Technologies and media

An economist explains what digital technology means for the future of popular culture

In the early days of file-sharing and the internet, experts worried that technology would gut the creative industries, leaving consumers with fewer (and lower-quality) choices than ever before.

Vulture

Why We Need A Conscious Music Tech Revolution Now!

The context now is right for startups to innovate in music. There are companies in the music space which are beginning to turn a profit and the digital music market is maturing.

HypeBot

Why the music industry needs the video gaming industry’s help to scale virtual concerts

Marshmello’s concert in Fortnite may have happened over two months ago, but it continues to be on the tip of the music industry’s tongue as a groundbreaking precedent for how music and gaming will converge in artists’ careers.

Music Business Worldwide

Inside A Rare, Controversial Discussion On The Future Of Technology And The Music Industry

Given the growth of a number of emerging tech platforms, we are beginning to see the early stages of the next wave of massive disruption at the intersection of music and technology that will impact both business and creative sides of this powerful industry.

Forbes

Aux « algoraves », on danse sur une musique codée en direct

Depuis 2012, ces événements musicaux font danser grâce à des artistes qui codent en direct leurs morceaux.

Le Monde

Myspace lost all the music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015

It's been a year since the music links on Myspace stopped working; at first the company insisted that they were working on it, but now they've admitted that all those files are lost.

BB

How Komplete Kontrol is changing the game for visually-impaired musicians

Native Instruments’ new keyboard range is a game-changer for those who rely on touch and sound to find their way around a tune.

Red Bull

‘Be urself’: meet the teens creating a generation gap in music

Instead of radio or the music press, today’s teens are discovering songs in the background of YouTube videos – creating a new breed of superstars unknown to adults.

The Guardian

Today’s Google Doodle proves that a bot can’t top Bach

You, too, can compose like Bach. Or rather, artificial intelligence can compose like Bach. Or at least, that’s the premise of Thursday’s delightful Google Doodle, which promises to take any two-bar melody you type in and turn it into a Bach, or Bachlike, chorale in four parts, played by charming little music-box figures of bewigged 18th-century musicians.

The Washington Post


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