Spotify is Perfecting the Art of the Playlist (Bloomberg)

Spotify and Apple are divided on how to make finding music easier. Apple Music relies heavily on human curators to pick songs. Spotify has those, too, but it’s more focused on al... More

Vubiquity Extends Virgin Media Agreement (MESA)

Vubiquity Sept. 21 shared that it’s inked a multi-year contract extension with Virgin Media, continuing to supply the media giant with on-demand content licensing and digital sup... More

The Music Industry Is Finally Making Money on Streaming (Bloomberg)

After almost two decades of relentless decline caused by piracy and falling prices, the music business is enjoying a fragile recovery thanks to the growth of paid streaming service... More

Ad, TV, Video Trades Organize Around Tech Standards: Seek Single ‘Mezzanine’ Format (MediaPost)

The proliferation of so-called “cross-platform” screens for watching TV and video has focused the media industry on measuring and understanding how consumers view advertising a... More

Okta Named a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for IDaaS, Worldwide for Third Consecutive Year (HITS)

Okta was recognized by Gartner Inc. as a leader in the 2016 “Magic Quadrant for Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS), Worldwide” for the third consecutive year. ... More

Where Oracle’s Cloud Business Is Starting to Surge (Fortune)

Oracle is selling more cloud-based business software than traditional licensed products in Latin America, executives said on Tuesday, underscoring how remote computing has spurred ... More

Evolution Digital Taps Rovi’s Fan TV Platform for ‘eGUIDE’ (MCN)

Evolution Digital, the Colorado-based supplier focused on independent MVPDs, has introduced a new user interface for the eBOX, its recently rebranded QAM/IP hybrid box, that runs o... More

HPE Moves Into IoT Management With All-Purpose Platform (eWeek)

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise is moving full speed ahead into the Internet of things market with a new all-purpose enterprise platform that it hopes will put the company on the radar ... More

Fast, Faster, Fastest: How Akamai Makes Games Play Better (BetaBoston)

“We help make games fast to download, fast to start up, and fast to play,” explained Nelson Rodriguez, Akamai’s senior games industry marketing manager. “I’d argue that a... More

Mediachain: Protect Digital Content With a Bitcoin-Based Metadata Protocol (BitcoinMagazine)

Since early 2015, emerging blockchain startups have begun to focus on the development of blockchain-based identity and authentication systems to assist artists, freelancers and dig... More

Bringing Sanity to Metadata Madness

By Christy King, Strategic Consultant, MESA Who would have imagined that there are 200 people in New York City who are excited enough about metadata to devote an entire day to d... More

Metadata Madness Speakers: Content Owners Still Have Data Work to do

It’s no secret that metadata is a crucial component for success for everyone in the media and entertainment space today, from OTT and service providers to advertisers and markete... More

The Magic that Makes Spotify’s Discover Weekly Playlists so Damn Good (Quartz)

Automated music recommendations are hardly new, but Spotify seems to have identified the ingredients of a personalized playlist that feel fresh and familiar at the same time. That... More

Pandora Gives You a Station Made from 10 Years of Thumbs-Ups (The Verge)

For better or for worse, Pandora is giving listeners one station where they can hear everything they’ve ever thumbed up in the radio streaming service’s 10-year history. This s... More

Is the Future of Music a Chip in Your Brain? (WSJ)

The rise of such dynamically generated music is the story of the age. The album, that relic of the 20th century, is long dead. Even the concept of a “song” is starting to blur.... More

Next TV: Metadata Helps OTT Find Audience (Multichannel News)

Over-the-top content providers can use metadata from social media and other sources to help grow their audiences by helping them find larger groups of like-minded potential viewers... More

Indie Classical Music? It Exists, And One Nashville Tech Startup Is Trying To Save It (NPL)

A Nashville technology startup thinks it can help classical music flourish in the digital age. Right now, flourish is not the word most people would use to describe the genre. Clas... More

Ad-ID Preps Automated Metadata Feature (Rapid TV News)

Ad-ID, the industry standard for identifying advertising assets across all media platforms, has announced a new function: Complete External Access (CEA). The service provides broad... More

AES Panel Advocates Standardizing Metadata

A uniform global metadata standard that provides all the critical details of everyone who participated in a recording will alleviate lapses in the present system, concurred a well-... More

Can Metadata Save the Radio Star?

As the music industry grows more complex with the proliferation of free and paid streaming services the need for accurate and consistent metadata to properly track the usage of rec... More


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