Wired: Fortnite’s Marshmello Concert Is The Future Of The Metaverse

Wired: Fortnite’s Marshmello Concert Is The Future Of The Metaverse. “BY THE STANDARDS of outdoor EDM performances, Marshmello’s DJ set on Saturday came up a little short. Ten minutes isn’t usually enough time for festival-goers to congregate in front of a stage, let alone build up to a good crescendo—but the Pleasant Park crowd had been waiting for the gig for days, and so everyone nobly held up their end of the party transaction.”

The Invisible Hit Parade: How Unofficial Recordings Have Flowered in the 21st Century (Wired)

Wired: The Invisible Hit Parade: How Unofficial Recordings Have Flowered in the 21st Century . “Wearing a black denim jacket covered in pins, [Eric] Pier-Hocking is not a professional audio engineer. The 37-year-old works by day as a production manager at a publishing company. With short hair and a neatly cropped beard, it’s easy to peg him for the enthusiastic indie music fan he is. But to call him an amateur wouldn’t be accurate either. What he does goes far beyond recording on an iPhone.”

Business Insider: A Google intern helped build an AI tool inspired by ‘Guitar Hero’ to let rookies play piano

Business Insider: A Google intern helped build an AI tool inspired by ‘Guitar Hero’ to let rookies play piano. “Self-playing pianos have existed for a while now, but now a team at Google have effectively built a self-improvising piano. A team of three at Google’s Magenta research project were inspired by ‘Guitar Hero’ to build a tool to let non-musicians make music using a simplified set of buttons. The team was made up of two Google AI researchers and one from Deepmind, Google’s British AI firm.”

Mixmag: 75 Global Rave Flyers From The Largest Flyer Archive In The World

New-to-me but apparently online since 2013: an online archive of rave flyers. “The largest archive of independently collected rave flyers in the world is tucked away in the mountains of Oregon, taken care of by a man named Matthew Johnson. Starting The Rave Preservation Project back in 2013, Johnson has amassed a collection of over 40,000 pieces of rave memorabilia from the mid-‘80s, ‘90s and early 2000s. Including duplicates, there are over 250,000 pieces stored in the archive. “

Radioworld: Alt Station Experiments With VR

Radioworld: Alt Station Experiments With VR. “Due to space limitations, only 70 people are allowed into 91.9 WFPK(FM)’s ‘Live Lunch’ music concerts. The events are broadcast live on the Louisville, Ky., independent alternative station every Friday at noon. Until now, the only way to enjoy these concerts was to be one of the lucky 70 attendees or to listen via WFPK’s FM broadcast or web streaming. But things changed the first day of June. When the band Awolnation took to the stage at the downtown Louisville Public Media performance studio that noon hour, a new audience got to see the concert in virtual reality.”

Rhinegold: New partnership for RPO and Google Arts & Culture

Rhinegold: New partnership for RPO and Google Arts & Culture. “The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) and Google Arts & Culture have launched a new project to bring some of the orchestra’s content online. Visitors to the Google Arts & Culture website will be able to explore the RPO and its music through exclusive interviews, features and performance highlights.”