While the Internet of Things takes center stage when we talk about connectivity, the future of streaming music presents consumers with a whole new set of opportunities and challenges as it moves beyond the desktop and smartphone.
Links between adolescents' involvement with music and their drinking-related behaviors have been reviewed by researchers. Results indicate strong associations between liking, owning, and correctly identifying music containing alcohol branding and two early problematic alcohol outcomes. Study authors suggest policy or educational interventions to reduce the impact of these exposures.
Fifty years ago, a clothing company called Glen Oaks Industries, renting office space in a faded building on 34th Street, was battling it out with countless other brands in New York’s Garment District.
it seemed a shame that during AdWeek Europe, held in London last week, just a handful of lectures and seminars featured any music-related content, let alone dedicated sessions to sound branding, music licensing and brand partnerships.
In lieu of guitars, drums, and a band, Tristan Shone built himself an array of arduino-powered machines to perform his special brand and doom metal. Now the engineer and one-man band known as Author & Punisher has added a trio of voice-modulating mechanical masks to this menagerie of industrial MIDI controllers. Here's how they work.
Researchers at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital have developed a new tool that analyzes the cries of babies, searching for clues to potential health or developmental problems. Slight variations in cries, mostly imperceptible to the human ear, can be a “window into the brain” that could allow for early intervention.
If you don’t live in another universe you know what is happening around Neil Young’s Pono project and its unbelievable success on Kickstarter. A passionate discussion raised again on audio quality and then we asked some Sound professionals to give their opinions. Results are reported as condensed infographic and after as full answers.
Generationally speaking, there's often a vast divide in musical taste—as most parents of teenagers can attest. When it comes down to men versus women, some names easily top both Top 40 lists, while other popular artists (for example, Kanye West and Taylor Swift) may see a sea of gender uniformity as they stare out from their stages.
"Ain’t singin’ for Pepsi,” Neil Young wails on “This Note’s for You,” his 1988 anti-commercialism anthem. “Ain’t singing for Coke/I don’t sing for nobody/makes me look like a joke. This note’s for you.” A decade earlier, Young would have seen no need for such a song.
What you say out loud may soon be marketing data, and here’s why: Voice recognition-enabled ads are fast becoming a tool of mobile advertisers who want to ramp up response rates that often fall well short of 1 percent. The futuristic promos quietly emerged late last year, as JetBlue and Toys “R” Us began employing them.