The music we play

Vinyl, cassette tapes, CDs, and MP3s were at one point mass produced. They were placeholders, meant to expire at the mercy of technological change and evolving listening habits. So if we take the stream, a file-type that’s in infinite cloud-based inventory, what type of file emerges next? The next development will focus on the quality of […]

Why silence is golden

“Silence is a great canvass for your thoughts,” entrepreneur and musician/author Derek Sivers proclaimed. He’s right. But to understand why, we need to go deeper. Serenity now  We live in a world of external distractions, more annoying than the incessant ringing of our phones. According to a 2013 study, children who grow up near airports […]

How colored noise helps you focus and relax

Color can also be used to describe sounds. Here’s how our brain processes white, pink, and brown colored noises: White noise has both high intensity and frequency. It’s the best to listen to while studying. Pink noise has a lower frequency. It’s recommended to listen to this sound while relaxing. It’s also shown to increase […]

Amar G. Bose: ‘I went into business so that I could do interesting things that hadn’t been done before.’

“I would have been fired a hundred times at a company run by M.B.A.’s. But I never went into business to make money. I went into business so that I could do interesting things that hadn’t been done before.” — RIP Amar G. Bose, creator of Bose. I didn’t know this man was behind the […]

The Ebb and Flow of Train Chatter

If you take a snapshot of train chatter you’d see that it gradually rises from the morning on, peaking in the evening. Even the uptick in sound between 7 and 8AM is noticeable. People care less about you and more about their own privacy in the morning. Direct conversations are virtually disallowed, as are phone […]

People still listen to terrestrial radio to discover new music YouTube is a significant music discovery source, primarily because it’s free (ad-supported) iTunes is still a major player from a jukebox standpoint.  This doesn’t mean people are downloading music from the iTunes Music Store.   CDs are still relevant, somehow.  I’d love to see a […]