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…


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.


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.

Publications edited by Ed Rex

Thoughts about writing code

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


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…


The Lean Musician

7 Things Musicians Can Learn From Startups


When I entered the lecture hall, I was a musician.


It’s Not Uber That’s The Problem — It’s The Law

Lawmakers need to stop banning Uber and start catching up with it