Spotify spotted developing AI-generated playlists created with prompts

Following the successful launch of Spotify’s AI-powered DJ feature and, more recently, added support for AI-translated podcasts, Spotify now appears to be developing another means of using AI in

Spotify launches Jam, a real-time collaborative playlist controlled by up to 32 people

Today Spotify is introducing its latest social feature, Jam, which allows multiple people to blend their own musical tastes into a combined playlist. However, the new feature, which builds on technolo

TikTok and Billboard team up to launch a top 50 song chart

TikTok and Billboard are partnering to launch an official TikTok Billboard Top 50 Chart that tracks the most popular songs on the short-form video-sharing app, the company announced today. The chart w

DistroKid acquires website builder Bandzoogle to expand its toolset for artists

Independent music distribution service DistroKid announced its recent acquisition of Bandzoogle, the website builder designed for musicians. The financial details of the transaction weren’t publicly

Spotify’s newest feature allows songwriters to promote their work

Spotify announced today the launch of “Songwriter Promo Cards,” a promotional tool for songwriters to highlight their songs and get discovered by new listeners and potential collaborators. Songwri

Spotify’s new Showcase tool lets artists pay to promote their music in the Home feed

Spotify this week launched a new tool called Showcase that allows artists to promote their work directly in the streaming app’s revamped Home feed introduced earlier this year. With Showcase, ar

Duolingo confirms its app will soon include both math and music lessons

Language learning app maker Duolingo this morning officially confirmed the coming launch of its latest product, Duolingo Music. TechCrunch had previously reported the company was hiring for music expe

Apple’s BIS acquisition is a bet on a classical music catalogue, and on building cred in the industry

More than 80% of the music we listen to today is delivered over streaming, according to figures from last year. But when you look at classical music, it’s been a stubborn hold-out, accounting fo

Spotify founder Daniel Ek admits he initially ‘didn’t get’ the appeal of the flagship feature, Discover Weekly

Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek made a surprising confession in a recent post to X (formerly Twitter), where he admits not only that he didn’t come up with the idea for Spotify’s flagshi

Longplay rolls out a big refresh to its album-focused music app

Love listening to full-length albums? Longplay, an indie music app from developer Adrian Schoenig that focuses on the album-listening experience, is out today with a significant update that improves o

Dice books $65M for its event discovery and ticketing platform

Live, in-person activity has come back in force in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a London startup that built an events tech business is today announcing funding to capitalize on that. Dice, a

Developers are now using AI for text-to-music apps

With the rise in popularity of Large Language Models (LLMs) and generative AI tools like ChatGPT, developers have found use cases to mold text in different ways for use cases ranging from writing emai

YouTube is working on a plan to compensate artists and rightsholders for AI music

YouTube announced today how it plans to approach the impact AI technology is having on the music industry with regard to its video hosting platform and its existing partnerships across the music indus

Zepotha is huge on TikTok, but it’s no Goncharov

The seminal 1987 horror film “Zepotha” is back on TikTok. Reaction videos to the film’s gory forest scenes dominate user feeds. TikTok users are digging through their parents’ wardrobes to rec

Instagram will now let you add music to photo carousels

Does a photo still remain a photo when you add a music track to it? Hard to tell. Instagram said today that it will allow users to add music to their photo carousels in order to let them show off thei

Duolingo spotted developing a music learning app

Work on Duolingo’s next big app, Duolingo Music, is well on its way, according to new findings. Recent development efforts indicate the company’s upcoming app will focus on piano, drums, a

X’s takeover of @music handle hints toward possible music plans

X, the company formerly known as Twitter, appears to be hinting toward plans to move deeper into the music industry or collaborate with artists and labels with its recent takeover of the @music handle

Spotify reports strong user growth as it is raising subscription price

Spotify just reported its second-quarter earnings and the two most impressive metrics are the number of subscribers and the total number of Spotify users. There are currently 220 million people who pa

Plex’s Winamp-inspired music player Plexamp is now free

Plexamp, the music player originally incubated by the Labs division of media company Plex, is now free, the company announced today. The project was first launched in 2017 as Plex’s own spin on

Twitter is facing a $250 million lawsuit filed by major music publishers

A music publisher’s coalition that includes big names like Universal Music Corp., BMG, Warner Chapell and Sony Music Publishing is suing Twitter for copyright infringement. The National Music Pu
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