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Why your brain loves music

Why your brain loves music | Music Industry |

New neuroscience study sets out to explain why in some respects music offers the same sort of pleasure as a really good thriller.

Via Gust MEES
Natalie Gaskins's insight:

One day, I would love to venture into the field that connects Neuroscience with Music and that is why this article caught my attention right away. I admit to listening to certain songs and having to completely stop whatever I am doing because it was THAT good. I always wondered why that is and why certain sounds that we hear trigger emotions, or stimulation in our brains. I can agree with what the writer said in that we set up expectations in our brains with familiar styles of music and loved to be deceived when the music takes a different direction.I also agree that it is no longer enjoyable when the music goes too astray from what my brain wanted. It just gets annoying that way! It keeps excitement in the song and makes you try to anticipate what is going to happen next. It is a way to keep the listener attentive. I know that when I song is too predictable, it quickly looses my attention. As a songwriter, I feel that this is very crucial when writing. We have to keep the audience engaged at all times. This is also why artists make certain line-up choices while performing at a gig. I thought it odd that we get a different level of satisfaction when we have paid for the music and are then anticipating the surprise. Very odd. 

I would love to venture deeper into these studies and unlock more neurological secrets. Knowledge like this can help sell music.

Natalia Smith's curator insight, April 7, 2014 6:40 PM

An interesting article on why loving music is a great thing for your minds health! A must read. 

Anna Fabo's curator insight, April 18, 2014 7:00 AM

Podreu descobrir que diuen els últims estudis sobre el perquè el nostre cervell li agrada tant la música.

Sirenita Guzmán's curator insight, July 7, 2015 4:50 PM

añada su visión ...

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Emotions of Sound - Which emotions do you feel when you hear these sounds?

Emotions of Sound - Which emotions do you feel when you hear these sounds? | Music Industry |
Listen to the following range of contrasting sounds and pick the emotion you feel when hearing each one - you'll have access to real time stats on what others selected as you go.

Via Patty Ball
Natalie Gaskins's insight:

This is really, very interesting. I thought it was fascinating how differently we each react to different sounds. I think that based on our backgrounds, we are all going to react differently to each of these sounds. I suppose this is linked to our cognitive awareness, memories, personalities, etc. One of the sounds was dance music with heavy bass and the options for feelings were; confident, nervous, overwhelmed, excited, and claustrophobic. This shows a difference in personality within the test takers: possibly the difference between extroverts and introverts. I think the pictures they paired with each of the sounds also has an effect on the decision the brain is going to make on how it is going to feel. Without the given image, the brain could have related the sound to another image and therefore had a different emotion linked with it. 

I think this experiment could also teach us something about the way we make music, as musicians and songwriters. We know that certain sounds are linked with people's memories and emotions and so we can use this to provoke certain emotions in our listeners and connect with them on a much deeper level.

Jen Fengler's curator insight, May 11, 2017 7:36 AM
I am designing on a film music unit at the moment. This could be a fun ICT activity that's in line with evaluating the impact music has on audiences. As a homework activity, students could get other family members to take test and compare different interpretations, or as a class activity compare with peers. The online stats will give the students another perspective.
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Samsung Milk Music is the newest streaming service, free for Galaxy users

Samsung Milk Music is the newest streaming service, free for Galaxy users | Music Industry |
There are more and more music streaming services becoming available as time goes on. From Spotify to Google Music All Access, with new ones like Beats Music launching recently, there is a service f...

Via Kristy Jackson
Natalie Gaskins's insight:

Companies keep coming out with new streaming apps/programs, etc. I think that what is needed is a reinvention of the way we listen to music. Instead of revamping the same tool over again, someone should come out with something new that will change the industry. I feel like the issue with the industry is that we keep trying the same things over and over again, tweaking little things. Streaming music is not helping any artist's revenue-wise, either. What is going to persuade me to try this app, when I could simply use Spotify, which has been doing everything I need it to do? Instead of tweaking the same tool, we need a completely new concept.

Kristy Jackson's curator insight, March 9, 2014 10:18 AM

Samsung challenging spotify and google music all access but only in the US for now. 

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Anti-piracy app launched in UK

Anti-piracy app launched in UK | Music Industry |
The UK music industry is launching an educational app that aims to put young people in the shoes of aspiring musicians.

Via Kristy Jackson
Natalie Gaskins's insight:

This could potentially be very successful. The description of the app made me want to download it, so I did! I am 18 so I figured I fit into the "young people" category. I really like the app and think this could become an ADDICTIVE pastime for me. You start out by "buying" an artist. They have a selection to choose from based on their levels of motivation, charisma, and artistry. The higher the level each artist has of each of these traits, the more they cost to manage. I like this because it rates artists on real-life critical traits. Once you've signed your first artist, you can have them compose music and then release it. As the song is selling, they show you a graph of the legal and illegal downloads in real time. At the end, they show you how much money the artist lost because of piracy. My artist's third release had 118 illegal downloads and only 9 legal. This was frustrating because I lost a lot of money. I like how the creators of this app use EDUCATIONAL persuasion rather than legal threats to get people to stop pirating. I love how I get to learn more about the music industry with this app in a simple and cleanly laid out game. I'd say mission accomplished for the creators! All they need to do is continue to get the word out about this.

Kristy Jackson's curator insight, February 5, 2014 6:24 AM
This is brilliant....