Radiohead fans got a surprise this week when the band's PolyFauna app—released in February this year, using music and visuals from their 2011 album The King of Limbs—was updated to offer the first new music from the band in three years.
Pioneering avant-garde classical group Kronos Quartet is seeking donations via Kickstarter for founder David Harrington's Research & Development Fund. In recent years, the group's R&D fund has supported a slew of incredible collaborations with the likes of Noam Chomsky, Omar Souleyman, Laurie Anderson, Bryce Dessner, and Jon Rose, whose composition "Music From 4 Fences" is played above by Kronos on barbed wire fences.
Jeudi 15 mai 2014 : sortie du n°13 d'Usbek & Rica. Un numéro 100% culture, avec un portrait-robot de l'homme cultivé de demain, l'exploration des liens entre Big Data et création, des rencontres avec les artistes Alain Bublex et Marion Laval-Jeantet, et la découverte de la nouvelle garde artistique birmane. Et notre grand dossier sur l’avenir de la musique.
“This January IRCAM and Mozilla will be hosting the 1st Web Audio Conference in Paris France. From the conference page: The WAC is the first international conference on web audio technologies and applications.”
Microsoft is extending Xbox Music API availability for third-party developers.
The company has opened access to the platform's catalogue of 38 million tracks, including artist images and artwork as well as extra information.
Developers will also have access to user-authenticated features of Xbox Music, which will be at first restricted to members of the pilot programme. This access will allow developers to read and add to subscribers’ music library and playlists.
The British singles chart enters a new era next month when streams and downloads are combined for the first time, to create a rundown which severs the 62-year link between sales and a song’s position in the Top 40.
“This applies to all versions of the software (free and paid) and doesn't require the user to have a SoundCloud premium account in order to work (Mixvibes Cross DJ gets SoundCloud integration http://t.co/C3BVSZrUHX)...”