Technologies and media

Recording Academy To Allow Samples For All Grammy Award Songwriting Categories

The Recording Academy has announced a change to its awards criteria that will now permit samples and interpolations of previously written songs to be allowed in all Grammy Award songwriting categories, including song of the year.


The best internet radio stations

The best internet radio stations from Japanese pop to jazz and soul, classical stations to community-run radio.

The Telegraph

Tablets Allow Kids With Challenges To Play In High School's Band

The tablets aren't merely novel and fun. With guidance from creative teachers, they are helping to deepen engagement, communication, and creativity.


Reading music in a new way: Blind scholar's invention could bring music to many

The method gives sheet music a 3-D quality by slightly elevating the staff and notes printed on it, allowing both visually impaired musicians and sighted people to read the same musical score.

La Crosse Tribune

Le baladeur de Neil Young révolutionnera-t-il la musique numérique ?

Rendre la qualité sonore à la musique numérique : c'est le pari de l'artiste Neil Young qui va lancer son propre baladeur musical.

France Info

Paris Opera and Ballet Productions Thrive in Movie Theaters

Since 2012, the Opéra de Paris has been distributing live broadcasts of both its ballets and operas to about 100 movie theaters in France.

The New York Times

What's fair pay for a fair day's work in the arts?

Name and shame website aims to lift the lid on who pays their artists what.


What Artists Should Know About AudioKite

You think you've written your best song yet, but an offhand remark from a friend plunges you into self-doubt. Wouldn't it help to have feedback from music fans of your genre who have no incentive to sugar-coat their opinions?

Music Think Tank

Hum: A Songwriter’s Notebook for iPhone

After adding your first draft of lyrics and recording a melody and other elements, you can tag your creation with key, tuning, and capo placement, plus ratings for mood and liveliness.

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