We’re engaging less and less with music because of our reliance on playlists. Spotify is pushing playlists over albums because that's what the people want.
If you’re of a certain age, you remember sliding out the little leaflet thingy in a CD and looking at the pictures, lyrics, and maybe even checking out the credits. If you’re of an even more certain age, you remember doing this with vinyl LP’s and while you didn’t appreciate it at the time, you’d geek out and read all of the ‘fine print’ including engineers, additional musicians, the address of the bands management, and maybe even where the thing was recorded. They kept costs down by recreating...
Adventures in #HateTagging
Think of how many hits you hear that feature a guest artist, usually a rapper, every time you turn on Top 40 radio. Rappers are the new guitar solo.
Let's face it: smartphones are pretty much all the same. I'm talking cosmetically and personality-wise of course. Without getting into resolution of screens, chipsets etc., you've got to admit it's hard to tell them apart.
Sometimes you hear something about an act you've never gotten into, and you consider giving their stuff a try, especially when they have new music coming out. The problem is, quite often though, those bands are so self-loathing, it's tough to care.
The boys were recently discussing earplugs for gigs on The Big Show. There's nothing more important than protecting your hearing when you're at a concert, especially once you realize that most times, the artist, venue, and sound guys don't care about you.
I'm a guitarist so this makes me sad. We've all talked about the fact that music has shifted to a much more processed sound over the years, and this is yet another nail in the guitar-shaped coffin of music in general.
We have a country album to get platinum status - did anyone guess Jason Aldean would do it?
The creators of a new device called Hush Wearables might be the answer to bulky noise-cancelling headphones. The start-up was created by three engineering students from the University of California, San Diego.
Jennifer Lawrence is known to hate her own voice, but that didn't stop Mocking Jay director Francis Lawrence from getting her character to sing in the latest Hunger Games installment.
BitTorrent has been trying to change the way the public perceives them for some time. Shaking off the image of a service designed for stealing music hasn’t been easy, but now they’re trying something new: TV.
Some of us like to just listen to our favourite artists while we work, but what about asking successful people? Is there a secret sauce to being more creative or efficient?
Prince has disappeared from the internet. Wait... what?