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Venti, extra shot- made with sound waves?

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Music has become a present, if not always visible, aspect of almost everything around us. The limited pool of objects that are in no part integrated with music is growing even smaller with the latest development by Elixir Specialty Coffee. Elixir has set itself apart by making its brew not from an unusual bean, but with a specialized process that uses sound waves to extract the drink. 

The coffee is sold in bottles numbered one to twenty-four, which corresponds to the number of hours under which the beverage is treated to this mysterious process. It looks more like whiskey and tastes more like tea than coffee, with a light body, fruit and herbal notes, and zero bitterness. The typical caffeine rush present with espresso or cold-brewed coffee is replaced with a more sustained and gradual alertness, with no crash. Is it too good to be true? How does this even work?

Like regular coffee, Elixir uses only coffee and water to make their brew. The extraction process, called sonic-assisted extraction, is what makes this coffee different. Coffee grounds and water are placed in a chamber which is circulated with high-frequency sound waves, which breaks down the cell walls and diffuses caffeine and flavors throughout the water. The result is is light and refreshing taste that delivers caffeine in a more nuanced way than your typical drip. As of now the only place to try the drink is at Copa Vida in Pasadena, CA, though the Elixir company is based in Sydney, Australia and has plans to expand elsewhere in the United States.

H/T: Fact

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See What Calvin Harris and Avicii are ‘Shazaming’ with New App Feature

For years now you’ve been using Shazam‘s free music ID service to pinpoint exactly who your favorite DJs are playing in their live sets. Now, with a new feature rolled out this week, you can see who those same artists themselves are “Shazaming” when they’re offstage. Yesterday Shazam put out a press release announcing a new discovery feature in partnership with over 30 of its most popular artists.

“Starting today, fans can share in the thrill of music discovery with artists they love. Shazam users can now follow top artists like Pitbull, Calvin Harris, Meghan Trainor, Avicii, Jason Derulo, Coldplay and others to see what they’re Shazaming. This gives fans a unique view into the moments when the world’s biggest hit-makers discover music that inspires them.

‘Our users Shazam over 20 million times each day to discover the music playing around them,’ said Rich Riley, Chief Executive Officer at Shazam. ‘Now, those Shazams transform into an ongoing relationship with artists, giving users a truly unique place to get great music content.’ “

They plan to quickly expand the service to feature “hundreds of additional artists from around the world,” meaning that plenty more of your favorite artists will soon be sharing their favorite tunes with you via the app. Below are all of the bands and producers currently featured, as well as the number of followers they have on the music service:

Pitbull – 44.7m Followers
Calvin Harris – 42.0m Followers
Avicii – 41.4m Followers
Maroon 5 – 30.2m Followers
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis – 29.4m Followers
Jason Derulo – 28.7m Followers
OneRepublic – 27.7m Followers
Wiz Khalifa – 27.1m Followers
Imagine Dragons – 25.3m Followers
Coldplay – 22.9m Followers
Usher – 20.9m Followers
Robin Thicke – 20.1m Followers
Enrique Iglesias – 20m Followers
Clean Bandit – 18.6m Followers
One Direction – 17.6m Followers
Linkin Park – 14.0m Followers
Alicia Keys – 13.6m Followers
Meghan Trainor – 13.5m Followers
Tove Lo – 12.4m Followers
Alesso – 11.8m Followers
Shakira – 11.7m Followers
Selena Gomez – 11.0m Followers
Mariah Carey – 10.3m Followers
YG – 9.8m Followers
Fall Out Boy – 8.3m Followers
Shaggy – 7.3m Followers
Pearl Jam – 6.1m Followers
Zac Brown Band – 4.2m Followers
Fifth Harmony – 3.7m Followers
Nick Jonas – 3.6m Followers
Hunter Hayes – 3.5m Followers
Adam Lambert – 3.1m Followers

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Kygo And Apple Music Partner For Launch of the New Streaming Service

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Apple Music announced a partnership with Kygo that will vault the Tropical House star to the forefront of the new streaming music service. Besides Kygo, Apple Music has inked other big names for their new platform, which includes Pharrell, Puff Daddy and The Weeknd.

To kick off the new partnership, the two will orchestrate an outdoor promotional campaign, video content and a remake of the classic hit,”Take On Me,” by Norwegian trio a-ha. The song will be exclusively released on the new Apple Music in the coming months.

Larry Jackson, Apple Music head of content, shared his excitement of the new partnership stating: “My excitement to work with Kygo on this idea was abundantly clear to anyone who was within five feet of me these past few weeks — I couldn’t stop talking about it. More than being a great DJ and producer, this guy is an impressive musician, and a lot of people are just discovering that.”

For Kygo and his top-house sound, this is a huge step in the right direction. Partnering with this tech juggernaut will only help push his name and music in the right direction and both parties will reap large benefits from joining forces.

“I’ve really enjoyed working together with Apple to help launch their new streaming service,” says Kygo. “It is really cool to see Apple getting involved.”

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You can now see what Avicii and Maroon 5 are Shazaming

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Have you ever wondered what songs catch the ear of Avicii or Clean Bandit that have them using Shazam? Well, the music discovery app looks to give fans an insight into what their favorite artists are Shazaming with a new social feature that is now available when you update the app. Thirty artists have confirmed to be partnering with Shazam including Avicii, Clean Bandit, One Direction, Alicia Keys, Maroon 5, and more with more to follow.

Currently, the app’s artist pages only consist of tracks and videos related to that artist, but with the new update, Shazam looks to create a direct interaction between fans and artists by allowing them to see what their favorite artists are discovering. After the artist adds a song to their feed, fans will also be able to “like” track and also see how many times a track has been searched for. You can check out the new feature by updating your Shazam app today.

 

Read more:

Shazam toots its own horn: ‘We can predict 33 days out what song will go to #1 in the Billboard charts in the US’

Shazam targets smartwatch as next product line

Shazam raises $30 million in funding, now valued at over $1 billion

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Apple Music signs publishing deals with indie publishers Beggars Group and Merlin

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Apple Music has closed last-minute deals with independent publishing companies Beggars Group and Merlin. Due to original contract obligations stating that artists would not be paid royalties during the trial period of ninety days, these two groups, among several others, expressed strong opposition for Apple’s streaming platform and refused to use the service. Following increased pressure from these groups and other high-profile artists like Taylor Swift, Apple has since agreed to offer artists royalty payments for the trial period as well.

Thanks to this change, it seems these two powerhouse publishers have changed their minds about working with Apple. Although Beggar’s Group had initially written a lengthy opposition statement against the original contractual obligations, their recent signing onto Apple Music indicates they’re pleased with the changes made. Likewise for Merlin; in an open letter to employees, the CEO stated “I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to pay for all usage of Apple Music under the free trials on a per-play basis, as well as to modify a number of other terms that members had been communicating directly with Apple about. With these changes, we are happy to support the deal.”

Apple Music will be officially unveiled tomorrow.

H/T: FACT Magazine

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Splice launches ‘Splice Sounds:’ the answer to sample pack purchasing

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For music producers, sample packs are a double-edged sword. On the upside, they provide a fresh palette of sounds to create with and serve as a permanent addition to one’s library. On the down side, they’re usually expensive and, more often than not, only offer a few sounds that end up fitting the mold of what one is looking for. This phenomenon is frustrating enough to turn most producers on to piracy, yet ultimately, that’s an even bigger problem as it only hurts the developers creating the packs.

A better workaround is needed, and fortunately, Splice has created a viable alternative. Today, the cloud-based music production platform launched their newest add-on, Splice Sounds. The new subscription-based service gives users access to over 1,500 packs — everyone from Loopmasters to XFER — allowing one to preview and download individual samples from a pack. It’s as easy as saving a sound to one’s library and dragging it into a project. What’s more, user can search the 500,000+ samples by genre, key, BPM and other tags and save ones they like for later. Frankly, it just makes a lot of sense.

The service comes with two tiers: $7.99/100 credits (downloads) per month or $13.99/300 credits per month. Check it out on Splice.

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