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  • Afrobeat Songs are Long and Repetitive, So How are They So Irresistibly Compelling?

    Afrobeat Songs are Long and Repetitive, So How are They So Irresistibly Compelling?

    Afrobeat is as eclectic as it is mesmerizing. Its roots stem from a few different areas geographically, socially, and musically. Genres such as jazz and funk, which were defined and carved out by black Americans who came of age during the Civil Rights Movement, helped contribute to its improvised foundation and its generally elastic nature. […]

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  • Can You Learn a New Language Through Song Lyrics? Technology Thinks You Can

    Can You Learn a New Language Through Song Lyrics? Technology Thinks You Can

    Music can have a ton of both emotional and psychological effects on the brain. Its mnemonic power has been called upon for millennia, as poets and storytellers fashioned some of humanity’s first works of literature from the oral tradition of singing epics. From Tibet to England, the bards of old could recite hours and hours of […]

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  • Soundfly’s 2016 Year-End Music Favorites: Albums, Songs, Articles, and More!

    Soundfly’s 2016 Year-End Music Favorites: Albums, Songs, Articles, and More!

    Here at Soundfly HQ, we’re always sharing new music with each other. But this year was so full of distractions — losing so many of our musical heroes, saying goodbye to arguably our most musical president, the music and media worlds being swept up in the madness of the election — that it’s been easy to forget about […]

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  • Food & Hip-Hop: A Love Story for the Ages

    Food & Hip-Hop: A Love Story for the Ages

    This week, VH1 is premiering their much hyped new cooking show, “Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” hosted by, you guessed it, Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart. Now, despite the fact that Snoop and Martha have quite the history, many see this as yet another tacky contribution to the typical unscripted and pulpy celebrity-centered programming for which VH1 is […]

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  • What I’ve Been Digging Lately: New Songs for a Spring Playlist

    What I’ve Been Digging Lately: New Songs for a Spring Playlist

    What I’ve Been Digging Lately has been gone for a minute, but now we’re back with the jump off. While 2016 has notably seen some untimely artist passings, this year has also already been an incredible year for music. April, specifically, brought us songs and sounds from every genre that we believe that you should […]

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  • How Artists Are Using Pioneering Mobile Apps to Change the Music Game

    How Artists Are Using Pioneering Mobile Apps to Change the Music Game

    In the last few years, many artists have taken their fans on a digital journey towards more immersive experiences by releasing content viewable, listenable, and navigable only in app form. Marketers will say that since 52% of all digital music listening now happens on mobile and tablet, artists should stick to digital forms of disbursement. […]

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