Technologies and media

Chartmetric explores the ‘trigger cities’ of south-east Asia

There’s some good data on how Spotify is functioning as a platform in the region, with K-Pop act Blackpink, US artist Lauv and a host of western artists performing well by the metric of monthly listeners.

Musically

40 years ago Sony's Walkman changed the way we listened to music

The Walkman was just as big a change in the way we listened to music as the iPod was in the early 2000s.

Cnet

Apple could save music lovers from the disaster that is iTunes

Assuming the new Music app works as it should, this should be a victory for music lovers who regularly use macOS.

Mashable

Big Mood Machine

Over the years, streaming services have pushed a narrative about these mood playlists, suggesting, through aggressive marketing, that the rise of listening by way of moods and activities was a service to listeners and artists alike—a way to help users navigate infinite choice, to find their way through a vast library of forty million songs.

The Baffler

Sourds : des caissons vibrants pour ressentir la musique !

Les prothèses auditives, bien pratiques pour entendre les voix mais pour la musique ?

Handicap.fr

India’s latest music app is from… its Ministry of Culture

An app called Sangam Music provides a big catalogue of devotional songs and instrumentals, promising that “the user could stream and listen to the rarest and the oldest of the devotional songs for free”.

Musically

The Future of Music Technology

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason discovers how rapid digital innovation is shaping the way we make, listen and interact with music.

BBC

The best place to discover new music? Instagram

Instagram began allowing users to share album covers and Spotify links to music on their stories in May 2018. But in recent months, the feature has grown increasingly popular.

Mashable

Pikip Solar Speakers, les sound systems de l’anthropocène

Face à l’urgence écologique, des entrepreneurs réfléchissent à de nouvelles solutions et tentent de limiter la catastrophe.

IRMA


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