MusicTech Rewinder - Issue #51



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MusicTech Rewinder
MusicTech Rewinder - Issue #51
By Matt Strobel • Issue #51 • View online
it’s Friday again, and today is also my birthday 🕺.
Before you read about actual news from today’s music tech ecosystem, here are two interesting things I learned this week about the past.
1) The Oldest known musical melody dates back to 1400 B.C.E. and was discovered in the 1950s in Ugarit, Syria. Check this video in which the very talented Michael Levy performs this ancient musical fragment on the Lyre. It was interpreted by Dr. Richard Dumbrill who wrote a book entitled “The Archaeomusicology of the Ancient. Near East.”
2) Someone had a closer look at the 15th Century Hieronymus Bosch painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” and discovered some music printed on the butt of one of the tortured souls in hell. Amelia Hamrick transcribed the melody and James Spalink played the short riff, intended to be repeated, on the instruments of the time, the Lute, Harp, and Hurdy-Gurdy. Here is how is the 600-years-old butt music from hell sounds.
O.k. One more thing that is not about the past but about the future. In case you haven’t realized it yet, virtual humans are taking over the entertainment industry. Whether it be musicians, YouTubers, social media influencers, Twitch Streamers, or Instagram models, nearly all forms of media are currently being infiltrated by artificial personalities. With the Metaverse constantly growing, it is very likely that the next superstars may not even be human.
Now, enjoy reading the latest news and have a wonderful weekend,

Meet the Experimental Musicians Who Built Their Own Streaming Service
Spotify is getting into live audio because of course it is
Why Amazon Music is making a merch push
Music Streaming: Is It a Level Playing Field?
Composers Against Buyouts
Twitch works to smooth over creator/copyright relationship with new features
Audio cassettes: despite being 'a bit rubbish', sales have doubled during the pandemic – here's why
How vinyl has survived during the coronavirus pandemic
Yuri Suzuki's Easy Record Maker lets you engrave your own records
The Chaos Bazaar - Components
BandLab crosses 30 million users around the globe
BandLab crosses 30 million users around the globe | MusicTech
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