Interactive AR music-player wins Abbey Road Red’s 2019 hackathon
17 teams of developers are getting well-earned rests today after taking part in the Abbey Road Red hackathon at London’s famous Abbey Road Studios over the weekend. The focus was ‘The Power of Immersion’ with augmented-reality...
November 11, 2019
Tech-industry bodies unhappy with copyright-legislation trends
Shock news! Some organisations representing the technology industry aren’t happy with the European Copyright Directive – or similar legislation around the world. Two bodies, the Computer & Communications Industry...
November 11, 2019
Tech experts opine on how internet will evolve in next 50 years
It’s sometimes hard, in 2019, to look ahead to the next year or two with optimism, let alone the next 50. However, Pew Research Center’s latest report presents a more positive picture of how the internet will evolve and...
October 29, 2019
Will·I·Am’s tech company may have run into financial trouble
Artist, investor, tech entrepreneur and TV-talent-show judge at large: Will·I·Am wears a lot of hats, but one of them may be slipping: his i·am+ technology company appears to have run into financial trouble. The Verge...
October 28, 2019
Music/tech VC firm DBTH Capital raises a €35m fund
The latest company hoping to make a splash in the music/tech investment scene is DBTH Capital, whose founding partner is veteran music executive Virginie Berger. It’s got some money to make that splash too. “Happy to...
September 4, 2019
Report 424: Music/Tech Startups in 2019
Our focus is on music/tech startups, and their interaction with the music industry. Screenwriter William Goldman’s famous line about Hollywood – ”Nobody knows anything” – applies just as well to the task of spotting...
September 2, 2019
Nearly a third of US households *don’t* have broadband internet
Research firm NPD has published its latest ‘Rural America and Technology’ study, which has a surprising finding: 31% of US households still don’t have a broadband internet connection. “The number works out to roughly...
July 26, 2019
Tech body predicts 33% growth for US music subscriptions in 2019
The US recorded-music market enjoyed healthy growth in 2018, with retail revenues up by 12% to $9.8bn, while on the industry-revenues side, music subscription income grew by 32% to $5.4bn. It was the third straight year...
July 16, 2019
Digital Marketing Manager – Lex Records – London
About Lex: Lex is a record label, music publisher, and film production company based in London. The label was founded in 2001 and has released music by artists including Danger Mouse, Eyedress, GILA, Boom Bip, Neon...
July 10, 2019
Apple’s design guru Jony Ive is leaving the company
“It is the end of an era at Apple,” is how the Financial Times introduced its scoop on the company’s design guru Jony Ive (Sir Jonathan Ive, if we’re being formal) leaving the company. “While I will not be an...
June 28, 2019
Capital in Music to explore finance for local music rights
The co-founder of Norwegian music firm Arctic Rights Management has announced plans for a new project called Capital in Music. Erik Brataas will be taking a six-month leave from his position at Arctic Rights to lead the initiative....
June 27, 2019
Researchers reveal tech to modify talking-head videos by editing text
A team of researchers at Stanford University have been showing off technology that they’ve created to perform “text-based editing of videos of talking heads”. What that means is, for a video of someone shot from the...
June 10, 2019