Spotify AI patent to combat musical plagiarism

After reading a quick headline regarding Spotify’s application for the patent of a technology to help protect songwriters’ works, we decided to research the news further. Initially intrigued, and happy that songwriters’ fruits of labour would be protected, the story started to unravel. All this is unofficial, as there is no specific announcement from Spotify, … Read more

Disclosure Grammy Awards and Twitch Competitions

The incredibly talented and dedicated Guy and Howard are still doing the Disclosure Twitch Competition, and it gets stronger every week, with fantastic prizes from Arturia and Serato.Guy and Howard (who are up for two 2021 Grammy nominations) judge the entries at www.twitch.tv/disclosuremusic. List of Disclosure Twitch Competition Top 5 winners is here Follow Disclosure … Read more

Ableton 11 announced for release with major updates

Exciting times for Ableton users, as version 11 is announced. Many new features, here are some highlights: Take recording and comping Linked-track editing Use your MPE-capable controller New devices, Hybrid Reverb, Spectral Resonator, Spectral Time, PitchLoop89, Inspired by Nature Live Tempo Following Macro Snapshots Rack improvements Note chance – Velocity chance Do more with Follow … Read more

Jon Hopkins: Quiet – Spotify Playlist

Jon Hopkins – The classically trained musician provides us with a playlist, best described by himself: “I started building this playlist a few years ago just for myself and friends, as a way of collecting and sharing ambient music I loved. I’ve been using it for meditations and psychedelic journeys for ages. With everything that … Read more