Technologies and media

Could Apple's New Algorithm End the Loudness Wars?

'The loudness wars" is the term given to the increasing volume of mixes in recent years, achieved by compressing the dynamic range of audio tracks in order to get louder results.

The Music Network

Creative panelist talk music disruption

If you were putting together a sparky panel on the interplay of music and technology, roping in Amanda Palmer, Zoe Keating and Imogen Heap would be a mightily-fine start: three artists at the forefront of DIY strategies and tech experimentation.

MusicAlly

Improvements in Mobile Data to Promote Local Music

Liberia's entertainment industry is not big but it is well alive and kicking, in particular the music side of it.

Balancing Act

YouTube Close to Launching Subscription Music Service

YouTube is preparing a premium on-demand music service -- akin to a Spotify, but with video -- to launch later this year, according to several sources familiar with the plans.

Billboard

It's the final curtain for Twitter Music

Twitter is reportedly close to killing off its standalone music app, Twitter Music, only six months after launch.

PcAuthority

Music for All with Open Source Software

I am embarrassed to admit that I have never in my life considered the struggle of blind musicians to find Braille music scores.

Linux Journal

YouTube to host first-ever music awards

"We're announcing a new kind of awards show — one powered by you," wrote YouTube's vice president of marketing Danielle Tiedt.

The Digital Universe

Social media brings new orchestra, opera fans

Normally two islands in a sea of social media, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Opera Philadelphia have had recent audience triumphs radically revising old notions that Twitter and other social media work only for young millennials.

Philly.com

Google takes down more than eight 'pirate' links every second

Despite reports that piracy is good for revenue, search engine removed 5.3m links in a week for copyright holders.

The Guardian


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