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Will We Ever Run Out Of New Music? [VIDEO]

DeadEnd-615x350Have you ever really stopped to think about that? Given all
the possibilities for a given song to exist, with all the notes, chords and
arrangements at our disposal, will we ever reach a point where we have one day heard
it all? More so, it may surprise you to learn that the amount of possibilities for
a song, while extraordinarily gigantic, is actually a finite number – meaning that we can
one (distant) day reach the point of hearing nothing new. We as humans can only distinguish
a certain number of tones, and since it only takes just a few notes for two songs to
sound similar, will we one day run out of new music?

Find out in this highly interesting video below:

Hisham Dahud is a Senior Analyst for Additionally, he is a digital strategist for Fame House and an independent musician. Follow him on Twitter: @HishamDahud

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  1. Theoretically, yes, we could run out of new music. Realistically it won’t happen.
    Music is an interactive experience between a performer and a listener. Ignoring the note for note cover acts, each performer puts a different twist to a tune, thus making that tune new again. Each listener, hearing even an old song for the first time, interprets that song as new.
    As long as there continues to be a new supply of performers and listeners, there will not be an end to the supply of new music.

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