Spotify acquires SoundBetter, a music production marketplace, for an undisclosed sum – gpgmail

[ad_1] Spotify today took another step in its efforts to build out services for artists to help diversify itself away from a business model predicated on paying music streaming royalties to labels: it has acquired SoundBetter, a music production marketplace for artists, producers, and musicians to connect on specific projects; and for people who are looking […]

Amazon’s ‘Carnival Row’ mixes fairies, politics and murder – gpgmail

[ad_1] “Carnival Row” offers an unlikely mix of genres, laying out a murder mystery in a world of fairies and other mythical creatures, while also delivering a healthy dose of allegorical politics. And as we explain in the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, the show (recently released on Amazon Prime Video) does take […]

Pandora now lets you share music and podcasts to your Instagram Stories – gpgmail

[ad_1] Pandora today announced a new integration with Instagram that will allow users to share their favorite music and podcasts to their Instagram Story. The feature comes well over a year after Spotify launched a similar integration with Instagram Stories, and only days after Spotify introduced sharing to Facebook Stories, as well. In Pandora’s case, […]

Netflix’s new ‘Dark Crystal’ is a visual delight, no nostalgia needed – gpgmail

[ad_1] “The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” returns viewers to the world of Thra — a distant, magical planet ruled over by the sinister, long-lived Skeksis, who have lied their way into ownership of the titular crystal and dominance of the elf-like Gelflings. The series is a prequel to Jim Henson and Frank Oz’s 1982 […]

Netflix’s ‘Red Sea Diving Resort’ awkwardly mixes fiction and reality – gpgmail

[ad_1] “The Red Sea Diving Resort,” a new film on Netflix, is based on the true story of Mossad agents who took over an abandoned holiday resort in Sudan to smuggle Jewish Ethiopian refugees out of the country. As we explain in the latest episode of the Original Content podcast, the film feels like it’s […]

Netflix’s ‘Wu Assassins’ is a punching, kicking delight – gpgmail

[ad_1] When we reviewed “Another Life” last week, we described it as an old-fashioned science fiction space show, something that’s been absent from TV for the past decade or so. “Wu Assassins” is another new Netflix series, and it’s also is a kind of a throwback — this time to ’90s martial arts series like […]

Pandora opens up podcast submissions to all creators – gpgmail

[ad_1] The battle for podcasters among music streaming services continues. A day after Spotify announced the launch of its podcast analytics dashboard, Pandora is today expanding its own podcasting efforts with the arrival of a self-service online hub for creators. The new Pandora for Podcasters will allow creators to submit their shows for inclusion on […]

‘Another Life’ is no masterpiece, but we want a second season anyway – gpgmail

[ad_1] Most critics haven’t found much to like in “Another Life,” a new space opera on Netflix, but look: We had a good time with it. The show stars Katee Sackhoff (best known as Starbuck on “Battlestar Galactica”), who plays Niko Breckinridge, the leader of an expedition across the galaxy to make contact with aliens […]

Glow raises $2.3M to help podcasters make money – gpgmail

[ad_1] Glow is a new startup that says it wants to help podcasters build media business. That’s something co-founder and CEO Amira Valliani said she tried to do herself. After a career that included working in the Obama White House and getting an MBA from Wharton, she launched a podcast covering local elections in Cambridge, […]

Google adds playable podcast episodes to search results – gpgmail

[ad_1] Google is making it easier to find and listen to audio content specific to your search interests, with playable episodes surfaced in results that start rolling out today. Playable podcasts will show up in results when you use “podcasts” as a keyword in your search, in combination with other terms. It’s intended to deliver […]