Posts Tagged ‘digital music’

Digital Music Jargon Explained – Dithering

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

As part of a series which aims to explore some of the terminology behind music technology (particularly in relation to computer-based workstations), this week’s glossary contribution confronts the bitty details of dithering…

More Music, Less Attention

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

The Internet has been hailed as a revolutionary tool for independent music, and accused of causing the demise of the established order. There is no doubt that it has changed the way we interact with music, but is the emerging trend of ‘continuous partial attention’ actually an improvement?

Apple Threatens To Shut Down iTunes

Monday, October 6th, 2008

The debate regarding how royalties should be allocated for digital downloads has reared its head once more. This time, the National Music Publishers Association (in the US) called for a 66% hike in royalty rates paid to its members on downloads from sites such as iTunes. Apple declared that this would “significantly increase the likelihood of the store operating at a financial loss” and threatened to shut down its iTunes store if the hike was enforced…

All Music Technology Is Doomed

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

A rather clever and technologically-savvy group of people have set up a new blog called Music Think Tank. This group includes Derek Sivers, Bob Baker, Andrew Dubber and Bruce Warila, who are all active participants in the modern music world and frequently share industry insights on their own sites. This promises to be a stimulating collaboration, as evidenced by yesterday’s post on technology cycles…
(from Music Technology)

Who Discovers Musicians In The Digital Era?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2008

Considering all the hype around self-releasing albums these days, you might be forgiven for thinking that the whole concept of A&R has simply evaporated. In fact, talent spotters are (even more) essential in these days of mass distribution. This is one aspect of the music industry that is certain to persist through whatever economic model changes occur over the coming years; now that everyone can theoretically reach a worldwide audience instantly, it’s vital to have people who know where to put the investment that delivers a healthy return…
(from Digital Music)