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3 Music Tech Trends To Watch In 2017

3 Music Tech Trends To Watch In 2017

In this piece, Rich Nardo takes a look at where he thinks music tech is headed in the next year, identifying three area in particular where he expects to see rapid and substantial growth. Guest post by Rich Nardo on Tunecore [Editors Note: This blog was written by Rich Nardo. Rich is a freelance writer and editor, and ...

Hand Drawn Pressing Brings New Technology To Vinyl Records

Hand Drawn Pressing Brings New Technology To Vinyl Records

A new record pressing plant out of North Texas, Hand Drawn Pressing is just getting started, but have plans to churn out almost two million records by the end of the year. Here two of the company's top executives weigh in on the logic of opening a vinyl company in the digital age.

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The Real Story Behind Apple iTunes' $.69 Song Option

The Real Story Behind Apple iTunes' $.69 Song Option

In this piece we dive into the history of Apple's song pricing structure, who was responsible for dictating prices, and the rationale behind the 69¢ song, both over the past few years, and in its current iteration. Guest Post by Peter Alhadeff and Laura Green Berklee's Music Business Journal.  iTunes has recently given independent artists and others the ...

Major Labels, Streaming Music Services Endorse Competing Hi-Resolution Audio Formats @CES

Major Labels, Streaming Music Services Endorse Competing Hi-Resolution Audio Formats @CES

High resolution audio, which delivers sound quality comparable to the original master studio recordings, offers an opportunity for both record labels and music streamers to increase revenue if—and it's a big if—the many stakeholders can settle on a single hi-res format.  At CES today, all three major labels and streaming music services Pandora, Napster/Rhapsody and HD ...

Twitter Adds Live Video Broadcasts

Twitter Adds Live Video Broadcasts

Twitter has just announced that all users can create and Tweet live video from the Twitter app “powered by Periscope".  The specifics of the move calls into question the future of Twitter's Periscope app. Much like Facebook and Instagram, Twitter has added the ability to broadcast live video.   To start a Twitter broadcast, tap the ...

Spotify Control Of Sonos Is Now Live For All

Spotify Control Of Sonos Is Now Live For All

One of the most requested additions of Sonos users—the ability to control Sonos wireless speakers directly from the Spotify app using the music streamer's Connect feature—is now live for all Premium users after a month in beta. Here's a video intro. Get more details here. Pandora and Amazon Alexa Echo voice integration have been promised for early ...

Discogs Receives An Artist-Focused App Update

Discogs Receives An Artist-Focused App Update

Recently Discogs released a new and improved version of its vinyl tracking app to the iOS. Of particular note is the update of the app's artist section, providing users with a greater volume of detailed information relating to the artist. Guest post by Taylor Mims of Amplify Today Discogs released a new version of its vinyl tracking ...

10 Free Online Music Tools For Kickstarting Your Creativity

10 Free Online Music Tools For Kickstarting Your Creativity

As technology has developed and become increasingly accessible and affordable, DIY music production has become easier than ever. In this piece we look at ten free online resources, now available to further enhance the creative musical process. Guest Post by Leticia Trandafir on Landr Music production is more accessible than ever. So access it! All you need ...

The Art And Science Of A Music Chatbot

The Art And Science Of A Music Chatbot

In recent tech companies have been encouraging consumers to treat music as an automated service rather than as a static product, with significant success. Now it appears companies may start working to push a much older technology on consumers, in the form of automated chatbots.  Guest Post by Cherie Hu on Forbes Over the past decade, ...

Smart Home Technology Is Revolutionizing The Music Industry

Smart Home Technology Is Revolutionizing The Music Industry

With the rise of the Internet of Things and the increasing connectivity of smart home technologies, the way in which the industry operates in relation to consumers is changing, as music streaming and discovery become increasingly integrated into homes. Guest post by Beth Kotz The steady march of progress through technology has radically altered the way ...


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