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 »
We’re All Playing In The Same Sandbox, You Know?
With a quick Google search I found 6 Music/Tech meet ups in the next 2 months just in NYC. The Orchard itself hosted a NYC MusicTech meet up in January and we hope it was the first of many. We also did some fine schmoozing at a meet up hosted by Fanbridge last night AND we are planning… Read more »
The Orchard’s Catalogue Cuts: “Put The Pedal To The Metal”
The Orchard’s new Catalogue Cuts Series begins with this inside look into the hard and heavy side of our catalogue. Courtesy of Metal connoisseur and proud Orchard-ite Nathan Thompson, “Put The Pedal To The Metal” highlights the best riffs we have. Get out the air guitar! This playlist includes new releases from enduring thrash godfathers… Read more »