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Technology a game changer for music industry

The future of the music industry is on your smartphone, says Colts Neck-based concert promoter John D'Esposito.

Daily Record

What will Google's music subscription service look like?

Google is said to be pushing for an ad-free YouTube subscription service to be tied in with its planned Spotify-like audio service.

The Guardian

App Allows Anyone To Create Musical Scores By Humming Or Singing

What happens when a fiddle playing professor at the Swedish Royal Academy of Music and expert in music cognition and a bass playing computer engineer get together? In Sweden, the answer is a ground-breaking new music App.


Music reception in the digital age

Developments since the 1990s make it abundantly clear to what extent new conditions can cast doubt upon previously unquestioned ideas about how people experience music.

International Journal of Music Business Research

How to Make iTunes Awesome Again

A decade ago, iTunes was amazing. Now the music/app/video/iOS wrangler is a bloated mess. The iTunes Store turns 10 on Sunday, and during this decade, Apple has sold billions and billions of songs and apps out of its electronic storefront. But all those videos, apps, and songs have crippled the once-great MP3 player.


Congratulations: The Music Industry Is Now 'Napster-Proof'

You know, that out-of-the-blue technology that shocks the industry, dismantles our carefully-crafted business models once again, and plunges everything into a second freefall? Well, the answer may be never, simply because consumers don't want or need another Napster.

Digital Music News

The music of sound

Think of sound as a fabric, smooth and cruel like silk or rough and warm like tweed," said Walter Murch to an audience breathlessly hanging on to his every word.

The Hindu

How iTunes changed the music industry

Working his way though university behind HMV and Music World counters in the mid-'90s, Jon Box was routinely serenaded by customers needing to identify a radio snippet.

The Star

Twitter #Music iOS App Simplifies Music Discovery

Late last week, Twitter continued its push into the mobile-app space with Twitter #Music, a free iPhone/iPod touch app for sampling and sharing popular music. If you're interested in discovering what's trending musically in the Twitterverse, it doesn't get any easier—or more entertaining—than this.


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