MakeUseOf: 5 Sites to Download Free and Copyright-Free Music for YouTube Videos. “Don’t post a video on YouTube with background music from a copyrighted source. It’s probably going to be taken down. Instead, get free and royalty-free music from one of these sites.” Of course, even if it is public domain, YouTube might flag it anyway.
The Stage: Danish start-up to launch ‘LinkedIn for opera artists’. “A Danish start-up hoping to overhaul the talent-booking process for opera has launched a platform that aims to foster closer relationships between artists and organisations. Founded by Danish opera singer Sune Hjerrild, Truelinked will launch in the UK later this year as an online platform for artists to connect directly with organisations, described as a professional self-management system.”
Recording Academy: Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation Names Research And Preservation Grant Winners. “The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation has announced the recipients of their Research And Preservation Grant Program, established to continue the cultural understanding of Latin Music and its history.”
The Verge: Dolby made a secret app for recording studio quality audio on your phone. “Dolby has been quietly testing a new mobile app for recording and cleaning up audio under the codename ‘234,’ as first spotted by TechCrunch. The app, which was available through a website sign-up form, lets you record audio (a la Voice Notes), cancels background noise, and then apply presets, with names like ‘Amped,’ ‘Thump,’ and “Bright,” to theoretically make your recordings sound more professional.”
Digital Trends: How to add music to Instagram videos. “A picture may be worth a thousand words, but sometimes you need more than just a photo to stand out in a sea of well-crafted Instagram posts. If you want to grab the attention of your followers before they scroll past your post, some catchy music might be all you need.”
Tubefilter: Massively-Viewed K-Pop Videos Temporarily Pulled From YouTube After False Copyright Claims. “If names like BTS and BlackPink don’t ring a bell, it’s probably time to familiarize yourself with the K-Pop genre, which has taken YouTube by storm in recent years. And in an incident that caused a mild panic among some of the genre’s most fervent fans, the aforementioned K-Pop bands, as well as another girl group called Twice, saw several of their massively-viewed music videos temporarily removed from YouTube yesterday, reports Forbes, due to false copyright claims.”
AdWeek: The New David Bowie AR App Lets You Explore His Life in the Most Mind-Bending Way Yet. “David Bowie might make augmented reality a hero–at least for one day. To celebrate Bowie’s birthday, a new AR mobile app for Apple and Android devices lets fans explore hundreds of items from the late singer’s life. The app, a collaboration between the David Bowie Archive and Sony Music Entertainment, is called ‘David Bowie Is,’ a title bearing the same name as the touring exhibition that’s already attracted more than 2 million fans across 12 cities.”