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Music Technology MeetUp – The Business of Podcasting-UPDATED

UPDATE: WIN at Our Next MeetUp! Hey Music Tech Enthusiasts we have a special announcement. RSVP and attend our next MeetUp (July 26) for your chance to win a free, 30 minute consultation on publicity for your company or band from the PR geniuses at rock paper scissors. Valued at $200 a piece, they are happy [&hellip.. more

LA Medical Examiner Has Ruled on the Death of Chester Bennington

According to the official report released today (July 23), Chester Bennington of Linkin Park died as the result of a suicide. Here’s a screenshot from the LA Medical Examiner’s Office of the report filed by Dr. Christoper Rogers and investigator Nani Cholakians. As far as the medical examiner and coroner are concerned, the case is closed. [&hellip.. more

RZA Teams Up with Chipotle to Create Beats and Burritos. You Heard Me.

Chipotle has had a rough couple of years, what with all those stories of people getting ill after having a burrito tainted with…something. The company needed to change the narrative to turn the conversation about their ingredients positive. So who did they call? Wu-Tang Clan. No, seriously. This is from Fast Company. Chipotle hasn’t been shy [&hellip.. more

11 Million Comments and Counting on Proposed Net Neutrality Changes

Depending who you read and what you believe, the current regulations for net neutrality in the United States are killing innovation or making it possible. It also matters what you mean by “choice,” it turns out. On July 12, nearly 200 advocacy groups, internet companies, artists and organizations rallied for the Net Neutrality Day of [&hellip.. more

This $5 Billion Company Deals with Dead Celebrities

I had a conversation with someone very, very high up in the music-and-tech business. “The next big thing,” he said, “is massive exploitation of the images and past performances of dead celebrities. This tech might go on tour, but the best use of it is going to be in places Las Vegas. Imagine going to [&hellip.. more

Sales of Linkin Park Music Spike After the Death of Chester Bennington

Sales of Linkin Park material are up 5,332% week over of week following the death of Chester Bennington last Thursday. On July 20–the day we heard of Chester’s death–Linkin Park sold 21,000 albums, up from less than a thousand just a day before. Downloads also exploded, going from 2,000 to 90,000 over the same period. [&hellip.. more

The Science of Rock Museum Exhibit Debuts at the US Space & Rocket Centre

I couple of years back, I served as the content director of a travelling science music exhibit called The Science of Rock’n’Roll. Maybe you managed to catch it at The Ontario Science Centre in Toronto or stops in Halifax, Detroit, Kansas City and a bunch of other places. The exhibit’s current hope is at the [&hellip.. more

If OJ Had a Playlist…

OJ Simpson has been in jail for nine years, so he’s missed the whole streaming revolution. Now that he’s due to be paroled in October, someone decided to get the Juice started with his first Spotify playlist.. more

Random Music News for Saturday, July 22, 2017

I read this article from the US and a certain smugness came over me. Is that wrong? And now, the music news for July 22. The iPhone 8 will cost how much? Justin Bieber has been banned from China for “bad behavior.” Forget about “fake artists” on Spotify. Did you know you can buy fake [&hellip.. more

This Week’s Top 11 Playlist: 21 July 2017

It’s been another rough week for music fans when it comes to losing people we admire. Hopefully this list of 11 hand-picked new tunes will offer some kind of distraction. Thanks as always to Mediazoic for the hosting. (Mediazoic is currently working on building a great new tuner with advanced features, coming soon. In the [&hellip.. more

RIP Kenny Shields of Streetheart

If you grew up in Winnipeg in the late 70s and early 80s, Streetheart were one of the city’s local heroes. Given tons of local radio support by CITI-FM, Streetheart sold a substantial number of albums through a career that extended about a decade. They even survived the departure of guitarist Paul Dean and drummer [&hellip.. more

Updates on the Death of Chester Bennington

Details continue to trickle in about the death of Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington. He was found at his home in LA yesterday, hanging from a door that separated his bedroom from his closet. He’d used a belt. (Note that his friend Chris Cornell hanged himself in the same way but with an exercise band.)  There [&hellip.. more

Nine Inch Nails Reveal Unreleased David Bowie Cover

For a long while, Trent Reznor and David Bowie had this mutual admiration thing going on. They recorded together, toured together and hung out together. So it’s no surprise that when Bowie–his idol, his mentor, his friend–died, Trent took it really, really hard. To help process the shock and loss, Trent recorded a song called [&hellip.. more

Studio Owner Offers Free Song Recording. No One Responds. Why?

[Dayne is one of those super-altrustic studio owners. Why won’t anyone take him up on his offer? – AC] To the Other 10% By Dayne P Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who want to help you and who believe in you. There are many trying to take advantage of you [&hellip.. more

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