Franchises like the X Factor, and Dr Dre's new range of headphones, show that consumer tactics may have a role to play in the world of pro audio.
The Audio Engineering Society’s place in recording history is indisputable, but recent events have put its future under the spotlight...
The demise of the Compact Disc as the dominant music-distribution format has been slow and inevitable. But what, if anything, will replace it?
Despite economic uncertainty, Nashville continues to thrive in the music industry. What’s the secret of its success?
Driven away from Manhattan by skyrocketing real‑estate prices, studio owners in Williamsburg are finding that even high‑profile acts are drawn to their lower rates.
Musicians and video makers alike could learn plenty from a new generation of online artists like Robin Schmidt, who expand and fund their work through social media and ‘crowd funding’.
Remasters and remixes are proven means of exploiting old records — but as the recent success of music-based video games has shown, there might be more mileage in un-mixing them...
When is a studio not a studio? When it’s a venue, a nightclub, or a yogic meditation centre... We talk to some recording facility owners who’ve found more diverse ways of using their space.
The mass migration from physical music sales to digital downloads means it's now harder than ever to find out who worked on a release — or to be sure your own work is properly acknowledged.
This month, our US correspondent speaks to producers and engineers who have had to broaden their horizons in order to keep up with the ever-changing music industry.
Energy drinks makers Red Bull and sportswear company Converse have both recently opened their own recording studios. But what does this mean for artists and smaller recording facilities?
What would happen if composers were paid to pitch their ideas? It might just be the end of Western civilisation...
Two grassroots organisations show how their focus on the local music scene is helping studios survive in the new economic climate.
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