Ableton Live 10 Is Out Now

Live 10 is out now!

Live 10 comes in three editions: Intro, Standard and Suite. They share common features, but Standard and Suite have additional features, instruments, Packs, and effects.

For the full scoop, including system requirements, head to ableton.com.

Here’s our own Ableton instructor talking about Live 10:

Soundcloud redesign shines spotlight on creator communities

A much needed home screen change

SoundCloud has introduced a refreshed home screen that allows users to see more music from the service’s most popular independent creators. The refreshed home screen features song collections sorted by genre and curated playlists popular in the platform’s community. The new home screen is a welcome update that should help differentiate the struggling service against rival offerings from Spotify, Apple, Google, and Amazon.

Co-Founder Alex Ljung sure is excited:

Read more over at The Verge.

Serato 2.0?!?

It’s been FIVE YEARS since Serato DJ 1.0 was released. What will we see in Serato 2.0? DJ Tech Tools speculates that a new version could include:

1. MIDI Mapping Overhaul
2. Serato Sample Features Built In
3. Full Offline Player Mode
4. Daytime Mode
5. Library Management (Track Purchasing, Tagging, Ratings)
6. Echo Out Quality

Join in discussion at DJ Tech Tools

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RE: #Blockchain: 5 Start-Ups To Watch

Via Music x Tech x Future

Tickets Cloud founder Katerina Kirillova highlights some of the companies hoping to revolutionise the music business using blockchain technology.

KickCity:

Blockchain has a good shot at … making the whole booking process more transparent

Crypto.Tickets

A high level of centralisation generates profits only for a small group of people, while the majority of others involved in the industry are left struggling.”

Viberate:

Artists control their pricing, distribution, and revenue splits for streaming and sales, with more than 20 times the earning potential of the streaming platforms.

TokenFM

This incentive transforms passive listeners into active promoters that stand to benefit financially when their favorite artists benefit.

PeerTracks

Imagine a trust network providing the basis for attendees to pass through ‘priority lanes’, avoiding bag searches and scans.

Read the interviews with these music innovators and much more at IQ-Net.

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