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Future of Music Policy Summit – 2011

The Future of Music Coalition will be holding the 2011 Future of Music Policy Summit at Georgetown University in Washington, DC from October 3-4, 2011.  The summit brings together musicians, managers, policymakers, media representatives, academics, technologists, industry professionals and more for spirited dialogue about the future of music along with cocktail parties, screenings, live music, and more. [...]

By | August 28th, 2011|music industry|

Margot MacDonald & the Audio Conundrum

Sign up at IndieGoGo to support Margot MacDonald's next release Margot MacDonald has been performing for over 10 years and released three CDs, but none of her recordings to date truly reflect the breadth and depth of her talents. She aims to fix that with her next release, and wants your help to make it [...]

By | July 31st, 2011|Gig Bag, Songs|

Will there ever be a music industry again?

Roger McNamee presents at The Paley Center For Media Microsoft is over.  Google may already be done.  There is no money in the music industry, and there may never be again.  Interesting thoughts from Roger McNamee's presentation at The Paley Center For Media.  Go straight to the music industry segment here. via Bob Lefsetz

By | July 26th, 2011|music industry|

Hi-Fi 2.0: Getting good audio in the iPod age (part 1)

After decades of continual improvements in audio recording and playback technologies, the average 21st Century listener will hear most music at lower fidelity than before the millennium.  How did this happen, and can anything be done about it? While audio technology continues to advance, the listening experience for most consumers, especially those just entering the [...]

By | July 17th, 2011|iThing, music industry, Tech|

Auto-Tune for Guitar: The end of the world as we know it

Rebecca Black shreds, Jeff Beck retires... Like the apocalypse, auto-tune for guitar is coming -- it's just a matter of when.  We tried to get the release date, but Harold Camping was unavailable at press time.  For now, it's technology, not a product. From the people who brought you the Exxon Valdez The most recent [...]

By | June 5th, 2011|Bass, Guitar, Tech|

15 Must-Have iPad Music Apps for the Professional Musician

This guest post is by Chris Taylor (@miccontrolchris) of MicControl, a music blogging community that bridges the gap between musicians and music bloggers. The holiday season is officially over and one gadget that seemed to be on top of the world's holiday list was the iPad. Rightfully so; after the operating system update in November [...]

By | January 13th, 2011|Gig Bag, iThing, music industry, Tech|

Holiday Gift Guide for Musicians and Music Lovers #3

Check the How-to-Buy guides if you're interested in gifting drums, keyboards, a guitar or bass. #3: Gifts Under $100,000 Olive 06HD Music Server for Audiophiles - $4,999 What is "HD Music?"  Well, it depends on who you ask, but most music advertised as HD is distributed in a lossless format at a minimum of 24-bit/96 [...]

By | November 30th, 2010|Piano, Tech|

Holiday Gift Guide for Musicians and Music Lovers #2

Check the How-to-Buy guides if you're interested in gifting drums, keyboards, a guitar or bass. #2: Gifts Under $500 Zen Tambour or Hapi Drum - $345 to $435 The Zen Tambour and HAPI drum are tuned, steel tongue hand drums that are easy to learn and fun to play.  Inspired by the hang, [...]

By | November 22nd, 2010|Drums, Gig Bag, Tech|