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We Are Already Experiencing The Rise Of Artificial Intelligence

David Suydam | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
David Suydam

Machine learning, and a more advanced technology called deep learning, are types of artificial intelligence that allow a computer to learn information based on the data it is given. Essentially, the more information the computer is given, the better it can learn -- and in the case of platforms like Spotify or Netflix, the more interaction you have with the program, the better it can recommend music, movies, or TV shows that you'll like.

Why Digital Music Platforms Are Failing

N/A | Posted 04.14.2017 | Canada Living

When Apple Music, Spotify and Tidal launched, they were hailed as digital prophets that promised new ways to monetize the experience. Thus far, their solutions have fallen short of fireworks. Just slightly over a quarter of Spotify's 75 million active users actually pay for the service. And, as The Guardian UK reports, despite pulling in €1.08 bn in revenue, its losses were €162.3m. So why are all these promising platforms sinking?

Spotify Just Gave Every Runner What They've Always Wanted

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Living

There's nothing worse than finally hitting your stride on a run before being brought to a halt by a ballad popping up on your playlist. Sure, you coul...

Three Steps to the Perfect Spring Road Trip

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Road trips are perfect for adventure-seeking travelers because you truly can plan your own schedule. You're not at the mercy of an air or train schedule, which offers you the freedom to change plans on a whim and travel at your own pace.

Nearly Half Of Canadians Stream Music

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2015 | Canada Music

TORONTO - Almost half of all Canadian Internet users say they now stream music online, according to the results of a newly released survey.About 43 pe...

Spotify CEO Hits Back After Taylor Swift Pulls Music

CP | Matti Huuhtanen, The Associated Press | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Music

HELSINKI - Spotify's Swedish CEO voiced disappointment Tuesday that Taylor Swift pulled her music off the popular music streaming service, denying cla...

Spotify Wants To Canadify Your Music Streaming

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 10.10.2014 | Canada Music

"Canada is a big important music market that's way larger than its actual population," says Spotify's managing director and content chief Ken Parks of...

Welcome To Canada, Spotify

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.29.2014 | Canada Music

TORONTO - Spotify signalled on Tuesday that it's finally ready to compete in Canada with the multitude of music streaming services already on the mark...

Spotify Is Coming To Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Music

Just in case you weren't sure if streaming was the future of the music industry, the world's biggest player, Spotify, has finally decided to wade into...

Chris Taylor on Last Gang Records and the Changing Entertainment Landscape

Herbert Lui | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Music
Herbert Lui

When it all boils down, Last Gang Records was started in one of the most tumultuous eras of the music industry. It has thrived in the ten years since. Most people would say that the worst is over, but the entertainment industry will continue to evolve with streaming technology and subsequent advancements. But I'm not too worried for them.

When Bands Fake Their Online Popularity

Dani Oliva | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

To the untrained eye, social media numbers are important. However, if you delve, you'll notice inconsistencies. For example, a band may have a ton of "followers", but few likes on their photos. Alternately, a band may have lots of Soundcloud plays on a particular song, but few comments. Do not let buying popularity become the new form of radio DJ payola.

Rather Than Buy Products, We Buy in to Services

Paul Barter | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It used to be that you bought a product, took it home, and used it until it ran out or broke. If you needed to, you bought another. Today, we don't just buy things, we buy into them. Two big trends have been reshaping the consumer marketplace: something-as-a-service and the experience economy.

CBC Launches Digital Music Service

CBC | Posted 04.14.2012 | Canada Business

CBC is diving into the world of online music with the goal of providing listeners access to their favourite tunes, and a way to discover new artists a...