Month in music tech: the biggest news of July 2021

Here are all the new music technology developments from July that you should know about.

Kanye West holed up in a sports stadium to put the finishing touches on Donda and the US government sold a mythical Wu-Tang Clan album seized from ‘Pharma Bro’ Martin Shkreli – you could say July was a pretty strange month for hip-hop.

Elsewhere in the music industry, Spotify and TikTok rolled out real-time features for creators and fans, while the iPod click wheel celebrated its 17th birthday. On the gear front, IK made the jump to guitar pedals, Behringer drops new hardware and the social music-making app BandLab hit version 10.

In this round-up, we’ve gathered the biggest headlines of the music technology world from July 2021 – read on to learn more.

Industry

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Global Music Vault
Project Arv, the doomsday vault to safeguard the world’ds most important music / Images: Global Music Vault

Gear

Ear (1) Buds
Nothing’s Ear (1) Buds / Image: Nothing

Music

Kanye West at the Donda listenening event
Kanye West at the Donda listening event / Photo: Kevin Mazur / Getty

Software

bandLab 10

Freeware

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