Technologies and media

Why Musicians Don't "Like" Facebook Changes

Even this isn't new—"virtual" promotions can be traced back to the dawn of the Internet. Message boards, band websites and email newsletters helped pave the way, and remain part of today's publicity picture.

Future of Music Coalition

Radio Stations Are Playing Fewer Songs Than Ever Before

And the reason is simple: fewer, more familiar songs keep more people listening more often, which means higher ratings and more advertising revenue.

Digital Music News

Now you can down and up-load John Cage's silence on your phone

John Cage's 4'33" is now available as an app. It's not as silly as it sounds.

The Guardian

Why Does Pandora's Introduction Of Political Ad Targeting Matter To Musicians?

Pandora will be introducing new ad services next week that rely on political targeting.

HypeBot

Making Instruments, Not Just Music: A Competition for Inventors

Are you a musician who has always felt that the current crop of musical instruments can't quite capture that special, otherworldly sound that you can feel permeating your soul?

The New York Times

BBC ‘must collaborate more with arts organisations’

Arts Council England has called on the BBC to forge more partnerships and collaborations with arts organisations, claiming the result will be a "net gain for the cultural power of the UK".

The Stage

The State of Streaming Music As Beats Music Launches

Beats Music's launch in the United States provides a good opportunity to reflect on the state of streaming music.

Billboard

How Can Jazz And Classical Get Some Attention On Streaming Services?

"Services such as Spotify and iTunes don't handle the more complicated metadata very well, often rendering music in these genres harder to discover and sort. But building a tailor-made private playground cut off from huge pools of listeners is an even worse attempt at a solution."

New Music Box

2014 Technology and Music Predictions

Well it is a new year and with that come TMV's predictions for the year ahead, albeit this time round TMV's predictions are a month later than usual.

The Music Void


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