Indian Music Industry Reaping Benefits Of Digitization:

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Rahman is a firm believer in the amalgamation of technology and talent. The maestro asserts that the Indian music industry is reaping the benefits of digitization, contrary to the notion that technology has negative effects. Set to enthrall audiences in Kolkata – the first city on his month-long ‘Rahmanishq’ tour that begins Tuesday – Rahman is in favor of digitization sweeping the music industry. He asserts that it has not only made music of all forms accessible to listeners but has also simplified the process of making music for composers. “Hordes of music purists love to spend endless hours going on and on about how the age of digital music has completely ruined the art form, and that real music only exists in small, underground scenes,” Rahman told IANS in an e-mail interview. “However, the reality stands that thanks to these technological breakthroughs, for both the music fan and the music maker, the creative process and the act of listening to music are now easier, less constrained and more accessible than ever before,” Rahman noted. “We are living in a society that is dominated by the digital age. So it is a natural progression that almost every element beautifully syncs together. We need to move beyond album covers,” he observed. Touring through Kolkata, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur and Ahmedabad from Oct 1 to 27, ‘Rahmanishq’ will give fans a chance to experience Rahman at his best – musically and technologically. A blend of hits spanning two decades will be belted out to spectators during a three-hour format.

Bart’s Music Shack makes move in Boulder

On Bart’s Music Shack’s sixth day of business at the new, roomier locale of 1625 Folsom St., that uncertainty had dissipated. “It’s pretty amazing how this whole move has gone,” said Stinchcomb, a fixture in the city’s music store industry and former operator of Bart’s CD Cellar & Record Shop for 20 years in downtown Boulder. “Everything seems to keep going in this direction that it was a good decision.” Bart’s Music Shack was supposed to open on Oct. 1 at the Folsom Village shopping center, but the occupancy date abruptly changed after the flood ripped through the record store’s then location at 236 Pearl St., resulting in the building becoming “red-tagged,” Stinchcomb said. Bart’s Music Shack lost about 1,000 CDs and records and the racks were damaged. The loss was “a fair amount … not a ton,” Stinchcomb said. “The blessing was that we were planning to move,” he said. The property owner of 1625 Folsom worked to get Bart’s Music Shack in the space sooner than expected and installed new carpeting in time for the shuttling of records, CDs, boxes and shelves. The 900-square-foot Folsom Village location is more than twice the size of the original shack, but it feels four times as big, Stinchcomb said. The larger space will allow for increased inventory, but the biggest gains are those in the area of shopping experience. Because of the previous location’s size, Bart’s Music Shack stocked its records “library-style.” “Which is not in flippable racks,” Stinchcomb said. “And flipping through records is, of course, part of the whole experience.

West End Trading Company – 202 S. Sanford Ave. (Sanford) – RPR presents Sunday Funday featuring live music from Orlando bands The Grizzly Atoms and The Happy Campers appearing with Big Daddy Love for this FREE 18+ show. The doors open at 8 p.m. The Peacock Room – 1321 North Mills Ave. – Live music from Orlando bands Control This and The Ambassadors with Florida band Stop the Presses for this 21+ show. This is the debut show for The Ambassadors. The doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are $6. The Milk Bar – 2424 E. Robinson St. – Live music from Orlando singer/songwriter Carly Jo Jackson.