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And Now, from the World of Music and Holograms…

Let’s begin with this story about hologram images and the world of EDM from Medium” In just a few hours, the arena would be filled with throngs of electronic music fans gathered for EPIC 3.0, the third edition in a series of shows created by Prydz (the title doing double-duty as an acronym for “Eric [&hellip.. more

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Video Highlights from the Second Annual DASH Conference in Detroit

DASH has become an annual gathering of broadcaster, automobile manufacturers and others concerned with the future of infotainment coming out of our vehicle’s dashboards.  For radio people, these technological developments are leading to big changes in consumer behaviour, especially in their engagement with traditional over-the-air broadcasts while they drive. Here are some highlights from D.. more

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The Best Album Apps

Back in the Olden Dayes, albums came as vinyl albums. Then came 8-tracks, cassettes and CDs. By the early 90s, albums were starting to go digital, albeit illegally. It wasn’t until we were well into the 21st century that would could easily buy digital representations of them. But there’s another music format that should be [&hellip.. more

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Meanwhile, in the World of Music and Airlines…

As someone who used to supply in-flight audio entertainment to Air Canada (I got bumped off when the airline changed their technology and struck a deal with XM), I’m still very interested in how airlines attempt to distract passengers with the uncivil nature of civil aviation. Item 1: British Airways pairs music and food The [&hellip.. more

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How Many New Albums Have Gone Platinum in 2014? No, Lower. Lower. Lower…

This has been a dire, dismal, horrible year for music sales in the US. With physical and digital sales being cannibalized by the rise of music streaming services, the number of people actually buying music has gone off a cliff by double digits. To illustrate just how bad things are, consider this: for the first [&hellip.. more

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Twitter Introduces a New Music Feature

Twitter has introduced a new way to share music through your timeline. Called Twitter Audio Card–available for both iOS and Android–the service will start by partnering with SoundCloud See something in your timeline you might like? Then hit the link and continue to listen while browsing Twitter. Plans are to expand this beyond SoundCloud, too. [&hellip.. more

Primus and the Chocolate Factory

Primus Goes All Willy Wonka with Their New Album

If you remember the story of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (or, for you youngsters who are too young for the 1974 classic, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory from 2005), you’ll be familiar with the notion the Golden Ticket. Five such tickets were secreted amongst the millions of chocolate bars distributed throughout the world. [&hellip.. more

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An Interview with Frontman Jordan Pudnik of New Found Glory

[Correspondent-at-large Gilles LeBlanc had a chance to talk with Jordan recently. - AC] OK, you may not find this exact verse in any bible, and I apologize in advance if I’ve offended anyone with any sacrilegiousness. The fact is that in the 17 years New Found Glory has been around, they’ve amassed a near cult [&hellip.. more


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