US startup Super Hi-Fi (which we profiled last year: its tech helps streaming services with the gaps between songs, whether that’s making transitions smoother, or automatically inserting audio content, radio-style) has appointed Tristan Jehan as a ‘strategic advisor on matters of music science and technology’.
Jehan was a co-founder of music intelligence startup The Echo Nest; Spotify’s head of research after the streaming service bought that company; and most recently popped up in Israel in an interview with his views on the artist streaming-payouts debate.
Meanwhile, Rotor Videos, which uses AI technology to create music videos for artist clients, has hired a pair of industry veterans.
Former WMG exec Alex Branson will be in charge of Rotor’s partnership development, while former UMG exec Pj Dulay will head its business development. The news came as Rotor reported a 55% increase in user registrations and a 161% increase in revenues during the Covid-19 lockdown.