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Streaming, Music and Money: Independent Creators

    Who makes money from streaming music and how much money are they making? Two things should be kept in mind when you think about trying to answer these questions. First, the money flow in the music industry in general and … Continue reading

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What Goes on in Your Head During Creative Musical Improvisation? Part 2

This is the second of a two-part article about what goes on in your head when you’re improvising music. In the first part we looked at what’s happening in the brain during creative musical improvisation. In this part we’ll take a speculative look at … Continue reading

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What Goes on in Your Head During Creative Musical Improvisation? Part 1

This is the first of a two-part article about goes on in your head when you’re improvising music. In this part we’ll look at what’s happening in the brain during creative musical improvisation. In the second part we’ll look at the conscious … Continue reading

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Song Structure, Foo Fighters, and Parametric Monkey

I produce music under the name Parametric Monkey and a number of my tracks are structured so that the listener is taken to a different place at the end of the track than they were at the beginning. I often do … Continue reading

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Changing Musical Tastes

Paraphrasing the philosopher Immanuel Kant, good data without a good infographic is blind, a good infographic without good data is empty. The Music Timeline is a multi-layered, interactive infographic developed by Research at Google that is beautifully designed to illustrate the popularity of … Continue reading

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What Music Looks Like

This one is awesome. Cymatics is field of endeavor that explores capturing sound in a physical medium. As an area of exploration cymatics appears to be mainly about science and technology, although some see it as an opportunity to engage in mystical … Continue reading

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Make a Dragon Wanna Retire

Like that big band funk? Check out Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson with Bruno Mars. When I first put this post in the que for The Info Monkey, Uptown Funk was just another track among many.  While the post was … Continue reading

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