and high-energy performances. In order of performing live from their different locations were: Rudeboy (Nigeria); Pape Diouf (Senegal); Becca (Ghana); Salatiel (Cameroon); Nikita Kering (Kenya); Toofan (Togo); Salif Keita (Mali); Aminux (Morocco); Hiro (DRC); DJ Moh Green (Algeria); Kanvee Adams (Liberia); Daphne (Cameroon); Lizha James (Mozambique): Nadya Shanab (Egypt); Busiswa (South Africa); DJ Spinall (Nigeria); Naiboi (Kenya); Sarkodie (Ghana); 2Baba (Nigeria); Betty G (Ethiopia); Ahmed Soultan (Morocco) and Master KG (South Africa) who closed the Solidarity Concert with his hit single … [Read more...] about Africa Day: Music superstars back AU, AFRIMA
"To be frank, any new self-releasing artist who thinks Spotify alone will provide them with a living is a fool. Or is being advised by a fool. Indeed, any musician who thinks that sound recording revenue alone will provide a viable income stream is living in a dreamland. And that's not a particularly new phenomenon – even in the height of the CD boom, record sales income was only one of a number of revenue streams for artists, and in the early years of their career it wouldn't be a key income either. … [Read more...] about Spotify vs Musicians: 10 things to read to better understand the debate
Video conferencing provider Zoom plans to strengthen encryption of video calls hosted by paying clients and institutions such as schools, but not by users of its free consumer accounts, a company official said on Friday. The company, whose business has boomed with the coronavirus pandemic, discussed the move on a call with civil liberties groups and child-sex abuse fighters on Thursday, and Zoom security consultant Alex Stamos confirmed it on Friday. In an interview, Stamos said the plan was subject to change and it was not yet clear which, if any, nonprofits or other users, such as political dissidents, might qualify for accounts allowing more secure video meetings. He added that a combination of technological, safety and business factors went into the plan, which drew mixed reactions from privacy advocates. Zoom has attracted millions of free and paying customers amid the pandemic, in part because users could join a meeting - something that now happens 300 million times a day … [Read more...] about Zoom plans to roll out strong encryption for paying customers
The video teaser single released by electric violinist and vocalist L. Shenkar promises to be mind-blowing with visual effects raising the music to a new level. Lockdown notwithstanding, the first week of May saw Shenkar debuting a new single and video from his star-studded new album, ‘Chepleeri Dream.’ The single, ‘In My Heart,’ has the virtuoso composing the song, playing the double-violin, singing and playing the keyboards. The song’s meditative pace sets the perfect vibe for Shenkar’s mantra-like lyrics and melody, taking the listeners on a spiritual journey. … [Read more...] about L. Shenkar’s latest is richly meditative
Says Nikhil, “When we were children, we were innocent. We didn’t think about the differences between us. (It was) adults who imposed their own insecurities and cynicism on us. The song is about telling each other let’s go back in time, when things were innocent. It’s about looking at children as an example of how we should treat one another.” … [Read more...] about Nikhil D’Souza’s latest twin-track EP is all about learning from children on how to be more tolerant