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Study finds listening to music has negative impact on creativity

March 4th, 2019 at 12:35 pm » Comments Off

A new study has found that listening to music may have a negative impact on creativity. This is contrary to the popular idea that music and creativity often go hand in hand. According to the researchers, the negative impact was found even in cases where the music had a positive impact on mood and was […]



A new shirt can help deaf people feel music

February 15th, 2019 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

Tech-infused fashion isn’t just about looking good—it can have some groundbreaking uses too, as a company called CuteCircuit is proving. The London-based tech-fashion firm, which has recently provided Katy Perry with (literally) flashy outfits, has just successfully tested a shirt that can help deaf people feel the music they cannot hear. The Sound Shirt is […]



Spotify will now let artists directly upload their music to the platform

September 25th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Spotify has announced a new beta feature that will allow independent artists to upload their music directly to the platform instead of through a label or digital aggregator. Normally, artists who aren’t signed to a major label (which can directly upload music to Spotify) have to pay a fee to a third-party service like Tunecore […]



Will the next Mozart be a robot?

January 18th, 2018 at 8:30 am » Comments Off

Humankind has done a great deal in terms of making exquisite art, whether through its paintings, songs, or performance art. Museums are packed with such work, and ordinary people have libraries full of fantastic literary achievements—both physical and digital. For the longest time, creativity seemed like an exclusively human forte.



Spotify disrupted the music world, now it’s doing the same to Wall Street

January 18th, 2018 at 1:30 am » Comments Off

If Spotify’s non-IPO goes forward this spring, it will be unusual in that it will be a “direct listing,” wherein the current shareholders will sell their shares directly to the retail-investing public on the NYSE, vs. to institutional investors. Spotify is the first company of its size to propose such a listing. If the listing […]



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