Technologies and media

Speed of sound – how Spotify killed the long intro

With the rise of streaming, artists are frontloading their songs to get listeners past 30 seconds – the point where they get paid. So how would some classic intros sound today?

The Guardian

Vinyl is as good as its flaws

You can't tell the story of the present-day vinyl record without talking about space. Not the space between the grooves—outer space.

Pacific Standard

New VR Tech Aims to Take Surround-Sound to New Levels

Spatial audio promises immersive virtual experiences that engage more of the senses.

Scientific American

How Instagram Became The Music Industry’s Secret Weapon

Led by Beyoncé’s former digital guru, Instagram wants to help artists make the most of its music-obsessed users.

Fast Company

Sony’s new licensing deal may change the way remixes are made

The company, based in Nashville, says the platform works with an advanced audio identification technology that can detect copyrighted material at the stem level, even if it’s been “chopped, reversed, pitch shifted, time stretched, distorted, and compressed to extreme levels.”

The Verge

Comment composer de la musique directement par la pensée ?

Cela fait plusieurs années que des chercheurs réfléchissent aux moyens de produire des créations artistiques directement à partir du cerveau.

Trax

Uncovering How Streaming Is Changing the Sound of Pop

Hit-making songwriters and producers reveal the ways they are tailoring tracks to fit a musical landscape dominated by streaming.

Pitchfork

The next big act out of Abbey Road could be an AI startup

Abbey Road Red is connecting technology startups with the famous studio's experts and facilities

Wired

Senegalese Music Start-Ups Race to Be West Africa's Spotify

Senegalese start-ups are testing a fledgling market for online music platforms in French-speaking West Africa, where interest in digital entertainment is growing but a lack of credit cards has prevented big players from making inroads.

Reuters


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