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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 […]

The new DJ’s are fitness gurus

February 7th, 2013 at 9:31 am » Comments Off

. Devin Murphy fell in love with the new remix of the 1984 Bryan Adams hit “Summer of ’69.” But she didn’t hear it on the radio, iTunes or see it on a friend’s Spotify page. She fell for it while sweating it out at a fitness class at Barry’s Bootcamp.    

Most popular music scenes in America

November 16th, 2012 at 9:58 am » Comments Off

Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts performs. Over the past twenty years the geography of popular music has changed considerably. The internet and social media have obviously played a large role. While industries like automobiles or steel still cluster around resources, cheap labor and transportation routes, or high-tech companies cluster around skilled labor and universities, the […]

Dash into a smart phone augmented car stereo

September 26th, 2012 at 4:02 pm » Comments (0)

Dash by Devium maximizes your phone’s musical potential. Smartphones are evolving at a fantastic rate. New phones with increased capability hit the market every 3-4 months. Traditional car stereos cannot keep up. To leverage consumers investment in their smart phone, Devium created a new class of car stereo, The Dash Platform. Dash is a platform that grows […]

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