Technologies and media

Predicting What You Want To Hear: Music And Data Get It On

When I log on to Spotify, it recommends I listen to T. Rex because I listened to Marc Bolan. Bolan is the frontman of T. Rex. I roll my eyes and click away.

Billboard

Music Piracy Goes Mobile

Mobile applications have eclipsed file-sharing services, online storage sites known as "digital lockers" and stream-ripping software as the most widely used source of free music downloads, according to a new study from researcher NPD Group, whose results have not previously been made public.

Re/code

 

Symphony Orchestras Dives Headlong Into Streaming

Orchestras and opera companies in the United States and Europe, facing uncertain futures and rapid changes in how people listen to music, are increasingly making forays into web streaming, taking one of Western culture's most traditional live art forms out of theaters and concert halls and putting it onto small screens.

The New York Times

Cadenza: You play, and a full orchestra plays with you

Dream of playing along with world-class symphonies? Now, a Harvard-backed app heads to your mobile device to give you instant portable orchestral backup that adjusts to your playing in real time.

Cnet

Meludia Makes Music Simple, Beautiful, and Easy To Learn

To help people learn music theory concepts in a fun, pleasing way, Meludia offers a beautifully-designed series of little gamified classes, beginning with the ability to determine whether a melodic sequence is rising or falling, before proceeding to more complex stuff.

Evolver.fm

Nigeria: 'Media, Key to Growth of Entertainment Industry'

The role of the media is critical in advancing the growth and development of entertainment industry in Nigeria.

All Africa

A New Model for Music: Big Bands, Big Brands

Don't blame Lady Gaga, SXSW or even Doritos. The consumer wants all the music that he or she desires — on demand, at a cost of zero or close to it — and we now live in that perfect world.

The Telegraph

How Streaming Music Will Change Culture… for the Better

In the olden days (i.e. 20 years ago), recording artists had to convince you to fall for their music once — just long enough to buy a CD.

Evolver.fm

Musique numérique : Neil Young lance le “Pono Player”

Le chanteur et guitariste canadien Neil Young a annoncé lundi qu'il allait lancer cette semaine un lecteur de musique portable et un service de téléchargement haute définition, afin d'améliorer les possibilités d'écouter de la musique numérique.

Nouvelle Tribune


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