Technology

Blockchain-Based Music Streaming Platform GRAFSOUND Aims to Capture Every Sound in the World

GRAFSOUND not only aims to become a repository of every musical note and voice, but also create a fair music market free from copyright infringements and a source of revenue for artists, singers and musicians to sell their content transparently and directly without intermediaries.

Source: Blockchain-Based Music Streaming Platform GRAFSOUND Aims to Capture Every Sound in the World

How A.I. is playing a bigger role in music streaming than you ever imagined

Behind the scenes of some of the most popular music-streaming services, artificial intelligence is hard at work like an automated DJ, deciding which songs listeners will enjoy. The technology’s ability to learn from the listening habits of millions of users across millions of songs has made the software key for nearly every music-streaming service today.

Source: How A.I. is playing a bigger role in music streaming than you ever imagined

Amazon Music partners with Universal, Warner to exclusively offer streaming albums in ‘better than CD quality’ Ultra HD

The new Universal and Warner partnership will see Amazon Music add to its catalog of over 60 million lossless High Definition songs (i.e. CD quality) as well as its growing catalog of tracks remixed in 3D Audio. Amazon says that all titles resulting from this Ultra HD music partnership will be delivered in 24 bit and 96 kHz or 192 kHz.

Source: Amazon Music partners with Universal, Warner to exclusively offer streaming albums in ‘better than CD quality’ Ultra HD

New Spotify patent reveals company’s 3D Audio ambitions

The patent, which lists Spotify Research Scientist Rachel Bittner as the inventor, is for “Media content playback based on an identified geolocation of a target venue.” The “target venue” in this instance is a sound source, and the “venue”, explains the patent, can be a business “such as a coffee shop or a concert venue”.

Source: New Spotify patent reveals company’s 3D Audio ambitions

Study Explores How People Perceive Art Created by Artificial Intelligence

Researchers informed almost 600 participants about how AI art is created and asked who should receive recognition for the work of art. The individual answers varied greatly. But on average, people who humanized AI and did not perceive it merely as a tool also felt that AI should receive recognition for the AI art and not the people involved in the creation process.

Source: When Artificial Intelligence Creates Art

Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars? (Podcast)

Emerging companies are developing ways to connect artists and their fans, including compressing avatars of stars into tiny packages that devotees can include in their own social media posts. In other words, avatars are working harder than ever, and perhaps setting a blueprint for how the pop stars of the future will handle the work of fame, outsourcing some of the labor to digital look-alikes.

Source: Will Pop Music of the Future Rely on Actual Musicians, or Avatars?

Plex Sues Streaming Service That Will Run Blockbuster Movies Before Theaters 

A new streaming service set to premiere blockbuster movies before they reach theaters is facing legal action. Due to launch on October 2, the Zee Plex “Cinema2Home” platform hopes to pull in large audiences watching from their own homes. However, the use of the word ‘Plex’ is unacceptable to US-based Plex, Inc., which claims that the Zee Plex service is abusing its trademark.

Source: Plex Sues Streaming Service That Will Run Blockbuster Movies Before Theaters * TorrentFreak

Tokenized art: NFTs paint bright future for artists, blockchain tech

On Sept. 23, auction-house giant Christie’s announced plans to sell its first nonfungible token, or NFT, at an auction. This was just one week after the record-setting $100,000 sale at auction of a digital art piece that also used a blockchain-based token to vest the collector’s new ownership rights. Meanwhile, Anthony Pompliano, Morgan Creek Digital co-founder and partner, wrote on Sept. 21: “I personally believe that the digital art market cap will grow to become larger than the physical art market cap. This may sound ridiculous today.”

Source: Tokenized art: NFTs paint bright future for artists, blockchain tech

Trump’s TikTok Ban Stopped by Judge

A D.C. federal judge is giving TikTok a temporary reprieve from the U.S. government’s rollout of a ban on the popular video app. A partial injunction order came after an emergency court hearing on Sunday. TikTok owner ByteDance had been facing a Sunday deadline to satisfy the Trump Administration’s national security concerns about data scooped up by the Chinese-owned company.

Source: Trump’s TikTok Ban Stopped by Judge

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