[This article was written by Gray Gannaway and it originally appeared on his website. It is re-published here with his permission.]
YouTube announced the arrival of its new YouTube Music app on both iOS and Android devices. This news quickly follows last month’s announcement of YouTube Red, and may prove to be a useful product for people that primarily listen to music on YouTube. Read on for a quick overview on the new app, including its pros and cons for both fans and musicians.
The YouTube Music app features 3 main tabs at launch: Home, Recommendations, and Liked Songs. The Home tab prominently features “My Station” which is an endless mix of videos based on your music listening history on YouTube. Below that, YouTube provides Genre Stations for the genres they think you’ll be interested in, as well as videos you’ve previously watched or may be interested in.
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I recently profiled 5 startups that attended the SF MusicTech Summit in a piece that I wrote for Indie on the Move. Read the full article here.
[Via Hypebot] I Saw Great Startups @SFMusicTech, But They Have A Lot To Learn About The Music Business
I had the pleasure of attending this year’s SF Music Tech Summit and met several smart, creative, and big-thinking founders of a wide variety of music tech startups. Everyone I met with seemed excited and energetic about what their teams are working on and fully committed to making some noise at the summit and beyond.
I set down with about a dozen founders to gain insight into what they’re gearing up to present to the world (or at least the music industry) and what, if any, trends I could uncover. What I learned about their products/services was interesting, cool, and amazing even; but there was a more important theme that manifested at the summit that every music tech startup founder should know. Read about it on Hypebot.
Tat Tong is a multi-platinum selling, award-winning pop producer/songwriter managed by Universal Music Publishing with 12 #1 and 36 Top 20 hits across Asia. He is currently making inroads into the American and European music markets, and splits his time evenly between Los Angeles and Singapore.
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