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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

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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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December 14th, 2012 at 11:45 am

Apple unveils best of 2012

Best of 2012

Apple’s best of 2012 section has been launched for the year, listing the top apps, iBooks, movies, music and TV Shows for the year. The section is an annual event that features both Editor’s Choices hand-picked by Apple and the top sellers in every category.

 

 

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December 6th, 2012 at 10:41 am

SoundCloud – sound will be bigger than video on the web

SoundCloud on the iPad

SoundCloud, the audio-sharing network, which allows users to share not just music but any audio recording — from company earnings calls to cat impersonations — has just launched a new version, “Next SoundCloud,” at LeWeb in Paris.

 

 

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November 16th, 2012 at 9:58 am

Most popular music scenes in America

Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts performs.

Over the past twenty years the geography of popular music has changed considerably. The internet and social media have obviously played a large role. While industries like automobiles or steel still cluster around resources, cheap labor and transportation routes, or high-tech companies cluster around skilled labor and universities, the forever altered music industry now has fewer physical reasons to cluster — musicians no longer need to be near any particular resource to record and distribute their work anymore. And yet, they clearly still do cluster, just perhaps for slightly different reasons.

 

 

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August 15th, 2012 at 9:09 am

Teens listen to more music through YouTube than any other source

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Most popular music video on YouTube right now.

Forty-eight percent of consumers in the U.S. still see radio as the dominant way to discover new music, according to Nielsen’s latest “Music 360” report. For almost two-thirds of U.S. teenagers, however, Google’s YouTube is now a more important source of music than radio (54%), iTunes (53%) and CDs (50%).

 

 

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August 2nd, 2012 at 10:22 am

Music we like is more distracting than music we don’t like

The “Irrelevant Sound Effect”, is all about the way background sounds can interfere with our short-term memory.

A lot of people like to listen to music while they work. Previous research suggests this is probably not a bad thing. In lab studies, people who listen to music they like, generally perform better at mental tasks afterwards, an effect that’s been attributed to boosts in mood and arousal.
 

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