Music Helps. But How?

Music Helps. But How?

Not long ago we posted about how music helps lift our mood or make us calm (Read here>>). Now we want to elaborate on that a little with some scientific background on what music does to our body and soul. Have you ever noticed, how an epic music piece just made your ride to work so much more thrilling? Didn’t matter you got there by bus and not a burning helicopter just about to run out of fuel. You made…

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Social Aspects of Music Streaming Platforms

Social Aspects of Music Streaming Platforms

Have you ever wondered how musicians can make money from their music being played on Spotify or Apple Music? Music streaming platforms penetrate social media both naturally and in a planned manner. How? Like and subscribe Take Spotify for example. Discover Weekly made by algorithms that select specific tunes you’d like from millions of tracks in Spotify’s library. Some are suggested to you because of your taste and some are “pushed” in just so you’ll discover (weekly) a new band…

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Music just for you – streaming platforms personalisation algorithms

Music just for you – streaming platforms personalisation algorithms

Music personalization algorithms You know, those funky little dudes that make the world go “1” instead of “0”. The same guys that make your phones apps run the way they were programmed are basically the same ones that make the space rockets follow their planned approaches towards the inevitable discovery of alien life forms. Scary? “0”. There are so many algorithms in our daily lives, we probably don’t even know how bad it would be without them. There are some…

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How music affects our mood?

How music affects our mood?

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy  How does music elevate us? Does it at all? If yes, how? (why so many questions?) You’ve probably noticed that while in your jam, you’re much more efficient at whatever you do. Or at least you feel like it. A wise man once said: “Stop. (now’s the time to think how it’s all possible) Hamer time!” You’re probably an adult, right? At least the last time you’ve checked your ID…

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Streaming vs Buying Music

Streaming vs Buying Music

Ok, here’s a thesis – streaming music is basically, like renting a house instead of buying it. But you don’t have to fall in debts to buy the latest album, so why streaming is so popular?

Apple Music is back in desktop version of STAMP

Apple Music is back in desktop version of STAMP

Remember when we released first version of STAMP? It was a desktop app, with ability to import from Spotify to Apple Music. Few months later we have extended Apple Music import to iOS, but unfortunatelly had to remove Apple Music from desktop version. We were doing things unofficially, and Apple blocked the hack we had been using. Since then, the only way to import to and from Apple Music was to use our iOS version of STAMP. Fortunately, Apple has…

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Spotify trying to lock-in users just after IPO

Spotify trying to lock-in users just after IPO

Spotify has recently IPO’ed, and its stock is available publicly to buy. The company is now under even closer watch from the public market, as it tries to beat the competition and compete in the market where it doesn’t really have any great distribution models. Apple Music Apple owns iOS ecosystem, and Apple proved how great customer acquisition channel that can be. Apple Music has recently passed 38 million paying subscribers. Google Music Google has Android, most popular mobile OS in…

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How to minimise phone data usage and still get to listen to music?

How to minimise phone data usage and still get to listen to music?

How NOT to spend it all in one place? It’s not gonna be an article about making the budget cuts. We’re gonna talk about minimising your phone data usage when listening to streamed music. Remember when you were a kid and you got some small cash from your parents and you plan big for your future VC empire built on outsourced work and clever marketing? Right. You spent it all on candy in the first store you found. How not…

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Quality of music and user-friendliness across music streaming platforms

Quality of music and user-friendliness across music streaming platforms

Do you like comparing things? Do you like comparing things as much as we do? See what did there? We want to compare some music streaming platforms. Again. This time we’ll look at how user-friendly they are and how good their sound quality is. Quick math We kinda wrote about the sound quality differences between music streaming platforms in our previous articles. We sat down together and had a conversation about the weight of the music quality in our daily struggle….

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Take it or leave it? Comparing trial versions of music streaming platforms

Take it or leave it? Comparing trial versions of music streaming platforms

Picky ain’t ya? Good! One can be disappointed in so many things today! Things can go from bad to all-out-war over just about anything. But. Not. Music. This one thing has to be just right. How to make sure it will? By trial The trial version that is. A demonstration, if you will. By comparing the music streaming platforms we looked for certain aspects: how does it sound (obviously) what does it look and feel (that one is always a…

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