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In 1928, neon-light advertising appeared in Shanghai Big World Playground. Encouraged by the significant effect of neon-light advertising, business owners in Shanghai followed the lead and created various neon-light advertising. Till the…
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The advent of the mechanical printing press (created by Johannes Gutenberg in 1439) is, without doubt, one of the most important technological advancements in the history of human civilization. Its creation lead to an explosive growth in our capacity…
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Thomas Edison’s initial phonograph was comprised of tinfoil, which was then wrapped around a cylinder that needed to be hand-cranked and was not removable. Through further development with his 1878, he proposed numerous improvements, ranging from use…
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Through the early 20th century, the Marcony Research Center’s New Street Works factory began broadcasting radio on their 2MT station, run by Guglielmo Marconi, in Chelmsford, England. Nellie Melba – an operatic soprano, from Melbourne (from which her…
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Considered to be one of the most influential instrumental hip hop albums of all time, J Dilla’s “Donuts” is comprised of 31 tracks, ranging from roughly one to one-and-a-half minutes in length. Due to his lupus (which resulted in his death shortly…
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The debut album of French electronic music act, Justice, permanently altered perceptions of electronic dance music, its future, and methods of its production. Released on Ed Banger Records in 2007 – the founder of which, Pedro Winter, managed Daft…
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Originally invented by E. C. Wente – while working for Western Electric – condenser microphones – unlike previous microphones – were capable of capturing a much wider range of frequencies. Due to their compact designs and greatly increased capacity…
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Featured on their first (of many) “Ultimate Breaks and Beats” collections (Cat #SBR 501), the “Amen Break” was a sample of a drum solo, cut from the Winstons’ 1969 single, “Amen, Brother.” The loop has been sampled at least 2,239 times (which only…
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One of the most widely known and influential acts in electronic music history, Daft Punk embarked on a world tour, known as the “Alive 2007” tour. This was their first tour in 10 years, consisting of works from three albums released over roughly the…
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Ableton – a German software development company – released the first version of their Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), Ableton Live 1.0, in 2001. The program is known for its complex audio analysis algorithms – which allow for vast manipulations in…
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The American Standards Association – in 1936 – formally recommended that the note, A, above middle C, be tuned to 440 hz. Prior to this point, there were no standard representations of tuning, and could range anywhere from 400 hz to 480 hz, resulting…
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English art rock band 10cc released what would become one of their most famous singles in May of 1975: “I’m Not in Love.” The track is known for its vast and ominous choral section. 10cc utilized an early form of sampling by having each of the three…
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Started with the New Culture Movement, which initiated by the editors of the magazine New Youth, the May Fourth Movement started in 1917, after Chinese government's failure of diplomacy at the Paris Peace Conference. During this period, there was a…
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During the Super Bowl L halftime show, Beyoncé premiered Formation with a backup dance crew, all dressed in clothes evocative of the Black Panther party. On that same day, the song’s music video, which features imagery evoking a Black empowerment and…
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In the 1990s, Green Day began to release market-friendly rock songs inspired by ‘70s punk music. In 2004 they released American Idiot, a protest song inspired by 9/11, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, then-president George W. Bush (lead singer Billie…
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At 8:30am on the last day of Woodstock’s three-day peace and music festival, Jimi Hendrix took to the stage in a white fringe jacket, red bandana, and blue jeans, and with his electric guitar—an instrument designed for right-handed players he played…
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China's first tram line was operated by Shanghai electric construction corporation in 1908. Until the 1930s, trams and trolleybuses had already been common things on the streets. Business owners put their commercials on the car bodies in order to…
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China’s first modern print advertising was published in a foreign-owned paper named Shen Post in 1872. Shen Post occurred in the late Qing Dynasty when Chinese territory was divided by western capitalist countries. As one of the foreign trade ports,…
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Back to the Song Dynasty in ancient China, the earliest printed advertising had appeared on a blaze plate. This pre-modern advertising was composed of the introduction of the product, the insignia of the shop, and the written slogan for the shop. The…
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Originally located on 39th and Broadway in New York CIty, the Met was founded by wealthy businessmen who wanted their own theater. As opposed to musical theaters, the Met remained an institution for the upper class, performing operas in only Italian…
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