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Spotify and Hulu Launch Student Bundle

Spotify and Hulu Launch Student Bundle

For those of you who were in college or high school in the early days of piracy - the napster/kazaa days - then you probably would have loved to have an offer like this. Hulu and Spotify have teamed up to offer their premium services for only $4.99 a month. Sounds like a steal huh? Well I'm sure that's exactly what they're thinking as they know that's what most college students will do if you don't sign up for their services. whats fascinating is that both of these services are partially owned by the major labels and TV studios. Both of which are partially owned by NBC/Universal (Comcast now). It seems like this was an easy deal to make since companies share a large stake in both.

This has been a proven smart way to combat piracy as schools who have adopted this (and similar deals) have reported a large drop in piracy rates and an increase in streaming rates..

Read more about the deal in this article by The Verge.

History: The Human Bridge of Musicality

History: The Human Bridge of Musicality

Music is something that has existed forever. Created before the written word, it is something ingrained into our culture and our bodies. Music is tied very closely with the subconscious mind. Have you ever heard a song that you haven't heard in years and then start recalling moments and emotions from when you listened to it most often? Or have you picked up an instrument you haven't played in years only to be able to do everything you could before?

Music is built into our speech too. The rhythm and pitch changes as we speak and ask a question. Or did you know that by listening to music you can improve your performance in physical tasks? The video below by the YouTube channel Vsauce2 explains how deep these connections go: