Music technology

Nitin Sawhney to give keynote at Musicians’ Union training event

The Musicians’ Union (MU) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire are delighted to announce that Nitin Sawhney will be presenting the keynote address at their professional development weekend for… Read more

New Creative Music Technology course from LCCM and Falmouth University

London College of Creative Media will deliver a new course in Creative Music Technology at its Music Box campus in partnership with Falmouth University.

#ComposeWithDorico campaigns to ‘bring music back into education’

Steinberg is launching a campaign to save music education in schools, #ComposeWithDorico, with a free giveaway of music-making software, Dorico Elements.

Yamaha, Jazz FM and Chiltern Music Therapy to launch iPodPharmacy

Yamaha, Jazz FM and Chiltern Music Therapy will launch the UK’s first iPodPharmacy on Monday 16 July at Jazz FM’s ‘Yamaha Live’ Performance Space in London.

London College of Creative Media partners with manufacturers

London College of Creative Media (LCCM) has announced a new partnership with two leading instrument manufacturers, TAMA and Zildjian. This new collaboration will ensure that LCCM students… Read more

Sony makes major investment in London music technology company

Sony Innovation Fund (SIF), part of one of the world’s leading companies with a portfolio across consumer electronics, entertainment, and finance, has invested in ROLI, the London-based… Read more

Buskers could go contactless thanks to new device

Buskers and street performers could soon accept contactless and mobile payments thanks to a new device, Tiptap, developed by Brunel University London student, Emma McBride.

Steinberg releases Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2

Steinberg has announced the release of a new version of its professional music notation application, Dorico, together with a new entry-level music notation application, Dorico Elements.

FutureDJs crowdfunding campaign hopes to reverse decline in music uptake

FutureDJs is crowdfunding to take its programme into more schools and to create a foundation that will enable children in poorer areas to access its sessions. The DJing and electronic music production provider hopes to reverse the decline in music education and increase the number of students who go on to take music at GSCE and A Level.

£96m funding for arts education for ‘talented’ pupils

The School Standards Minister for England, Nick Gibb, has announced £96 million ‘to support talented music, drama and dance pupils kick-start their career in the arts’. Music, art… Read more

Sound Connections Innovate programme open for funding applications

London youth charity Sound Connections is inviting applications to Innovate, the organisation’s long-standing programme providing funding and support for music projects for children and young people in challenging circumstances…. Read more

Soundtrap wins 2018 EdTech Award

Soundtrap, the Swedish education technology startup, is the winner of the ‘arts, music, or creative solution’ category in the 2018 EdTech Awards. Soundtrap Studio was launched in… Read more

Social music platform BandLab introduces first hardware product

BandLab, the Singapore-based social music platform, has launched a new hardware division, BandLab Machines. The first product range is pitched as ‘a lineup of affordable, high quality… Read more

York St John University launches free music tech CPD courses

York St John University has announced details of a number of free, collaborative, continuing professional development (CPD) events for music technology educators working in the Secondary and FE sectors.

‘Culture is Digital’ report to unleash creative potential of technology for cultural organisations

Museums, galleries, theatres and heritage organisations are to be given access to technology and digital skills training to help them reach new and diverse audiences.

ScaleTracks JAM app launches at London Music & Drama Education Expo

Ben Andrew and David Denning, the UK developers of ScaleTracks, an app which supports students practising scales and arpeggios by providing harmonisations, have launched JAM for budding… Read more

Drake Music announces details of ‘We All Make Music’ festival

Drake Music has announced details of its upcoming music education festival, ‘We All Make Music’, which takes place in London on 9 March 2018.

Steinberg announces product and competition updates

Music technology provider, Steinberg, has announced product launch and competition updates for Cubase and Dorico users.

UCA becomes Steinberg Certified Training Center for music technology

The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) has become a Steinberg Certified Training Centre.

Spotify buys Soundtrap

Soundtrap, the three-year-old Stockholm-based startup which has developed an online collaborative music and podcast recording studio, announced its acquisition by streaming giant, Spotify, on 17 November 2017.  … Read more