Music

OK Go's New Video Is A Spectacular Self-Balancing Unicycle Ride

How do you make an OK Go video even more fun than ever? Give the guys Honda’s crazy self-balancing unicycle is how.


Watch A Symphony Of Independent Buskers Perform Together Online

Oh this is wonderful. A symphony of Wi-Fi enabled, independent subway buskers were united by a composer named Ljova, who streamed their performances from different stations onto individual laptops set up in the middle of New York City’s Bryant Park. The result? “Signal Strength”, a very awesome collaboration.


How Cathedrals' New Video Makes Light Dance To The Music

This is the video for the Cathedrals’ song “Unbound”. It’s lovely! And the way the light cubes in the background pair up with the music is no accident — there’s some really cool tech behind it.


Microsoft Is Stopping Free Xbox Music Streaming

From December 1, you will no longer be able to stream Xbox Music for free on your PC, phone or favourite web-accessing device. Information is scarce on exactly why the ad-supported, entry-level music streaming option of Microsoft’s Spotify-a-like has been offed (“We weren’t making enough money” doesn’t tend to go out in sparsely worded corporate FAQs), but the service isn’t going away entirely.


This Old Cassette Recorder Actually Plays Spotify

Don’t judge a gadget by its outer casing. This might look like the kind of device that you — or, depressingly for us, your parents — used to make mix tapes on many moons ago, but inside lurks the ability to play tunes from Spotify.


What If We Visualised Rhythm With Circles Instead Of Traditional Bars

Music is inherently orderly (at least, most of it is), but you’d never know it by looking at a page full of notes and notation. However, a new TED video shows how the backbone of any piece of music — rhythm — can be easily visualised using a simple wheel and hand.


Brilliant Mashup Covers 20 Queen Songs In One Minute

Video: Being a Queen fan since I was little kid, I had my doubts about anyone covering 20 Queen songs in one single 60-second song and making any sense. I stand corrected: This medley is brilliant, smoothly morphing one song into each other while keeping every single hit recognisable.


Spotify Is Getting A Family Deal To Save You Money

If you and your partner both use separate Spotify accounts — or, worse, your entire family — then some good news: the streaming service is launching a family deal so you can all run separate accounts but save money in the process.


The Most Famous Drum Machine Ever Made Gets Its Own Documentary

If you’re a fan of hip hop or electronic music, you’ve heard that sick, signature beat of the Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer. Heck, if you’re a fan of music in general you’ve probably heard it, because the 808 is the most famous drum machine ever made. And now it has its own documentary.


Bono Apologises For Putting U2 In Your iTunes

Apple’s decision to give away U2′s new album to each and every iOS user didn’t go very well. Now, Bono has apologised for what happened.


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