Showcasing innovators and their works, the Music Tech Directory gives people access to information about tools, services, hacks, research findings and prototypes that have the potential to unlock new ways of creative expression as well as economic opportunities for artists and the music industry.
With the focus on music and technology, this platform is built to empower all innovators – from startups and corporates, coders and makers, event organisors and curators, manufacturers and designers, consultants and service providers, as well as business, science and research experts – helping everyone connect with artists, audiences, collaborators, and partners to achieve their goals.
Music and technology are very interconnected. In fact, it is difficult to find a musical activity that is not impacted by technology. In certain circumstances, the technology is obvious, such as performances with digital or physical musical instruments, microphones, computer-aided playback tools, interactive sound installations or the use of mixers in the recording studio. But acoustic musicians also use technology. You could compose music using notation software, a recording app or a hardware recorder for rehearsels or concerts, or audio software to create demos.
Without technology, music would be mostly created only by singing, clapping, whistling and stomping and only the people who are present at the time of music-making could listen to it. Music could not be recorded, distributed or re-played.
Music technology has undergone drastic changes over the past century and will undoubtly continue to develop in the future.
Emerging technologies have changed the entire value chain of music. From composition to production, distribution and curation to consumption. Technically, a musician nowadays could go all the way along the value chain without any intermediates involved. This also belongs to the consumer. Music is accessible for everyone from everywhere now and you can literally go with it wherever you want.
Technologies that can be applied to music continue to evolve on a daily basis with many exciting opportunities for artists and the music industry looming on the horizon but lack of exposure can kill even the best idea if only few know it exists.