These are the days, that you’ll remember

British teenagers like to watch their music online. Watching music on video streaming sites on the internet is now more popular than listening to the radio with young British people. Popular videos can quickly become extremely popular internationally. Justin Bieber’s song ‘Baby’ was the most watched music video on YouTube until 2012. Then, PSY’s ‘Gangnam Style’ became the first video to get a billion views. Now, it’s quite common for videos to pass the billion mark. Things can change quickly on YouTube!

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Music is the Key to her Soul

A project undertaken by Joe Marsh Rossney, John Bamping and Alex Simpson as part of the ‘Science of Music’ module run by Dr Gavin Bell and IATL. Introduction and motivation: The ability to sonify a body of text has many applications in the modern world. Take, for example, a computer application which

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Music is medicine for my loneliness

Listening to the pleasant and joyful music will help reverse your own darkening lonely mood… The brain is programmed in such a way that thinking about one bad thing recollects another and music provides a great intervention and breaks this sequence…. When you’re concentrating on the music you hear, then it’s strenuous to focus on other negative thoughts. Listening to your favourite music boosts levels of the hormone dopamine. Dopamine makes us excited and motivates us… Thus music helps us to overcome depression, loneliness, anger as it soothes our mind…

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Ellie Goulding and One Republic join the iTunes Festival 2012

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