Parag Chordia's Research Just another WordPress weblog Tue, 31 Jul 2012 04:38:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 AutoRap reaches #3 in the world! Wed, 25 Jul 2012 04:20:42 +0000 parag

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AutoRap is Android App of the Week! Fri, 20 Jul 2012 04:35:24 +0000 parag

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The Cornholio Test Tue, 17 Jul 2012 04:28:00 +0000 parag

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Shahen Shah of Ghazal Mehdi Hassan Wed, 13 Jun 2012 17:19:27 +0000 parag The greatest ghazal signer of all time is no more. Who has every sung with more emotion? A true genius.

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Content Will Evolve Sat, 02 Jun 2012 21:06:02 +0000 parag
A piece I wrote recently on copyright for the Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine (May 2012).

Technology has created a trillion-dollar market for content: books, music, movies, video games, blogs and now apps. For example, there would be no market for music as a product, rather than an ephemeral experience, if it were not for the rise of recording technology in the 20th century. These technologies elevated the economic value of artistic expression, yet at the same time created the incentive and means for unauthorized reproductions.

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Singing at AllThingsD Dive Media Conference Sat, 04 Feb 2012 20:12:33 +0000 parag

Great time singing at AllThingsD Dive Dedia after Neil Young and before Martha Stewart!

You can read more here and here.

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Smush? Khule? Khush Joins Forces with Smule! Fri, 09 Dec 2011 18:37:56 +0000 parag Extremely excited to announce that Khush and Smule have joined forces!

USA Today

Smule snags Songify app creator


Smule Acquires Khush To Further Boost Their Music Cred

All Things D

Music App-Maker Smule Adds More Voices, Buys Music App-Maker Khush


Creating music app harmony: Smule to acquire Khush


Smule builds social music app empire by buying Khush

Venture Beat

Smush:  Music app maker Smule and Khush sound great together in new deal


Music to their ears:  Smule to acquire Khush

San Francisco Chronicle

Smule smushes together with Khush

Associated Press

Smule buys fellow music app creator Khush

San Jose Mercury News

Smule buys fellow music app creator Khush

Huffington Post

Smule buys fellow music app creator Khush

AOL Daily Finance

Smule buys fellow music app creator Khush


Smule buys fellow music app creator Khush

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Khush in the “South’s Liveliest Newspaper” Fri, 11 Nov 2011 06:39:42 +0000 parag

From GT’s own Technique, a nice profile of Khush: “Company embraces musical conscience”

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Music and Creativity at the Exploratorium Wed, 09 Nov 2011 01:34:20 +0000 parag

Had a blast performing on sarod and speaking at the SF Exploratorium, a great hands-on science museum doing a monthly series on a given topic — this time music and creativity. Shared some insights as a performer and some recent research we’ve conducting in my lab on the neural substrates of improvisation.

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Talkapella — turns speech into four-part vocal harmony Wed, 09 Nov 2011 01:28:53 +0000 parag Talkapella Screenshot

We recently launched a new app that takes your speech and creates a vocal harmony using only your voice. The concept is broadly similar to Songify, but the experience is totally different. It’s much less poppy, more introspective and immersive, and more likely to appeal to people who are into acapella. Technically, we had to significantly extend the technology behind Songify to make the voice smoother and more sing-songy. Venturebeat convered the launch here.

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