Technologies and media

The Future of Music Festivals Is … the Internet?

After the triumph of Beychella, it seemed as though the mega-music fest was stronger than ever. But the cancellation of several high-profile events and a serious market correction has the industry reconsidering its future. And one long-running festival thinks it has the answer: make festivals into content.

The Ringer

Automakers and Audio Companies Are Pushing In-Car Music Technology Farther Than Ever

Using the most voodoo of automotive sciences, premium sound systems lean on both expert ears and virtual modeling.

The Drive

Blockchain-powered speaker 'doesn't spy on you'

The entrepreneur behind the world’s first blockchain-powered smart speaker said growing privacy concerns will help him dethrone the market’s biggest players like Alexa and Google Home.

Business Cloud

Can data reveal the saddest number one song ever?

“It’s an initially challenging concept, that you would be able to quantify the sadness that a song evokes”.

BBC

Blockchain : la technologie au service des créateurs

Aujourd’hui, la Blockchain dépasse largement la sphère technologique. Elle est devenue un enjeu politique et économique.

Les Echos

How Technology Has Transformed, And Complicated, Music Fandom

As an art form, music's fundamental value to its creators and listeners is grounded in emotional connection and fulfillment, which is arguably difficult to nail down with a price tag.

Forbes

The art and science of being on hold

They say silence is golden. But when it comes to being kept on hold at the end of a phone line, not so much.

BBC

Covert Russian hackers are saving music from audio destruction

A subculture of Russian vinyl digitisers are on a mission to capture and digitise the ultimate versions of some of history's most iconic songs and albums.

Wired

Amazon Echo and Google Home owners love listening to music on their smart speakers but also don't fully trust them

A new survey has some good and bad news for the smart-speaker makers.

Business Insider


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