Tag Archives: Audio

Hillary Clinton is launching her own podcast

The show doesn’t have a launch date yet — more information is expected in the coming weeks — but podcast veterans Kathleen Russo (creator of Alec Baldwin’s Here’s the Thing) and Julie Subrin are said to be producing it. – Mariella Moon, Engadget » https://engt.co/32BAzuD

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YouTube briefly terminated a popular live stream channel, creating one of the longest videos ever

Over the weekend, following a mistaken suspension from YouTube, the account was terminated, and the live stream came to an end. As a result, ChilledCow produced one of the longest videos in YouTube history — more than 13,000 hours — and amassed 218 million views in the process. – Julia Alexander, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2TapwnJ [photo: ChilledCow]

Music streaming pioneer SoundCloud raises $75M from Pandora owner SiriusXM

SoundCloud, the music streaming company that has been described as the “YouTube of audio” because of its profusion of user-generated content, has some big, strategic investment news today. The company has raised $75 million in funding from satellite radio giant SiriusXM, owner of streaming giant Pandora, which has an ad partnership with SoundCloud. – Ingrid Lunden, TechCrunch » https://tcrn.ch/31JQre0

YouTuber Who Slammed Copyright Lawsuit Against Katy Perry Hit With Copyright Complaint From Perry’s Publisher

The allegedly-infringing content according to Warner Chappell was found between 35 seconds and 44 seconds into Neely’s video. However, as the exasperated musician points out, that part of the track was actually a demonstration of a section of Joyful Noise, not Dark Horse. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/2SxOq0y

KFC sneaks ads onto Spotify Premium by taking over artist profiles

The campaign, while a gross misuse of the platform, did have some funny ideas, like creating playlists with song titles that spelled out “Discover, New, Kentucky, Burger, Come and Visit, KFC, Get It, Before It’s Too Late.” Artist bios were altered to read like menu ingredients, and upcoming events directed users to visit the nearest KFC locations, though it just looked like the artist had multiple concert dates at one very lucky KFC. – Dami Lee, The Verge » https://ift.tt/2uhVYw9

Netflix is Finally Releasing ‘The Witcher’ Soundtrack Because It Slaps Harder Than Any Monster

Thankfully, you don’t have to wait another 48 hours to immediately start jamming out to “Toss a Coin”, because it’s available now on Spotify and iTunes, where you can pre-purchase the full album for $9.99. Ten dollars translates into a whole lotta coins to toss, and every single one of them deserves to be bounced off the Witcher’s booty and into his money bag. (The money bag is canon, as he uses it to bludgeon a guard in episode 5.) The full track list consists of a whopping 55 songs, which should keep your Bluetooth speakers plenty busy as you kick back in your leather pants with a goblet of wine for a high-fantasy evening of thinking about werewolves. – Tom Reimann, Collider.com » https://bit.ly/38um0L5

Documentary Detailing How “Geniuses Steal” Hit With Blurred Lines Copyright Complaint

This, of course, is the entire point of the Copy-Me documentary, that all artists and creators in various niches rely on those who went before to provide ideas and artistic inspiration. There truly is nothing new under the sun, but sadly that also includes highly questionable copyright hits on YouTube, pointing out that very thing. – Andy, TorrentFreak » https://ift.tt/36MaUA5

Billboard is changing its albums chart to count YouTube streams

Billboard has announced that YouTube streams will be factored into the Billboard 200 albums chart starting early next year. Video streams from other platforms will also count, including Apple, Spotify, Tidal, and Vevo, and Billboard says the change will also impact genre album consumption charts, like country, Latin, and others. – Dani Deahl, The Verge » https://trib.al/sIY0gLN

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