wrote in June 2009:
Are downloads really killing the music industry? Or is it something else?
The mystery of where all the money has gone isn't just puzzling economists and estate agents. It's also one that has had the music industry on edge, time after time. Thus, we saw the release last week of some "research" that said 7 million people "use" illegal downloads in the UK, "costing the economy billions of pounds and thousands of jobs" . I'm unhappy to say that it was repeated in this paper. Had I seen it sooner, I would have queried the assertion about the cost to the economy. The number of people doing downloads sounds near enough right, however..... more at the above linkHe also wrote an aricle on the figures involved, titled
it shows that whilst music sales as a portion of the total market may have decreased somewhat, this has only happened in the last 2 years and this is probably attributable to online distribution such as iTunes etc. Bans are putting out more DVD's and you can see that this portion of the market place is growing. It is clear that the music industry have been crying wolf for a long time and continue to stubbornly evolve their business model - they have been leaving this up to companies like Sony and Apple for some years now - come on guys - WAKE UP!!!
which can be seen here
New commission for The Curve, Barbican, London
French artist Céleste Boursier-Mougenot creates works by drawing on the rhythms of daily life to produce sound in unexpected ways.
For his installation in The Curve, Boursier-Mougenot creates a walk-though aviary for a flock of zebra finches, furnished with electric guitars and other musical instruments. As the birds go about their routine activities, perching on or feeding from the various pieces of equipment, they create a captivating, live soundscape.
27 February 2010 - 23 May 2010
The Curve, Barbican, London
Times: Open daily 11am-8pm
Open late every Thu until 10pm - poor birdies should have gone to sleep by then
The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT) is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop on taxonomies for digital musical instruments and interfaces, organized by CIRMMT Research Axis 2 (Musical gestures, devices and motion
This workshop is free and open to all.
DATE: Friday, October 23, 2009
LOCATION: Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall, C-209, Strathcona Music
Building, 555 Sherbrooke Street West
TIME: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
SEATING IS LIMITED (35-40 seats).
REGISTRATION is required. Please fill out the online registration form .
The goal of this workshop is to present and discuss approaches to cataloging, comparing and categorizing interfaces for performing music, in particular the Taxonomy of Realtime Interfaces for
Electronic Music Performance (TIEM) project: (http://vipre.uws.edu.au/tiem/).
Presentation on the TIEM project by Garth Paine (University of Western Sydney).
Workshop guests include Joel Chadabe (Electronic Music
Foundation), Axel Mulder (Infusion Systems Ltd.), and Garth Paine (University of Western Sydney).