Soundwide = NI + iZotope + Brainworx + Plugin Alliance – what to know, what to grab for free

Music merger and acquisition season continues. The latest development is the addition of Brainworx and Plugin Alliance to the conglomeration of NI and iZotope. But there’s one important note you might have missed – and some software you should go download for free for the occasion.

Epic Games just bought Bandcamp – so what does that mean?

Epic Games, makers of Unreal Engine, the Epic Games Store, and Fortnite, just bought Bandcamp. The promise is that the core Bandcamp platform as we know it will remain – but this means a big shift in where opportunities on Bandcamp might go.

Peter Kirn - March 2, 2022

As Facebook reveals fundamental flaws, music tech might reexamine the platform’s role

In just 48 hours, we’ve been treated both to whistleblower testimony that questions Facebook’s impact on society – and a massive technical outage that shows our dependence on it (and its fragility). Maybe it’s time for the world of music to stop treating Facebook as inevitable and entirely benign.

Peter Kirn - October 5, 2021

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