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It is a social music platform for anyone who is passionate about music.

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  • 11/30/201611/30/2016

Triple Decker Tech: How Utab’s Triangle Technology Builds Programmatic Video Music Lessons for Active Music Lovers and Artists

In Tel Aviv, a group of developers and musicians got together and started to see what technology could do for music learning. They taught a computer to hear chords, identify them, and create videos that translate these chords into streamlined music lessons. Their efforts eventually coalesced into Utab, an automated video clips service that creates content for musicians (Utab for Musicians) and helps active music lovers learn to play along to their favorite tracks (Utab Online Music School).

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  • Yahoo! Finance, Feature story, 01/28/2016, World's First on Line Music Edutainment Channel Was Launched Yesterday Text
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11/30/2016, Triple Decker Tech: How Utab’s Triangle Technology Builds Programmatic Video Music Lessons for Active Music Lovers and Artists
11/30/201611/30/2016, Triple Decker Tech: How Utab’s Triangle Technology Builds Programmatic Video Music Lessons for Active Music Lovers and Artists
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11/30/2016
Announcement
11/30/2016
In Tel Aviv, a group of developers and musicians got together and taught a computer to hear chords, identify them, and create videos that translate these chords into streamlined music lessons. MORE» More»
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In Tel Aviv, a group of developers and musicians got together and started to see what technology could do for music learning. They taught a computer to hear chords, identify them, and create videos that translate these chords into streamlined music lessons. Their efforts eventually coalesced into Utab, an automated video clips service that creates content for musicians (Utab for Musicians) and helps active music lovers learn to play along to their favorite tracks (Utab Online Music School).

“There are three distinct layers that go into creating our videos,” explains Utab CEO Ofer Oved. “They bring together all the elements you need to have clear, fun musical instruction tailormade for the age of mobile and video.”

The first layer: Have a machine figure out what the heck those chords are--no matter where or when the song is from. “We created a new algorithm so smart that it’s capable of analyzing and establishing a chorded timeline to every song in the world in just under 15 seconds,” explains Gal Bello, Utab’s VP of Product, “regardless of the recording quality, release year, and music genre.” Drawing on high-level musical information like melody, key, and rhythm, this algorithm extracts the final chords.

Utab is in the midst of refining the process. “We’re working to allow users to play around a bit more with the results, to change a sharp or a flat key, say,” Gal says. “We’re also going to add the capacity to show more complex chords and to edit the results, so musicians can, for example, adjust a chord.”

Picking out chords is all well and good, but Utab presents this information novelly: By creating videos that turn songs into play-along potential jam sessions. “We can do this in mere minutes,” notes Bello. These videos sync lyrics, chords, and the sound track to make learning a new song clear and easy. “It’s a real asset for musicians wanting to engage fans in new ways, with new digital content,” adds Oved.

The last technological piece of the puzzle is a growing database of songs and videos that can guide music lovers on their journey to learn the best of classic rock, or to master the latest hits for the next party. “Music lovers may come to our platform looking for one particular song and not know what they want to try learning next,” Oved remarks. “Our algorithm is getting better and better at helping people discover the next song they can master, to expand their repertoire.”

Like other platforms that offer recommendations, Utab notes user's profile outlines, preferences and favorite music. The utility of gathering this data goes beyond suggesting what cool tune a user should learn next. “This allows us to create users clusters and micro clusters for any marketing & business purposes,” notes Oved. “We think this triangle will be perfect for strategic partners, or music and media companies looking for a turnkey and have a significant differentiation vehicle and a new revenue stream.”

About Utab

Utab creates programmatic videos based on several proprietary technologies. The service has teamed up with publishers worldwide to make sure the songwriters behind the videos’ compelling music get paid. Music lovers can start exploring and jamming at premium.utab.com

Utab is a music tech company and will launch its unique platform by signing strategic agreements with companies that would like to provide their users with a new exciting cross platform music service with no development investment and in no time. 

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11/30/2016

10/13/2016, Enhanced Assets: Utab for Artists Helps Musicians Generate Music Videos For Their Fans and to Grow Online
10/13/201610/13/2016, Enhanced Assets: Utab for Artists Helps Musicians Generate Music Videos For Their Fans and to Grow Online
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10/13/2016
Announcement
10/13/2016
Utab for Artists is a set of proprietary technologies that creates cost-effective videos that bring together visually representations of the chords, fingering, and lyrics, perfectly synched to the track. These digital presence utilities expand artists’ options in a fast and cost-effective way. MORE» More»

For musicians hoping to pursue a career in the digital age, video is not optional. It generates income, boosts marketing efforts, and builds artists’ fanbase. Yet video, even the simplest, is no easy feat to produce. Costs can easily hit four or even five digits for a produced music video. And how many lyric videos can one track have?

Enter Utab for Artists (https://www.utabforartists.com/), a set of proprietary technologies that creates cost-effective, sleek videos. These videos bring together visual representations of the chords, fingering, and lyrics, perfectly synched to the track. It’s a richer version of chord diagrams, in motion. These digital presence utilities expand artists’ options in a fast and cost-effective way, and are designed to turn listeners from passive fans to active music makers. All for less than you’d pay for a burger, fries, and a pint.

The process takes mere minutes. Artists who hold the rights to a track can upload a .wav or mp3 to the Utab site, followed by the lyrics. A day or two later, the video arrives in the artist’s inbox. It can then be uploaded as the artist wishes, or streamed.( youtu.be/yUrAuEHd2zI)

It’s an excellent opportunity for musicians to catch the huge segment of Active Music Lovers - those who are engaged with music and would like to learn, practice or just play along with their favorite songs. 

Utab sprang from a team of musicians who were also tech savvy, based in Tel Aviv. Using machine learning techniques, they created two separate technologies, one that could extract chords from any track, and one that could generate videos programmatically. The combination of both created a powerful yet inexpensive new tool for artists to engage fans in a more dynamic way, via play-along videos that are easy to follow and fun to use.

“Our main insight was that many musicians in the indie world find it truly challenging to maintain a robust digital presence,” explains Utab CEO Ofer Oved. “These videos help make that less of a challenge, in a very economic way. We are an extra layer for musicians, to enhance their digital assets and may cooperate with platforms and companies that aim to help musicians with their business and marketing .”

About Utab

Utab creates programmatic videos based on several proprietary machine learning technologies. The service has teamed up with publishers worldwide to make sure the songwriters behind the videos’ compelling music get paid. Music lovers can start exploring and jamming at premium.utab.com

Utab partners with companies that would like to provide their users with a new exciting cross platform music service with no development Investment and in no time.

Announcement
10/13/2016

09/21/2016, Three Chords and the Tech: How Utab’s Proprietary Technology Turns Sound Files into Play-Along Dynamic Notation for the Video Age
09/21/201609/21/2016, Three Chords and the Tech: How Utab’s Proprietary Technology Turns Sound Files into Play-Along Dynamic Notation for the Video Age
Announcement
09/21/2016
Announcement
09/21/2016
Active music lovers have a new one-stop place to find the chords, notes, and lyrics they want, all synched to the track, all ready to rock. That place is Utab. The service uses machine learning-based technology to create videos that give players a visual representation of the key elements they need to play. MORE» More»

Some music lovers do more than passively groove to their favorite hits. They play along. And there are a lot of them: More than half of households in the US and Western Europe have at least one member who plays an instrument for pleasure, according to recent numbers from Gallup.

These active music lovers have a new one-stop place to find the chords, notes, and lyrics they want, all synched to the track, all ready to rock. That place is Utab. The service uses machine learning-based technology to create videos that give players a visual representation--chord diagrams for guitarists, a keyboard with highlighted hand positions--of the key elements they need to play.

“Utab combines two proprietary technologies our team created,” explains Ofer Oved, Utab’s CEO, who comes to the platform with decades of experience in tech, mobile, and media. “One is able to programmatically extract the chords from a song. Another can automatically generate videos that synch musical notation systems and lyrics to sound files. It’s the dynamic development of what music lovers have had to rely on in the past.”

Based in Tel Aviv, the Utab team took a passion for music and machine learning and put the two together to create a video-based streaming music school that can stream anywhere, on any device. Players can browse playlists by mood, genre, occasion, and era. They can trade licks with fellow Utabers, or even upload their own videos to the site (which will add chords and lyrics).

“The legacy companies in the informal music education space are struggling to woo young buyers,” says Oved. “For millennials and generation Z , for younger players, you need to visualize the message and the information and get it on mobile and smart tv, as well as desktops. If you don’t move in this direction, you will lose this key segment. When you’re talking about engagement, you have to bring all the elements together in a single video.”

These single videos are targeted at a large, but relatively neglected segment of the music markets. Streaming subscription services, for example, thrive on super fans and music aficionados, but don’t offer much to fans who also play music. “There are a lot of great platforms and services for people who love to listen to music,” muses Oved. “And there are a lot of great resources online for professional musicians and their business teams. But there isn’t much for people who simply love to play music at home, or in less formal settings.”

In addition to strong technologies, Utab has teamed up with publishers worldwide to make sure the songwriters behind the videos’ compelling music get paid. “It took nearly a year to secure all the deals, but it was important and we did it,” comments Oved.

Music lovers can start exploring and jamming at https://premium.utab.com

Utab Go To Market strategy is based on partnering with Media & Music companies that would like to provide their users with a new exciting cross platform music service with no development Investment and in no time.

Announcement
09/21/2016