RE: #Blockchain: 5 Start-Ups To Watch

Via Music x Tech x Future

Tickets Cloud founder Katerina Kirillova highlights some of the companies hoping to revolutionise the music business using blockchain technology.

KickCity:

Blockchain has a good shot at … making the whole booking process more transparent

Crypto.Tickets

A high level of centralisation generates profits only for a small group of people, while the majority of others involved in the industry are left struggling.”

Viberate:

Artists control their pricing, distribution, and revenue splits for streaming and sales, with more than 20 times the earning potential of the streaming platforms.

TokenFM

This incentive transforms passive listeners into active promoters that stand to benefit financially when their favorite artists benefit.

PeerTracks

Imagine a trust network providing the basis for attendees to pass through ‘priority lanes’, avoiding bag searches and scans.

Read the interviews with these music innovators and much more at IQ-Net.

Want to get involved in music technology yourself? #TalkToTak

Ableton 10 Around the Corner?

Big announcement at LOOP 2017?

Traditionally, Ableton announces big news at its annual event LOOP. This year, LOOP will be happening in Berlin, November 10th-12th, and there are increasing rumors that Ableton 10 will be announced then. While there is nothing substantial on the official Ableton website yet, there have been rumors, certain visuals and overall a huge expectation that 10 is right around the corner.

REVIVE: One of our superstar interns was able to go to Loop last year. Read about her fascinating experience here, here, here, and here.

Two photos leaked on Reddit show that Ableton is selling 9 at a 20% discount rate until 10 comes out. They will offer a free upgrade to people who have Ableton 9, which is wonderful news for anyone that recently bought Ableton 9.

Expectations of a new UI

Some users of Ableton are hoping for improvements in the general user interface of Ableton with the new release. While it is unclear whether or not there will be any drastic changes; there have been expectations toppled with supposedly leaked screenshots taken from blurry photos of artist desktops. Whichever the case might be, there’s definitely an expectation that we will face a new UI with Ableton 10.

Our production classes can show you everything you want to know about Ableton! Hit me up to learn more!

New Music from Subalias

Subalias- Mitchell Owens
If you have taken our Music Production Program or been to a free workshop, (or to, you know, our 8 year-old annual music festival), you’ve interacted with Mitchell, a/k/a Subalias.

He has new music out!

“Be Back” is classic Subalias, taking a snippet of a sample, and, using nothing more than imagination, turning it into a deep, meditative jaunt through the tempered window of the soul.

Why not go and buy it at Bandcamp?

Want to learn from Mitchell? In his class, you’ll explore your inner musician, diving in and out of Ableton, the workstation of choice for today’s modern producer. Email me today!

Video Games Are Influencing A Generation of Music Innovators

A lot of my drums are just people picking up new ammo and weapons in games. — Burial

Mixmag goes underground with our friends Ikonika, Tokimonsta, and–well, maybe someday–Burial in a grand expose on video game music’s influence on the latest sounds.

Rustie is another artist who flipped perceptions of dance music on their head and ushered in a new generation of producers with his 2011 record ‘Glass Swords’ arriving stylistically similar to, and packed full of hyperactive noises from games such as Zelda.

Of course, Mmmmaven’s five-year mission is to support the unification of music and technology, and articles like this make every sense in the world.

Just take this quote from Make It New alum Ikonika: “My life feels more like a game than a movie. Music is the biggest game I’m playing.”

Much, much, MUCH more at Mixmag.