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The Future of Music Is Not Male

Women are demanding respect, autonomy, and credit in an industry that has long rebuffed them.
Laura Snapes
5 min read

High Score: How Video Game Music Became the Soundtrack of a Generation

Game music has quietly infiltrated mainstream culture while retaining its unique appeal.
Duncan Jefferies
6 min read

The Rise and Fall of Unusual Instruments

Why did some of the 20th century's most radically experimental instruments succeed–and others fail?
Ian Steadman
3 min read

Steven Johnson: In Conversation With Brian Eno

"Cheating is actually all I ever do."
Steven Johnson
9 min read

Starting a Band in 2040

Forget jamming in a garage–when the next generation starts to make music, it'll enter an upside-down industry.
Andy Malt
8 min read

What Does Your Walk Sound Like?

If we can control music with location, why not with movement?
Nikita Taparia
2 min read

Bots Will Choose Your Music in 2030

The new ubiquity of streaming–from the cloud to your head.
David Emery
6 min read

Future Nostalgia: What We’ll Miss When the Music Stops

From the crackle of vinyl to the clipped edges of MP3s, the ways we listen to music influence why we love...
Kate Solomon
4 min read

The History (and Future) of Live Music

From paleolithic flutes and church organs to wearables and virtual reality.
Vas Panagiotopoulos
7 min read

Putting Music on a Map

How about instead of a song playing out over time, it plays out over a space?
Duncan Geere
5 min read