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The Art & Science of Sound
Lamenting the Loss of Silence: Can We Enjoy Music More By Listening Less?

One lone blogger finds a substitute for his social media apps in an environment with no cell service, can that blogger who also happens to write for a loudpseaker company actually think silence is a good thing?

 

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Music As Memory Therapy

Got an old iPod laying around you don't use anymore because all of that 2007 technology is just so archaic? There are people who might benefit greatly by you removing it from that junk drawer in the kitchen and sending it their way. 

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IFPI: Digital Music Revenues Overtake Physical Sales For First Time

The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) released its 2016 Report today, and mostly positive, there is a mixed bag of news for the music industry in general.

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The Music Lover’s Guide to Hunkering Down In A Storm With A Good Book

I have carefully selected ten books by looking at my bookshelf and pulling out books that have something to do with music that I have personally read at least once. Hopefully, our Music Lover’s Guide to Hunkering Down In A Storm With A Good Book will help you ride out the storm.

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A Brief History of Surround Sound

You could win a bar bet by knowing that Quadraphonic sound (surround-sound as we call it now) first became available in 1969. In 1970, RCA Records released Quad-8 tapes which were 8-Track tapes that played discrete quadraphonic sound. If you played them on a standard stereo 8-Track you would only get half the sound, so this lack of backward compatibility meant you had to buy a specific Quad-8 player. Again, expensive with not a lot of demand. Quad-8 tapes were available until 1978, but demand was never strong.

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The Presumed Demise of Tidal: Are We Worrying About the Wrong Thing?

Maybe we’re all concerned with the wrong thing. Maybe the size of a service is not the bellwether of that service’s viability. Maybe there’s room for a service with a vast audience of 20,000,000 listeners as well as a service that provides a high-quality product specifically for people who care about that sort of thing.

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