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.

ROLI hits reboot, files for administration, as it shifts to beginners and subscriptions

ROLI has filed for administration and will reboot as beginner-focused Luminary as the company struggles with losses. Current employees remain, and even the Seaboard is apparently coming back in stock – but this could be a cautionary tale for “hypergrowth” in music making.

Peter Kirn - September 3, 2021

All the Apple Event news: More M1, Podcast Subscriptions, and don’t lose your keys

In a lovely contrast to “everything’s delayed because chip shortages” and “everything is a subscription,” it’s refreshing to hear Apple say “we’re shipping,” “you can make your own subscriptions,” and “we found your keys for you.” Here it is, at a glance. First off, for anyone worried about Apple’s M1-centered strategy, fret not – it […]

Peter Kirn - April 20, 2021

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