AudioSalad Informer, March 2016

We are about to hit the road for SXSW, where we will be showcasing AudioSalad V5 and its enhanced functionality and additions to the platform. We look forward to seeing as many of you as we can there! Read on below for more updates.

- Iain

AudioSalad Co-founder Iain Catling to Speak at SXSW

It’s that time of year again! The AudioSalad team is making the trip back to Austin for SXSW, and we’re excited for a week of the best music, barbecue, and beer Texas has to offer.

The festival lineup features a virtually endless list of great events, and we’re happy to announce that AudioSalad co-founder Iain Catling will be an official presenter this year. Iain and several other digital music leaders will discuss the issue of Data Analytics for the Indie Artist. With more data surrounding music than ever before, all this new information can be difficult to manage. The panelists will provide insider tips and tools for independent artists and managers to make the most of the data available to them. Check out the panel on Friday, March 18 at the Austin Convention Center.

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AudioSalad V5 - Now in Closed Beta

AudioSalad V5 is now in closed beta with select clients and already proving to be a significant step forward. The updated platform provides numerous updates including expanded asset management, deeper metadata modeling, enhanced delivery functionality and much more. In addition we have a full reworking of the B2B portal. If you would like further information on the platform update please contact us. If you are currently using V4, we will be in touch very soon to schedule your upgrade.

Major Lazer Plays to 400,000 Fans in Cuba

As diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba slowly normalize, foreign culture is breaching the island and making a profound impact. Major Lazer is the first major American act to perform in Cuba since the US Embassy reopened last year. The trio, led by DJ/producer and Mad Decent founder Diplo, has found huge success worldwide in recent years, notably with their 2015 single "Lean On" with DJ Snake and MØ, which Spotify has recognized as the most streamed song of all time.

Major Lazer opened their set with the Fania classic "La Murga" by Willie Colón & Héctor Lavoe. There was an electric feeling in the crowd of roughly 400,000 Cuban music fans, many of whom had never experienced an event like this. The concert was certainly a monumental moment in the restoration of U.S.-Cuba relations. We are proud to work with both Mad Decent and Fania, and love to witness their testaments to the undeniable power of music.

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