Technologies and media

MTV made music videos cool. Technology will make them epic

Video never really killed the radio star, but it seemed like things might be heading that way when Micheal Jackson joined a zombie flash dance for the 13-minute epic that was the Thriller music video.

Yahoo News

You're in the band: virtual reality's orchestral future

The Philharmonia’s principal conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen wants you to join his virtual symphony orchestra. He talks VR and the future of concertgoing.

The Guardian

Digital technology and the music recording industry in Kenya

In the decades following World War II, Nairobi emerged as a regional hub for commercial popular music production. By the late-1970s, the city boasted a large community of talented musicians from across the region, a world-class recording studio owned by CBS Records and a profitable record pressing plant owned by PolyGram.

Music in Africa

Des vinyles à base d'algues : le goémon serait-il l’avenir de la musique ?

"En collaboration avec l'entreprise malouine Algopak, qui fabrique une matière rigide à base de déchets industriels d'algues brunes, nous avons sorti de notre usine trois prototypes".

Telerama

BBC Radio 1 aims to be 'Netflix of music radio' with phone-first strategy

BBC Radio 1 is aiming to become the “Netflix of music radio” with a new strategy that starts with commissioning 25 hours of programming that will be made available on demand.

The Guardian

This social media network is specially built for music 'fans'

assionate about a band but too shy to share it on Facebook? A new site is hoping to carve out a niche in the crowded social media world by reaching the inner geek of hardcore music fans.

Gadgets Now

Music’s Salvation Might Be Selling Not Songs, But VR

Outside of games, music is almost certainly the most popular content type in VR right now, which makes sense both technically—right now, VR’s best for quick viewing periods, about the length of your average song—and creatively.

Wired

Un tatouage invisible contre le piratage audio

Le piratage audio constitue un fléau ordinaire à l’heure où les internautes téléchargent et s’échangent quotidiennement des fichiers musicaux. Il existe à présent un tatouage audio indécelable pour les oreilles et les appareils des fraudeurs, mis au point par une équipe de l’Université de Sherbrooke.

Pieuvre

Aye Yo, Pass Me the Aux!

The next generation of music fans will never know the epic power of a humble cord.

Cuepoint


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