Technology

musical branding

How Converse is making music work for their brand

For many years Converse have sought the world’s most prominent designers for the prints on their iconic Chuck Taylor All Stars, but it’s Converse’s latest collaboration that we’re the most excited about. Designed and developed by technology fashion house Cute Circuit… Read more

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Has the music industry embraced streaming services already?

Much like Batman’s relationship with The Joker, the music industry and streaming services have come to depend on each other. Despite consistently being slammed for underpaying artists by just about everyone who has ever made (or sold) a record- YouTube… Read more

data sonification

Data sonification carries climate change message

No one said it better than Danish author Hans Christian Anderson: “when words fail, music speaks”. And this is exactly what The Guardian have taken to heart, with the release of a music video composed from 150 years of data… Read more

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Streaming moves from the studio to the bedroom

Bedroom beat-makers everywhere are rejoicing, as unofficial remixes have now begun appearing on both Apple Music and Spotify, in a deal made with digital music distributor Dubset. In what is surely the death knell for rumours of Spotify’s acquisition of… Read more

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence writes empty-headed song based on the Beatles.

Not content with simply photocopying the same stadium-ready EDM banger for Pitbull to rap on ad infinitum, Sony’s Philip K. Dick-sounding CSL Research Laboratory have now revealed the first song ever composed by artificial intelligence. Described rather flatteringly as “in… Read more

Hospitality Music Marketing

Pizza Hut deliver the beats

Usually when a fast food franchise “borrows” one of their competitors gimmicks, the results are less than inspiring (such as the MC Hammer branded toothpaste one American outlet tried to pass off as a happy meal). However, in the most recent technology-focused battle… Read more

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Prince’s online legacy remembered

Prince’s relationship with streaming technologies is well documented, with the legendary (and much missed) artist’s repertoire still largely absent from all the major platforms, and live performances uploaded from fans usually gone as quickly they’re uploaded. This is, after-all, the man who claimed that… Read more

Basslet

All about the bass

It seems every day there’s a new fad gadget to get our hands on- fitbits, google glasses, real-time language translators (finally!) and everything else that distracts us from updating all the applications on our smartphones- but if there’s anything that’s we see replacing… Read more

layered listening

Hear One introduce “layered listening”

Ambient music was the incomparable Brian Eno’s quiet revolution in music; as a result of being unable to reach his stereo and turn up the volume whilst recovering from a motorcycle accident, Eno discovered a new way of listening to music when he noticed the environment melding with the muted sounds from his malfunctioning… Read more

apple blocks filming at gigs

Apple want people to watch bands at gigs…

… and, this might not be a bad thing. In what might see the end of the ubiquitous glow of the smartphone screen at gigs everywhere (and the return of the cigarette lighter?), Apple has won a patent on an infrared… Read more

Vinylfied

Streaming gets vinylfied

Sound quality, and compression algorithms and the (endless) analogue v digital debate always elicit heated exchanges at the POSmusic office, but if there’s one thing we can agree on here, it’s that nothing comes close to the feeling of putting… Read more

Digital Millenium copyright Act

Paul McCartney and Friends demand changes to DMCA

The battle between Youtube and the music industry still shows no signs of cooling down, with the latest declaration of war- a petition demanding changes to the Digital Millenium copyright Act (DMCA)- to be published in the Washington Post tomorrow,… Read more

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