Technologies and media

Hip-hop ain't top: new study reveals reading levels behind music lyrics

Are songwriting standards slipping at the top of the charts? Data analyst finds country music is smartest, while hip-hop lags behind – save for whip-smart lyricist Eminem.

The Guardian

Pandora to buy music analytics firm Next Big Sound

"The deal marks the latest step in Pandora's commitment to become an indispensable partner to the music industry and accelerates its strategy of harnessing data for the benefit of music makers,".


How Fruity Loops Changed Music-Making Forever

There's a saying that "it's not the tool, it's the artist." In the case of FL Studio, though, you could argue that the tool helped shape the artists just as much as the artists helped popularise the tool.

Red Bull Music Academy

New app myFrontman lets users stream gigs in real-time

The launch of the app follows a report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics which pin-pointed cultural event attendance barriers for people with disabilities.

The Music Network

15 European Opera Houses to Offer Free Online Streaming

A free showing of Verdi's "La Traviata" will be streamed live from Madrid's Teatro Real on Friday, inaugurating a new program backed by the European Union in which some of Europe's top houses will stream performances free to make opera more accessible.

The New York Times

Blue Note 75

Blue Note Records proudly presents the Blue Note 75 app – a ground-breaking new app that celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the legendary jazz label which has represented The Finest In Jazz Since 1939.

Blue Note

Can Apps Teach You To Improvise Jazz?

Trolling through the app stores, a musician sees plenty of options for learning new tricks, and all sort of tuners and other utilities.

When Do We Stop Keeping Up With Popular Music?

After sixty years of research, it's conventional wisdom: as people get older, they stop keeping up with popular music.


Soundcloud a commencé sa croisade contre les mixes de DJ

Il y a toujours eu un certain flou légal autour du concept de mix de DJ. Quand un DJ uploade un de ses mixes sur son compte Soundcloud, il uploade évidemment des morceaux (ou bouts de morceaux) qui ne lui appartiennent pas.


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