NewsChannel5 Nashville: App created as networking tool to connect songwriters

NewsChannel5 Nashville: App created as networking tool to connect songwriters. “Noah Cummins, a new artist who graduated from Belmont in 2018, struggled with making connections in the beginning. ‘When I first said, “this is going to be my career, this is what I want to do for the rest of my life,” it was hard for me to go like, “how I am going to talk to someone, and sell myself in 30 seconds,”‘ said Cummins. Now he’s writing with more experienced artists all thanks to an app called We Should Write Sometime.”

Grammys: Alan Lomax Archives Partner With “Little” Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock On Teaching Resources

Grammys: Alan Lomax Archives Partner With “Little” Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock On Teaching Resources. “The legendary body of work collected during the life and career of Alan Lomax is about to reach a whole new generation. The Alan Lomax Archives have announced an exciting content partnership with ‘Little’ Steven Van Zandt’s TeachRock and Rock and Roll Forever Foundation. Under the new partnership, The Association For Cultural Equity in conjunction with the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress will provide content to TeachRock to be utilized in creating lesson plans and other teaching resources.”

Greek Reporter: New Project Will Form Archive of Greek-American Music (video)

Greek Reporter: New Project Will Form Archive of Greek-American Music (video). “The new ‘Greek Music in America Archives Project,’ funded by the National Endowment for the Arts in 2019-2020, will be the first-ever comprehensive and publicly-accessible collection of Greek music recorded in America, or recorded in Greece by American companies, from 1896 to 1985. Comprised of analog discs, audiotapes, piano rolls, cylinders, and associated ephemera such as record catalogs, sheet music, images and other media, this would be the first such time such a resource has ever been compiled.”

EDMtunes: New Web App Allows You To Make Spotify and Apple Music Playlists from DJ Sets

EDMtunes: New Web App Allows You To Make Spotify and Apple Music Playlists from DJ Sets. “Have you ever wanted to seamlessly create playlists based on your favorite DJ sets? Tired of going through Spotify and Apple Music to manually re-create your favorite sets? Well, you are in luck, because a Reddit user has a solution for you.”

Bright Lines: Musicologists Police the Boundaries of Copyright Law (Variety)

Variety: Bright Lines: Musicologists Police the Boundaries of Copyright Law. “Todd Decker is a music historian who chairs the music department at Washington University in St. Louis. A few years ago, a local attorney called the department looking for help on a case. The lawyer represented Flame, a little-known Christian rapper who claimed that Katy Perry had ripped off his song in her 2014 smash hit ‘Dark Horse.’ Decker had never worked on a lawsuit before, but he volunteered his services as a forensic musicologist — an expert who parses melodies and chord structures to determine if two songs are ‘substantially similar.'”

Music Business Worldwide: Genius Sues Google For ‘No Less Than $50m’, Alleging ‘Anticompetitive Practices’ Over Lyrics

Music Business Worldwide: Genius Sues Google For ‘No Less Than $50m’, Alleging ‘Anticompetitive Practices’ Over Lyrics. “The company behind Lyrics website Genius, Genius Media Group Inc., is suing Google for ‘unethical, unfair and anticompetitive’ behaviour. Genius alleges that traffic to its site started to drop because its lyrics – which are annotated by its contributors – are being copied, and then published by Google via the tech giant’s lyrics partner, LyricFind.”

Enterprise NXT: 4 ways AI is helping musicians—and the entire music industry

Enterprise NXT: 4 ways AI is helping musicians—and the entire music industry. “AI uses machine learning models to produce new patterns and correlations based on the data it was trained from. In the case of music, almost 100 million recorded songs exist. Many scores of scores provide a deep base of data that’s hard to beat, and plucky researchers have taken note: AI’s ability to learn and iterate on its knowledge can change the way musicians work. And now, it’s impacting the entire music industry.”