Musicking Phormats: The distribution of music in a new media landscape

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How does music distribution affect the listener and how can we discuss this relationship in a new media landscape? Digitalisation has changed our relationship with media and my theory of phormats is an attempt to create a new theoretical framework around which these discussions can be focused on the nature of the medium and the impact on the listener.

Keywords: digital, corporeal, physical, phormats, musicking, phormatisation, internet, digitalisation, distribution

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3 reasons why you should love Brian Cox

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Biology and physics come together beautifully in a new factual series fronted by Brian Cox. With long crisp landscapes and a simple use of graphics, Cox explains the complex nature of life not just from a biological point of view but from a atomic one. It’s easy to forget that at the heart of it all, life is just a series of chemicals that have managed to move and replicate, and Cox is here to break it down for us. From how we make energy to what DNA is made of.

But this series is another in a long line of reasons why everyone should love him. What are they? Well, here they are.

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