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September 29th, 2015 at 10:27 am

Experience the creativity of music with Stringless Art and Technology

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Stringless Art and Technology are divergent innovations for musical study that optimize learning and enhance creativity in the brain.

Stringless Art and Technology is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at Stringless Art and Technology and many other amazing inventions.

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July 20th, 2015 at 4:38 pm

How much major music streaming services pay artists: Infographic


Artists have been at odds with streaming music services over the royalties they receive since Spotify arrived on the scene in 2011.  And now that Apple Music has entered the music streaming wars, the question of how much each music service pays artists is as rife as ever. But without a clear explanation of who’s paying what, it’s easy to find yourself using Taylor Swift as a barometer of artist fairness.

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December 19th, 2014 at 11:12 pm

Will big data change the music industry?

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Future music monetization remains a mystery

 - Where will the big money be in the music industry in the future? The topic of royalty payouts from streaming services comes up every year. The arguments remain the same, yet no progress has been made.

Industry leaders continue to focus on streaming royalties as the only future of artists’ revenue. As of yet, the fate of music monetization remains undecided. Some argue the goal is — and always will be — to simply get artists’ music in the ears of consumers. Others seek to continue getting consumers to pay for music. Still, it’s unlikely that subscription models will be the only answer to how music creators, both signed and independent, get compensated for their art in a sustainable way.

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June 16th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

Big Brother is watching your streaming music

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Music consumers migrated to streaming music services that live in the cloud in accelerating numbers.

How does the surveillance state consolidate control? By living in “the cloud” — where all our pertinent data is stored on computer servers operated by the likes of Google and Amazon and Microsoft — becomes too seductive to avoid and too cheap not to afford.



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April 25th, 2014 at 9:24 am

Mi.Mu Glove turns hand gestures into music gloves

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Imogen Heap’s state-of-the-art wearable tech lets you control sounds with your hands. The Mi.Mu Glove for Music will change the way we make music. (Videos)

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December 20th, 2013 at 9:01 am

DrumPants – turn your pants into a walking drum kit

A group of people in San Francisco have invented a drum kit that you can wear inside your clothing. Now, you or anyone around you could secretly be smuggling musical instruments — in your pants.



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November 24th, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Instrument designed by Da Vinci five centuries ago built and played for first time ever

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Five centuries ago a man by the name of Leonardo Da Vinci sat down and sketched a design for something he clearly thought would improve what we now know as classical music. He never built the thing, though.  Whatever the reason for not building it, more than 500 years after Da Vinci first sketched up the instrument, it has finally been constructed. (Video)



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June 25th, 2013 at 8:35 am

What music should you listen to at work? (Infographic)

What music works best with your particular job?

What music you listen to at home may depend on your mood, what you’re doing, what you’re planning to do and who you’re with. When you listen to music at work, you should also take into account what you do for a living. (Infographic)


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February 28th, 2013 at 9:51 am

Global music sales growing for first time this century

In 2012, global music sales rose by 0.3 percent to $16.5 billion.  This marks the first good year for the music industry since 1999.The music industry’s 21st century renaissance comes down to four factors: Better mobile technology, a growing global middle class, more music-listening options, and an effective crackdown on piracy that is making paid music a more attractive option.




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February 7th, 2013 at 9:31 am

The new DJ’s are fitness gurus


Devin Murphy fell in love with the new remix of the 1984 Bryan Adams hit “Summer of ’69.” But she didn’t hear it on the radio, iTunes or see it on a friend’s Spotify page. She fell for it while sweating it out at a fitness class at Barry’s Bootcamp.



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