Time Magazine's 2012 annual list of 50 sites and services "that keep you entertained and informed, save you time and money - and maybe even change your life" includes 4 music sites. VEVO, Rolling Stone and many of music's most trafficked sites did not make Time's list. The 4 music sites on Time Magazine's 50 Best Websites Of 2012 are:
Simulations and reproductions are the order of the day for this vinyl news update. A 3D printed record exists and is sounds pretty bad. An iPad app that recreates the turntable experience may or may not appeal to vinyl enthusiasts. And Japanese collectors are going for contemporary reproductions of classic albums from the 50s and 60s.
The psychological conversation surrounding music has boomed.
In a few short years, the studies of music therapy and the applied neuroscience of music have hugely invaded the mainstream — the question is, why? As many
publications have noted, the initiative that music may be used in rehabilitation
has been around for a century or more. What then has catalyzed the influx of media coverage in the last few years? One reason may simply be that as the
success of these techniques become popularized via persons in the public eye, many of us are beginning to understand that music may be used for far more
than we had ever imagined.
Music critic Jessica Hopper writes an advice column for indie musicians under the guise of Fan Landers. The column is a mix of tongue-in-cheek riffs and practical advice for musicians from those struggling with identities that conflict with their genre, such as being a closeted rapper, to more mundane concerns, like whether or not to play Spokane. Along the way she unravels numerous sticky situations