For almost 20 years, we’ve empowered artists and producers by sharing professional knowledge and skills in music production. But with technology shattering barriers and paving the way for a bold new vanguard of music-makers, we, too, have to embrace change.
Welcome to the all-new MusicTech. Shining a spotlight on emerging talents, consumer technology, and the latest music and audio trends, we want to inspire the next generation of musicians with accessible and inspirational content on gear, artistry, techniques and everything music technology.
This is what the future sounds like.
As an introduction to our next stage, we’ve launched four digital covers that together encapsulate our vision for MusicTech.
Fresh from releasing their third album Loving In Stereo, funk-lovin’ British duo Jungle share how they’ve evolved from bedroom beatmakers into studio maestros. “We’re in a place now where we know what’s good. We’ve got our instinct back,” they tell us.
Up north in Stockholm, Sweden, Pär Almqvist leads Tracklib, an ambitious music technology startup that hopes to rewrite the rules of sampling by putting the power – and money – back into the hands of artists. “There’s a big, positive implication from knowing you can sample something and not be afraid of being sued,” the co-founder says.
Halfway across the world, in Los Angeles, Sarah, The Illstrumentalist makes sun-soaked beats in her home studio, where she also teaches music production courses and masterminds a streetwear line – all part of her multi-disciplinary brand No Quantize. “You don’t need a million followers but the belief that your ideas are good enough to share,” she says.
And criss-crossing the globe is London-based Singaporean artist Nat Ćmiel, better known as yeule. While the hyperpop producer readies their second album Glitch Princess, they tell us about touring in VR, turning pop inside out, and why they call themselves a “cyborg entity”. “Pop music is transmutable. Avant-garde carves and shapes how pop will evolve,” yeule tells us.
We hope you enjoy the covers – and stay tuned for more stories and resources, all tuned for the next generation of music-makers.