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Why we love Repetition in Music

How many times does the chorus repeat in your favorite song? How many times have you listened to that chorus? Repetition in music isn’t just a feature of Western pop songs, either; it’s a global phenomenon. Why? Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis walks us through the basic principles of the ‘exposure effect,’ detailing how repetition invites us Read MoreRead More

Interview With A Legendary Grammy Winning Audio Engineer : Francis Buckley

Francis Buckley shares his experiences and knowledge that he picked up working with some of the best in the music industry, including Quincy Jones, Bruce Swedien, Glen Ballard, Frank Sinatra, Black Flag, Alanis Morisette and many more. Francis shares his experiences and knowledge that he picked up working with some of the best in the music industry, Read MoreRead More

For Taylor Swift, the Future of Music Is a Love Story

Taylor Swift pens this essay on her thoughts on where the music industry is and how to survive in this YouTube hyperconnected world. Where will the music industry be in 20 years, 30 years, 50 years? Before I tell you my thoughts on the matter, you should know that you’re reading the opinion of an Read MoreRead More

Crime Jazz: How Miles Davis, Count Basie & Other Jazz Legends Provided the Soundtrack for Noir Films & TV

Film Noir is an unmistakable genre yet also incredibly difficult one to define. Beyond the visual chiaroscuro images, Noir can best be invoked through music – the hard bop sounds of 1950s jazz from Miles Davis that came to define urban cool.   When we think of film noir, we tend to think of a Read MoreRead More

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