Music Technology Posts from February, 2010

Music For The Converted

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

This year’s RPM album by Canabrism will be based on an XKCD cartoon – at least partially. I used a program that can convert images to sound, then took the output as a sample source, which I further processed into something that (hopefully) fits with each song. But there are other things that can be converted into music as well…

When Copyright Goes Wrong

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Sometimes the quest to protect intellectual property does more harm than good – particularly when those claiming to be the protectors are not the actual creators of the property in question…

Is The Album A Dying Format?

Friday, February 5th, 2010

The Internet has already had a profound impact on music distribution, but it also has an effect on consumption. Last year, digital single downloads outsold physical and digital albums by a factor of 2.5. So is it time reconsider how we present our music to the public?

RPM Challenge 2010 Begins Today

Monday, February 1st, 2010

In what has now become an established tradition, today marks the beginning of another RPM Challenge. The task is to write, record and produce an entire album in 28 days during the month of February…