Tag Archive: Musician’s


Tidal artist Prince disses Apple for taking money from musicians

Apple Music may be gaining an edge over rival companies like Spotify thanks to its remuneration of artists — but in a new interview, the artist currently known as Prince inexplicably blames Cupertino for musicians making no money on the Internet. “Tell me a musician who’s got rich off digital sales,” Prince told the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper, adding that, […]

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How being featured in an Apple ad changed one musician’s life

40-year-old Cameroonian musician Blick Bassy has revealed how his life was transformed when Apple chose one of his songs, “Kiki,” for part of its iPhone 6 ad campaign. Although the ad only includes a 15-second excerpt of the song, Bassy says the resulting exposure has been greater than anything he has experienced in his 20 year […]

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What Apple Music says about how Apple views musicians

By Brandon Shaw Dear Apple, I wanted to love Apple Music, I really did. It had all the potential in the world, and with all the hype surrounding the WWDC keynote, I watched with cautious optimism. Ultimately, though, I was…Read more ›

Hum, the Note-Taking, Audio-Recording App For Musicians

Folks who work with words have Drafts. People who want to capture a quick picture have a home-screen shortcut to the built-in camera. But what do musicians have to remember a tune when it pops into their head? Now they…Read more ›

The iLoud: The First Studio-Quality Portable Speaker Designed For Musicians [Deals]

For the musician on the go, in the studio, or on the stage, this Cult of Mac Deals offer is designed to meet all your mobile sound needs. iLoud is the first portable Bluetooth speaker designed with musicians and audiophiles…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Mac Setup: A Musician’s Desk

MacBook Pro Retina and iPad desk setup

This weeks Mac setup comes to us from Dean K., a musician who uses his Mac setup for listening to music and editing.

MacBook Pro Retina 15″ 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 – 16GB RAM – 256GB SSD MacBook Air 1.6GHz Core i5 – 4GB RAM – 128GB SSD iPad 3 – 16GB LTE MacBook Black 13″ 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo  [Read More…]

This Musician’s iPad Has Utterly Changed The Way He Teaches, Learns, And Practices Music

There is, in fact, an app for that.

Redditor GrandHarbler is a musician and music teacher. He took to the popular social news sharing site today to start a conversation about how the iPad has improved his own practice, teaching, and music learning workflow.

As a musician, GrandHarbler has to practice every day. A lot. He works on goals that he times with an app called TaskMatrix, setting up 25 minute  [Read More…]