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A Track’s Journey through Playlists
Chartmetric’s Playlist Analyzer breaks down Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer playlist ecosystems.
\\ Read more on Chartmetric [Medium] //
WHAT’S FACEBOOK’S GAME PLAN IN MUSIC?
Facebook’s game plan in music is being driven by Tamara Hrivnak, the firm’s Head of Music Business Development and Partnerships.
Here, Hrivnak tells MBW about Facebook’s broader ambitions in music, what it would like to improve as time goes on – and why she thinks the firm is “filling a gap” which is missing in the streaming age…
\\ Read more on Music Business Worldwide //
Adobe Launches Photoshop for iPad
Adobe is today launching its long-awaited Photoshop for iPad app, one year after first announcing plans to bring the desktop version of Photoshop CC to Apple’s tablets.
The Photoshop on iPad app is designed to let Photoshop desktop users open and edit PSDs right on their tablet devices, with the ability to see and edit layered documents and access key Adobe tools with touch gestures.
\\ Read more on MacRumors //
Spotify’s New Kids App Looks to Create a ‘Playground of Sound’ for Children 3 & Up
Spotify has announced the launch of a new Spotify Kids app as a way to “create a playground of sound” for its youngest listeners. The new standalone app, which is being beta tested in Ireland only, is geared for kids 3 and up and has a unique look and content catalog based on the user’s age.
The new app will be available to anyone with a Family Plan subscription, meaning it will be free of ads. The content, via a host of providers including Nickelodeon, Disney, Discovery Kids, and Universal Pictures, will be curated by a team of Spotify editors and laid out as playlists. The user experience is “bursting with color,” simple to navigate and heavy on visuals rather than text.
\\ Read more on Billboard //
Apple announces AirPods Pro with noise cancellation
Apple has just launched the rumored noise-canceling AirPods Pro — not with an October product event, but via a press release. The premium earbuds were set for release on October 30th for $249. And yes, they still only come in white.
Apple has built microphones into the AirPods Pro that detect external sound, and the earbuds then cancel it out. The system used here sounds very similar to the noise cancellation in the new Beats Solo Pro headphones, just miniaturized to a much smaller form factor. Apple says noise cancellation is adjusted up to 200 times per second.
\\ Read more on The Verge //