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Will.i.am on the Internet of things

Feb 6, 2013
Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas is happy to admit he's a tech geek. The musician, producer, philanthropist now has the title Director of Creative Innovation at the chipmaker Intel.
Posted In: Music, Tech, Internet

Happy Birthday, MIDI and the New MS Office

Jan 30, 2013
A protocol that lets musical instruments talk to and trigger one another turns 30 years old today. MIDI is still used by the likes of dance-punk band !!!. It’s inventor Dave Smith explains its use. A new version of Microsoft Office turns purchasers into subscribers. And, the IRS has had a Tumblr for months, but it’s just now getting noticed.
Posted In: Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Music, music technology

Robots that play like Monk, and growth in the online job market

Jan 4, 2013
Elance, a company that uses the web to fix up freelancers, forecasts that one out of four college students in 2013 will earn money through online jobs. Researchers at Georgie Tech are working to create a robot that will improvise music along with humans.
Posted In: working online, robots, Music

Songs of 2012 mirror economic struggle

Dec 28, 2012
Pop musicians draw on economic hardship as narrative theme.
Posted In: Music

Fishman goes from market stall to musical stardom

Dec 20, 2012
London fish vendor Shahid Nazir sang the praises of his produce so musically that it led to a song, a record deal and Internet stardom, but he might prove a one-hit wonder.
Posted In: Music, online video

Health, drugs and rock 'n' roll

Dec 20, 2012
A new study out today confirms what parents already know: Don't let your babies grow up to be rock 'n' roll stars.
Posted In: Music

Musicians rally against cuts to web royalties

Nov 28, 2012
A proposal in Congress would let Internet radio sites pay lower royalties.
Posted In: music industry, Internet, Music, music streaming

A musician on his 21-cent royalty check

Nov 15, 2012
Musician Damon Krukowski discusses the challenges of making a living in the era of Pandora.
Posted In: Music, pandora, spotify, royalties

Brian Eno on his new app, Scape, and new album, Lux

Nov 5, 2012
The celebrated musician and composer speaks about his new album and his new app.
Posted In: Roxy Music, Music, music technology, Brian Eno

Country musicians often sing a GOP tune

Nov 2, 2012
Both presidential campaigns have their soundtracks. And on the Republican side, it’s got a twang, with a list of country music artists either endorsing or campaigning with Mitt Romney.
Posted In: Republicans, country music, tennessee, Music

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