Technologies and media

The art and science of being on hold

They say silence is golden. But when it comes to being kept on hold at the end of a phone line, not so much.

BBC

Covert Russian hackers are saving music from audio destruction

A subculture of Russian vinyl digitisers are on a mission to capture and digitise the ultimate versions of some of history's most iconic songs and albums.

Wired

Amazon Echo and Google Home owners love listening to music on their smart speakers but also don't fully trust them

A new survey has some good and bad news for the smart-speaker makers.

Business Insider

Le numérique occupe de plus en plus de place à l'Opéra

L’opéra est un laboratoire formidable qui fait son miel des nouvelles technologies.

France Musique

New Way to Pay Songwriters and Musicians in the Streaming Age Advances

For a decade, the music industry has promoted a motley series of copyright bills to Congress, only to watch them fail.

The New York Times

Music Royalty Technology PeerTracks Turns Streamers Into ‘A Network Of Miners,

The idea of PeerTracks is to eliminate having to register creative works on multiple databases and simply input the metadata once.

Inquisitr

Facial Recognition Is Coming to a Concert Near You

When you buy your next concert ticket, you may be handing over a lot more than just your credit card information. In a press release, Blink Identity says that it has raised $1.5 million to develop an instant facial recognition system for the live music industry.

Digital Music News

La Sacem ouvre ses immenses archives

La société a mis gratuitement en ligne ses archives ce mardi matin. Soit 167 ans de trésors, de la partition de «l’Internationale» à l’examen d’entrée de Brassens.

Le Parisien

10 Dos and Don’ts for Creating a Music Website

“Your fans need someplace to go,” she says. “I think it’s crucial to have some kind of home base where fans can get all of the information that they need to get, whether that’s new music or merch or tour tickets.”

Consequence of Sound


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