The controversial musician and performance artist talks to CNET about Spotify, Kickstarter, and whether the music industry is killing the musicians it needs.
Is this what the symphony of the future will look like? The crowdsourced Computer Orchestra gathers "musicians" that can be collectively conducted through body movement.
But who is? You might be surprised.
A writing enhancement startup called Grammarly decides to analyze celebrities' tweets. Musicians are, it seems, even worse writers than politicians.
The social-networking giant makes it easier for users to listen to songs by their favorite artists directly from the musicians' fan pages.
Before coming to CNET, Donald Bell worked in a small San Francisco shop called Robotspeak. He returns to the scene for some geektastic fun.
An interview with Steve Taormina of San Francisco's Robotspeak, a store specializing in unique instruments for electronic musicians.
Spotify may offer a spectacular selection of tunes, but producer/engineer Allen Farmelo thinks Spotify's music for almost nothing model devalues music.
The platform pays artists to share both music and recommendations on social-networking sites including Facebook and Twitter -- promoting the company as well as themselves.
It's one of life's little mysteries, but most musicians have the crappiest stereo systems.