Keeping Track of Music Festivals

Summertime is the time of year to unwind under a 95-degree sun. For music fans especially, summertime is about enjoying music festivals. The nostalgia for…

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…

Apple Music’s Debut

Apple revolutionized the music industry with the launch of the iPod and iTunes in 2003, when it became the first company to monetize music successfully…

SXSW’s Anatomy

Founded in 1987, the South by Southwest Music Conference initially was introduced as a series of events highlighting both the unique location and year-round music…

Your Heart on Your Sleeve

In recent years, the evolution of wearable technology has resulted in an explosion of opportunities in the digital space. Wearable devices such as Google Glass,…

A&R in a Digital Age

A&R executives are being forced to change their game. This is in part because streaming services such as Spotify and YouTube are fragmenting the music…

Shazam!

Music identification technology has changed the way consumers and brands interact, both by creating new ways to consume and discover content and by influencing how…

Live Performance 2.0

Although technology may have destroyed the recorded music market, it has played a significant role in enhancing live performances. Recent developments need to be heeded…

Apple as a Record Label

Apple unveiled  new products as usual, and this year it put out the iWatch  and a new iPhone. But its partnership with Irish rockers U2 …

Lessons for DIY Musicians: II

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two installments dealing with DIY issues. We printed the first in August 2014. There, Fuller covered music production,…

Spotify’s Secret Weapon

Spotify announced in March the acquisition of The Echo Nest, the industry’s leading music intelligence company. The deal signals the rising importance of big data…

Music in the Twilight Zone

On March 25th, 2014 Facebook made news again. Following the nineteen billion dollar purchase of high tech startup WhatsApp in February, Chairman and CEO Mark…