Trends in the music business have been summarized by the Huffington Post early this year. It notes that the boom of digital music is more than just music streaming. Sure, there are many trends and often the music industry is one of the pioneers. But it is not that easy, because the digital music world diversifies and the many possibilities lead rather to decentralization despite large and quite significant projects such as the well-known music video portals. These trends include social media of course and on the other hand the options for independent musicians to be able to not only present their music but also to sell it with little effort on numerous portals.
But the social media evidence is to be considered in more detail. The article highlights the growing importance of social media influencers and the often unconventional approach of younger users. In the context of social media and influencers popular playlists are mentioned as well. The latter draws the bow to radio, which today is considered more important than music television.
In addition to artificial intelligence and recommendations interesting innovations are coming up by the combination of augmented and virtual reality. A couple of actors are providing solutions, which for now are rather in the stage of experimening. But ideas like sitting live in the middle of a concert seem promising beside interesting performances: Why Digital Music is Booming (And It’s Not Just Streaming).
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It is like in real life, the online music scene seems to become an event culture. The last post covered the live recording service Evermix, now and after a while follows Chew.tv.
Chew is a music site made by musicians for music lovers and djs as well. The platform shows live video streams and enables to stream own performances live onto the net. At its about page Chew describes itself serving amateur djs as well as upcoming and professional musicians. Up to now 90000 shows have been produced and shown to a worldwide audience.
How live streaming works is described at getting started, furthermore an API is available to developers.
Live streaming today is a hot topic, sure. This concers popular topics like music or gaming as well as it is worth at all. A problem to streamers is to serve the various platforms. If this concerns you, the article Meta Live Streaming Service for 30+ Platforms is a recommended read. But simply listening is possible, too: Chew.tv.
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Friends of the electro genre will love Evermix, a new online community for dj sets. Evermix offers a live recording service to dj’s and introduces the recorded sets at its homepage. This is accompannied by social networking features enabling all participants to share or to stay in contact.
To listen to the club music one may just visit the homepage, where mixes are introduced within the categories Latest, Featured and Popular.
Creating live recordings requires a subscription. The recording happens via an app (currently only available for iOS, an Android version will follow). Furthermore an analog / digital converter is needed, which connects the mixer with the app installed on an device. Evermix is providing an own converter called MixBox (During the visit of the website an announcement told that the device is sold out, but will be available again soon.). After recording with the app, the sets may become uploaded to the service. Further information about the recording and the service is available via About at Evermix.
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BE-AT.TV is the next live music and video streaming service following the just introduced live streaming service Liveamp.
Both services have most common features and intentions by streaming live out of club and from festivals and aiming to foster the scene and bringing musicians, fans and locations closer. But opposed to Liveamp, which additionally has some crowd funding features and supports all kind of music talents, BE-AT.TV is specialized in electronic music of all genres.
The website provides live streams and shows recordings of whole shows. By this whole dj sets played at clubs and festivals worldwide become available to be listened and viewed. Great stuff. To get into the scene visit the website of BE-AT.TV.
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Really a nice music service with great features is provided by Livamp. At its homepage the service shows live concert recordings of upcoming artists and new talents for free. The idea of the service is to match musicians with event locations, which as well is free to both sides.
So Livamp is creating a real win win situation to the participants. The artists find venues to play their music to an interested audience and the locations are able to introduce new music talents. Furthermore both get free promotion by the showcase of the recordings within the website.
Last but not least the music industry is involved. To that part Livamp is introducing itself as a music or better talent discovery service. At this point financial issues happen. The music business is able to invest in new talents. To get further information or to view some nice live shows visit Livamp.
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Live streaming and podcasting are current top trends. Especially podcasting is booming. Despite of this the services are coming and going by time and so it is remarkable that Mixlr is on the market at least since five years, when a first post appears on this blog about its Live Musik Broadcasting Service, which introduced it as a live streaming service for small events.
Mixlr managed it to stay in the market and to add new features. Formerly it has been a service offering live streaming for a reasonable price. Now the basic service is free and two kinds of premium accounts are available offering additional features.
Further features beside the pure broadcasting are offered at all as well now. There are social media features enabling following and live chat. Like formerly the integration of live streams into Facebook and Twitter accounts and into websites is available. A new feature enables to record the live shows and to export the recorded shows to services like Dropbox, Mixcloud, SoundCloud and others. And by this the podcast is made. Like formerly the service is available via the web and additionally by apps enabling mobile live streaming now. To get further information visit Mixlr.
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