Technologies and media

Hip-hop is the most listened to genre in the world, according to Spotify analysis of 20 billion tracks

Spotify has created a live 'musical map of the world', analysing nearly 20 billion tracks to show localized listening trends for over 1000 cities.

The Independent

Clap your hands! Applause-centric music is cool again

omposers and musical styles come in and out of fashion for the oddest of reasons. Now, the great 20th-century avant-gardist Steve Reich is back in the news because – of all things – a computer game.

The Globe&Mail

20 great free and open source music making programs

Who doesn't love free software? Still, you might be unaware that "free" doesn't always mean free in the sense you might expect.

Music Radar

I second that emotion: the emotive power of music in advertising

Music is powerful. It can make us smile or cry, bring memories rushing back, and even inspire us to buy a product when it's combined with the right advertisement.

Nielsen

A concert app for engaging, building audiences

Before the start of a typical orchestra concert these days, you can count on an announcement reminding everyone to turn off all electronic devices.

Baltimore Sun

Cote d'Ivoire: Alpha Blondy FM - La radio à la mission thérapeutique pour rapprocher les gens

Du rêve qu'il a nourri dans les années 90, l'artiste chanteur, Alpha Blondy l'a réalisé depuis mars 2015. Ce, en portant sur les fonts baptismaux une radio dénommée Alpha Blondy FM.

All Africa

Europe's Sound Heritage

From an evocation of the Battle of Clontarf which took place in a coastal village near Dublin on 23 April 1014 to an amateur chorus recorded in Greece 20 years ago, we offer you a unique travel through time.

Europeana Sounds

GarageBand is great but SoundTrap is a collaborative music app for everyone

The past week has been dominated by Apple Music news, but how about creating some tunes rather than just listening to them?

The Newt Web

Amateur inventor develops tonearm to tackle vinyl distortion

Thomas Bowden is on a mission to rid the world of distortion.

Fact Magazine


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