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Music Hack Day Hall of Fame

Touring, merchandising, and marketing aside, the future of the entertainment industry is absolutely tech- and application-based.
Five music apps that rocked the NERD Center
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 20, 2012
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The Sound of Muzak

Most people seem content to toss into the void of obscurity the record-store clerk and even the record-label executive, letting them join the silent-movie matinee idol and the jazz-era singing star on the slow-moving boat of the damned-to- irrelevance.
Has our lust for convenience turned rock and roll into background music?
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 20, 2012
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Interview: Simon Reynolds tries to look forward

Quick, try to think of futuristic music that has nothing to do with the music of the past. Can't do it?
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By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  April 20, 2012
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Thinking outside the box set

Imagine a mysterious brushed-aluminum cube, big enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Its surface is studded with four unmarked buttons, and pitted with two holes, on opposite sides, that appear to be for earphone jacks. Etched on the side, a simple pl
Reimagining the album — as object
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 20, 2012