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The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 706: The Annual Xmas Show

After a three-year absence, the annual Ongoing History Christmas Show makes a return with its 18th look at, erm, non-traditional Christmas music. This year’s show features material from the Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Shonen Knife, LCD Soundsystem and other acts not normally associated with Yuletide celebrations. You’ll want grandma out of the room for this one. [&hellip.. more

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Playing “Peaches” on Peaches. Actual Peaches.

Seattle’s Presidents of the United States of America came out of nowhere in 1995 to have a series of alt-rock hits, including this song. It’s taken almost twenty years for something to wonder “Is it possible to play that song on actual peaches?” I’m happy to report that the answer is “yes.” (Via Diffuser).. more

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Iron Maiden Fails to in Bid for UK Christmas #1

Aw, crap. And DAMN YOU, SIMON COWELL! Despite a worldwide effort to push Iron Maiden’s “The Number of Beast” into the #1 spot on the UK charts for Christmas has fallen short. There was just no stopping Ben Haenow–an X Factor winner and Cowell flunky–from reaching the top with his song “Something I Need.” Maiden [&hellip.. more

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Neil Young’s Pono System Strikes a Deal with Ford

Last week, I was asked for any predictions I may have regarding music and tech for 2015. My reply? That next year could be when we once again get serious about high-fidelity music. The industry term is “High-Res Audio,” and everyone from Sony to Deezer is getting into the game. One of the first guys [&hellip.. more

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How Big Data Can Change the Music Industry

Data is the new currency. If one can divine knowledge from the trillions of data points that are being generated each second, then that person can rule the universe. Or at least a corner of it–like the music industry.  From Venture Beat: Music is the one universal media that connects the world, and big data [&hellip.. more

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