Northern Touch Sonos Song Stories

Sonos Song Stories: Northern Touch

[THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2018 FOR A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS]  If you’re a fan of Canadian hip-hop like I am, you will be excited to hear about an event happening at The Drake Tuesday the 27th of February. The Drake Hotel is hosting “Sonos Song Stories: Northern Touch” a free event that will dive into the history of this groundbreaking track with a who’s who lineup of Canadian Hip Hop royalty like Kardinal Read more…

Cool features of the Roku Ultra

[THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED ON APRIL 2015 FOR A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS] I just checked out a Roku Ultra and it has two really cool features that I wanted to share. First, I must say that I wanted the Roku Ultra to watch 4k video, so I put little thought into how it would fit into my music listening habits. Like most media players, it has Netflix, Crackle, Cinema Now etc., but I was surprised to Read more…

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Blockchain

Blockchain & The Music Industry

[THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED ON APRIL 2015 FOR A JOURNAL OF MUSICAL THINGS] Bitcoin and the Music Industry Part-1 What is Bitcoin and Why Should Musicians Care? Peer-to-Peer and the Music Industry Music has a long history with peer-to-peer technology. Napster was the first to allow us to download mp3s directly from our peers. Music fans were so frustrated with the pricing strategy and delivery mechanisms dictated by the Music Industry that they felt justified Read more…

The Promise Of Blockchain Technology

[ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN RYERSON UNIVERSITY’S FORA MAGAZINE IN 2018] By: Andrew Dick The promise of what blockchain can do seems unrealistic, but when you realize exactly what a blockchain is, the picture becomes less absurd. Blockchains many believe they are the next big technology for managing lists of data (add data types) .  That may not sound as exciting as self-driving vehicles, but it is undoubtedly disruptive as “lists” are at the core of Read more…

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