Chicago! You’re beautiful. You’ve got great architecture, the perennial underdog baseball team that you just can’t hate on, and you’re home to arguably the most influential music website of say, the last decade or so. Whether you drink their kool-aid religiously or absolutely hate them, Pitchfork have definitely made their mark over the years in the… Read more »
Playlists…The Soundtracks of Our Lives
I must admit I’ve never been a big fan of radio for music. I love radio for talks and news, but not for music. I like many different genres in music and most of the time the choice of what I want to listen to comes from my mood. For instance, I will not want to… Read more »
Ev[lov]ing The Next Hit…
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 »
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 »