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A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats 

Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren’t cooler than math—they simply rely on it.

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Born of Sound: Transforming Sound into Art

Consider it sound you can see. Find out how Ashik and Jenelle Mohan of Born of Sound are using audio recordings to create works of art, bringing to life a child’s laugh or heartbeat in a fluid, vibrant print.

From Supermarkets to Superstardom

Internationally-acclaimed Scottish DJ Calvin Harris describes his early struggles to break into the music industry and how he reinvented his sound, propelling his music to the top of the charts.

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Music Inspiration from your subconsciousness

Mico' frees the user from having to select “songs” and “artists” and allows users to encounter new music just by wearing the device. The device detects brainwaves through the sensor connected to your forehead. Their app then automatically plays the music to fit the mood.

How Important Is Twitter to the Music Industry?

Tatiana Simonian, head of music at Twitter, talks with Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson about Twitter’s connection to the music industry. Twitter currently has a user base of a few hundred million, most of whom follow atleast one musician. Social networks for the music industry have enjoyed mix success. However, each artist is his or her own brand and Twitter can be that platform to increase and leverage that brand identity.  

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Earbits: ad-free music streaming service & music marketing platform

Earbits is a Y Combinator-funded startup that connects musicians with fans via their revolutionary ad-free Internet radio service. With 200 curated stations, Earbits brings music lovers the best independent music from around the world. 

Music for the deaf

It sounds impossible: music for the deaf. But that odd sounding concept is exactly what Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra are trying to achieve. Scientific studies show that, under the right conditions, the brains of deaf people show a similar enjoyment of music to the brains of people who can hear perfectly well.

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Spotify Makes Radical Changes to Discovery, Follow Features

Spotify has already changed the music landscape in the US. Now, the Swedish streaming service hopes to improve music discovery and engagement.