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Who’s Behind the Music in the Game Industry?

Music in the gaming industry has gone through a lot of development over the years, from chiptune to proper compositions. The first tunes and sound effects for games were borderline primitive because of the state of technology those days. They were generated by transforming program code into sound: music was stored on the analogue carriers and it was too difficult and expensive to convert it into digital form. This simple form of accompaniment later created…

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The Relationship Between Music and Drugs: The History Of Simultaneous Development

From Jim Morrison to Franz Ferdinand, it was always a lot about being high in the music industry. Whether they were the so-called flower children or the members of a rebellious punk scene, drugs were often associated with their music, lives and fans. Theoretically, it’s easy to understand — musicians are known to be impressionable and emotional people, often with an interest in experimenting with their consciousness, looking for inspiration. At the same time, the…

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WHY LOUDER.ME ISN’T “JUST A MUSIC PLATFORM”?

One of the most ironic modern problems is that there are so many options, it’s often hard to choose. The variety of everything – from groceries to career opportunities – is enormous, and it’s hard not to feel bewildered by our options. It’s no surprise, then, that the «we picked the best for you» trick is getting ever more popular on the market – you know, stuff like «the makeup we swear by» or «the…

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Weinstein syndrome: Why We Need to Keep Talking About Sexual Abuse

Sexism, objectivation, bullying, sexual abuse — it’s not that common to talk or even think about them, but lots of people face them in their everyday life. October of 2017 showed us, how disastrous the situation is in the music industry. Stories that were kept secret for years, burst forth and filled up the media: inspired by the courage of others, artists started to share what they’ve been through. On the morning of October the…

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The Future of Retrowave

Instead of ushering us into the sci-fi predicted future, the new millennium has brought us a great deal of nostalgia. Trying to revive the aesthetics of the 1980s and the 1990s, heavily inspired by films, video games, cartoons of that time, and artists like John Carpenter, Vangelis, and Tangerine Dream, retrowave – or, synthwave, if you prefer, – is taking over popular culture of the mid-2000s. The sounds of the past became the sounds of…

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Hip-hop in 2017: What Happens in the Underground?

Over the years, global interest in rap music has risen exponentially. Since the very beginning, hip-hop has been a voice for the voiceless, combining political discourse with musical expression. Artists like Kendrick Lamar, A Tribe Called Quest, J. Cole, Jamila Woods, Joey Bada$$, Anderson .Paak, and a number of others have released tracks and albums that are challenging the very way society thinks. At the same time, artists such as Syd, Noname, Mykki Blanco, Beyoncé,…

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UNCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVORITE ARTIST WITH LOUDER.ME

What is Louder.me? Music is written to be heard. The artists want their music to win over other people’s hearts. In the 21st century, there are more ways and possibilities to get your creative musings out there than ever before. It’s become easy to record music in the comfort of one’s home, dozens of websites allow for easily uploading it online for other people to download, buy or stream it. However, these changes in the…

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Music And The Brain

Remember how in Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters there was that one episode about plants being subjected to silence, music, praise and cursing? It not only turned out that plants growing to music performed better, plants growing to metal and rock music (as opposed to classical music) showed the best results.If that’s how peas react to music, just imagine how a complex mechanism like the human brain does!The first thing that comes to mind when speaking of…

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The Tip Of The Iceberg

Music In the Old Days There used to be times, like back in the late 70s, when there was a limited number of channels for discovering new music. Basically, you could only listening to the radio, go to a concert to see a live show, or browse record store shelves. Since people could only consume music in a few channels, those who served as gatekeepers had the biggest influence – radio stations decided what was…

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