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Experience the creativity of music with Stringless Art and Technology

September 29th, 2015 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

Stringless Art and Technology are divergent innovations for musical study that optimize learning and enhance creativity in the brain. Stringless Art and Technology is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look […]

Judge rules Happy Birthday song is public domain

September 24th, 2015 at 5:51 pm » Comments Off

The LA Times reports “a stunning reversal of decades of copyright claims,” as a federal judge in Los Angeles declares Warner/Chappell Music does not hold a valid copyright claim to the “Happy Birthday To You” song. The royalties they demanded were not theirs to demand.

How much major music streaming services pay artists: Infographic

July 20th, 2015 at 4:38 pm » Comments Off

Artists have been at odds with streaming music services over the royalties they receive since Spotify arrived on the scene in 2011.  And now that Apple Music has entered the music streaming wars, the question of how much each music service pays artists is as rife as ever. But without a clear explanation of who’s paying […]

Will big data change the music industry?

December 19th, 2014 at 11:12 pm » Comments Off

Future music monetization remains a mystery Darius Fong - Where will the big money be in the music industry in the future? The topic of royalty payouts from streaming services comes up every year. The arguments remain the same, yet no progress has been made. Industry leaders continue to focus on streaming royalties as the only future of […]

Big Brother is watching your streaming music

June 16th, 2014 at 1:36 pm » Comments Off

Music consumers migrated to streaming music services that live in the cloud in accelerating numbers. How does the surveillance state consolidate control? By living in “the cloud” — where all our pertinent data is stored on computer servers operated by the likes of Google and Amazon and Microsoft — becomes too seductive to avoid and […]

Mi.Mu Glove turns hand gestures into music

April 25th, 2014 at 9:24 am » Comments Off

The Mi.Mu Glove Imogen Heap’s state-of-the-art wearable tech lets you control sounds with your hands. The Mi.Mu Glove for Music will change the way we make music. (Videos)    

DrumPants – turn your pants into a walking drum kit

December 20th, 2013 at 9:01 am » Comments Off

A group of people in San Francisco have invented a drum kit that you can wear inside your clothing. Now, you or anyone around you could secretly be smuggling musical instruments — in your pants.    

Instrument designed by Da Vinci five centuries ago built and played for first time ever

November 24th, 2013 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Viola Organista Five centuries ago a man by the name of Leonardo Da Vinci sat down and sketched a design for something he clearly thought would improve what we now know as classical music. He never built the thing, though.  Whatever the reason for not building it, more than 500 years after Da Vinci first sketched […]

What music should you listen to at work? (Infographic)

June 25th, 2013 at 8:35 am » Comments Off

What music works best with your particular job? What music you listen to at home may depend on your mood, what you’re doing, what you’re planning to do and who you’re with. When you listen to music at work, you should also take into account what you do for a living. (Infographic)  

Global music sales growing for first time this century

February 28th, 2013 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

In 2012, global music sales rose by 0.3 percent to $16.5 billion.  This marks the first good year for the music industry since 1999.The music industry’s 21st century renaissance comes down to four factors: Better mobile technology, a growing global middle class, more music-listening options, and an effective crackdown on piracy that is making paid […]