Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk has died, aged 73

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One of the founding members of Kraftwerk, Florian Schneider, has sadly passed away today (6 May 2020). The synthesist was 73 years old and would celebrate Kraftwerk’s 50th anniversary this year. Schneider’s work served as an inspiration for the likes of David Bowie and set a precedent for sound design after his success with Kraftwerk. […]

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, […]

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”, […]

U.S. Library of Congress builds royalty-free hip-hop sampling site

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In a bid to kickstart a new golden age of hip-hop sampling, the United States Library of Congress has launched a free online tool that allows access to its massive archive of royalty-free music and voice recordings. Dubbed Citizen DJ, the tool gives you access to audio recordings from the library’s collection, dating back over […]

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 […]

Point Blank X Waves Audio tutorial: Mixing in the Box Masterclass

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To celebrate their new partnership, Point Blank and Waves Audio have created a series of masterclasses that focus on techniques to get the most out of your music projects. The first video in the series is hosted by Point Blank Music School’s Creative Director, JC Concato, also a professional Sound Engineer in the music industry. […]

Grammy-winning producer/composer Adam Schlesinger has died from COVID-19, aged 52

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Adam Schlesinger, the celebrated film and television composer and producer, has died from complications surrounding COVID-19. His death was reported by his lawyer, Josh Grier, who confirmed that the musician passed away while hospitalised in New York. He was 52. His credits as a record producer and mixer also include The Monkees, Robert Plant, They […]

Grammy-winning producer/composer Adam Schlesinger has died from COVID-19, aged 52

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Adam Schlesinger, the celebrated film and television composer and producer, has died from complications surrounding COVID-19. His death was reported by his lawyer, Josh Grier, who confirmed that the musician passed away while hospitalised in New York. He was 52. His credits as a record producer and mixer also include The Monkees, Robert Plant, They […]