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Brazil’s Answer to Amazon Develops a Mobile Feature to Shop Inside Songs

Magalu teamed up with music streaming service Deezer and Ogilvy Brazil to make purchasing instruments easier.

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Facebook NPE Team Begins Testing Hotline, Its Take on Clubhouse

Attendees can upvote and downvote questions, react with emoji.

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Spotify Adds to Feature Deck for Promo Cards

Artists can now use them to mark follower milestones, chart success.

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How Does Your Brand Sound? MassiveBASS Turns Data Into Sonic Branding

The system compares the client's specified attributes to MassiveMusic's library of available sounds.

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Clubhouse Is at an Inflection Point

Platforms

The app is highly valued, scaling up and fighting off competition.

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Can Spotify Beat Clubhouse at Its Own Game?

The music giant is one of many tech companies vying for dominance in social audio.

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IAB Announces Latest Podcast Upfront Schedule as Listenership Continues to Grow

The three-day event was moved from fall to spring this year.

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Discord Rolls Out Stage Channels, Its Take on Clubhouse

Moderators control who can speak.

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How an Agency’s Algorithm Helped Turn Popular Music Into Speech-Therapy Playlists

For many young people, speech therapy is a vitally important resource—but one that can sometimes get a bit monotonous. A new agency-led initiative, however, hopes to make the process more [...]

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Spotify Unveils a New Look for Its Desktop, Web Apps

Users have more options when customizing their playlists.

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Spotify Begins Expanding Access to Its Marquee Tool for Promoting New Releases

Artists and their teams in the U.S. will be able to create and manage campaigns on their own.

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4 Trends Shaping the Future of Audio

Voice

Topic and engagement-based metrics, which have been around for quite some time, are likely to see new life in the post-cookie era, and audio can provide a roadmap for other [...]

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Ikea Just Turned Its 2021 Catalog Into a 4-Hour Podcast

Audio & Podcasting

For Ikea fans, options are limited these days for browsing its newest collections of home goods. The retailer suspended printing its catalog in late 2020 after 70 years, and not [...]

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Musical Artists Are Putting the Audio in Audio Feature Twitter Spaces

Nick Jonas, NCT are among those using the Clubhouse clone this week.