Technologies and media

Saving Classical Music: An App for That?

Arts education is fighting for survival. Critics warn about the "graying" of audiences. Nevertheless, recent news items also hint at a possible countertrend.

The Wall Street Journal

Edinburgh's crowdsourced symphony made with MIT apps

Edinburgh is about to host the first performance of Festival City - Europe's first symphony to be composed using crowdsourced sounds and arrangements suggested by the public via specially-created computer apps.

BBC Offers Struggling Musicians New Income Opportunity

A US based accomplished Piano player has announced the impending launch of an online social media platform, designed exclusively for teaching and learning music through a cutting edge web-based approach.

Online PR News

Neil Young's Pono Music Service Illustrates Hi-Def Audio's Problems

There's widespread industry speculation that Neil Young's dream of a higher quality consumer music service is slowly getting closer, although a launch date is still nowhere in sight.


A Unique Digital Music Service, For Locals Only

Iowa City librarian Jason Paulios pulls out his smartphone, enters his library-card number and begins downloading an album by local metal band Blizzard at Sea.


Pop Music Videos? I Want My YouTube!

A LOT has changed since 1984, when MTV first televised the Video Music Awards.

The New York Times

Why Gracenote invented a Shazam-esque Live Music technology

Like any good startup, music and video database company Gracenote likes to experiment.


49 Ways to Get Free Music Promotion

There's no shortage of lists on how bands can get free music promotion, but I'd like to add one more.

Music Think Tank New Social Media Site for Jazz Musicians

A new social media site created for jazz musicians and other pros in the jazz community,, allows jazz players and singers of all skill levels to create a profile for themselves.

Jazz Times

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