Amazon Music Rolls Out Activities For Alexa Users

The service has built new voice controls for music and 500+ activities utterances including meditation, partying, eating and more. These were selected based on Alexa users’ most requested activities.
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W Hotels, Billboard Renew Partnership Promoting Emerging Artists

The mutli-facted program, called “Next Up: New Artists, New Music” will be anchored by an intimate concert series beginning in August held at three W hotels in New York, Las Vegas and Santiago, Chile.
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What Music Do Americans Love The Most? 50 Detailed Fan Maps

With the help of YouTube’s geocoded streaming data, we set out to map the contours of music fandom and culture in the United States.
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AmEx Had A Nice Surprise For Facebook Users Who Turned The Sound On For This Ad

Feld is seeking disgorgement of profits and punitive damages. He’s suggesting the use of the song has damaged opportunities to issue synch licenses in the future. He’s also demanding an order that Sony be permanently enjoined from engaging in improper exploitation.
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Sony Sued For Lacking License To Use T.Rex Song in ‘Baby Driver’

Feld is seeking disgorgement of profits and punitive damages. He’s suggesting the use of the song has damaged opportunities to issue synch licenses in the future. He’s also demanding an order that Sony be permanently enjoined from engaging in improper exploitation.
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M&M’s Beatbox Users Can Unlock Jessie J Song Preview

Part of the new song will also be featured in two new, 15-second M&M’s commercials, from BBDO New York, debuting on Aug. 7 and 8 on TV, as well as online on the Bite-Size Beats site and YouTube.
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Straight Outta… China? The Young Asian Artists Bucking Hip-Hop Trends

Indonesian-born Rich Chigga, whose viral hit “Dat $tick” has racked up more than 50 million views online, is the principal face of a new generation of edgy, young Asian hip-hop acts, whose growing popularity among US audiences is helping to subvert Asian music stereotypes.
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Los Rakas – My Climb. My Music.

Los Rakas talk about their climb and their unique sound. #climbon

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