Technologies and media

Algorithm and blues: Putting a Google-written song to the test

Google’s computers wrote a song. In the hands of a professional musician, does the tune have potential?

The Star

Is Bandcamp the Holy Grail of Online Record Stores?

A lesser-known artist you love makes a new recording — say, the hip-hop group Clipping or the Chicago punk band Mace or the electronic composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith. You feel you have to graft it onto your life. How does that go for you these days?

The New York Times

Tuned Global launches free music app for Indonesia

Mobile engagement firm Tuned Global has launched a free music-streaming app called Nada Kita, partnering with the six largest local independent music labels to bring Indonesian music to consumers.

Campaign Asia

Les 5 instruments de musique les plus insolites

Si les joueurs de guitare, batterie et même triangle apparaissent comme des dieux de la musique pour vous, que vous souhaitez mettre votre talent au service d’un instrument ou tout simplement avoir la côte auprès des demoiselles, voici cinq moyens pour atteindre l’objectif que vous vous êtes fixé.

Objet Connecté

Inside The Playlist Factory

When he’s choosing your music for you, Carl Chery, 37, is in Culver City, California, sitting at his desk in an office with no signage, trying to decide whether Drake and Future’s “Jumpman” (jumpman, jumpman, jumpman) has jumped the shark.


HD broadcasts, once the future of opera, are now seen by some as its demise

Still, 10 years on, the broadcasts remain controversial. They’re an easy scapegoat for the decline in opera’s audience: They haven’t drawn a significant new audience to the art form, and they appear to be an attractive alternative for people who might otherwise pay to see live opera.

The Washington Post

La recherche musicale européenne joue aux hackathons

L’Europe et ses centres de recherche institutionnels sont entrés dans l’ère des hackathons. La preuve avec R-Iot, un capteur de mouvement développé par l’Ircam, qui fait partie du projet de prototypes #Musicbricks.


Virtual Reality Waits for the Music Industry to Catch Up

Interest in the technology is outpacing actual VR music products, however, and few virtual reality performances have been released.

The New York Times

Apple wins patent on technology to stop fans filming gigs

Infrared device would be able to block fans using their iPhones to record shows, films and other live events.

The Guardian

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