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Universal to license music to SoundCloud in streaming deal

Universal Music Group has agreed to license some of its music to online audio distribution platform SoundCloud – a major step for the popular startup, which has struggled to receive legitimate... Read More

Unjamming music with convolutional neural networks

Since annual turnover in the music industry stands at an estimated $130bn, Music Information Retrieval (MIR) is a growing branch of academic interest. The need for better-targeted music recommendations alone... Read More

Universal Music Group strikes streaming deal with Amazon Prime

Amazon has announced that global music distributor Universal Music Group has allowed mainstream artists from its roster to be made available for Amazon Prime’s music streaming service. The service –... Read More

New music notation system could render modern musical instruments ‘useless’

Musical notes and harmonies are not ‘final discoveries’, like a periodic table of elements, but rather are defined both by the limitations of physical instruments which are able to play... Read More

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