Nq Mobile™ “music Radar” App Revolutionizes Music Search In China

Music labels sue SiriusXM over unpaid royalties on oldies

In primary school, he wasn’t challenged enough, it seems, as he said, “I wanted to find something that would test my brain, so when I saw some children playing, I say, ‘Hey! I wanna learn music.'” He sought advice from his parents, who readily supported him. Abijah started with the flute. “It wasn’t that difficult. It was very easy!” he exclaimed confidently. From the flute, he gradually moved to other instruments. The guitar, he said, is the most challenging because “you have to turn your fingers on the guitar firmly to make the right pitch of sound. When you are strumming, you have to listen keenly … .” Watching the “finger works” and listening to melodies, he said, are the ways in which he learns. Abijah doesn’t use music sheets; he simply listens to chords, notes, etc, memorises them quickly, and then plays – just like that. “Once I found the chord, I can find the song,” he said. On Tuesday when Rural Xpress chatted with him, to demonstrate his mastery, his mother, Ionie Matthews-Wallace, sang a line from Bob Marley’s Old Pirate, after which Abijah told those who were looking on all the notes for that particular line. Even if he hears a song for the very first time, he said, he can play music to it by listening to the melody and the tempo. As the rain poured, Abijah and his music teacher, Richard Christie, he on melodica, and Abijah on keyboard, put on a jam session of sorts.

Finance Sat, Sep 14, 2013, 3:29 AM EDT – U.S. Markets closed NQ Mobile “Music Radar” App Revolutionizes Music Search in China Next generation audio search technology now available for Android and iOS Press Release: NQ Mobile Inc. 19 hours ago 21.84 +1.7300 BEIJING and DALLAS, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NQ Mobile (NYSE: NQ ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced the release of “Music Radar,” a revolutionary content-based music information retrieval (MIR) application from one of its subsidiaries, Yinlong. The app is now available in China for both Android and iOS platforms, with plans for expanding the service into other countries in the near future. (Logo: ) With Music Radar, NQ Mobile is addressing the evolving mobile and wearables markets, offering new forms of user interaction and the next generation of audio search technology. The app makes searching for music more accurate and convenient in the mobile environment. Features include: An innovative melody recognition engine; it can even find if sung or hummed Extremely fast music recognition On-the-go music listening and downloading capabilities Social sharing through Simple Notification Service (SNS) “We are pleased to bring a leading technology in the evolving category of mobile devices,” said Dr. Henry Lin, Co-CEO, NQ Mobile. “In addition to searching for music through traditional means like recorded audio clips and files, users can now also accurately search for music by singing or humming. As mobility trends continue to change the way in which we interact with devices and information, NQ Mobile will be at the forefront of technology innovation. We will also adopt this leading audio recognition technology for not only music search, but also to other areas related to radio, video and TV content applications.Many new mobile devices including “wearables” require new modes of user interaction and NQ’s technology is leading the way to enhance the applications and solutions around this market.” “This is an exciting new technology solution and application,” said Mr. Omar Khan, Co-CEO, NQ Mobile. “We are continuing to expand the way in which we can engage and ultimately monetize our growing user base.Adding innovative solutions that make a better user experience across a variety of mobile devices is an important part of this strategy.” About NQ Mobile NQ Mobile Inc. ( NQ ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services. NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally.NQ Mobile’s portfolio includes mobile security and mobile games as well as advertising for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms and mobility services for the enterprise market. As of June 30, 2013, NQ Mobile maintained a large, global user base of 372 million registered user accounts and122 million monthly active user accounts through its consumer mobile security business, 87 million registered user accounts and 16 million monthly active user accounts through its mobile games and advertising business and over 1,250 enterprise customers.NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China.

Music labels sue SiriusXM over unpaid royalties on oldies The lawsuit accuses the satellite radio company of not paying royalties for music it plays that was recorded before 1972 when federal protections kicked in. The Four Tops are just one of the bands seeking unpaid royalties from SiriusXM. (Credit: CBS) The music industry is turning up the volume in its battle against digital broadcasters with a lawsuit that accuses SiriusXM of not paying royalties on music recorded before 1972. Major labels Capitol Records, Sony Music Entertainment, and Universal Music Group Recordings, along with indie label ABKCO, sued the satellite radio company in a California court on Wednesday. The lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, notes that “a significant portion of SiriusXM’s channels feature classic sound recordings, including channels exclusively devoted to performing recordings from the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.” Related stories PS Vita TV is Sony’s new spin on streaming Before sound recordings came under federal copyright protection in 1972, music copyrights were overseen by the individual states. So instead of being filed in a federal court, the lawsuit was filed in Superior Court in California, a state that had music rights protections in place before Congress extended copyright eligibility to sound recordings. “Classic tracks recorded before 1972 are an important part of American culture and an important of SiriusXM’s programming,” Dionne Warwick said in a statement provided by the Recording Industry of America, the organization that represents the music industry’s interests. “The great artists played on the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s stations should be treated with respect and properly compensated as SiriusXM is required to do, so I am asking SiriusXM not to ‘Walk On By’ and do the right thing!” A SiriusXM representative declined to comment on the lawsuit. The lawsuit is the third filed against SiriusXM in recent weeks. SoundExchange, which collects royalties on behalf of recording artists, filed a lawsuit in August that claimed the satellite radio company “systematically underpaid” royalties from 2007 to 2011. The ’60s rock band The Turtles filed a class action lawsuit in early August that seeks $100 million in damages.