Data from what we download and listen to can now be mined to create and promote future songs.
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Does musical taste even matter anymore? Or does a data-driven feedback loop – where what you enjoy in the past shapes what you hear today – influence what you'll like in the future?
Perth Scorchers Sam Whitman at the Big Bash League T20 Grand Final match against the Sydney Sixers this year.
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Negotiations for the new media rights for cricket in Australia could see a change in how we watch games, and even be linked to a drop in people actually playing the game.
By offering single platforms exclusive rights for their new albums, some musicians are streaming against the tide.
Cofounder and CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because Netflix continually upends established business models, evaluating the company can difficult.
Fire up the turntables, because you’re not going to hear much Prince online.
Gifted musician, peerless showman – and fierce protector of his copyrighted work. Prince fought battles that changed the direction of the music industry and are helping the next generation of artists.
Jussie Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon on Empire, attends a viewing party sponsored by Pepsi.
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The lines are blurring between programs and commercials.
In the authors’ study, 35 percent of respondents said they’ve binge-watched TV.
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TV networks and streaming services are encouraging viewers to binge-watch their favorite shows. But findings from a recent study point to a potential public health concern.
Why do most Australian streaming services not offer basic accessibility features?
One year after the first video on demand service launched in Australia, why do most companies not offer basic accessibility features for disabled audiences?
Streaming services like Netflix are revamping TV classics in a bid to attract–and keep–new audiences.
Streaming on-demand services are bringing back classic TV shows in a big way. Is mining our collective nostalgia sacrilegious or just giving audiences what they want?
What will Apple conquer next?
Apple's ability to develop the potential of good ideas should have existing streaming businesses worried.
Apple’s iPod revolutionized the music business. Will its streaming service do it again?
Online streaming offers benefits for consumers and the companies providing the service, but thus far it hasn't been paid off for artists.
Facing the music.
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Apple's move into the streaming market has a headstart of up to 100 million subscribers but will still need sustained support to get more of us to pay for online music.
Return to the old ways of doing things?
Broadcast anything, anywhere is the new mantra of Periscope, Meerkat, Livestream and others.
Foxtel hopes to retain viewers with exclusive content such as Game of Thrones.
Australians have enthusiastically embraced new streaming service Netflix. But with its subscription business model under threat, Foxtel is coming out fighting.
Jay Z’s artist-led revolution won’t be your average artists’ commune.
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The latest streaming service is artist owned, which sounds great unless a group of 16 "top-tier" artists receive most of the royalties.
The Meerkat meerkat.
If you have been on Twitter this past month, you have heard of Meerkat. This is an app that allows you to stream video from your mobile phone. It’s barely a month old and already it seems there’s a “Meerkat…
Based on Eddie Huang’s bestselling memoir, ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat premiered last month.
Its ratings are worse. So why is Fresh Off the Boat considered a success, while All-American Girl was canceled?
A Facebook server farm in Sweden: the energy you don’t see.
Smartphones may have been around for a while but demand for digital traffic is still growing fast. During the new year celebrations, mobile providers in the UK and Australia reported a 50% increase in…
The current five year broadcast rights for Cricket Australia are A$590 million.
Yesterday Cricket Australia launched onto the Apple TV network, becoming the first Australian sports organisation to join the platform. The new Cricket Australia channel will feature a mixture of interviews…
Together too big?
Apple’s market value has reached a record-breaking US$700 billion, far outstripping its nearest rival. In a year of superlatives, the company’s shares have risen by 60% and it made its largest ever acquisition…