Emerging Tech

This streaming music service pays artists in Bitcoin, plants trees if you listen

It sounds like the ultimate tongue-in-cheek sales pitch to target millenials: An environmentally friendly streaming music service that pays artists in Bitcoin, and plants trees in exchange for streams from customers. All you need are references to vaping and craft ale, and you’d have a comprehensive 20-something hipster bingo card. In fact, it’s a serious […]

Mobile

Facebook chief AI scientist joins $4.5 million round for algorithmic music startup Antescofo

Paris-based Antescofo announced it has raised $ 4.5 million of venture capital, a round that includes backing from Facebook’s chief AI scientist Yann Le Cun. The artificial intelligence company is known for its classical music lesson mobile app Metronaut. Other investors in the round include venture firms Daphni and OneRagTime, plus angel investors Nobuyuki Idei, […]

Top Stories

Tidal, Jay-Z's music streaming platform, is being investigated in Norway over allegations that it inflated streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums

Left to right: Madonna, Deadmau5, Kanye West, and JAY Z onstage at the Tidal launch event.Getty Images Tidal, the music streaming platform owned by Jay-Z, is being investigated by Norwegian authorities for allegedly manipulating and inflating streaming play counts, according to Reuters. Although the official investigation was just launched, the Norwegian newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv has […]

Photography

Grit and gear: How Chris Hershman went from retail clerk to music video director

Matt Scheffer Photography and music have long been part of Chris Hershman’s repertoire, but video took him by surprise. Now a filmmaker and photographer working with musicians like NEEDTOBREATHE, Switchfoot, Alabama Shakes, Betty Who, and more, Hershman says he moved from working a music retail job to producing music videos by mastering one task at […]

Photography

Adobe’s craziest new tools animate photos, convert recordings to music in a click

Actress Tiffany Haddish (left) co-hosting the 2018 Adobe MAX “Sneaks” keynote with Paul Trani, senior Creative Cloud evangelist at Adobe. Adobe’s artificial intelligence is already introducing features that streamline the creative process but a look at what is next for Adobe Sensei could push the technology beyond just time-saving tools. During Adobe Max 2019, Adobe […]