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SMC 82: Aurora, Piracy, Elephants, and Boring Pop

Finland aurora study: are there sounds associated with the northern lights? 70 Percent of All Music Piracy Happens Offline. Study by the NPD group, a market research firm. The secrets of the elephant’s larynx. (NYTimes, Study) Video of elephant vocal folds. Video of elephants in wild making infrasonic calls. Modern pop: louder and “dumber?” Let’s […]

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Techno Outpaces Econo

As a musician, I’ve been in more than my fair share of arguments over music (cough) piracy. I’m usually in disagreement with my colleagues. My general attitude is: Yes, of course I think musicians deserve to be paid; but it’s inescapable that recordings are now just information, like everything else digital; and, whether our laws […]

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