Some newsletters for Music and Tech

I have been browsing around this morning, and found some interesting writing about the intersection of music and technology.  It is a vastly interesting field.  Given that many musicians are audiophiles, but most consumers are content with Mp3 on a mobile, there is a very wide spectrum of consumers to be catered for.  The money bit comes into play, too, because content delivery is costly not only from a hosting&backup&bandwidth point of view but from a royalties point of view.  Streaming audio is growing year on year, but there are those who decry that the revenues generated thus are unfair.

But, you know, I don’t know so much about this field.  Let’s give the floor to some people who do:

Cherie Hu have an impressive bio as not only a Julliard-trained musician but a Harvard-based researcher.  She write about the intersection of Music and Technology and has a weekly mail-out.  Her bio is impressive, but I think that I might feel rather lumpen in her presence (she also runs half-marathons…I, er, do yoga and play the guitar a bit, heh heh.)

Bas Grasmeyer also publishes a weekly newsletter talking all thing music tech.  He comes across as very clever and intrepid in that Dutch way that I love so much.  He writes that he has just taken on a position at Idagio, a classical music streaming app.  (I signed up, btw).

If you surf on over to the Music Tech Festival page, you will find a wealth of cutting-edge stuff.  I find the design of the page annoying – fine white letters on a black background header means that I keep having to adjust the angle of my screen in order to read – but the content is interesting, and the articles are more traditionally formatted.   They also have a weekly newsletter.

So much to read, so little time.   Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think, enjoy yourself, while you’re still in the pink.




One thought on “Some newsletters for Music and Tech

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s