Category Archives for "Music Industry News"

December 18, 2020

The 3 Types Of Media, Producer Mark Plati Part 2, And Top 10 Audio Hardware Pieces On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is Mark Plati, who worked with a wide range of major artists including Prince, David Bowie, Janet Jackson, Talking Heads, Fleetwood Mac, the Bee Gees, The Cure and many others. In Part 1, which was Episode #338, we talked about we talked about working with Prince and Bowie, music for theater, following […]

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AI-Driven A&R, Miles Copeland Part 2, And Deep Fake Vocals On My Latest Podcast

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There’s more behind-the-scenes music business stories with former Police and Sting manger Ian Copeland, the guest on the podcast this week. Ian also created IRS Records, which was at the forefront of punk and New Wave as the home of bands like REM, The Bangles, Dead Kennedys, The Go Gos, and many others.  In part 2 of […]

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Spotify Created a Plagiarism Detector That Could Change Songwriting Forever

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No one wants their song ripped off without credit, but songwriters will tell you that coming up with something totally original is getting harder and harder. That’s because Western music is limited to a 12 note scale, which makes the note combinations, especially the ones that we find pleasing, somewhat limited. No matter which side […]

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November 27, 2020

YouTube Ads, Police Manager Miles Copeland – Part 1, And Thunderbolt 4 On My Latest Podcast

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Get ready for some great behind-the-scenes music business stories as my guest on the podcast this week is Miles Copeland, who formerly managed The Police and created IRS Records. IRS was at the forefront of punk and New Wave as the home of bands like REM, The Bangles, Dead Kennedys, The Go Gos, and many others.  He also […]

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November 24, 2020

Snapchat Spotlight Wants To Become TikTok, By Paying Money To Users

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Snapchat recently introduced a new feature called Spotlight in 11 countries, including the United States and Canada specifically designed to accommodate the type of short, music-driven videos that have become a staple of TikTok. While Snapchat users always posted short videos, they were relegated to their circle of friends on the app. That meant that […]

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