National Science Foundation Grants $1.8 Million to Build Foundation for New Music Production Ecosystem: Researchers from the University of Rochester and Northwestern University Collaborate (University of Rochester)

University of Rochester: National Science Foundation Grants $1.8 Million to Build Foundation for New Music Production Ecosystem: Researchers from the University of Rochester and Northwestern University Collaborate. “A team of researchers from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music, Warner School of Education & Human Development, Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences, and School of Arts & Sciences, along with Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, are collaborating to leverage and better utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI) to empower musicians to produce and disseminate their art more effectively and independently.”

DJ Magazine: Directory Of Women, Trans And Non-Binary Producers Launches Online, In The Key Of She

DJ Magazine: Directory Of Women, Trans And Non-Binary Producers Launches Online, In The Key Of She. “A directory of women, trans and non-binary producers, In the Key of She (ItKoS), has launched online. Compiled by DJ, producer, and academic Samantha Parsley, aka Dovetail, the directory gathers over 250 artists and is categorised by genre, with everything from footwork to psy-trance making the cut.”

Okayplayer: How Sample Drill Is Leading One Of Rap’s Most Bizarre Sampling Eras

Okayplayer: How Sample Drill Is Leading One Of Rap’s Most Bizarre Sampling Eras. “Sample drill is perhaps the most online iteration of rap music we’ve ever seen. A particularly postmodern recycled medium, born in the wake of a pandemic that made in-person sessions all but impossible, the phenomenon speaks to how online the creation of music — specifically rap — has become. The scrolling thumb has replaced the dusty finger; it’s crate-digging in the post-record shop era. Let’s call it ‘cloud-digging,’ where, in the case of sample drill, everything from 2Pac’s ‘I Ain’t Mad At Ya’ to Dick Dale’s ‘Miserlou’ is fodder for a drill beat.”

Stoney Roads: Aussie DJs start new dance directory for women and GNC

Stoney Roads: Aussie DJs start new dance directory for women and GNC. 99% sure that GNC in this case is “Gender Non-Conforming.” “About 12 months or so ago, a Google sheet began circulating that conveniently listed a stack of female and GNC producers and DJs from around Australia and New Zealand. It included handy things like artist name, state, links to socials and sometimes an email address to help event bookers and what not reach out. Seems like things got to a certain size that meant turning the once humble doc into a fully functioning directory dubbed the ‘WIP Project’ that not only features artists but also sound engineers, agents, bookers and general industry heads!”

Los Angeles Times: After Katrina, a priceless musical archive was thought lost. It showed up in Torrance

Los Angeles Times: After Katrina, a priceless musical archive was thought lost. It showed up in Torrance. “Hurricane Katrina pushed into New Orleans early in the morning of Aug. 29, 2005, and within a few hours, the first floodwaters had crossed the doorway of Sea-Saint Studio. One by one, the three outfall canals bordering Lake Ponchartrain failed and water rushed into Gentilly, the quiet residential neighborhood where Allen Toussaint’s home and studio were located. Even as the storm moved out, the lake continued to pour itself into the city. The next day, Aug. 30, skies were blue and Sea-Saint was fully submerged.”

New-to-me, but apparently launched in 2016: mu:zines

New-to-me, but apparently launched in 2016: mu:zines. From the About page: “mu:zines is a non-commercial, labour-of-love archive project to collect, scan and re-publish old music production magazines in an accessible, and searchable form, for reference and general interest purposes. It is also a crowdsourcing effort to obtain the issues we are missing, to help us to build up a complete archive of issues for archival purposes.”

The Industry Observer: Aus music database Jaxsta officially launches, teams up with the Grammys

The Industry Observer: Aus music database Jaxsta officially launches, teams up with the Grammys . “Jaxsta aims to serve as a one-stop credit roll for the music industry, providing everyone with the ability to learn all the appropriate details in terms of production and performance, making sure credit is given where credit is due. With a team of seasoned industry vets tackling the hard work behind the scenes, you can be sire this data is not only going to be accurate, but also invaluable to industry figures, and casual music fans. Jaxsta has today announced a data partnership with the Recording Academy, the organisation that produces the Grammy Awards. In case you aren’t aware of the magnitude of this partnership, this is the first time in the Grammys’ 59 year history that the offical winner and nominee data has been shared with a third party.” The site has not quite […]