Best MP3 Players: TechRadar’s guide to the best portable music players | TechRadar

Yes Virginia, some folks still use an MP3 player 🙂

Gone are the days when the humble MP3 player served as the center for our music-listening needs – these days, the smartphone is the most popular listening device, and for good reason. Using a smartphone, after all, means that you don’t have to carry around an MP3 player, phone, and camera separately.

That doesn’t mean that MP3 players are obsolete, however. In fact for some folks they’re great investments for both their high-end audio capabilities or rugged durability. That being said, perhaps the most obvious reason to get an MP3 player is if you’re an audiophile.

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Spotify Introduces iMessage App With Search Function for Sharing Music With Friends – Mac Rumors

Spotify has introduced an iMessage application in its latest update this week. As spotted by iGeneration, Spotify in Apple’s Messages app allows you to search the entire music streaming service for a specific song and send it to a friend. When they receive it, they’ll be able to listen to a 30-second clip, and then tap a button to jump into Spotify to check out the whole track.

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Music photographer Sarah Ginn quits the industry due to “misogyny and bullying” – News – Mixmag

Music photographer Sarah Ginn has announced she is quitting music photography due to misogyny from male artists.

Ginn, the resident photographer for London club fabric, wrote a lengthy post detailing how her experience of being objectified at gigs has made her unable to look at her work and led her to make her decision.

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Bach Goes Interstellar: Classical Music on NASA’s Golden Record, 40 Years Later | Nashville Public Radio

Even though Johann Sebastian Bach died centuries before rocket launches and space exploration began, he has still managed to travel farther from earth than any astronaut. Or, at least his music has.

40 years ago, NASA launched Voyager 1 and 2, spacecraft meant to explore the outer reaches of our solar system and beyond. Launched September 5th, 1977, Voyager 1 became the first human-made object to cross into interstellar space in 2012. It is now nearly 13 billion miles from Earth.

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Why certain music gives you goosebumps – and why it’s a very good thing – Mirror Online

So, apparently since I get “goosebumps” with certain music ( I even get a weird “spine tingling” sensation with some) I have what’s called “higher-order cognition” – who knew?  I always knew I was weird, but at least now I have a word for it: “frisson”.

It’s always good to put a label on things, right?

Does music give you the chills? Have you got a few favourite songs that leave you with goosebumps?

There’s a scientific name for it: ‘frisson’. And not everybody gets it. If you do, it sets you apart from the rest, and means your brain works a little differently, according to music graduate Matthew Sachs.

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North Country revitalization through the arts – Sun Community News & Printing

More regions are seeing the benefits of supporting the arts…More regions are seeing the benefits of supporting the arts…

A group of art, history and business executives convened last week to talk about ways the arts can spur economic development in the North Country.

The panel discussion, attended by over 50 residents, was hosted by the Adirondack North Country Association at the Harrietstown Hall in Saranac Lake on Aug. 22.

Philip Morris, the CEO of Proctors Theater in Schenectady, gave a presentation on ways that his theater has worked toward revitalizing the city as a whole.

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MelodyVR, app for virtual reality music, highlights hardware problems with VR – Business Insider

Imagine watching a rock concert from the very front of the stage, a hairs-width from the singer, in front of 10,000 screaming fans. It’s not just the best seat in the house, it’s totally impossible.

But that what MelodyVR is building — a virtual reality (VR) platform that lets you watch concerts from the “unobtainable seat in the house,” right on stage, up close and extremely personal.

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