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Interview: Atash [PHOTOS]

by MOOD

Below are Mark Shapiro’s photos of Mohammad Firoozi, Roberto Riggio and members of the world music collective, Atash. These photos accompany Amy Frishkey’s interview with the band.…

artistinterviews

Interview: Atash

by MOOD

A few months ago, I had the privilege of speaking to both the founder and the musical director of the Austin, TX world music collective…

concertrecaps

Recap: Universal Music Presentation

by MOOD

Every summer in Seattle we are fortunate to, not only, have awesome weather, but to also be invited to an equally awesome music presentation from…

voice

Voice: How Cell Phones Have Ruined On-Hold Music

by MOOD

It’s happened to all of us. We have to call a company from our cell phone and we’re put on hold. And then, we are…

music

Music Design: Relaxation Music

by MOOD

Did you know that listening to relaxing sounds can increase your serotonin level? This recent article touches on a few studies that show listening to…

concertrecaps

Recap: Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) Turns 15

by MOOD

This year, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) celebrated its 15th Birthday, also named “Quiceañera.” As usual, the conference was held in New York and I…

experiencedesign

Experience Design: It’s for Employees, Too!

by MOOD

As you know, the workplace is quickly filling up with connected-generation employees. The generation, born between the early 1980s and early 2000s are either hard…

music

The Goods: Unconventional Album Releases From Rephlex

by MOOD

On July 27th, Grant Wilson-Claridge shared a YouTube link on Facebook for EDM C2 PRE 11: The lushed out bliss heard here was indicative of…

music

Now Playing: Summer in the City

by MOOD

My fellow Music Designers at Mood have been remembering past favorite “summer songs” and predicting the song of Summer 2014. Will “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea…

voice

Voice: Perspective

by MOOD

Tim Burton says, “One person’s craziness is another person’s reality.” I feel one of life’s challenges is to understand other people. You must accept their…