Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:
How podcasts and other online discourse impact the Supreme Court: Given the huge popularity of true crime podcasts, it should be no surprise that the audio format is catching the ears of legal professionals. A recent draft law review article called “Virtual Briefing at the Supreme Court” examined the impact of not just podcasts, but social media and other forms of online communication in changing how the top of the judiciary operates. It’s a fascinating look at how law is just the latest industry to be thrown topsy-turvy by the Internet’s immediate access to information and opinions.
Primephonic CEO on saving classical music: It’s no secret that classical music has struggled to hit its stride in the streaming economy. Forbes contributor Oisin Lunny interviewed Thomas Steffens, CEO of Primephonic, about how his service is trying to reach classical music fans who aren’t served by the major players in streaming. “We have more than 30 young classical music lovers of 20 different nationalities, who all feel that the digital revolution has overseen, overlooked or ignored classical music. We are all committed to dedicating a part of our careers to fix the problem,” Steffens said.
What will shape the music of the future: Everyone wants their crystal ball, their glimpse into what the future might hold. Writing for the BBC, Sumit Paul-Choudhury examines a few trends that may be guiding the music experience in the coming decades. On the horizon? Artifical intelligence, algorithms, and digital concerts centered around whatever the cultural zeitgeist is.