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Recommended Reading: The making of Elton John's VR retirement party

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Billy Steele
01.27.18 in Internet
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How Elton John's
VR retirement
announcement hit
your headset

Emma Grey Ellis,
Wired

If you haven't heard, music legend Sir Elton John announced his retirement and final tour this week in the most 2018 way possible: VR. Wired goes behind the scenes to get the details on how that montage was made before it beamed out to your headset.

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Spotify's scientist: Artificial intelligence should be embraced, not feared, by the music business
Tim Ingham, Music Business Worldwide

MBW caught up with the director of Spotify's Creator Technology Research Lab to chat about AI and how it relates to the future of the biz, including robot musicians.

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