Assuming most musicians and producers tend to buy a Mac for their professional use, I've complied a list of applications that can take away your stress arising from the maintenance of your computer. A studio computer usually needs this kind of maintenance from time to time, and a lot of audio aficionados and DJs will find some of these tools very useful to organise and edit their collections, while some other apps bring very powerful features that the OS might be missing. Without being biased towards windows users, there's a few that work on both the platforms in this list. If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments below.
The following article seeks to analyse the legality of sampling through a case law analysis, deciphering the various issues involved and the principles applied by the courts. Can classic works which are now in the public domain be sampled? If a contemporary producer were to take the works of Vivaldi, (western music composer who passed in the year of 1741) and merge them with his own drum programming, vocal chops, soft synth arpeggios and call the same his own work, would this be legal?
Sometimes , a thought is all that is needed to spring forth an Idea. Ideas of course lead to action and every action has a consequence. Rewind to late 2013, when a motley crew of dreamers and do-ers had these exact thoughts in mind. These thoughts, heavily influenced by music and an unending urge to stand out and forge an identity is what drove the suspects in question.
Earlier this week, SoundCloud in their financial statements showcased a loss of $44 million in 2014. Quoting Music Business Worldwide “SoundCloud losses show a broken business model in desperate need of a fix.” Emerging reports from trustworthy entities like FactMag, wrote, “SoundCloud could be forced to close after $44m losses.”