Deeply-felt house and brutal techno – now Akua Grant deserves support

Industry trends and power grabs ultimately suck all our souls dry. So let’s return to the originators making the music, and support both the music and the humans making the music. Akua Grant, aka Femanyst, aka Lady Blacktronika, is one of the most naturally intuitive and imaginative producers I know. She’s also in need, and it’s way past time that the music translates into real sustenance.

Soundtoys worked to support local flood relief: here’s how it went

This year has proven that independent music developers are able to give back and share resources. It’s important to follow up on those efforts, too. So here’s how it went with Soundtoys and flood relief in Vermont – flashback to summer.

Peter Kirn - October 2, 2023

Music tech makers are donating a day – or more – to funds that could make a difference

Black lives matter. Just posting slogans isn’t going to help – and people are dying. What can make a difference? Music tech makers are proposing an actual plan of activities.

Peter Kirn - June 2, 2020

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