Ed Rex

Founder of @Jukedeck // Composer // Writing about music, tech, and everything in between

You Can Already Code—You Just Don’t Know It Yet

When someone tells you they code, it’s as if they’re calling you from inside the world’s most exclusive club. It’s probably a pretty great…

How To Play Bills (by LunchMoney Lewis) On The Piano

It’s pretty easy really.



Were Artists Really Paid More In The 90s?

tl;dr — No

Jay-Z and co. have just launched Tidal, a streaming service whose avowed aim is to address a widely perceived and…

Deadmau5 collaborating with a fan is exactly what the internet is for.

On March 18th, 2012, Deadmau5 had just finished a 22-hour live streaming session. He’d come up with an instrumental track he liked, and posted it on Soundcloud for his fans.

What happened next is a case study in how the internet is changing the creative process.

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Total Programming

Words about music

Practical advice on how to start, run and grow your startup

Product Hunt Are About To Expand From Products

Product Hunt just sent their mailing list a new collection of products. Only these aren’t products. They’re songs. The best songs of 2014, to be precise — curated by industry professionals.

And this is potentially a big hint about the future of Product Hunt.

You Don’t Choose Your Music — Your Music Chooses You

Remember this?

Things were so easy back then.

The Conference Playbook

How to make sure you don’t waste your time

Last month, our startup headed to our first conference — the LeWeb tech conference in Paris. We…

The Formula For Creating The Next Killer App

Every time a friend tells me about a new app, this is how it goes:

The story of Allegri’s Miserere

How Mozart, the Vatican, and centuries of mistakes resulted in the greatest piece of music ever written

Did Sam Smith steal Stay With Me from Tom Petty?

How the tune of Stay With Me is pretty much identical to Tom Petty’s I Won’t Back Down

Update: 2 months after I wrote this post, Sam Smith quietly agreed to pay Tom Petty royalties as a co-writer of “Stay With Me”. In Smith’s defence, it looks like the similarity was an innocent mistake.

Why Facebook Will Acquire Yo

Tech bubble? What tech bubble?

If you’ve managed to get through the last 48 hours without hearing about Yo, I can only assume you’re…