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Streaming Music Hits Its High

Digital Music Hits A High

Digital Music Hits A High

No longer do you see people listening to their Walkman’s when running down the street. That’s because the days of buying CD’s is long gone. Today, there are millions of songs available to download for free online. Streaming music has taken over due to its continuous inflow of new tracks and the fact that you pay nothing to add it to your most current playlist. Digital music is dominating the music business, from professional musicians to radio broadcasters. Continue reading

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New Disney App Opens the Vault

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures created a new app suitable for iOS, that enables a subscriber to purchase films that are stored in the infamous, Disney Vault. This new app connects with iTunes so the user can download previously purchased Disney, Marvel and Pixar films, or buy a new one.
 

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Microsoft’s Xbox One

For all you nerds out there consumed with your digital reality more than your actual reality, you already know that Microsoft’s Xbox One was released today but for the rest of us that live in the analog world another gaming console or really a multimedia console. Microsoft actually got something right for once, in creating a console that also connects to more than just Halo and Just Dance 4.

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by | November 23, 2013 · 2:28 am

Rape Culture in the Media

The media influences our perception of current events, the products we buy, our political beliefs, and almost every aspect of the American life. It is the most powerful social and cultural influence that comes with the responsibility to create positive changes in our society. And yet, it promotes rape culture and the belief that a victim of rape must have been “asking for it” by the clothes she wears or how much she had to drink.

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Multichannel Music Radio Part I

In a market saturated with music choices, variety is the spice of life. On-demand streaming, algorithm-based, satellite and radio portals offer benefits, but in the music mishmash of the web, well programmed multichannel music radio stations are a valuable option when one does not have time to make a choice. Listen to AccuRadio, HotMix Radio and Batanga Radio and think of niche-audience touch points for brands.

Multichannel music radio

Think $ and Listen Beyond The Obvious Channels

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The New TV Model as an Opportunity for Media Professionals

The big change that traditional television and cable are experimenting equals opportunity for you.

Netflix’s 14 Emmy nominations, and NBC.com with 3 for original programming (separate from NBC network) –how these among other cultural changes affect you as a young professional involved in media, marketing, technology, law, etc.

Netflix, Hulu, Amazon

IPTV Internet Protocol Television applications

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Gettin’ The Info On That Graphic

Ever wonder why infographics and data visualization have become so popular over the last year or two? Here are some reasons using the data

Short Attention Spans

Nowadays all our society is “diagnosed” with ADD. This is demonstrated by the fact that most people will decide to leave a website or continue exploring it in the first 2-4 seconds of seeing the page. With very little time to convince people to stick around, infographics and visualizations are a more effective way to literally catch peoples’ eye.

Information Overload

With the worlds information currently doubling every two years, it is no wonder people experience information overload. With smartphones, tablets and the ubiquity of the internet, people are constantly receiving, analyzing, sharing and creating new information. Due to this overload you need to stick out to get people’s attention. Creating a compelling visualization of data or information can make it really stick out from all of the other noise of day-to-day life.

Easy to Understand

As humans, we are very visual creatures. Our ability to quickly interpret visual information is far greater than that of written words. By creating visualizations you can make complex information easier to understand.

Reading Retention

People have horrible retention rates for the information they read. According to the data sited in the infographic on data visualization below, people only remember about 20% of what they read.

More Engaging

With such a large volume of new content published every day, people are inundated. By creating something that is visually compelling, people are more likely to be engaged.

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Concert Window

Who has $100 to pay for a concert ticket? Many people definitely do not have the time or money to go through the hassle of trying to buy tickets at astronomical prices. A new startup called Concert Window is attempting to create a system that will broadcast live concerts over the Web. Continue reading

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