Donnerstag, 4. Dezember 2014

Erfindung der Jukebox

Es hätte ein Diktiergerät werden sollen, doch dann kam Musik raus: Vor 125 Jahren begann die Karriere eines schrankartigen Kastens namens "Jukebox", der per Knopfdruck Ohrwürmer erzeugte - tödlich, zumindest in einem Fall. Von Katja Iken

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Freitag, 7. November 2014

Wolfgang Tillmans - Wie stellt man Musik aus?

Warum gibt es eigentlich keinen öffentlichen Ort, an dem man Musik in der Studio-Qualität hören kann? Der Künstler Wolfgang Tillmans schafft Abhilfe und hat in seinem Berliner Projektraum ein Musikzimmer eingerichtet.

von Stefanie Schneider.

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Mittwoch, 1. Oktober 2014

Google Music Time Line

^What is the Music Timeline?

The Music Timeline shows genres of music waxing and waning, based on how many Google Play Music users have an artist or album in their music library, and other data (such as album release dates). Each stripe on the graph represents a genre; the thickness of the stripe tells you roughly the popularity of music released in a given year in that genre. (For example, the "jazz" stripe is thick in the 1950s since many users' libraries contain jazz albums released in the '50s.) Click on the stripes to zoom into more specialized genres.

Explore the timelime here

Dienstag, 30. September 2014

Quiz for all fans of typography and music

Fact: Any band who uses Times New Roman on their album cover isn't going to make it in the music industry. (Feel free to prove us wrong, though). Smart typography selection is as important to a band's image as having a memorable logo.

In 1937, industrial designer and typographer Gerry Powell, designed an extremely condensed typeface named Onyx that became very popular among advertising type in the 1940s because it allowed more characters to be used when space was limited or costly.

Cut to present day and any 90s kid will identify Powell's Onyx typeface as "Nirvana font", thanks to typesetter Grant Alden. According to, Alden was paid $15 to assist the graphic designer originally hired to create the cover art for Nirvana's Bleach in 1989. Nirvana's signature smiley face, drawn by Cobain, is another "mental shortcut" to identify the band.

Time to test your typography knowledge and the following bands' branding skills. Can you identify these famous acts by their typefaces? Answers provided on the last page.

> Here to the quiz

Mittwoch, 6. August 2014

Jenny's Playlist | Clubbing B*tch

This is my new Band: Jenny's Playlist featuring: Fump aka Denni Pfeiffer (Berlin) // Music AntekZzz°:... aka Charles Fabrice (Montréal) // Lyrics, vocals.
Jenny's Playlist | Clubbing B*tch from Jennys Playlist on Vimeo.


The AUDIO LOGO DATABASE is an online tool to research and investigate the acoustic marketplace especially for audio logos. It contains audio logos from all branches including the registered sound marks of the trademark offices. This database also contains comprehensive data and categories to make searching much easier.

Mittwoch, 19. März 2014

Sounds Just Like...

This Website is just a list of songs that sounds the same. You can hear each example. There are some obvious one and some surprise. Take an ear!

Radiohead vs. Beatles
Police vs. Fool's Garten

I really miss a search button...