The Verge: I climbed onto my roof for this Pearl Jam app

The Verge: I climbed onto my roof for this Pearl Jam app. “There is only one man who could get me to soberly climb onto my building’s rooftop for a gimmicky artificial reality app in the middle of February, and his name is Eddie Vedder, the frontman of ‘90s Seattle grunge group Pearl Jam. On Thursday, Pearl Jam rolled out a snippet of a new song entitled ‘Superblood Wolfmoon’ that you can only listen to by pointing your phone at the Moon.”

CNET: Spotify songwriter pages dive into who wrote some of your favorite tunes

CNET: Spotify songwriter pages dive into who wrote some of your favorite tunes. “…Spotify launched songwriter pages to make it easier to learn about and listen to the songwriting resumes of people who crafted some of your favorite tunes, including Trainor, Billions and Missy Elliott. “

Engadget: New music label says it can use AI to find the next big artist

Engadget: New music label says it can use AI to find the next big artist. “At this point, artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept to musicians. We’ve seen artists like Björk and Arca use the technology to create new musical arrangements. But a new label called Snafu Records thinks it can also use AI to discover the next big artist long before even the most music-savvy talent scouts find them.”

CNET: Google’s incubator wants to make artists’ concert planning less dumb

CNET: Google’s incubator wants to make artists’ concert planning less dumb. “Google’s experimental start-up incubator Area 120 launched a new tool for the music industry Wednesday. Called Demand, it organizes Google search, YouTube and other data about artists so that promoters, managers, labels and other reps can plan live performances that, ideally, better fit the actual demand of fans.”

Ubergizmo: Björk And Microsoft Use AI To Create Music That Adapts To Changes In The Sky

Ubergizmo: Björk And Microsoft Use AI To Create Music That Adapts To Changes In The Sky. “We’ve seen AI used for all kinds of things, ranging from automation and to even helping doctors detect diseases and illnesses they might have otherwise missed. Now it looks like AI could soon be applied to music, thanks to a collaboration between musician Björk and Microsoft, where they are using AI to adapt Björk’s music to the ever-changing skies.”

Pitchfork: Radiohead Add Rarities to Streaming Services in Online Archive Launch

Pitchfork: Radiohead Add Rarities to Streaming Services in Online Archive Launch. “The archive groups the miscellanea by era, with thumbnails linking to ad-free videos and galleries. After creating their own library card, fans can explore the band’s catalogue, visuals, and various artefacts in a “highly curated and organised archive,” a press release notes. That includes detailed artwork, music videos, HD live and TV performances, B-sides and rarities, previously out-of-print merchandise, and the playlists band members shared around their latter-period recording sessions.”

The Verge: Justin Bieber told fans to game Spotify and iTunes to give him a chart-topping song

The Verge: Justin Bieber told fans to game Spotify and iTunes to give him a chart-topping song. “Last night, several people noticed that Justin Bieber reposted a fan’s guide to his Instagram that detailed how to game various platforms in order to boost his new single ‘Yummy.’ It’s unclear if the post was created by Bieber himself or someone on his team, but it has since been deleted.”