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Technologies and media

There's a new music format that aims to deliver "the pinnacle of sound"

The format combines some of the materials used in both vinyl and CDs to create durable, one-of-a-kind analogue discs. Yes, really.

What Hi-Fi?

How tech is amplifying Nigerian music

Nigeria’s creative economy is big and growing all the time. In fact, it contributed more than $10bn to the country’s GDP in 2021, having grown more than 4% year-on-year.

Music in Africa

100-Year-Old Music Recordings Can Now Be Heard for the First Time

If you were listening to recorded music around the turn of the twentieth century, you listened to it on cylinders. Not that anyone alive today was listening to recorded music back then, and much of it has since been lost.

Open Culture

Blockchain Technology Solves Some Of The Biggest Key Challenges Faced By Media And Entertainment Companies

Although blockchain was originally leveraged for financial transactions, it has quickly spread to just about every other sector—including the media and entertainment industries.

Forbes

Dolby atmos : comment écouter de la musique avec cette technologie ?

Technologie empruntée de l’univers du cinéma, Dolby atmos permet aujourd’hui au grand public de faire des expériences musicales immersives qui n’étaient possibles qu’en salle de cinéma et concerts.

FZN

Así hackearon el algoritmo de Spotify para convertir a la cantante brasileña Anitta en número 1 mundial

Por primera vez, una solista que canta en español alcanza el número 1 mundial en reproducciones de Spotify. Pero el hito ha llegado con polémica.

Computer Hoy

Abba and Tupac in the metaverse: how digital avatars could be the bankable future of band touring

It was a technological feat that made history, wowed audiences and brought a dead rapper back to life. In April 2012 at the Coachella festival in California, Tupac Shakur took to the stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre. He’d been dead for 16 years, killed in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas.

The Conversation

Brands, music and the metaverse

The clear connection between the Epic and Bandcamp crossover is in Fortnite’s virtual concert series. As the live music industry reacted to the pandemic, virtual concerts have become increasingly popular.

VB

The Rise, Fall and Afterlife of the CD, As Seen Through Billboard’s Archives

A compact history of the format.

Billboard


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