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Yes, yes they can. This story (via Create Digital Music) chronicles an amazing sound installation in Scotland that automatically produces music in response to changing environmental factors associated with plant life in a greenhouse. A composition for plants, yangqin, bamboo robot and robotic chimes, Three Pieces...

This Wired post is HYSTERICAL. In what must be one of the weirdest marriages of a political figure and musicians ever, Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice hung out with KISS in Stockholm during a conference on Iraq. Maybe she's going to get the KISS army...

Everyone knows that gas prices are through the roof, but I hadn't thought specifically about the impact they had on musicians. The Chicago Tribune did a great job highlighting the difficulty that rising oil prices create for indie bands on the road - check out...

Just when you thought there was a social network for everything, in comes wuchess, a social network for hip-hop and chess. Yes, you read that correctly. According to the site, "WuChess is a new online chess + hip-hop community that will offer live game play, chat...

Much has been said about the joint venture announced between MySpace and the major labels (minus EMI, although they will almost certainly jump in at some point), but I've been sitting on this and wanted to think about it before a few days before commenting. This...

Duncan Riley over at TechCrunch wrote a great response to some ridiculous comments from The Society of Authors, the UK Association representing professional book authors. These folks are claiming that internet piracy will put an end to original writing. Sound familiar? It should, because this...

A very amusing new Flash campaign for Swedish telco Tele2 features an interactive beatboxing dog.  Not sure what it has to do with the advertiser's business, but it's music and it's funny so I figured I'd share. [via GigaOm]...

Gordon brought these hysterical analytical interpretations of rap lyrics to my attention today...

One of our favorite bands here at Indaba is Jukebox the Ghost, and I wanted to congratulate them on their big new publishing deal! We were lucky enough to celebrate them with them down at SXSW (plus Seth, their manager and our former Indaba intern). ...