Category Archives: News

The Future is On Display At Moogfest

Moogfest is a thing and there are all sorts of cool music technology stuff on display and set up for interaction.  There are lots of big name companies are involved so some of what’s on display has a good chance of finding its way to the consumer.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/katherynthayer/2016/05/11/microsoft-grimes-artiphon-and-more-music-technology-of-the-future-at-moogfest/

Are surprise albums a growing trend in music?

The surprise album does seem to work great for getting buzz going once the album comes out. I know that artists have come out with albums and I’ve never known about it but with a surprise album the record release gets mentioned on the evening news.
http://nbc4i.com/2016/05/09/are-surprise-albums-a-growing-trend-in-music/

Does music help you fall asleep?

Listening to music to help me fall asleep has never worked for me. I would always find myself listening to closely to the music and was too much of an active listener to fall asleep. I do much better with silence.

I came across this article that talks about researchers who have found that for many people listening to music really does help them sleep.  The article also has tips on what the best sleep inducing music is and other tips.

How to Start a Record Label

This is an article about a guy starting a new record label. He believes being small and being able to act quickly will give him an advantage.
The article also talks about using online data to be able to pick the next great artist. This is not a new concept but it highlights how a record label person needs less and less actual listening to a potential artist and more algorithms.

New SoundCloud Subscription Service

SoundCloud is hoping on the subscription service bandwagon with a new service. SoundCloud Go is the service that promises to provide everything from the latest top 40 to the more obscure stuff SoundCloud is known for.
While there are a bunch of other streaming services these days but SoundCloud aims to differentiate itself by the sheer volume of content.
There will be a free version as well as paid. One thing that SoundCloud will do different is that music owners will be able to decide what is available for free ad what will be paid. That seems to have the potential to make the free service less valuable than other free music services but time will tell.
Check out more info here.