I suppose this was on the cards for a while. Now the date is set Apple is now scheduling an end date for paid iTunes music downloads, according to sources inside the company. Article Link: Apple Is Shutting Down iTunes Music Downloads on March 31st, 2019 Advertisements
We humans are a tactile species. We might enjoy the convenience of digital downloads and the streaming of music but we LOVE the look and feel of a physical product. Even though we’re now living in a world where everything is being consumed digitally, we’re seeing a huge resurgence in vinyl sales. The UK is… Read More The Importance Of The Physical In The Digital Age.
Spare a thought for orchestral musicians when it comes to hearing loss. …we associate hearing loss in a musical setting with rock/pop bands, but the fact of the matter is that orchestral players have more incidences of sonic impairment than electric musicians. Article Link: Orchestral Musician Wins Court Ruling Over Lost Hearing – Bobby Owsinski’s Music… Read More Orchestral Musician Wins Court Ruling Over Lost Hearing
“Well DUH!” said every local musician EVER Research conducted by a music industry veteran has concluded that radio listeners are not being exposed to new local music because Australian commercial FM radio stations are failing to support them. Article Link: New Research Proves Australian Commercial FM Radio Stations Aren’t Supporting Local Acts I wonder what is going… Read More New Research Proves Australian Commercial FM Radio Stations Aren’t Supporting Local Acts
Looks a little bit like a Korg KaosPad but promises so much more… Move over musicians, AI is here. Google’s ‘NSynth’ neural network is designed to take existing sounds and combine them using a complex, machine learning algorithm. The result? Thousands of new musical sounds, and an instrument you can play them on. via Google… Read More Google created an AI-based, touchscreen music synthesizer
Vale Stephen Hawking… At twenty-two, Stephen Hawking (January 8, 1942–March 14, 2018) was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — a rare motor disease — and given a few years to live. He lived for more than half a century thereafter. Despite the increasing bodily limitations inflicted by the incurable disease, he went on to soar… Read More Stephen Hawking on the Meaning of the Universe
With the SA State Election coming up this Saturday it’s important to know what Labor, Liberal and SA Best stand on advancing contemporary music in SA On your behalf Music SA has written to the heads of all the political parties and asked them what their music policy is should they win the state election… Read More Contemporary Music – Where Our Political Parties Stand