10 tools and tips for remote music teaching

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Music teaching has been changed dramatically since the widespread coronavirus lockdowns. And while some schools look like they might reopen in a limited capacity, for many, remote education will be the reality for a while longer. Here are five essential remote teaching tools and five ‘dos and don’ts’ for remote teaching. If you want to […]

How music education is using tech to carry on during coronavirus lockdown

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Life right now has inflicted the strangest of feelings; we’re all still battling the daily changes that the COVID-19 virus has brought into our world. These changes are, however, making us think differently, and one of the greatest weapons we have is the ability to adapt. I teach Logic and Ableton Live at diploma and […]

IK Multimedia’s Safe Spacer is helping people work during COVID-19

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Italian music gear manufacturer, IK Multimedia, has offered up a device that can help workers maintain social distancing onsite. Safe Spacer is a lightweight wearable that could benefit music industry and factory workers in avoiding the spread of COVID-19. The company’s goal with Safe Spacer is to allow manufacturers to re-open safely, offering peace of […]

Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst start a new podcast, Interdependence

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Electronic avant-garde composer Holly Herndon and collaborator Mat Dryhurst are starting a podcast from their Berlin studio. Interdependence will be a conversation with figures at the centre of music, technology and policy. You can listen to and support the podcast through a dedicated Patreon page. A monthly subscription isn’t required to listen to the episodes, […]

Genelec to host a loudspeaker webinar on 5 May

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Taking place at 7am EDT on 5 May 2020, studio monitor manufacturer Genelec will be offering online guidance on choosing the right studio monitors. Hosted by the brand’s Regional Business Development Manager, Andy Bensley, the G*Connect webinar will last for an hour and will address queries that are often raised to the company from its […]

Artists remotely collaborate across the globe to create Alone Together album

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Alone Together is an album created through online collaboration by promising young talent from all over the world, during social distancing, which COVID-19 has forced us into. With support from music distribution and artist services company, Amuse, a broad range of producers, songwriters and musicians have come together, “bridging the global and local borders of self-isolation”, […]

Spotify now lets you tip artists

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Spotify has announced the launch of Artist Fundraising Pick, where fans can directly donate money to an artist, or to a good cause selected by the artist. The move is in light of the COVID-19 crisis and follows news of the streaming giant’s new COVID-19 Music Relief scheme. The Fundraising Pick feature will function similar […]

Arturia announces a wave of deals, going 50% off on individual software titles

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Arturia is offering many of its individual software titles at 50% off – the company’s latest incentive for music makers to stay home and create during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sale – which kicked off yesterday (21 April) will last up to 7 May, and follows the company’s previous giveaways of iPad software and free […]