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Vinyl is back and streaming is surging, so what to do with that CD collection?

Greg Cooper was going through a marriage break-up the day he decided to sell his CDs.<p>The 1,000-piece collection had been two decades in the making. …

Vinyl Records

How Augmented Reality Audio Will Let You Soundtrack Your Life

Last month, Apple launched iOS 11, and with it, a slate of augmented reality (AR) applications that allow users to do things like paint in thin air, …

Augmented Reality

Spotify’s Discover Weekly: How machine learning finds your new music

The science behind personalized music recommendations<p>This Monday — just like every Monday— over 100 million Spotify users found a fresh new playlist …

Machine Learning

Filmstro Makes Music For Sound And Vision Without AI

Last month in Italy and for the first time in human history, a robot called YuMi conducted a full-size orchestra.<p>Developed and designed by the Swiss company ABB, the two-armed robot apparently did a very good job. It conducted three pieces at the opening of the first International Festival of …

Artificial Intelligence

Mixcloud plans subscription service with Warner Music deal

Mixcloud -- a user-generated audio site similar to SoundCloud but with more of a focus on long-form content -- just signed a licensing deal with Warner Music, the <i>Financial Times</i> reports. This means that the site can soon begin to offer subscriptions. Mixcloud plays host to around 17 million …

Warner Music

The META Network: Lowering the barriers for developers in the music industry

<b>Value adding innovation</b><p>The supply side of the music industry is struggling with the technology requirements of becoming a digital industry. The era …

Innovation

Music Could Be the Biggest Casualty In the Streaming Wars

What happens when music streaming forgets about the 'music'?<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey Australia</i><p>No matter how monumentally cooked this lil' blue Earth of ours grows each day, we can at least rest our heads at night knowing that the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Sweden is preserving …

Streaming

Cryptocurrency Gives Artists More Power In The Music Industry

Bitcoin isn’t just for geeks and hackers anymore.<p>Rapper Ghostface Killah of the Wu-Tang Clan will launch two cryptocurrencies with the startup Cream …

Bitcoin

Discogs, a Haven for Vinyl Lovers, Now Has 9 Million Releases

Discogs, the crowdsourced online music marketplace popular among vinyl collectors, today announced it has surpassed another major milestone: the site …

Vinyl Records

Interview: A coworking space for musicians, and artists as startups

Music making requires a workspace – but what if a workspace were built for music makers? And what if artists and tech startups could be symbiotic? If …

Startups

Do Androids Dream Of Electronic Beats? How <em>Blade Runner</em> impacted electronic music

Blade Runner 2049 arrives this week. Gary Numan, Ikonika and more explain why electronic music is still obsessed with the original in our new …

Science Fiction

The Walkman Was a Machine for Daydreaming

More From Music Monday<p>20 articles<p>Tei Shi's Music Evades Definition<p>The Go-Go's Guitarist Jane Wiedlin Is Back<p>Emily Haines on the Lifesaving Power of …

Walkman

Watch Little Dragon and R&B legend Faith Evans connect on surprise collaboration Peace Of Mind

We’re really excited to have an exclusive first-look at the video for Little Dragon’s collaboration with R&B legend and hip-hop royalty Faith …

Anime

Oreo Cookies As Vinyl Records? - ALT 92.9 Boston

Now this is interesting!<p>You may have seen the other "odd objects turned into vinyl records" videos, but have you ever seen them make your favorite …

Vinyl Records

The secret history of messages etched into records

<b>“ROBBIE WILLIAMS IS SHIT”… and other profound notes from the runout groove.</b><p>Could James Murphy be losing his edge? Not one to miss an opportunity for …

Vinyl Records

UKF founder: 'YouTube is a platform where you have to fend for yourself'

YouTube music boss Lyor Cohen has been winding up rightsholders recently with his views on why the ‘value gap’ debate is overblown. But amidst this …

YouTube

The incredible record libraries where you can listen to vast archives for free

<b>Sonic treasure troves.</b><p>Vinyl might have a rep for being a notoriously expensive endeavour, but right now hundreds of thousands of records are sitting, …

Missy Elliott Will Gather Your Entire Life With Her Performance of “She’s a Bitch” at Hip Hop Honors: The 90's Game Changers

Missy Elliott Will Gather Your Entire Life With Her Performance of “She’s a Bitch” at <i>Hip Hop Honors: The 90’s Game Changers</i><p>This is going to give you …

This Indie Label Is Cutting Vinyl Costs By Releasing Albums on Paper

"Instead of having a thing with the download within, we just have a giant piece of beautiful paper."<p><i>This article originally appeared on Noisey Canada</i><p>In music, as elsewhere, the truism remains intact that those with money can do more than those without. Unlike Jack White, most bands can't afford to …

New Brunswick

If music gives you goosebumps, your brain might be special

<b>Do you ever get that feeling when listening to a great song that makes all the hairs on your arm stand on end?</b><p>Personally this writer can remember …

Esperanza Spalding

Over just three days, we're attempting to concept, write, record, and produce an album of ten songs.<p>Entering the studio with nothing prepared. …

What music startup founders often get wrong

<b>Doing a consumer facing music startup is hard. Especially if you don’t understand what gives music value.</b><p>One of the hardest aspects of building music …

Siri and Alexa can be hijacked with inaudible messages, researchers warn

Researchers have discovered a way to hijack smart assistants using sounds inaudible to the human ear, raising security concerns about the voice-activated devices.<p>Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant, as well as home help's from Samsung and Huawei, are affected by the problem, which …

The World's First Mobile Record Company

Brilliant<p>Amuse have made a great app for any independent artist to freely upload their songs and metadata to music services globally in one go, and …

Mobile

Song Exploder Presents: Inside Music

What if you could step inside a song? This is a simple experiment that explores that idea. See and hear the individual layers of music all around you …

New York Times

Dropmix - Music Mixing Game

More modes to be announced soon!<p>DROPMIX CARDS<p>Select a genre to see the diversity of songs DROPMIX has to offer, and look at the variety of cards you …

Watch the Knife’s New Concert Film, Since You Can’t Stream the Album

Today, defunct Swedish electronic duo the Knife returned to release a live album, <i>Shaking the Habitual: Live at Terminal 5</i>, documenting a 2014 New …

Live Albums

The most exciting thing at IFA isn't a gadget at all

Bluetooth tech in the new Moto X4 lets you link the phone with four speakers at once.<p>Motorola's Moto X4 is a decent all-round phone, but it's not the dual camera or shiny back that excites me -- it's the Bluetooth skills.<p>This is the first phone that lets you broadcast your music to multiple …

Gear & Gadgets