Meet Ripple: TikTok’s parenting AI-powered new music-making app that can turn a hummed tune into a song – Music Business Worldwide

ByteDance has shaken up the power dynamic in the music world. TikTok, the $220 billion tech giant’s popular video-sharing app, can beat hits, turn unknown artists into viral stars, and drive new commercial success for ‘catalogue’ songs recorded decades ago does. Now, ByteDance wants aspiring creators to do it Do the music for their short … Read more

Friday the fifth: fireworks, nice shops and faster internet

The independence celebration kicked off last Saturday at Mt. Pleasant and continues through July 4th. Be careful if you have firecrackers or fireworks. Also remember that they are illegal in North Carolina. #1 Where to party? The Charlotte Symphony plays its annual Patriotic Concert in Village Park on Saturday night, followed by fireworks. Our family … Read more

SoundCloud addresses what it calls the ‘Zero Plays’ problem with AI-powered First Fans feature – Music Business Worldwide

For new music artists, getting into the streaming business is getting harder every day. The problem, simply, is the volume. By last count, there were an estimate 120,000 new tracks are uploaded to major streaming services every day. With so much audio content out there, attracting attention to a single new song can be virtually … Read more

Hands-on review: Majority Quadriga Internet Radio Music System

All music, always. The Quadriga connected music system, from Cambridge-based brand Majority, is the Bard’s big brother with similar specifications, but with the addition of a CD player and more powerful speakers. Depending on your aural predilections – and perhaps your age – the need for a CD player would likely be what influences your … Read more