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Bookmarks tagged with “music”

  1. Identifying Generational Gaps in Music

    This is interesting, although it’s odd they never explicitly say it’s US-focused. (via Waxy)

  2. The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | The Many Faces Of Housekeeping: How Wealth & Privilege Are Distorting Underground Music

    The fourth DJ “… appears positively relatable by comparison, having merely been a director at Citibank for 13 years before launching his own investment fund.”

  3. SIXTYEIGHT2OHFIVE

    Nice personal playlist project by Hanif Abdurraqib. (via Football Morning in America)

  4. Formally Known As The Bollocks : John Peel Sessions

    Links to nearly all Peel Sessions on YouTube. (via several places)

  5. #158 The Case of the Missing Hit | Reply All

    That is a gripping story (from “Super Tech Support” onwards). I am thankful for transcripts too. (via FaveJet)

  6. Bandsintown | Live Music, Concert Tickets & Tour Dates

    See what’s on in particular towns or cities. Not sure how it compares to Songkick, which I use via RSS. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  7. Overload and isolation: the decade that warped popular culture | Culture | The Guardian

    Simon Reynolds. “Slowly but surely, streaming is killing the idea of a mainstream. … Occasionally, your streaming selection will coincide with large numbers of other people – the waning flickers of the monoculture drawing you all to the same spot.”

  8. Said the Gramophone: Best Songs of 2019

    A highlight of every year since 2005.

  9. Animated chart of the day: Recorded music sales by format share, 1973 to 2019 - AEI

    Good to watch. Also, the static “Revenues by format” charts put the “vinyl revival” into perspective. (via The Online Photographer)

  10. JavaScript Systems Music

    “Learning Web Audio by Recreating The Works of Steve Reich and Brian Eno.” Step-by-step examples, really nicely explained.

  11. Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music

    Brilliant to see this back again in a new form.

  12. warren’s collection | Bandcamp

    Occasionally while working I want some weird, dark, ambient noise and…

  13. Developing an intro-level music theory course | The Ethan Hein Blog

    I want to read all the resources linked to here. (I’d like to attempt the projects too, but that seems unlikely.) (via Disquiet)

  14. Corporate anthems - YouTube

    Dave Green’s playlist of more than 70 of these awful things.

  15. ‘Be urself’: meet the teens creating a generation gap in music | Music | The Guardian

    I’m enjoying a lot of these. It pains me that I’m only hearing about new music via Guardian articles, but still. They had me at “sounds not unlike … Sarah Records”.

  16. Objects in image are different than they appear | Ask MetaFilter

    Well-known songs, movies, etc whose meaning is something other than what most people assume on a casual listen, watch, etc.

  17. The 1959 Project

    I’m liking this blog, one post per day, about some things from that day in the world of jazz in 1959. Nicely done (aside from the lack of any navigation). (via Kottke)

  18. Stubby’s House of Christmas

    Music blog dedicated to Christmas music. (via Dandelion Radio)

  19. Robert’s Ultimate Guide to all 24 hours of Pharrell Williams’ Happy Video

    I admire such completionism, even if it’s not quite completed. (via Ask MetaFilter)

  20. Tapes - The Mckenzie Tapes

    Lots of digitised cassettes of rock gigs in New York from the ‘80s and ‘90s. It’d be nice to have a list of artists, but I’m getting picky. (via Things Magazine)

  21. Loop | Holly Herndon on process - YouTube

    A conference talk from 2016. Liked especially for describing the laptop as an intimate, personal instrument, and for trying to make music like the sound of the internet.

  22. The Problem with Muzak | Liz Pelly

    Although I love having so much music available in Spotify, I’m increasingly aware how often I use it unthinkingly just for “background music for working” which I’m not very proud of. So even aside from these odd industry-changing effects, I’m feeling uneasy about Spotify.

  23. Massive dump of Spotify created playlists - 1.4k+ genres, 12k+ playlists! : spotify

    Amazing, but it’s annoying this stuff is practically impossible to discover or browse in the app itself. Even having seen everynoise.com before, I didn’t realise all these playlists existed.

  24. Music and Social Justice / or Why Many Musicians Should Not Release Records for General Public Consumption

    Equating spending money on promoting your music (or, presumably, any other art) with perpetuating your privileged position.

  25. The Disquiet Junto Project List (0001 – 0265 …)

    A weekly assignment for composing music. “The purpose of the group is to use constraints to stoke creativity.” A nice list of all the projects. (via Russell Davies)

  26. Summertime.fm

    Annual summery mix tapes from DJ Jazzy Jeff & MICK. (via Waxy)

  27. Post-Internet Sound

    Holly Herndon & Jennifer Walshe: “we are attempting to put together an archive of sound and music works dealing with the internet since its inception” (via @cityofsound)

  28. ListenBrainz

    Open source AudioScrobbler type service, currently Alpha. In theory I imported my Last.fm listens, but nothing showing up yet. Still, could be good.

  29. My Secret World: The Story of Sarah Records / In Depth // Drowned In Sound

    Nice. And I had no idea the Matt who edited ‘Smoke’ was one half of Sarah Records!

  30. Jam Preserves - The Jam Journal

    This Is My Jam will be closing, but doing it right with a browsable archive and even a read-only API. Very nice. A shame though, and a shame about the changes in other services that made it difficult to carry on.

  31. No Rock And Roll Fun: What the pop papers say: The last NME

    “If hip hop won - and that’s not an unfair suggestion - then the NME was very much the warrior who didn’t hear the war was at an end; fighting on deep in the jungle.”

  32. Ishkur’s Guide to Electronic Music | New Home on Techno.org

    I first bookmarked this in 2004, at its old URL and it’s still going. Explore genres of electronic music in a whizzy interface.

  33. Every Noise at Once

    Clickable, listenable, expandable map of musical genres from Echonest data. Nice. (via @tomtaylor)

  34. Shoegaze: An Oral History

    What it says. Not *hugely* interesting to be honest.

  35. Rap Stats | Rap Genius

    I love hearing songs that mention Internet things when they’re still pretty new. A graph showing usage of social media brand names over time. (via Kottke)

  36. Pharrell Williams - Happy

    So good. I could (and am) watch this for ages.

  37. 8-bit reggae project

    Links to several 8-bit reggae tunes at the end of the post.

  38. The Impossible Music of Black MIDI

    This is great stuff. I’d love to hear more music like this that’s played through something more substantial than MIDI instruments. I think. (via Kottke)

  39. Indietracks Compilation 2013 | Indietracks Festival

    Only £2 (or more) for 47 tracks of nice twee pop, with proceeds going to old trains.

  40. The Online Photographer: (OT) All You Need for Great Sound

    Suggestion for great-sounding iPhone/iPad amp and small speakers. More suggestions in the comments.

  41. Spoogeworld lost musical documentation

    Includes a scan of a page from ‘Keyboard’ magazine in 1987 which shows you Brian Eno’s favourite patches for the Yamaha DX7 for you to tap in.

  42. The Shrieking Violet: The Would Be’s - I’m Hardly Ever Wrong

    An interview with the Would Be’s from 2009. I had no idea they were so young when ‘I’m Hardly Ever Wrong’ came out. (Also, they have an album out in May!)

  43. Archived Music Press | Scans from the Melody Maker and N.M.E. circa 1987-1996

    Lots of blasts from the past here. The couple of copies of MM/NME that I still have are intriguing, mainly the small and unimportant bits rather than the high-profile interviews etc usually featured here.

  44. Dandelion Radio | Mixcloud

    Ooh, Dandelion are putting their previous month’s shows on Mixcloud. Brill. Rocker’s my favourite, but lots of good stuff generally.

  45. The Amen break: Just a sample | The Economist

    Finally got round to reading/listening to all of this, 15 months after everyone else linked to it. I love this stuff, because I’m so oblivious to the details of samples normally.

  46. TV Networks, Algorithms and the Demise of HMV

    I’m not sure i buy all of this, but some interesting thoughts in there. Almost says that without better discovery tools, Spotify is like HMV, huge but daunting and soulless. (via Paul Mison)

  47. Philgyford’s 2012 Jam Odyssey

    Brilliant thing. I put more stuff on ThisIsMyJam than I thought I had. And this makes me want to do more in 2013.

  48. The Quietus | Features | Quietus Albums Of The Year So Far 2012

    I’ve only heard of five of these 50 artists. I’m so, so out of touch. Still, more music to try. (via Beyond the Beyond)

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