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One Liners: MUSO, Songtradr, The Smiths, more

By and | Published on Wednesday 28 June 2017

The Smiths

Other notable announcements and developments today…

• Anti-piracy tool provider MUSO has raised $3.2 million from Harwell Capital to fund further expansion and, says the company, “more quickly take advantage of market opportunity”.

• Music rights market place Songtradr, which in particular links newer acts to the grassroots and commercial sync space, has announced a long-term partnership with Milamber Ventures PLC to specifically grow its operations in the UK.

• UK trade bodies BPI and ERA yesterday published a new research report by MiDiA called ‘Generation Z: Meet The Young Millennials’. And you can meet them by downloading the report from here.

• 7digital has announced a partnership with sound recognition company SoundHound, best known for its Shazam-competing mobile app. Together, the companies will develop new digital music solutions using SoundHound’s AI voice recognition tools. “Voice and AI are set to be the catalysts for re-imagining music streaming in the home and car, where there is huge potential for growth over the next few years”, says 7digital’s deputy CEO Pete Downton.

• The Smiths’ ‘The Queen Is Dead’ vinyl re-issue has gone to number one on the seven-inch singles chart, the twelve-inch singles chart and the overall vinyl singles chart. Looks like your dastardly plan was foiled, HMV.

The video for Calvin Harris’s new single, ‘Feels’, featuring Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams and Big Sean, is now out.

• Clams Casino has released his fourth instrumentals mixtape, ‘Instrumental Mixtape 4’, as a free download. Get it here, or just listen to one track, ‘Wavey’, here.

• Singer-songwriter Tyni has released new song ‘Late Spring’, a co-write with Angel Haze.

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