✖️ The next 3 interfaces for music 📻 Hiphop, coding, and algoraves 💻 Funding by VCs overtaken by ICOs 💸
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The next 3 interfaces for music's near future
Our changing media reality means everyone in music will have to come to grips with three important new trends.
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Why is it so hard for streaming services to succeed?
Starts off fairly basic, but has interesting commentary from music industry analysts and founders and executives of 8tracks, Pandora, Mixcloud, Hype Machine, and Bandcamp.
What's in a number: can streaming really be worth $28 billion?
Music industry analyst Mark Mulligan breaks down Goldman Sachs’ estimates. Insightful look at the digital music market.
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Spotify: don't compare us to Napster
The company has responded to a copyright lawsuit by challenging what rights are truly implicated by streaming.
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How hip-hop is introducing children to coding and technology
When Jamel Mims teaches young, lower-income minority students in New York, he doesn’t deploy traditional materials like a blackboard, a whiteboard or PowerPoint. He uses a microphone—turned up loud for politicised raps—and mobile phones with augmented-reality apps.
Meet the female coders pushing electronic music into the future
The artists are part of the global Algorave movement, which lets people perform music through live programming. I highly recommend watching this TEDx talk by Sam Aaron, inventor of Sonic Pi, a programming language for creating music (that’s great to learn more about music, programming, AND mathematics).
Where is the virtual reality music revolution that was promised?
So where is all of the revolutionary VR music content? Why is it taking so long to arrive? Oculus’ former music strategist Chris McGarry explains. Straight outta Google’s web cache, because for some reason Billboard has taken this article down.
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Tokens at the gate. What happens after the ICOs?
Crypto markets are frothy. Earlier this month, CNBC reported that crypto ICOs (“initial coin offerings” for the uninitiated) have raised more than $1.2B for startups, surpassing VC. What happens next?
(Messaging app KIK’s distribution event for its Kin token will happen mid-September, and registration ends in a few days)
Gaming has become a fully fledged cultural movement
Karol Severin: “One of the most striking things at GamesCom was seeing the enormous cultural attachment and consumer passion gaming has garnered among the masses, similar to what we’ve seen within sports and music.”
At the social network behemoth, machine learning has become a platform for the platform.
Will MySpace ever lose its monopoly? (2007)
How some commentators looked at MySpace a decade ago.
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