Well, this is embarrassing. Warner Music, Sony BMG Music, EMI Music and Universal Music have collectively settled with a group of Canadian artists for $45 million, based on a lawsuit that charged the labels with pirating music for commercial purposes.
The mixtape — what was once considered a beautiful and intimate way of sharing music with others is long dead. It's been dead since the iPod killed cassette tapes. And no, iTunes playlists don't count as replacements. The design gurus over at I Miss My Pencil built a device to bring back some of the tangibility that music once had.
The next time your mom tells you to stop tapping your fingers on the furniture because it's annoying, just slip on a pair of these electronic piano gloves and belt out a little Mozart to chill her out. A piano at the dining table? Now that's way more unique than a piano iPad app.
If you're an aspiring musician, stop reading now, this will be painful. Japan's Crypton Future Media has unleashed upon the world what may be the future of pop music in the amazingly realistic, holographic singing idol Hatsune Miku.
If you believe the story Atomic Tom will tell, then the band had all of their instruments stolen and were forced to improvise. The solution? Play on iPhones, instead. The results are surprisingly good.
As amateur tinkerers ramp up their grasp of current tech, weird hybrid tools will become more common, such as the music-enabled Light Frequency Fingertips.
Ever have someone bitterly play the world's smallest violin at you? Well, two fingers rubbing together isn't going to cut it anymore: Johan Engelen and his fellow students really have created the world's smallest violin and it even produces music...
We love commercials because they make the mundane fantastic, which is exactly what battery company DieHard did by taking an 80s electro-pop legend and letting him literally play an orchestra of cars.
Composed of nine speakers and directed by Benjamin Newman, the Nomadic Sound System could be the first mobile marching band comprised of only 21st century electronics.
What will the end of the world sound like? Surprisingly musical, considering the tunes are being cranked out by a 17-mile ring nearly 600 feet underground. That's right, the Large Hadron Collider is adding "musician" to a resume that includes "world's most powerful particle accelerator."