This music production tool is the reason why all new music sounds the same

While the click was originally intended as a tool for precision and cohesion, Ellis says its perfect uniformity ushered in an expectation that the rest of musical parts should follow. Suddenly singers, instrumentalists, and drummers were expected to sound like machines. When vocalists were slightly off key, they could be auto-tuned. If a bass player wasn’t perfectly in-time with the drummer, their parts could be processed in a recording program that syncs them up. Of course, that’s if a live musician is used at all—many producers in pop, hip hop, and R&B now use samples or synthetic sounds generated by computers instead of using their human progenitors.

Source: qz.com

Hellfest, Main square… : mais pourquoi le prix des festivals augmente-t-il autant ?

Actualités SOCIÉTÉ: INFLATION – Si le succès des festivals est incontestable, le prix des places augmente d’année en année. Confrontés à l’explosion des cachets des artistes, aux exigences de sécurité toujours plus grandes, ainsi qu’à la baisse des subventions publiques, ils comptent de plus en plus sur leur billetterie… et sur les fonds privés.

Source: www.lci.fr

Call for proposals (live showcase, video, conference) for the seventh edition of Classical:NEXT which will take place in Doelen, 16-19 May 2018.

It has once again come to that time of year where Classical:NEXT begins its hunt for the best and brightest in art music. To offer an exceptional programme, Classical:NEXT assembles a handpicked selection of artists, speakers and projects each year. So therefore, we are calling for outstanding “NEXT” artists, projects, future-oriented topics and interactive conference formats from all corners of the classical music world whether that be early or contemporary, traditional or experimental

 

.The deadline to apply is Friday, 29 September 2017.

Source: classicalnext.org