• Music-Indies-vs-Majors

    As a growing number of independent music companies are acquired by major labels, many questions arise, such as: Will indie artists and labels get a jump start on their success through global digital distribution, or will they go broke through deals that don’t allow them to receive a fair share of revenue? Furthermore, considering the rapidly expanding impact of technology on the music industry, will the evolution of tech level the field or widen the gap between independent and major labels?

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  • The Media & Entertainment Industry is Under Cyber Attack

    21 September 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

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    “The mantra of any good security engineer is: ‘Security is not a product, but a process.’ It’s more than designing strong cryptography into a system; it’s designing the entire system such that all security measures, including cryptography, work together.” – Bruce Schneier, Cryptographer, and Computer Security Expert

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  • Chatbots-and-AI-Powered-Conversational-Interfaces

    “Open the pod bay doors, HAL.”

    “I’m sorry Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that.”

    — excerpt from Stanley Kubrick’s classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    The immersion of artificial intelligence (AI) is growing exponentially across all industries, transforming the manner in which companies conduct business, redefining the daily lives of an increasing number of people, and revealing the technology’s potential to change the core fabric of our societies. In addition to the rising importance of AI in creative endeavors, such as the music and film industries, artificial intelligence is one of the primary keys to achieving success in the evolving world of chatbots.

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  • Creative-Artificial-Intelligence-in-Music

    Now that we’re past the first songs composed by artificial intelligence, do you think using AI is the logical next step in optimizing the generation of music for the film, television and games industries?

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  • Is-Artificial-Intelligence-Poised-to-Revolutionize-Hollywood

    AI may have been starring in sci-fi movies for decades, but time has come for it to leap from the screen into real life production rooms. Artificial intelligence (AI) in the film industry has come a long. Despite the ongoing battle of opinions, the majority of its usage is not “smart robots” and “terminators”, but machine learning and cognitive services. And the possibilities are numerous.

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  • The Internet of Things: Science Fiction Or Fact?

    10 August 2017
    By Igor Ilunin, Head of IoT and Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

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    “With a trillion sensors embedded in the environment – all connected by computing systems, software and services – it will be possible to hear the heartbeat of the earth, impacting human interaction with the globe as profoundly as the internet has revolutionized communications.”

    Peter Hartwell, Senior Director for Advanced Technology at InvenSense, Inc., former Director of Motion Sensing at Apple and Senior Researcher at Hewlett-Packard Labs.

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  • Who-Wants-a-Global-Solution-for-Music-Data-and-Rights-Management

    Establishing a global solution to solve the myriad of issues resulting from the disjointed organization of music metadata, copyright ownership and licensing remains one of the most arduous pain points to in the music industry.

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  • Music-Streaming-Service-The-Next-Frontier-for-Tesla-and-Elon-Musk

    It appears that Elon Musk wants to capitalize on the impressive major label revenue growth derived from streaming by developing a proprietary music service to integrate into Tesla’s vehicles.

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  • Are-Indie-Record-Labels-Still-Playing

    “The energies and engines behind technological innovators and artists are very similar. Both groups of people are trying to push out their vision and understanding of the world through highly specific languages, be that music or code or both. The present challenge is to bridge the gap between the languages of art and business.”

    Paul-René Albertini, CEO of Sushi Venture Partners & former Chairman and CEO of Warner Music International

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  • Has Internet Killed the FM Radio Star?

    19 June 2017
    By Sergey Bludov, SVP Media & Entertainment

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    From streaming services and on-demand music platforms to connected cars and other IoT devices, is traditional radio taking a backseat to the internet for introducing new artists to the world?

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