Hackathon Time

A new way of doing things in the startup world is being copied in academia and beyond. The “hackathon” is a method for making an…

Deezer USA

French, web-based streaming service Deezer, which has yet to officially launch in the U.S, has been vamping up its efforts here for the past couple…

Automating Creativity

Karl Marx famously said that man is himself and his instruments of production.  Musicians, of course, do not live alone in their own creative bubble.…

A Non-Musical Brief on JOBS

Crowdfunding   is surpassing record label funding in the modern artist’s lexicon and is now used for tours and recordings, album art, and music videos. For…

Roger Faxon, Captain of Industry

Roger Faxon has had a distinguished career in the entertainment industry. He was executive vice president/COO at LucasFilm, a founding partner of the film and…

The Value of Pure Research

Hardware technology, the Internet, and new software applications are determining the future of music. The acquisition and distribution of recorded sound, and the increased interaction…