Have you ever wondered why most people are inclined to listen to music? Just think about it…who isn’t into music? Whatever type of person you are, regardless of your origin, music will reach you. There’s just something in music that captures our imaginations and makes us feel good.
Based on recent research at McGill University in Canada, music is just like anything that has an impact to the brain, particularly on its pleasure-reward system. Studies suggest that dopamine, a neurotransmitter, is released every time people like the music they are listening to. This explains why it feels pleasurable to hear one of your favorite songs come on. Continue reading I’m on a High, on a High! »
There is nothing quite like being able to travel back in time by listening to radio shows that play old songs. It is like having a trip down memory lane–not just your memory lane, but the whole world’s memory lane; it’s a whole new experience for those who are too young to have heard the music of the past in real life.
Continue reading The Streaming Jukebox: How Internet Radio Keeps the Tradition Alive »
Music is an incredible art form…can you imagine how monotonous life would be without it? What would a graduation be without “Pomp and Circumstance”? What about a wedding without the “Wedding March”? Songs have impact; this impact often inspires other artists to make their own version of popular songs from the past. Sometimes, the audience gives a negative review of the revision—inspired, no doubt by some fond memory they have of the original. At other times, the cover version makes much bigger waves than the original; sometimes to the point that everyone forgets who initially sang it. With all of that in mind, we have compiled a short list of covers that ended up better than the originals. Continue reading Cover Songs That Beat the Originals »
A snare hit, thumping bass, a beautiful melody that cuts through your ear and infects your heart. We’ve all said the next three words before:“Who is that?”
The artists outlined in this series are a handful of artist that tend to fly a little bit below the radar. Some of these you will know, some you won’t–but you should get to know them all a little bit better.
15. Nico: Best known for being a drug-addled chanteuse, that should not repel anybody from the fact that she sang (a term I use loosely) some really beautiful songs. Listen to “These Days” off of the late 60’s album “Chelsea Girls.” With song contributions from a teenage Jackson Browne and a love-smitten Bob Dylan, the album evokes a warmth and elegance unmatched by many that followed.
14. Syd Barrett: Almost every music fan knows about Pink Floyd. And some of you may even know the leader of the group’s early years. But Syd Barrett is most remarkable to me as a damaged but brilliant (and brief) solo artist. He released two albums in 1970, “The Madcap Laughs” and “Barrett.” They were sparse, some say incomplete, but listen to “Terrapin” (off of the more superior “Madcap” album) and nothing exudes psychedelia better. Everyone from Bowie to Ray Davies cites Syd as essential, and for good reason. Continue reading 15 Great Artists You Should Hear (15 -10) »
Streaming technology is a means of allowing certain media such as video, audio and other multimedia to be transmitted via the Internet. Among all the music delivery technology around us—satellite radio, CDs, cassettes…8-tracks (maybe we’ve gone a little too far with that one)—streaming Internet Radio has become the choice of many music consumers. 977music.com was created to embrace streaming technology because of the benefits that streaming radio offers to users.
What Are The Benefits?
1. It can be viewed in real time- Media streaming allows the user to listen to music on the Internet in real time. As opposed to the conventional method of obtaining music online—downloading files from the Internet to your desktop, the music can be actually listened to instantly without using up your hard drive storing all the mp3’s.
2. You can listen to the music of your choice- Among its biggest advantages over conventional radio is the wide array of choices to select from. Internet radio offers all kinds of music genres; there’s something for every generation.
Continue reading 10 Advantages of Streaming Radio »
We’ve been busy making updates and developing new features and are pleased to announce the arrival of our Facebook Application! Add it to your Facebook profile to share your music with your friends!
The 977music.com Facebook Application
Attention Facebook Addicts: now you can share your 977music playlist with your friends.The new 977music.com Facebook Application allows you to add a 977music tab to your Facebook profile page.
So, what does the 977music.com Player Application Let You Do?
Share Your Playlist
You’ve probably already started a playlist on 977music.com – if not, login to start one now! Your playlist can hold up to 1,000 songs – think of it as your own personal radio station – that you can play anytime, in any order with no skip limits! The Facebook App allows you to share this playlist with your friends with a 977music tab on your profile page.
Share 977′s Stations and Artist Playlists
If your friends want more than the 50 hours of music in your playlist, the 977music.com Player app lets them tab over and choose their favorite type of music from 977′s 11 Internet Radio Stations or load any artist’s playlist to enjoy.