Having Fun with the Neon API

One of the exciting things that got to do at South by Southwest last month in Austin was help with a hackathon where developers got to experiment with building new music apps and experiences.  As part of this hackathon, I helped a newly-independent artist, Neon Hitch release her own API in her own voice and…

APIs as Artistic Expression: the Neon API

Musicians take care to craft so many of the ways that they express themselves beyond the music that they release: their outfits, their videos, album covers, the typography used in the liner notes, the palette of the website, the mood of the images, the style of the logos, the tour busses, and most recently their…

South By Southwest Panel & Workshop Proposals

Today the Panel Picker for South by Southwest 2014 goes live.  For those of you who haven’t heard of South by Southwest (or SXSW), it is an annual music, film, and interactive conference in Austin, Texas in March.  In 2014 it will be March 7-16.  I have gone the past 5 years and have seen…

Authentic: a Connected Media Experience Player

For the past year I have been working with the record labels (Sony Music, Warner Music Group, Universal Music Group) on building a new way of creating digital connected albums, called Connected Media Experience, or CME.    It is based on a zip package with an XML manifest and HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and media content within…

Someone Tries Microsoft Songsmith

Zack Scott just tried Microsoft Songsmith a new application from Microsoft Research that creates music to accompany your voice.  Pretty cool – and funny.


Microsoft Songsmith

Take a look at this interesting product that has come out of Microsoft Research: Microsoft Songsmith: I haven’t tried it yet but I’d be interested in getting feedback from anyone who has.

Meet Me at the Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference

On August 14 and 15th, I will be speaking at the Bandwidth Music | Technology Conference in San Francisco.  I’ll be part of a panel discussion on “Upcoming Release: The electronic gadgets and digital doodads which will influence the musical experience.”  It looks like it’s shaping up to be a really cool gathering.  See you…


Your Digital Lifestyle: Girl from Mars

Last year I saw this video at a Microsoft event.  I think you’ll get a kick out of it.  The band is Magneta Lane (MySpace, FaceBook, Zune.net) doing a cover of Girl from Mars. Your Digital Lifestyle: Girl from Mars Video: Your Digital Lifestyle: Girl from Mars