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You stop listening to new music at age 33, study says
You stop listening to new music at age 33, study says
When you reach 33 years or older, you will stop discovering new music, according to a new online study. New research, based on U.S. Spotify users, concludes that 33 is the average age when people stop listening to new music. "While teens’ music taste is dominated by incredibly popular music," the study says, "this proportion drops steadily through peoples’ 20s, before their tastes '
Hear all the sounds you lose when music is compressed to MP3
Hear all the sounds you lose when music is compressed to MP3
According to CBC, University Of Virginia PhD student Ryan Maguire created the project The Ghost In The MP3 to demonstrate the sounds lost when music is compressed to the file format. Using Suzanne Vega’s 1987 single “Tom Diner"—the first song ever compressed to MP3—Maguire created the song “moDernisT,” which is made from the leftover sounds lost in the MP3 conversion process. Maguire writes,
This guy plays Foo Fighters’ entire discography in five minutes
This guy plays Foo Fighters’ entire discography in five minutes
Kye Smith (who’s known for his videos drumming through Blink-182, Green Day and NOFX’s discographies) has posted a video where he plays through Foo Fighters’ entire catalog. Smith starts with 1995’s self-titled and goes all the way through 2014’s Sonic Highways—covering all the favorites along the way—in just five minutes. Check it out below, and let us know what you think. If ...
Incredible music video shows how the elements react to music
Incredible music video shows how the elements react to music
“All of the experiments in this video are real,” the text at the begging of the video reads. The sound frequencies from different speakers impacting with elements like fire, water and sand makes for a gorgeous music video. Water spirals, metal particles jump and flames dance in this science experiment-like video for Nigel Stanford’s “Cymatics.” Check it out below vi ...
Top 1 percent of musicians earn 77 percent of all revenue from recorded music
Top 1 percent of musicians earn 77 percent of all revenue from recorded music
Things haven’t been looking too bright for the music industry lately: Digital downloads are dropping, CDs are archaic and streaming services like Spotify aren’t paying artists enough. While the internet has lowered the barriers of entry for bands, it hasn’t helped them earn a significant stake in the financial rewards. The distribution ...
New mobile tech will change music to suit your mood, movement
New mobile tech will change music to suit your mood, movement
According to Norway’s the Local, scientists at a the University of Oslo have developed a new software that will change the music you’re listening to based on your mood and movement. “Put more simply, your phone, with special unique sensors built into it, can detect how you are moving, determine from your movements your mood, and alter the type of music you're listening to to either enhance or help
Why can’t goths, jocks and emo kids all be friends in high school?
Why can’t goths, jocks and emo kids all be friends in high school?
A recent study published by Stanford University looks at why cliques thrive in some schools more than others. Some schools are fiercely segregated by age, class, ethnic background, fashion choices—and others are not. What educational environment would, say, make the goth and the jock more likely to be friends and not segregated into cliques? The ...

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