For first year students, deciding what field you want to specialize in can be a difficult decision. For Interactive Media Arts students, prior to registering for the program, there were two different sides: Interactive and Media. Now that we’re in the month of April, both the Media and Interactive students have another decision to make.
After watching Baby Driver for the 14th time, I started to to think about what music brings to film. Thus, It felt appropriate to examine the importance of the soundtrack to film and why and how it can work so well.
In recent years, the genre of “Vaporwave” has come to exist as a subgenre of electronic music. In its inception, it typically involved slowing down popular songs from the 70’s and 80’s, dropping the pitch, and basically making entire songs out of mere samples, making use of a multitude of effects to add variety and, in some cases, make the song nearly unrecognizable. Occasionally, artists would instead use types of “elevator music” and edit those in a similar fashion.
Spotify is a service that you have likely come to know if you’ve spent any time at all on the internet. The popular music streaming service is enjoyed by fans from around the world, boasting a cool one hundred million users as of 2016. However, with how much money the company has spent on royalties since its inception, a change in the way things operate could have the potential to push the company even further. It starts by following in Netflix’s footsteps.