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Concerns over AI and UK’s music sector

UK Music interim chief executive Tome Kiehl has written to UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak to urge him to use his AI Safety Summit this week to protect music creators. The summit begins today (Wednesday) at Bletchley Park, with Kiehl outlining the music industry’s concerns over the potential impact of AI (artificial intelligence) on the UK’s music sector. 

Real World Event NFTs

Nile, the NFT (non-fungible token) and DAO (decentralised autonomous organisation) marketplace developed by Korean blockchain company Wemade, is set to introduce Real World Event NFTs at the upcoming G-STAR 2023. The event is hailed as the largest gathering of gaming enthusiasts and fans from around the world. The G-STAR 2023 event ticket NFTs are dynamic, conveying changes of NFTs in real-time during the event’s opening, closing and entry. To mark the introduction of the NFTs, Wemade will give away exclusive gifts and special items to G-STAR event ticket NFT-holders at the event. Only 300 of the NFTs have been minted. 

Concerts near you

Music discovery app Shazam has introduced a new concert feature, allowing users to find nearby shows that relate to their music history. Owned by technology giant Apple, the feature is simply called ‘Concerts’ and is already available via the ‘My Music’ section. ‘Concerts’ will recommend events, and enable users to save and set reminders for upcoming shows, while also showcasing available tickets. Users will then have the option to purchase tickets through BandsInTown or other ticket providers. 

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Tauranga’s Baycourt to utilise Eventfinda tech

Eventfinda and Baycourt Community & Arts Centre have announced a new ticketing partnership. New Zealand-headquartered Eventfinda’s full-service ticketing and marketing platform will soon become the exclusive ticketing software utilised by Baycourt, a performing arts venue in Tauranga. 

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