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Download, don’t stream!

Download, don’t stream ! As a digital contemporary music label, who expects to grow fast in the next years on the Internet, we couldn’t go through the important subject of the pollution of streaming practices and the trend called « digital sobriety »…How to promote digital sobriety when you are an online music label present on streaming platforms? Many new reports of different countries (France, Canada…) point out the fact that our new online consumers habits are full of consequences for the planet. In deed, one might think that the end of physical media such as CDs and DVDs would save resources and reduce pollution by reducing consumption. But that was without counting our new frenetic and...

Would you let me give you suprise?

Listening to new music is being considered as hard, when it’s compared to listening to music we already know. I assume most people —especially those who have settled into the rhytm of life after 30—simply don’t listen to new music, because they are focused mostly on work, rent, children, and broadly speaking “life”. Eventually, in some cases come to place where music becomes something to remember rather than something to experience. It’s just something „worth to know”. Why do we even listen to new music anymore? Most people have access to the songs they could ever need by the time they turn 30. Various streaming platforms can get us back to the days of our youth when life...

Sonic Distancing

A guide to livestream concerts during the coronavirus outbreak. In the last 10 years or so, countless theories have surfaced to describe what ails classical music’s concert halls. Is it the stuffy architecture   the ban on beverages; the hushers and passive-aggressive insiders; or the (crumbling) bans on social media use that turn off many potential visitors, especially those who are young and non-white? The novel coronavirus is giving us a chance to test the widely held idea that if classical music was freed from the obnoxious rituals, it would find a wider audience. Some are skeptical: Last year, the artist manager Jasper Parrott told VAN, “Finding performances online is a very impoverished view of the inspirational value of making live art....