There are few things I enjoy more than hearing music played in a different way, especially when it’s hip hop music being played by an entire orchestra. It’s like the musical equivalent of getting a new haircut, you still recognize yourself but you’re just different enough that you come in with a completely brand new…
Tim Bavington—an artist based in Las Vegas, Nevada—is not the first artist who tries to paint music but he might be the most precise at it. He came up with a color-coded chord wheel that helps him translate notes into colors so he can make paintings that are exact visualizations of his favorite songs.
"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" has persisted as a lullaby because it's sweet and catchy and encourages curiosity and star-gazing. It also doesn't explain a damn thing about astronomy, something this updated rendition of the traditional ditty strives to correct.
Billboard's top 100 list of all time—well, of all time since the Hot 100 list began in 1958 anyway—is a nostalgia trip through American music of the past half century. Even if you're a cold-hearted music snob, Nathan Yau's charts and diagrams are a fun, clever spin on these familiar old songs.
Vacations are funny things: You pour so much time, energy, and daydreaming into them that, in the end, the reality rarely lives up to what you imagined as you refreshed Travelocity all those months. But if that imaginary perfect trip had a perfect sound, it would be the Portland-and NYC-based Akron/Family's Island.
Streaming music apps and discovery services are a dime a dozen, but even the best ones have a hard time competing with the names everyone already knows. Even so, getting out of your comfort zone a little bit and trying a new service will only reward you with tons of great new music. Here are a few services we love…
Here's a fun little musical experiment from The Gregory Brothers. They flipped major and minor keys in popular songs to transform previously happy songs into sad ones and turn old depressing sad songs into happy ones. It sends your brain in a tizzy when you hear the words of songs you recognize but see them in a whole…
Watch Jackson, an awesome four-year-old kid, become overwhelmed by a beautifully sad song while riding in his Dad's car. He tries to fight off the tears but he can't help it. He starts crying because the music is so touching but he doesn't want to change the song. He can't. He takes off his glasses to feel the hurt…
New music is often just old music put together in different ways. There's only so many notes you can play, tunes you can sing, words you can string, you know? It's just how it works, music sampling happens whether it's acknowledged or not. For an entertaining look at the history of sampling, watch the video above.…
One more time. Even if you wear earplugs, turn off the radio and stay away from noisy clubs, you know Daft Punk's song 'One More Time'. It's one of those songs that seems to be inserted into the memory of every human who has existed since the year 2000. Here, EDM producer Sadowick Production reveals how Daft Punk made…
Found by Redditor refie, here are 2013's most overplayed songs played back by one guy and his guitar in only one minute. The original songs were a pain, but his interpretation is pretty pretty good.
Different folks like different music for different kinds of work. Some don't like background tunes at all. But when it comes to typing—real non-stop "I'll clean it up later" typing—you can get into a serious groove, and the right soundtrack can make it feel flat-out incredible.
To say that Twitter Music is debuting today would be to discount the man hours Ryan Seacrest and other celebrities have spent assaulting their earholes with it. But, as shared on Good Morning America, Twitter's music service has finally arrived on the web and on the iPhone for the common man.
Serious Instagrammers are a hardcore bunch. And, from what I can tell, you're either with 'em or you're just not. (Me, I've used it maybe all of four times ever.)
You've got your gorgeous, HD DSLR-shot movie all ready to upload. But you need music. And you really, really don't want to get sued. Vimeo's hoping you'll park your film with them, by way of an easy soundtracking service.
Being a DJ is likely one of the best possible vocations a human can achieve. You're paid to make people dance, right? But these people are usually drunk and awful. Here are their dispatches from the dance floor. [MetaFilter]
There isn't a pressing need for new map apps, since Google and Bing do such a good job of showing you everything around you and where you're going. But National Geographic's Trail Maps has you covered for camping trips where you're going to be away from a strong network connection for a while.
Did you know music sounds much more awesome and epic when you slow it down and elongate every instrument, note and vocal? Yeah you already do. This app turns all your music into that Justin Bieber song that was slowed down 800x (okay this app only slows down songs 2-16x). But still.
Turns out a massive marketing push works wonders for your bottom line...if you happen to be Spotify, that is, and can also deliver a much-hyped, well-designed music streaming service (I'm using mine right now!).
What if I told you that you could be a singer if you just spoke into an app. Seriously, that's all you have to do with Songify. The app autotunes your voice and stitches it against a song. YOU SOUND AWESOME.