We were all taught Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection in High School, but what if, through the same process, we were able to write new and appealing songs? Bob MacCallum and his colleagues at the Imperial College London are developing a system for doing just that. Their music engine DarwinTunes starts with a population… Read more »
The Numbers Are In… Find Out What That Means for the Future of Film
IHS Screen Digest recently released their analysis of the 2011 US online film industry with some major changes from 2010. Other than the industry doubling to reach $992 million, it showed a major shift in consumption from transactional models to subscription models. Netflix alone jumped from a 0.5% market share to a 44% market share… Read more »
Technology Liquefied for Our Fast-Paced World
As technology becomes more efficient, designers and engineers are working swiftly to re-imagine the way these systems function. The goal: creating next-gen technology that is portable, smaller and provides on-the-go functionality for a fast-paced world. This movement towards this new technology has even acquired a name: Liquid Tech. These devices combine a myriad of features used… Read more »
On the Road to Ubiquity… Can Spotify Become “The OS of Music”?
In a recent report by The Guardian, Sten Garmak, Spotify’s director of platform, was quoted saying “we have to turn ourselves into the OS of music.” That phrase might be confusing, because don’t operating systems run on computers, and not on the Internet? Garmak was talking about Spotify’s ambitious goal to achieve ubiquity on the… Read more »
The U.K. Has Embraced Digital! What Does That Mean for You?
It was in the UK media that digital services accounted for 55.5% of UK recorded music revenues in Q1 2012, as income from subscription streaming platforms doubled (up 93%) to just under £9 million. In significant news, this growth was enough to offset a 15.1% decline in physical formats (to £69.3m). Despite the fall, the digital… Read more »