Media & Entertainment Insights
  • Flourish or Fail? The Future of Smart Contracts in the Music Industry

    10 April 2017 | Blog

    What if we could replace antiquated physical contracts execution to fit with the new digital music age and real-time commerce? Well, today we can and the technology is known as smart contracts. Just as the blockchain has emerged to claim its place as the new financial instrument of the future, smart...

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  • How Virtual Reality Could Reshape the Future of Concerts and Live Events

    3 April 2017 | Blog

    The allure of attending a live concert has always been the fact that you can get up close and personal with the band and their music.  You are a fan, and that immersive live-music experience far overshadows listening to digital download or album from your favorite artist. Times are changing, however...

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  • Music Discovery and the Magic of Sync Placements

    29 March 2017 | Blog

    You might be surprised to learn that the mood setting songs and background music featured on your favorite TV shows, movies, commercials, sports and video games are highly sought after paid placements for artists to gain exposure and generate income. No longer considered ‘selling out', it seems...

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  • SXSW: When All Roads Lead to Austin

    23 March 2017 | Blog

    Last week, the DataArt Media & Entertainment team flew to Austin, TX, to take part in what is undoubtedly the biggest event the industry has to offer – South by Southwest (SXSW) – where both newcomers and leaders of the industry engage in conference sessions, a trade show, a start-up...

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  • Albums, Singles or Playlists? How Consumption Patterns are Changing

    17 March 2017 | Blog

    We are in an age where music consumption patterns are changing. Just as any other aspect of the music business, they follow the evolution of the industry based on the consumer behavior. Singles once were the driving force behind record sales, until cassettes and later CDs gave the pedestal to...

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  • Will AI Take Over Musicians Jobs?

    13 March 2017 | Blog

    Is the future destined to be a vast wasteland of musicians cast aside with artificial intelligence (AI) and bots taking over control of the artistry of composing music? It's clear that over the next few decades there are going to be big leaps in AI and robots, and these will...

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  • Have the Tables Turned? The Rise of Vinyl or Fall of the Downloads?

    6 March 2017 | Blog

    The tables have turned with a revival of interest in vinyl records following a decade of digital music dominance. Whether through efforts made by musical purists, trendsetting nostalgic hipsters or initiatives such as Record Store Day, the LP resurgence appears to be a big hit as sales of LPs,...

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  • Abolishing Yourself - Time to End the Procrustean Bed of Customer Service

    28 February 2017 | UK | Media

    In his regular blog post in Huffpost Tech UK, Dmitry Bagrov, Managing Director at DataArt, UK, suggests a new direction in product design: intuitive systems that would allow to make customer support a thing of the past.

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  • Bots and the Music Industry – A Vision of the Future

    27 February 2017 | Blog

    We are hearing a great deal about bots in the media these days. If you had not heard of bots before, you likely learned about them thanks to Microsoft’s Tay scandal when Twitter users exploited its new artificial intelligence chat bot, teaching it offensive remarks. With the advent of mobile...

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  • We See You — Machine Learning and Its Growing Effect on the Music Industry

    17 February 2017 | Blog

    There are more than enough articles concerning Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) these days. AI is going to make our life easier, it is going to have a beneficial impact on how we conduct business and it may even replace certain things that we do not expect at this moment and...

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