4 Music Startups To Watch in 2018: Tech Open Air edition.

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Volareo is back from a great few days at Tech Open Air, Berlin. As with many tech festivals, music startups abounded. Among those present were music industry blockchain startups, composition platforms and live hubs. These are the Music Startups of 2018. Spotify Alternatives The pool of Spotify alternatives is growing. Choon is a music streaming service and digital payments ecosystem swimming within it. Neil Barber, of the company, shared music industry insights. He also went through Choon’s business model and … Read More

An interview with Dj Lethal Skillz: a thought on blockchain music

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We had the chance to have a chat with Dj Lethal Skillz on his musical journey, his experience with Musicoin and Steemit and how he thinks blockchain can revolutionise the world. Here are his thoughts: What’s the first album you’ve bought? Michael Jackson, Thriller Album on Cassette How is your music influenced by what you’ve listened and how much can you hear other artists within your tracks? Grew up listening to 80’s Pop,Rock and HipHop, as a Beat Maker and … Read More

Scouting for Girls interview: “I just always believed it would happen. I had no fallback plan.”

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We’ve been touching base with the infamous English band Scouting for Girls to learn more about them and understand what lead them to be part of Musicoin. Here’s how it went:   What’s your first recollection of the first track/artist that made you think “Holy shit! Wow!”?   R.E.M. losing my religion. It honestly felt like a religious experience. I discovered my calling.   How hard was is at the beginning? How many times have you heard “stop it with … Read More

The road: a musician shares his struggles

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The path to the musician’s mecca can be long, but making connections and building a community can shorten the journey. Following my quite musically mainstream teenage years, I relocated to Paris after high school and began bopping the night away in clubs like Social Club by Grands Boulevards. Within those walls, I discovered Brondinski and French Fries, among others, and my electronic sensibility grew and grew. In my quest to master French slang, rap from MC Solaar did the trick, and … Read More

The utopian social network

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With MySpace no longer the space of many and the crowds having dispersed from Crowdmix, evidence suggests that music-focused social media put on a good show but have a hard time keeping the audience. One may then wonder if music fans really want to bond with their peers or strengthen their pre-existing bond with their artist. From Magaluf club snaps to propaganda dressed as news, social media is teeming with posts a music junkie may not care to see: while … Read More

Volareo Gives Away 6000 $MUSIC In a Quest to Find The Best Musicoin Artist!

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From the 21st of May until the 11th of June Volareo will be giving away 2000 $MUSIC a week to a lucky winner. Totalling up to a whopping 6000 Musicoin during the 3 week period of the contest. Volareo is on a quest to find the best music currently available on Musicoin. The contest will be done in a leaderboard fashion. When you enter you will have the opportunity to collect points by carrying out various actions, like following us on … Read More

H(A)I! It’s playtime

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Artificial intelligence and voice-activated speakers It’s time to take your eyes off the screen and put your mouth to the mic: voice-activated, smart speakers have replaced vases on the mantelpiece and are mostly being used to listen to music, a recent survey by Adobe Analytics found. That said, the current devices on the market have a way to go when it comes to matchmaking artists and fans. There is real potential to nurture this relationship beyond the ‘play Låpsley – … Read More

Smart StreAmIng – How bots are taking over your playlists…

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ALL H(AI)NDS ON STREAMING DECK The AI robo-pup has its paws on the Pioneer from the cafe next door to the hairdresser’s across the road, delivering endless streaming of personalized musical drool. Where once The Box or Kiss FM dictated the theme tune to our daily lives, ‘smart playlists’ from streaming services now reign. They aim to entertain the individual, without excessive effort on his/her part, utilizing intuitive algorithms. The longer they can rent your ears, the better the deal … Read More

A(m) I a musician?

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AI creating music: a dystopian future? That tune in your head – is it built from bits of a radio hit? No, perhaps it’s a piece of your own composition: maybe you’re a musician! What if that slinky hook came from a scary, anonymous AI – does that make you any less of an artist? The world said hello to Hello World by ‘SKYGGE’ at the beginning of the year, from ‘Flow Machines’, a composition project led by AI researcher, … Read More