Echo Nest will continue working in its present structure, and locations, and its API will be kept free for developers. Though the amount of the deal is not officially disclosed, TechCrunch says it is around $100 million, most of which will be paid in equities.Read More
The platform which is preparing to end its soft-launch period within a month, already has a very interesting list of previous investors, that includes Jim Moloshok, former president of Warner Bros Digital, Larry Braitman, lead Flixster investor, and Steve Wadsworth, former president at Disney Interactive Group.Read More
Tech and physical media store chain fnac decides to retry to win in music streaming market, launching fnac jukebox that is modeled much like Spotify and Deezer. The music subscription service which has become online by yesterday, is available on all web and mobile platforms, but unlike its rivals, it lacks a free limited package.
Headquartered in La Flavia, France, the tech and physical media store chain is offering the customers three basic packages for streamed music. Monthly unlimited subscription costs €4.99 for web based listening, while access to the account via mobile will set the users back an additional €5 a month.Read More
Siri will make more sense now. Apple announced during Geneva International Motor Show that leading auto manufacturers will start installing CarPlay, a new interface that brings iOS to the cars, to their new series of cars.
Vehicles from Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo will premiere CarPlay to their drivers this week. The system will give iPhone users the ability to make calls, use maps, listen to music and access messages with a touch or just saying it. CarPlay integrates to car’s native in-car entertainment and communication system and can be controlled via the control buttons on the steering wheel. Siri, that can be activated quickly with those buttons, will of course be much more meaningful and functional now in a car.Read More
There is absolutely no shortage of music video and discovery platforms out there. They range from mere “look what I’m listening to” apps to wider networks where you can exchange and discuss your music catalogue with your network buddies. YouTube is the prime platform to find any genre and their followers after all. But the things is almost all videos you get easy access to are often there to promote the sales of records by musicians signed up by some big music production companies. They almost entirely occupy the space. So it’s not very likely that you come across some independent or emerging artists’ works on those platforms, which, otherwise, would be the real ‘discovery’. For music’s sake, there are some apps for that now.
One fresh and already unapologetically fun example I have come across lately is Rormix. It’s an unsigned/emerging music video discovery app launched in September 2013. Users discover music videos of independent and emerging artists from among a well-curated list by simply entering favorite artists’ names. The app then offers you a selection of indie videos based on your taste. One can also search by genre or among the trending videos. And all these work seamlessly.Read More
Fanatik Marşlar (Fanatic Cheers) offers a fun platform for content sharing where its users post lyrics, video and songs of cheers of their fav teams. The initiative ranks and categorizes the posted cheers.
Fanatik Marşlar is a personal initiative of Mustafa Ozyurt who has been working as Software Developer at MYK Medya. The works for the service are ongoing, but we could say it is still usable.
The service provides profile pages to its users who are listed on a leadership table and included in the competition on sending cheers. Users can also rate the cheers on the system where there are cheer categories such as fun, nostalgic and +18. The category is offered with the motto “If you think you are fanatic enough, this is the place for you” but luckily no one has sent content for this one.Read More
Fizy, online music service operating under Reklamz companies group, has released new beta feature. The feature is called Mood, which plays songs for whatever mood you are in, rather than searching the songs you want to listen to at Fizy. You can start the application by choosing one of the moods including nostalgic, calm, moving, melancholy, fun, happy and complicated. We have learned that technical works are continuing, particularly to improve performance.
Fizy runs a basic recommendation engine on the system and it can legally play Turkish with an agreement it signed with MUYAP in September. The service will sign a contract with Sony in October and it is technical studies to include foreign songs to the system.Read More
There are some important developments going on recently in sevenload, which is known as a video service in Turkey, though it considers itself a social network. Sevenload has shown a rapid growth in particularly Turkish market, and is improving itself by not only original content, but also video advertising with the contracts it has signed.
The company has lost its father when the founder Ibrahim Evsan left the board of members and focused on a new online gaming project. We have learned that sevenload lays importance to Turkish market after Germany. Not being sure how certain they are, Alexa data say that sevenload ranking for Turkey is above German ranking and is going up constantly.Read More