Tag: Sony

  • The Sony Walkman Is 39 Years Old

    The Sony Walkman Is 39 Years Old

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. The struggle was real, and we loved it. Let me paint a nostalgic picture of a time before streaming existed, when making a single playlist could take […]

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  • From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music Formats

    From Discs to Digital: The Odd History of Music Formats

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it: subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Physical formats have only been around since the 1870s — but in that relatively short amount of time, we’ve managed to come up with some pretty bizarre […]

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  • Music Publishing News: Amazon and Google Under Fire for Not Paying Songwriters

    Music Publishing News: Amazon and Google Under Fire for Not Paying Songwriters

    By Songtrust Every month, our friends at Songtrust compile a monthly round up of the most noteworthy developments in music publishing. Catch up on all the industry news in our Music Publishing News archive! APRA AMCOS reports record revenues. Australian collecting society APRA AMCOS reported revenue of ⅓ of a billion Australian dollars for its financial year 2015-2016. […]

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  • Compact Discs as Expanded Instruments: Pioneers of Hacked CD Sound Art

    Compact Discs as Expanded Instruments: Pioneers of Hacked CD Sound Art

    History and Context of the CD The Compact Disc (CD) was introduced into commercial ubiquity on October 1, 1982, alongside the world’s first-ever CD player, the SONY CDP-101. Billy Joel’s sixth studio album, 52nd Street, was selected to be the first recording issued on this new digital audio format, which is hilarious considering that particular […]

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  • Off Notes: 11 Music Happenings You Should Know About

    Off Notes: 11 Music Happenings You Should Know About

    Happy Friday! This week was full of musical announcements and discoveries from around the internet. Read on for our round up of the latest news on the music industry, crazy music videos, a spring reading list, and the smooth stylings of a young Bruce Willis! 1. Turmoil in Streaming Music Billboard: Sony pulled all their […]

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  • Off Notes: A Magical Combination

    Off Notes: A Magical Combination

    Happy Friday! Some of our all-time favorite musical combinations come from artists referencing their idols or putting songs and styles they love into their own musical voice. This week we found remixes and covers all over the web, resulting in genre-bending collaborations that have turned music we thought we knew into something else entirely. Check out Guns […]

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Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk