Will The Next Pop Music Hit Be Completely AI Generated? (Forbes)

For casual musicians who are interested in creating music, it’s becoming surprisingly easy to use AI-based systems to compose and perform music with very little human interventio... More

Solutions to Track Ads Through the Supply Chain (Media Post)

The digital ecosystem is fragmented and broken and will worsen as technology grows if changes are not made. The silos we, in digital, are so used to cannot continue. We need to wor... More

In Streaming Age, Classical Music Gets Lost in the Metadata (The New York Times)

Classical music has always been a specialized corner of the music business, with a discerning clientele and few genuine blockbusters. The genre has been an awkward fit for streamin... More

England’s Football Teams Have a New Secret Weapon: Better Data (ZDNet)

The Football Association is using the cloud to process huge amounts of data and create an automated approach to player performance analysis. The FA is using Google Cloud to create ... More

How Amazon Recommends Movies on Prime Video (Variety)

Amazon worldwide consumer CEO Jeff Wilke gave attendees of the company’s Re:Mars conference a look behind the curtain of content recommendation for Prime Video Wednesday, explain... More

Using AI for Metadata Creation (CMS Wire)

High quality metadata plays an outsized role in improving enterprise search results. But convincing people to consistently apply quality metadata has been an uphill battle for most... More

The Value of Metadata (Forbes)

What is less well understand by managers, data analysts, or technologists, is the value of metadata. This is partially due to the fact that in a typical relational database, the me... More

Gracenote Partners With Muzooka to Include Artist Images in Music Metadata (Billboard)

Gracenote is now adding photos to its music metadata, thanks to a new partnership with Muzooka. The companies announced the arrangement on Wednesday, meaning artists and their team... More

TiVo Announces Metadata Deal With Sky Mexico (SCN)

TiVo today announced that Sky Mexico has signed a new metadata deal to use TiVo as the primary metadata provider for its next-generation platform. The new agreement enables Sky Mex... More

Media Press Group Launches media press US, Appoints Kathy Weidman as its CEO (SCN)

Media Press Group today announced the establishment of media press US and has appointed Kathy Weidman as its new CEO. media press US will service international, and North American-... More

Ooyala Flex Media Platform Aids Metadata, Video Asset Management for Arsenal Football Club (SVG)

Ooyala is expanding its array of services to longtime client, Arsenal Football Club with its Ooyala Flex Media Platform —Ooyala’s flexible and configurable content supply chain... More

Metadata Harvested With AI Creates New Revenue Opportunities (Prime Focus Technologies Blog)

Most content owners would agree that manual tagging and cataloging of assets is a time consuming and expensive activity that can stymy the usefulness and profitability of media ass... More

Gracenote Introduces Global Music Database of Record in India (MESA)

Gracenote is launching its Global Music Data, the catalog of reference for the music industry, in India. The solution localizes Gracenote’s comprehensive collection of descriptiv... More

Pandora’s Podcast Genome Project Could Launch by the End of the Year (The Verge)

Breaking down music into its component parts helped Pandora build personalized music playlists years before services like Spotify even existed. Could taking a similar approach with... More

The Death of the TV Remote – and What’s Coming Next (WSJ)

In the last few years, Alexa and Siri have moved in. With this invasion of AI assistants comes incredible command over technology: Don’t set a timer or check the weather; ask. Do... More

GrayMeta Metadata Powering Sky News’ ‘Royal Wedding: Who’s Who’ App (MESA)

As millions gather to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday, May 19, Sky News will introduce a new interactive experience for the historic event. ... More

EIDR European Working Group to Meet May 9 in London

The latest updates around the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) will be presented May 9 at Google’s Covent Garden offices in London during a free meeting of the EIDR European Work... More

Gracenote Working to Keep Radio Connected in the Car (Radio Ink)

Gracenote is ready to bring its “infotainment” services to life, working with all of the nation’s automakers in ensuring that radio doesn’t lose its front-and-center place ... More

From Mood Playlists to Metadata: How Smart Speakers are the Next Frontier for the Music Business (Billboard)

As you read this, the mass adoption of voice-enabled devices and experiences around the world is accelerating -- with music taking center stage as a growth driver and guinea pig. ... More

Google Taps TiVo Music Metadata for YouTube, Google Play (SCN)

Google announced March 7 it’s partnered with TiVo Music Metadata to provide select artist metadata and artist images for several services, including YouTube Red, YouTube Music an... More