Technologies and media

Super 8 film has taken over music videos

Here’s what it looks like: a music video that has, up until this point, been shot on digital will cut to Super 8 footage.

Fader

Piano Lessons in the Panopticon

The pressure of an old-fashioned piano lesson was poised to be magnified by the panopticon of the internet.

The New York Times

Is Technology Helping or Hurting Djs?

Without technology, DJing would not exist. The ability to record and play music is a relatively modern invention, and the art of mixing two records together is even more recent.

Electronic Beats

What kind of technology scared parents in the 1930s? Radio.

Parents have always worried about how their kids might use new technology in the way they inevitably will.

A Journal of Musical Things

L'auto-tune est partout

Trente-six secondes de «Believe» auront suffit. En octobre 1998, Cher nous offre le futur de la pop sur la petite phrase «I can't break throught» qu'elle entonne façon robot. C'est la naissance de l'auto-tune.

Slate

The Future of Music Festivals Is … the Internet?

After the triumph of Beychella, it seemed as though the mega-music fest was stronger than ever. But the cancellation of several high-profile events and a serious market correction has the industry reconsidering its future. And one long-running festival thinks it has the answer: make festivals into content.

The Ringer

Automakers and Audio Companies Are Pushing In-Car Music Technology Farther Than Ever

Using the most voodoo of automotive sciences, premium sound systems lean on both expert ears and virtual modeling.

The Drive

Blockchain-powered speaker 'doesn't spy on you'

The entrepreneur behind the world’s first blockchain-powered smart speaker said growing privacy concerns will help him dethrone the market’s biggest players like Alexa and Google Home.

Business Cloud

Can data reveal the saddest number one song ever?

“It’s an initially challenging concept, that you would be able to quantify the sadness that a song evokes”.

BBC


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