The One-Minute Music News Review (10/13/23)


This week’s tales embody:

  • Bandcamp acquisition and layoffs
  • Paid TikTok
  • Amazon AMP closure
  • and extra

Bandcamp bought once more. 

Just 18 months after they bought it, Epic Games bought Bandcamp and practically half of Bandcamp’s workers have been laid off.

The new house owners counsel they’ll maintain a lot of Bandcamp’s well-liked options, however when you’re involved,  it’s a great time to remind you that may run your personal retailer on-line and cut back the charges you’re paying to promote your personal merch.

Paid TikTok?

Something attention-grabbing was found in a line of TikTok’s code, and TikTok has confirmed: they’re certainly testing a paid, ad-free model of their service, rumored to be 4.99/month. This take a look at is at the moment operating in a single English-speaking market outdoors the US.

Goodbye Amazon AMP

Amazon shut down its AMP radio service, and it follows Spotify Live as an interactive audio characteristic that has been discontinued in 2023. 

Spotify playlists utilizing your voice memos?

Maybe arising from the ashes of Spotify Live, a brand new patent software suggests Spotify is engaged on a mixtape generator that may pull audio out of your voice memos so you may make an old-school mixtape the place you may discuss over the music so as to add your personal perspective.

U2’s Vegas residency at Sphere

Lastly, If you wish to know if the brand new venue Sphere is as bizarre because it appears to be like, cultural critic Steven Hyden went to see U2, and hilariously wrote all about his considerably adoring view from the final admission part of Vegas’ latest house of spectacle, and the TLDR is: It’s fairly mind-blowing, however possibly in a dystopian method. 

Chris RobleyThe One-Minute Music News Review (10/13/23)


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