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Here are a bunch of free music apps

Below, we’ve rounded up an array of apps, plug-ins, sounds, lessons, and even digital audio workstations (DAWs) that are currently free to give tools to musicians and those looking to learn musical skills during the pandemic.

The Verge

The Future Of Music

Where it is today & where it’s going in the next decade.

Forbes

The 10 most innovative music companies of 2020

The music industry’s revival continues, as its digital transformation creates new opportunities for merchandising, personalization, improved audio quality, getting artists paid, and even a change in how vinyl records are made.

Fast Company

Open Source goes Mainstream

An increasing number of creators, for example, are building custom instruments and software, then choosing to make the products open source, or sharable in source code format, which allows other creators to produce derivative works free of charge for non-commercial use.

Forbes

5 Music Inventions that Rocked the ’80s—and Every Decade After

When the '’80s began four decades ago, few people could have predicted what the advances in recording and instrument technology would bring. But with hindsight in your hip pocket, it’s easy to identify the innovations that defined the pop palette in the age of synthesizers and shoulder pads.

Popular Mechanics

The evolution of distortion: how advances in gear paved the way for heavy music

In a never-ending quest for new sounds, gear designers shaped the future of heavy by exploring extremes of distortion, bass and volume.

Guitar World

TikTok Owner Launches Social Media For Music

Resso allows users to stream, share lyrics, comments and engage with other listeners, generate music-accompanied GIFs and videos, something that’s also a hit on its sister app TikTok, the company said in a statement.

Bloomberg

17 Blockchain Music Companies Reshaping a Troubled Industry

Did Napster kill the music industry? Depends on who you ask. Some will say yes, while others will argue the revolution of peer-to-peer music sharing platforms was an inevitable byproduct of technology (a.k.a., the times they are a changin').

Built in

11 things you need to know about the history of Behringer and Peter Kirn

After the online discourse that followed Behringer’s attack on Peter Kirn, it’s worth looking back on what led up to it.

Music Tech


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