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How a Suzanne Vega Song Helped Create the MP3

Great Big Story  explains how Suzanne Vega’s hit song “Tom’s Diner” helped create the MP3 and spark a music revolution. Karlheinz Brandenburg has listened to Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” thousands of times and never tires of it. In fact, the song holds a special place in his heart because it was instrumental in the creation […]

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Data Music

Database Skills–a Music Video

MongoDB created this jam from Sia’s Cheap Thrills. Impressive.

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Gaming Music

Symphonic Version of ‘Still Alive’ Theme from Portal

In case you didn’t already know, the end credits theme from the first Portal game is called “Still Alive.” It’s the story of the game from the point of view of the game’s antagonist, a sentient AI with ill intentions. Now, imagine an orchestral arrangement of that song. I’ve referenced this particular cover of the […]

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