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YouTube war

The great YouTube war is here

In a balanced take on the online streaming debate, The Gaurdian’s Eamonn Forde latest blog discusses Red Hot Chili Peppers manager Peter Mensch’s recent comments slamming YouTube for (what else?) not paying musicians fairly. Thankfully avoiding the slanderous rhetoric going… Read more

Secret 7” vinyl

The best of both worlds

In the ultimate collaboration between old and new, Sonos and vinyl-based charity Secret 7” have teamed up to re-animate a vintage jukebox that can stream 7”s throughout your home.   Secret 7” take 7 tracks from 7 artists, and presses… Read more

Kanye West

Kanye’s tweets come back to bite

In what could be a first, pop culture celebrity, husband of Kim Kardashian, fashion designer (and occasional musician) Kanye West may have exaggerated the truth; and together with streaming service Tidal, Kanye is now facing a class action lawsuit over a… Read more

vinyl record

Streaming turn the tables for vinyl

According to our friends at the BBC, research has just emerged naming music streaming services as a driving force behind the sale of our favourite must-have lifestyle accessory, the (humble) vinyl record.   Perhaps unsurprisingly, this vinyl snap up is… Read more

Spotify Adele best seller

Spotify re-ranks the best-sellers

The new world of music streaming is revealing some interesting truths about best-selling albums. Re-imagined for the digital age, our friends at Spotify have mined their data to bring us the all-time most popular albums as well as their own… Read more

Minecraft music aluna george

A Minecraft of music

Art imitates life with this year’s Norwegian tech festival ‘The Gathering’, with a first-of-its-kind live performance from future pop ensemble AlunaGeorge being recreated inside the virtual world of Minecraft, a video game where players create their own worlds out of… Read more

streaming Adele

Streaming reigns supreme

Digital downloads have dulled, while streaming has struck a chord with a revenue win. Spotify and YouTube are unsurprisingly the subscription services with the largest listenership, with the split showing streaming at 34.5% of revenue compared to digital downloads at 34%. However, in… Read more

Music Psychology

Mental Music

Music Psychology is a complex subject. Brandishing both sides of the brain, Josh McDermott moved from DJ to neuroscientist with interesting insight. Studying the impact of music at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, McDermott and his collaborators tested 165 common sounds.… Read more

high-definition vinyl

Vinyl goes high definition

It’s a record, it’s a forty-five… it’s super vinyl! With 30% more capacity and volume, and aiming to hit the market within three years, the ‘HD Vinyl’ is a European patent which melds 3D-based topographical mapping with laser inscription technology to… Read more

Music from marbles

Music from marbles

In a world where even a humble iPhone can program a half-decent beat, there’s never been a shortage of retro-leaning musicians taking technology from yesteryear to make music for today; from damaged vinyl to original Nintendo Gameboys, we thought we’d seen it… Read more

Herbert music food

Herbert’s tasty(?) new release

Electronic provocateur Matthew Herbert is no stranger to combining food and music: aside from creating some of the most delicious house records ever made, Herbert has previously released an album made entirely of the culinary sounds (2005’s Plat Du Jour),… Read more

Bill Gates turntables

Gates in your face

Even with EDM culture driving DJ salaries into the stratosphere– allowing otherwise tasteless celebrity selectors such as Paris Hilton to earn hundreds of thousands of dollars from pressing play- it comes as some surprise that Microsoft Founder (and world’s richest man)… Read more

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