Plus how to get a job in the music industry.
According to Bloomberg, Facebook is offering major record labels and music publishers hundreds of millions of dollars so the users of its social network can legally include songs in videos they upload. Music owners have been negotiating with Facebook for months in search of a solution, and Facebook has promised to build a system to identify and tag music that infringes copyrights – however this is the most recent indication that a solution is closer than we think.
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Culinary historian Laura Shapiro has written a fantastic opinion piece on why we should be photographing the everyday food we eat – and not just the picture perfect dishes – on Instagram. She argues that gone are the days of gigantic coffee-table cookbooks and replaced instead by Instagram – however this also offers the first opportunity in history to visually capture what home cooks in kitchens around the world are whipping up.
Read her opinion piece in full here.
Radio Today have unveiled their list of the 50 most influential people in radio for 2017, and there are plenty of familiar faces – and a few surprises – this time around. Kyle and Jackie O have overtaken Alan Jones as the highest ranking on-air talent, while music decision-makers like triple j’s Chris Scaddan also made the cut.
See the list in full here.
- Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for Music Rights [via Bloomberg]
- Facebook Watch is live for everyone in the US [via The Verge]
- Toyota Targets More Than 80 Twitter Ads Based on Emoji Use [via Creativity]
- Doohfa Brings Together Felix And Twitter Across Westfield [via B&T]
- Who’s that girl? Madonna turns to Twitter to prove identity [via CNET]
- Instagram Your Leftovers: History Depends on It [via The New York Times]
- Swimwear CEO posts ‘Reality vs. Instagram’ photos to highlight the power of editing [via Fox News]
- EXCLUSIVE: Inertia Group Announce Big Changes To Company Structure [via TheMusic]
- Kyle & Jackie O overtake Alan Jones in Radio Today’s annual list: The 50 Most Influential People in Australian Radio 2017 [via Radio Today]
- Drake surprises Australian fans with East Coast tour in November [via News Limited]
- Taylor Swift ends ‘Despacito”s 16-week reign at US number one [via NME]
- LCD Soundsystem Heading For First #1 Album in the US [via Stereogum]
- This Remix Turns The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” Into an Amazing ’80s Slow Jam [via Complex Music]
- Liner Notes: Explore Kanye West’s Graduation in 4 Minutes [via Pitchfork]
- BTS Launches First-Ever K-Beauty Line [via Billboard]
- How To Get a Job in the Music Industry [via Pigeons & Planes]
- Is a new Michael Jackson album on its way? [via NME]
- MTV VMAs 2017 Didn’t Turn Many Heads On Social Media [via hypebot]
- Lady Gaga threw an impromptu pizza party for fans after she was forced to cancel a show [via Mashable]
- Jason Derulo returns with GIFs, bots and emoji campaign [via Music Ally]
- Whoops: Spotify Executive Says That ‘Mechanical’ Licenses Should be Paid — In a Federal Filing [via Digital Music News]
- People who get goosebumps while listening to music are more in touch with their emotions, study shows [via Consequence of Sound]
- Here’s our first look at Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in forthcoming biopic [via Consequence of Sound]
- Major labels talk hi-res audio: ‘It’s not a niche market’ [via Music Ally]
- YouTube Live now lets you directly stream iPhone apps [via The Verge]
- WhatsApp announces free Business app, will charge big enterprises [via TechCrunch]
- Snapchat expands in-app geofilter-making tool to Europe [via The Verge]
- 12 Quick Editing Tips for Social Media Managers [via Hootsuite blog]
- Online advertising poised to overtake other channels, says IAB Australia [via Mumbrella]
- The two-hour rule: The genius of Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche applied [via Quartz]
- Moleskine’s next paper planner will automatically sync with Google Calendar and Apple’s iCal [via TechCrunch]
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