Discover: The Best Stuff – Music

Discover: The Best Stuff – Music

Every week, ‘Discover’ brings you the best of what’s on the internet. This week our editorial team bring you the best stories they’ve seen on all things MUSIC. It works in perfect harmony with your lazy weekend.

On Bad Blood

Mashable : Taylor Swift’s worst ex yet: Spotify

The wounds are still raw from TSwift’s ongoing battle with music sharing giant Spotify.

– Ruby-Jean Jenkins

“I found it really ironic that the multi-billion-dollar company reacted to criticism with humility, and the start-up with no cash flow reacted to criticism like a corporate machine.”


On Music For The Soul

Benjamin Zander @ TED : The Transformative Power of Classical Music

Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it — and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections.

– Ruby-Jean Jenkins

“The best review I ever got was not from a music critic, but from my father. He was 94 years old at the time and completely blind. He attended a Master Class I gave in London and sat there in his wheelchair for about three hours. When it was over, I went to speak with him. He lifted up his finger in his characteristic way and said, ‘I see that you are actually a member of the healing profession.’ It seemed to me the highest accolade.”
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The Verge: Trent Wolbe – Shut up and spend: inside the electronic music money machine

Electronic dance music is big business. This is the story behind our generations’ big new music genre, and why it matters.

– Jeremy Liu

“There’s a fundamental difference [between EDM and other music cycles],” Boyle said. “Technology.” After all, EDM fans aren’t merely rabid consumers of drugs, alcohol, and subwoofers. They’re also primarily millennials whose hashtags, likes, and shares create a precisely quantifiable consumer.”

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