Technologies and media

Will the future of sample clearance be as easy as tagging friends on Facebook?

The creative act of sampling has long been an integral part of hip-hop and electronic music and new technology has enabled much faster music discovery, creation and sharing, thus rendering the process of clearing samples one of the major obstacles remaining in music production.

Music Tech

Can cryptocurrency create a new niche in music streaming?

The music streaming industry has come a long way since the old days of Napster and the first-ever downloadable music. The new technology that was the internet, combined with faster download speeds, made music sharing possible.

Coin Telegraph

This new app wants to change the way music gets made

Bounce wants to help artists collaborate better—and eventually, change the way people consume music.

Fast Company

The Future of Smart Speakers: How Voice Tech is Impacting the Music Business

Beyond speakers, smart assistants like Alexa can now be found in cars, smartphones and more. What does this mean for the music business? Let's take a look at the future of smart speakers...


Le vinyle HD est-il l'avenir de la musique analogique ?

Le vinyle n’en finit plus de renaître. Cette année, dans le monde, il devrait s’en vendre plus que de CD. Et maintenant, le vinyle HD fait son apparition dans les rayons, avec une capacité améliorée et une plus grande plage dynamique.

Europe 1

Over 40 music festivals have pledged to ban facial recognition technology

The move comes following canvassing by activist group Fight For The Future, who've managed to get some of the US' largest music festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo and SXSW to commit to the ban.

DJ Mag

How technology is increasingly making audiences the stars of live music shows

More and more, technology allows those attending concerts and festivals to be as much the stars of the experience as those making the noise up on the stage.

The Industry Observer

Algorithms Feed Us Music We Already Like. ‘New Sounds’ Challenges Us.

WNYC is cancelling its flagship music show, which has long championed music that gets little airplay elsewhere.

The New York Times

How Science Got Sound Wrong

Neil Young was a famous rock musician in the 1970s, specializing in live performance and weird acoustic spaces, like the echo-filled iron sawdust burner I once camped in as a kid. In a recent interview for The New York Times Magazine, he claimed that digital compression technology — CD, MP3, streaming — undermines human dignity.

Fair Observer

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