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The Intel Sound Logo

By some estimates, it’s played once every five minutes somewhere in the world. A simple five-note mnemonic tune composed 20 years ago that, with the help of a clever marketing slogan, helped Intel become one of the most recognizable brands in the world. “Nobody was going to run a 30-second ad with the logo there […]

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Pop music and music in TV commercials getting increasingly sad

A new scientific study reveals that pop music is increasingly sounding more sad. The number of pop hits in minor has doubled since the 60ies. It is generally known that pop music reflects society. Do these new findings thus signify a progressive feeling of depression in our society? Read on here: https://www.n-tv.de/wissen/Popmusik-klingt-immer-trauriger-article6428126.html or here: 120605

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Sound Branding: an established marketing discipline

Music has always been a part of marketing communications, but it is now producing measurable results thanks to a relatively new discipline called Sound Branding. Although many companies have yet to discover the benefits of this systematic approach, it seems that the marketing masterminds are now acknowledging the huge potential that Sound Branding has to

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Notes & Neurons @ World Science Festival

The theme “Notes & Neurons” was featured at the World Science Festival in New York City. “Is our response to music hard-wired or culturally determined? Is the reaction to rhythm and melody universal or influenced by environment? Join host John Schaefer, Jamshed Barucha, scientist Daniel Levitin, Professor Lawrence Parsons and musical artist Bobby McFerrin for live

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Musicians build up barricades – noise protection in the orchestra pit

In order to minimise the health risk for orchestral musicians, the academy of music in Detmold / Germany is testing noise protection walls made out of Plexiglass. In contrast to workers in road construction and industry, the musicians can not wear head phones or ear plugs to protect their ears. The noise level however often

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Sound Branding – becoming more acknowledged internationally

Registration of sound trade marks finally arrives also in Canada The registration of sound trade has been practiced in Germany since 1988. Thanks to a recent decision by CIPO (Canadian Intellectual Property Office), Canadian brands now have the right to register and thus protect their specific sound trade marks by law. This comes after a

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