82: Piracy, Elephants, Louder and Dumber

Episode 82: Piracy, Elephants, Louder and Dumber

Finland aurora study: are there sounds associated with the northern lights? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRZfKqhs6rM

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70 Percent of All Music Piracy Happens Offline.
http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2012/120726swapping

“Even if all online music piracy disappeared tomorrow, more than half of all music acquisitions would be unpaid.”

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The secrets of the elephant’s larynx.
Video of elephant vocal folds.http://video.sciencemag.org/News/1768290349001/1
Video of elephants in wild making infrasonic calls. http://www.aaas.org/news/releases/2012/0803sp_elephants.shtml?sa_campaign=Internal_Ads/AAAS/RSS_News/2012-08-03/

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6094/595

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Modern pop: louder and “dumber?”

Slate coverage. http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/07/27/pop_music_is_getting_louder_and_dumber_says_one_study_here_s_what_they_miss_.html
SciAm coverage.http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/07/26/is-pop-music-evolving-or-is-it-just-getting-louder/

The Million-song dataset. http://labrosa.ee.columbia.edu/millionsong/
==280 GB

transitions
==loudness increasing by about one decibel every eight years.

What “louder” means.
The loudness wars (video). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gmex_4hreQ