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I’ll See You at The Music Expo TOMORROW!

I am pleased to announce that I will be at the Music Expo, on Saturday September 23, giving my brand-new lecture titled “Chickens and Eggs: The Relationship Between Music and Technology.” The trade show portion of the event, which includes my talk, is free to attend for all Music Technology group members! Get your complimentary tickets [&hellip.. more

The New Pennywise the Clown Musical Meme Will Give You Nightmares

Leave it to the Internet to find new ways to make Pennywise–the clown from It–even more scary. Check out what’s making the rounds today on Twitter. Follow @Pennywise_Dance for more. Well… #ITMovie pic.twitter.com/eq1oofJuq4 — Pennywise Dancing (@Pennywise_Dance) September 14, 2017 Well… #ITMovie pic.twitter.com/eq1oofJuq4 — Pennywise Dancing (@Pennywise_Dance) Sep.. more

Listen to Wu-Tang Clan Dis Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli

When Wu-Tang Clan put their one-copy-only album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, up for auction, they had no say over who the buyer was. Highest bidder wins, right? They were shocked and annoyed that the CD went to Martin Shkreli, the pharma exec who had made international headlines for all the wrong reasons linked to [&hellip.. more

The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 792: The Tool Odyssey

 As of this weekend–September 23, 2017–it’s been more than 11 years and five months since Tool released their last album, 10,000 Days. It came out in the spring of 2006. Let’s put that into perspective. The last time Tool gave us a record of new material, the introduction of the iPhone was still more than [&hellip.. more

The Drake vs. Ed Sheeran Streaming Battle: Advantage Sheeran

This is the anatomy of a modern hit song. Pay attention because this is how we measure success in the music industry now. The numbers we have to deal with are much, much bigger. There’s a back-and-forth battle between Drake and Ed Sheeran when it comes to streaming supremacy on Spotify. Until recently, Drake’s “One [&hellip.. more

No net neutrality news from the Pai hole

The public comment period on net neutrality might be closed but FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai doesn’t want to talk about it. Internet users, advocates and artists alike all have a lot to say about net neutrality. In fact, more than 22 million comments were filed on the changes Pai introduced earlier this year. In short, [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Friday, September 22, 2017

The autumnal equinox. Time to start Christmas shopping, I guess. How long before the first commercial radio station flips to all-Christmas music? Ponder that as you go through the music news for September 22. More reviews of the iPhone 8 and Apple Watch:  This could give you pause. And there are production issues with the [&hellip.. more

What Was Cuba Trying to Do with Its Sonic Weapon?

There’s mounting evidence that Canadian and American diplomats were attacked by some kind of sonic weapon while were stationed in Havana, resulting in everything from hearing and memory loss to mild brain damage. WTF? Those affected say the attacks usually happened at night in their homes. Only one hotel–the Hotel Capri–is part of the story. (Two [&hellip.. more

Random Music News for Thursday, September 21, 2017

It’s still summer. Tomorrow, though…  Here’s some music news for September 21. This weekend’s Global Citizen Festival in New York will be broadcast online in VR. About Ontario’s plans to put caps on the price of concert tickets… Apple Music’s Android app has some new social media features. This new app recreates the sounds of [&hellip.. more

BreakOut West Responds to Musicians About Not Being Paid

There was a kerfluffle at BreakOut West in Edmonton regarding the non-payment of the musicians who appeared at the festival. (See “It Seems Everyone at BreakOut West in Edmonton Was Paid Except the Musicians“). Organizers have responded. This past week, the board of directors of the Western Canadian Music Alliance (WCMA), the governing body of [&hellip.. more

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