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Algorithms and reduced attention spans mean pop songs are getting shorter

The length of the average number one song has shrunk by almost one fifth over the past two decades and continues to get shorter, according to a… Read more

I can compose platform named Outstanding Music Education Product at awards ceremony

I can compose, a unique online music education platform founded by entrepreneur Rachel Shapey, was named the winner in the Outstanding Music Education Product category at the… Read more

Tido Music expands partnership with MUSIC:ED to give musicians, students and teachers access to premium music application

Technology company, Tido Music’s global partnership with MUSIC:ED will give users across the UK and SE Asia access to its premium subscription service

BIMM Berlin to move to new dedicated music complex

The international music school group, BIMM, has announced that its Berlin school will move to a new home later this year. Situated in the R.A.W. area between Warschauer Str…. Read more

Charanga for International Schools wins 2019 GESS Award

Charanga, the UK music education technology company, was named the winner of ‘Best Product to Promote the Arts, Music and Drama in the Classroom’ on 27 February… Read more

MusicFirst reaches 0.5m paid users

MusicFirst, the educational music software company, reached a new milestone of half a million unique paid users in February 2019, up from 400,000 in August 2018. This… Read more

Foo Fighters and Rocksteady to present ‘Just PLAY’

American rock band, Foo Fighters, has teamed up with European rock school, Rocksteady, to announce ‘Just PLAY’, a free live music education experience

Point Blank shares plans for new China campus

International electronic music school, Point Blank, has announced details of its new Chinese venture in partnership with NetEase FEVER, Point Blank China

‘Sound of the Next Generation’ report finds two-thirds of young people are active musicians

A new report by Youth Music, ‘The Sound of the Next Generation’, shows that music is young people’s favourite hobby – ahead of sport, drama and dance.

Academics question competence and impartiality of DfE’s ‘model curriculum’ panel

An open letter sent on 23 January 2019 by leading academics to the Department for Education (DfE) in response to the DfE’s recent announcement of the development… Read more

Hong Kong Charanga Platform to launch at BETT Show

UK music learning technology specialist, Charanga, and Hong Kong music teaching provider, PURE Orchestral Centre, are launching the Hong Kong Charanga Platform

Let’s Play Violin! practice app launched

nSpire Me has launched Let’s Play Violin!, an interactive practice app which uses cutting-edge technology to listen to and analyse children’s playing.

Music practice app start-up nSpireMe announces £300k funding round

Music practice buddy app nSpireMe has announced a ‘pre-seed’ funding round totalling £300,000, raised from leading technology venture capital firm Forward Partners. The London-based business was founded… Read more

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From the magazine

I can compose: my journey to creating a composition website

Founder of I can compose, Rachel Shapey, explains how she came to create the award-winning composition website and introduces her latest course

Embracing digital innovation in music tuition management

With music services under strain and tuition levels dropping, the industry must embrace digital innovation in tuition management, says Paritor CEO, Simon Dutton

Interactive Musical Participation: a research performance

Adrian York, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music Performance at the University of Westminster, introduces his new Interactive Musical Participation model

Get your head in the cloud, part 3: teaching music

In the third article in his cloud-based software series, George Hess, MUSIC:ED Music Technology Editor, looks at music production software for the classroom.

Get your head in the cloud, part 2: creating music

In his second article about cloud-based software, George Hess, MUSIC:ED Music Technology Editor, looks at music production software for teaching.

Get your head in the cloud, part 1: introduction

George Hess, MUSIC:ED Music Technology Editor, introduces a series of articles about cloud-based software for music teaching and music creation.

A Level Music Technology fails the test

With exam results set to make headlines within a few weeks, George Hess, MUSIC:ED Music Technology Editor, looks at one Music Technology A Level syllabus and finds… Read more

Q&A: Midnight Music Founder, Katie Wardrobe

As one of the superstars of music technology education, Katie Wardrobe can make even the most complex topic seem not only simple but also exciting and interesting. With a website full of teacher-friendly resources and lessons, Music Technology Editor, George Hess, spoke to her from her home in Melbourne, Australia.

To infinity and beyond… Skoogmusic goes global!

Skoogmusic was founded in 2009 by Dr Benjaman Schögler and Dr David Skulina at the University of Edinburgh during an educational research project that aimed to address the lack of musical instruments designed for children with physical or learning disabilities. Now approaching its 10th anniversary, MUSIC:ED asked Ben Schögler about the organisation’s latest developments.

Music technology in the classroom: getting started

While technology in the classroom isn’t a magic bullet, the benefits can be enormous argues Music Technology Editor, George Hess.

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Community Music Introduction to Music Technology & Production

Community Music Introduction to Music Technology & Production is a 10 week course is open to anyone who wants to learn new skills and get a taste for Music Technology and Production.

Leeds College of Music Summer Music Academy

Build your confidence and skills and enjoy a taste of conservatoire education at the Leeds College of Music Summer Music Academy.

Music China 2019

With China becoming the second-largest consumer market in the world, its business opportunities are multifold. Over 90,000 visitors from more than 86 countries and regions crowded into Music China 2016 to source the latest market favourites.

Point Blank Music School x Accusonus Music Producer Competition

Enter the Point Blank Music School x Accusonus Music Producer Competition to Win A Massive Beatmaking Bundle! We’re excited to announce that our latest music producer competition in… Read more

Point Blank Music School Open Day

The Point Blank Music School Open Day is the perfect opportunity to visit our campus and learn more about our Higher Education music production, sound engineering, DJ… Read more


Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2: Review

Dr Steven Berryman checks out the latest releases of Steinberg’s score-writing software, Dorico Pro 2 and Dorico Elements 2, a new ‘lite’ version.

Cubase 9.5: Review

Jazz musician, composer, producer and educator, Steve Rose, reviews Steinberg’s latest Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) update, Cubase 9.5.


Musical Futures

Musical Futures provides universal and targeted learner-led opportunities to create music by supplying training and tools to primary and secondary schools. Musical Futures is a non-profit organisation providing… Read more

Connect: Resound

Connect: Resound is an exciting project exploring how digital technologies can be used in rurally isolated areas to provide instrumental tuition, access to live music performances and teacher training.

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Organisations and companies

Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music, Monash University

The Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music strives to inspire musicians towards excellence that knows no boundaries.

Midnight Music

Katie Wardrobe started running music technology workshops for teachers because there was very little information specifically about how to use tech in a music education setting.

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH

Steinberg has been providing award-winning, technologically advanced music and media production products for musicians and producers of music, video and film since 1984. Today, Steinberg is one… Read more

Point Blank Music School

Point Blank Music School is the winner of ‘Best Independent HE’ category at the What Uni Student Choice Awards and is ranked 8th in England for overall student satisfaction out of… Read more

Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME)

The Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME) provides training, professional development and resources for music educators.

UCan Play

UCan Play has been formed to help support you and your use of music, pro-audio and video technologies. It is underpinned by our belief that to improve… Read more

Tido Music

Tido is a platform for discovering, learning and playing music. Unlimited access to a growing range of piano sheet music, expert video tutorials and performances, and much more.

Future DJs

We are an education focused agency offering fully DBS screened highly qualified DJ & music production tutors to Key Stage 3 & 4 students. In line with… Read more

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