Music Technology Posts from October, 2007

Music Development On The Upsell

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

Online audiences are growing daily, and the most highly valued new sites have a number of things in common: they allow huge numbers of people to interact with one another, they provide simple means for users to post their own content and they provide easy access to existing content and/or services – for free. DRM now seems doomed, so how can the music industry adapt to capitalise on the ever-increasing numbers of music consumers online?

Yahoo Music Connects Napster and Newton

Monday, October 8th, 2007

Ian Rogers is the Yahoo Music VP of Product Development, and seems to be suffering few illusions regarding the current condition of online subscription-based music sites – including Yahoo Music itself, which has tens of millions of monthly visitors. Yet despite the traffic, the entire music subscription market (including sites such as Napster, Rhapsody and Yahoo) is earning only a trickle of its potential revenue…

Paying The Price For Free Downloads

Friday, October 5th, 2007

Today’s biggest piece of music industry news is probably the result of the Jammie Thomas mp3 file-sharing case in the US. A jury found her guilty of offering to share 24 specific songs online via Kazaa…

Get Reason – How Reason 4 Gets Reason Rocking

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

The Propellerhead Software team have released version 4.0 of their flagship software studio, Reason – but should you run out and get Reason four straight away, or wait until you finally get the hang of those combinator split patches in Reason 3?

Music Technology Not a Scratch on Hancock

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

Herbie Hancock is a Jazz legend, a progenitor of hip-hop and one of the driving forces behind the development of electronic music across a whole range of genres. He has always embraced technology as a tool for self-expression, but what is his secret to such prolific creativity over the past few decades?