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Apple Is Willing to Produce Music and TV Shows

Watch out, Netflix.<p>Apple (AAPL) is willing to produce content, including its own music and even television shows, if the offer is right, the …

From Demo To Master: What Creative Leaders Can Learn From Music Producers

As the global marketing community is in the South of France this week for the annual Cannes Festival of Creativity and its inaugural Entertainment and Entertainment for Music Lions on Friday – it seems timely to explore music as a theme of creative leadership.<p>Music is a well trodden path for …

Are Prince's 'vaults full of music' headed to a Broadway-style musical or Cirque du Soleil-type production?

Scene: well-toned dancers moving in unison while glistening purple rain drizzles down. A little red Corvette rolling across a Las Vegas stage, surrounded by lions ready to roar. A team of lithe women donning raspberry berets while swirling through choreographed maneuvers.<p>Such surreal interactions …

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The Samson Studio Microphone Kit will take your home recordings to the next level: $50 shipped (Orig. $150)

Adorama is offering the Samson MTR101A Studio Condenser Microphone Kit for <b>$49.99 shipped</b>. That’s $100 under the original $150 price tag on this bundle, matching the previous low, $22 below Amazon and the best price we can find. It still goes for $120+ at most retailers. Rated 3.9/5 stars on …

Studio where Pink Floyd recorded ‘The Wall’ is to be turned into flats

London studio was also used by Pete Doherty and Manic Street Preachers<p>The London studio where Pink Floyd recorded part of ‘The Wall’ is to be …

Fender CEO Andy Mooney’s Secrets To Mastering The Art Of Made-To-Order

He’s an industry veteran who helped lead Nike’s and Fender’s customized products programs. Here, he explains how to make the most of bespoke.<p>Several years ago, Andy Mooney went to Fender, his favorite maker of electric guitars, to build a customized instrument from scratch. He positioned the neck, …

Meet the new boss: 18 albums in which classic rockers embraced synthesizers

The recent PBS docuseries <i>Soundbreaking</i> is a must-see for any music buff, primarily because of the way it challenges conventional notions of …

Pick-shaped acoustic mic gets its own preamp and DSP

IK says that its patented system makes any acoustic guitar sound just like it would if its tones were captured in a traditional recording studio. The …

Apple's Logic Pro X for Mac and GarageBand for iOS Receive Major Updates

Apple today announced major updates for music creation software GarageBand and professional editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a number of new features for its music-related apps.<p>GarageBand version 2.2 for iOS devices includes the Alchemy creative synthesizer that was added to Logic Pro X in …