Music technology

Point Blank shares plans for new China campus

International electronic music school, Point Blank, has announced details of its new Chinese venture in partnership with NetEase FEVER, Point Blank China

UK Peer highlights benefits of digital tech for music education

Lord Black of Brentwood, Chairman of the Royal College of Music and a Conservative Peer, argued powerfully for the benefits of digital technology in supporting and enhancing… Read more

Hong Kong Charanga Platform to launch at BETT Show

UK music learning technology specialist, Charanga, and Hong Kong music teaching provider, PURE Orchestral Centre, are launching the Hong Kong Charanga Platform

Tileyard Education announces two new partnerships

Tileyard Studios’ education arm, Tileyard Education, has announced details of new partnerships with Backstage Academy and Aston Microphones.

Let’s Play Violin! practice app launched

nSpire Me has launched Let’s Play Violin!, an interactive practice app which uses cutting-edge technology to listen to and analyse children’s playing.

Cubase 10 launches with new Virtual Reality capabilities

With a range of usability, performance and quality improvements, Steinberg has announced the release of Cubase 10, encompassing Pro, Artist and Elements.

Tido partners with Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company

Tido, Carl Fischer Music and Theodore Presser Company’s new partnership gives app subscribers access to a diverse selection of repertoire and resources.

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