DMS Snap Shot – Deezer, Sony Music and Radar
DMS Snap Shot:
Without having to search the web too hard, here are the Top 3 Music Industry Stories from this week.
Music Streaming Service, Deezer, now available on Apple Watch
Through their own blog post, Deezer recently announced that it is now exclusively available on Apple Watch, unlike other popular music streaming services like Spotify and Tidal.
This new opening will allow Deezer to maybe add more popularity and subscribers through Apple Watch due to the lack of competition for it from major streaming services. Deezer, currently, is the largest streaming music catalogue of the world, with more than 40 million tracks and 40,000 podcasts.
Along with the prevalent features of Deezer, there will be additional features added on the Apple Watch:
My Music – Syncs the music with the iPhone to the Apple Watch so you can have complete access to your music library.
Player – Allowing users to favourite a song and switch over to another track.
Mixes – Allowing the users’ mood to pick the music.
Force Touch – Users can play in the shuffle mode.
Charts – For staying on-trend and updated with tracks, albums, playlists, and artists.
Flow – Provides personalised music tracks providing users exactly what they want to listen to.
Deezer app is available in UK, and globally, excluding the US.
Read more: You Can Now Use Deezer On The Apple Watch
Sony Music Entertainment Is Introducing An App That Will Allow Its Artists To Check Up On Their Royalties and Revenues
This is a recent development that by Sony Music that was first initiated in Sweden and is now rolling worldwide in the coming months. With this app, artists affiliated with Sony Music will be able to track their royalties and revenues, in real time, providing them with information about which radio stations are currently airing their music, the countries in which the artist’s music is most popular, along with other demographics like popularity among different groups of age, gender and geographic location.
Vice president of Digital Business of Sony Music Entertainment, Michelle Kadir spoke to a Swedish newspaper.
“Transparency has been the key word when we developed this.”
Radar Finally Launches Awards Dedicated To Music Videos By Emerging Artists
Online music video commissioning, Radar, have finally initiated an awards event for the celebration and appreciation of music videos by music directors, artist and bands. This event will find and recognise best new directors, best creative artists and emerging bands and artists.
The awards will be held on July 14th 2016, at the YouTube space in London.
Caroline Bottomley, founder and company director shares her view on this new discovery:
“It’s very exciting to be launching these awards at YouTube. There’s so much creativity out there and such a pleasure to be working in this industry and with such great partners. We can’t wait to see all the videos, and welcome entries from directors, artists, bands, managers & labels from far and wide.”
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