Music

YouTube

The Rise of T-Series, the YouTube Channel That Will Soon Dethrone PewDiePie

An Indian entertainment channel is poised to take over as the largest YouTube channel in the world.
Ankita Rao
8.31.18
Content ID

This Music Theory Professor Just Showed How Stupid and Broken Copyright Filters Are

Automated takedown systems don’t work, stifle free expression online.
Karl Bode
8.30.18
Space Jams

The 'Telemetron' Is a Post-Earth Musical Instrument Designed for Zero Gravity

The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
MP3

How the Music Industry Messed Up Legal Streaming the First Time Around

Lessons from the music industry’s initial consumer-hostile reaction to the Napster saga. Going from $16 CDs to unlimited streaming is really hard.
Ernie Smith
5.16.18
Flawless

Meet the Teen Who Turns Beyoncé's Live Shows Into Amazing, Unofficial Albums

The 17-year-old behind @BeyReleases says he'll do almost anything to get the BeyHive what it wants.
Mikelle Street
4.20.18
video art

Watch This Filmmaker Work Six Projectors at Once to Make Incredibly Trippy Art

Toronto duo Zephyr use old tech to make magic.
Jordan Pearson
3.2.18
Back in the Day

This In-Browser Winamp Emulator Will Take You Back to 1999

It really whips the llama’s ass.
Matthew Gault
2.8.18
musical genius

This Music Played On Pencil Strokes Is Art

Listen closely, and you can hear notes in every stroke.
Samantha Cole
1.12.18
HOTY2017

The DIY Music Tech Enthusiast Who Builds Custom Guitar Pedals

Jamie Stillman founded Earthquaker Devices to push the boundaries of music technology.
Ankita Rao
12.20.17
On Edge

This Artist Is Using Drone Music to Help People With Anxiety and Depression

Kristel Jax's drone therapy combines personal stories about mental health and drone music.
Katie Jensen
12.8.17
It's a Feeling

How ‘Africa’ by Toto Became the Internet’s Favorite Song

Somehow, this cheesy, emotional tune, which turns 35 this year, inspires unironic, almost undivided adoration across the web.
Jessica Furseth
11.21.17
Music

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Can Be Used to Alter How You Perceive Music

Basically, it’s possible to make people feel music more by exciting their brains with magnets.
Michael Byrne
11.21.17