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Tuesday, May 22, 2018
                                                                                                         

Virtual Stars: How Digital Avatars Could Change Concerts and Touring As We Know It
By Lothian Taylor and Jessica Wong (CBC) -- Abba has prepped brand new music for a much-hyped reunion performance in December. It's their first in decades — cue the flashy costumes and familiar pop hits — but don't expect a traditional show. The Swedish pop superstars will take the stage via avatars

Holograms Hit The Road: Will Fans Show Up?
By Cortney Harding (Billboard)

5 Things That Can’t Be Copyrighted
By Jonathan Bailey (Plagiarism Today)

This Fortnight in Music Supervision and Sync (18/05/18)
(Synchblog)

Gareth Emery Opens Up About Blockchain Streaming Service Choon
By Markos Papadatos  (Digital Journal) -- World renowned DJ and producer Gareth Emery chatted with Digital Journal about his blockchain streaming service Choon, which is taking the music industry by storm.

Why Blockchain (Streaming Service Choon) Isn’t Even Close to Fixing Musicians’ Problems
By Daniel Sanchez (Digital Music News) – Garth Emery is optimistic that Choon can solve artists’ woes.  But until he actually manages to address how his digital music platform will actually resolve its own problems – including painless royalty payments and an acceptable user base so artists can actually earn money on the platform – don’t expect Choon to solve musicians’ problems anytime soon.

The Sad Unraveling of Lawrence Lessig
(The Trichordist) -- Harvard Professor and author of copyright skeptical tomes like “In Defense of Piracy” and “Free Culture,” Lawrence Lessig, defends himself from accusations of shillery. By Dr. David C Lowery digs deep and discovers there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye. 

New Feature On Youtube Provides Additional Credit Information For More Than One Million Songs
By Rachel Narozniak (Dancing Astronaut) -- [Hope it’s not as spotty as Spotify’s approach]

Top 6 Free Art Apps to Help You Create Anything
By Bradley Don Richter (Crixeo) -- These free art apps can help you realize your vision, whether you’re into screenwriting, audio production, music, design, animation or video editing.

How To Succeed On Soundcloud
(via HypeBot) -- With hundreds of thousands of indie music fans using the platform, Soundcloud is an important way to build an audience. But with tens of thousands of artists active there, how do you not get lost in the shuffle? Fortunately, Soundcloud offers some tips.

Here’s the big winner in the “Yanny” “Laurel” quandary …
Yanni Puts On Spectacular Live Show At Radio City Music Hall 
By Markos Papadatos (Digital Journal)

Video: How I Became the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
By Will Smith (Storytime)

VIDEO: Why Stradivarius Violins Are Worth Millions
(Vox) -- Many musicians prefer these 300-year-old instruments, but are they actually worth it?

Frances Bean Cobain Loses Father Kurt's Prized MTV Unplugged Guitar in Divorce Settlement
By Alexia Fernandez (People) -- The Blast reported the guitar is worth millions of dollars.

Why a San Francisco Burger King Blasts Classical Music Day and Night
By Anne Ewbank (Atlas Obscura) -- It’s not meant to be pleasant

Famous People Dancing Like Nobody’s Watching
By MessyNessy


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