Jean-Michel Jarre Incorporates VR to Live Music and Albums

A few months ago, I wrote about Virtual Reality and how it might change the future of music industry, especially from the perspective of independent musicians. Last week, French electronic music producer Jean-Michel Jarre has announced his new partnership with social VR platform TheWaveVR to allow fans to view his concerts for his new album in virtual reality. With this new initiative, fans will be able to view the concerts at home using VR headsets and remix songs from his new album.

Get New Followers with Alexa

Last week we saw  Black Friday and hundreds of millions of tech devices were  sold all over the world, especially combined with the holiday season. Usually, this would mean releasing Christmas Music and albums for musicians, but in 2018 music from all genres get to enjoy a peak in sales during this period. The reason for this is the involvement of the world of tech in music, with Amazon, Google, and many other companies producing speakers to complement their streaming platforms such as Amazon Music and Google Play (or vice versa).

Spotify Videos Could Be The Next Big Thing

If you’ve been following the music on popular Spotify playlists, you probably noticed your screen is playing more than audio: In fact, for a while now, Spotify has been testing videos in its most popular playlists. I’ve been seeing vertical lyric videos on Spotify, with lyric interpretation from Genius.com, or artist interviews and anecdotes. This is because Spotify is now actually pushing out a new mixed style format video for the songs on popular playlists. It’s almost like YouTube meets Spotify, meets Wikipedia meets Genius.com and it got me thinking a lot.

AI Just Created A 3 Song EP

It has finally happened: Artificial intelligence can now not only create fully coherent songs, but also extended plays (EPs) and long plays/albums (LPs).  An AI-focused startup called WaveAI created the app Alysia, where the AI created a 3 song EP. Surely Alysia is not the first experiment of replacing composers with artificial intelligence, and it surely won’t be the last.

How to Write Your Biography for Press

One of the most difficult parts about preparing your artist portfolio is writing a biography. It looks like a very simple task, but in reality it is so easy to write a boring bio without getting notice past the first two sentences. You want to keep it simple, yet provide details; you want to tell them your story, yet not like you’re writing a book, you want to stand out; yet you have to sound professional.