What Is Music?

Season 1

Season 1, Episode 9 - How Did Youtube Change Music?

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Can you make it as a musician on YouTube? We get deep in the niche, look at the history of the platform, and talk to YouTubers themselves about how video streaming has changed the ways we make and listen to music.

Season 1, Episode 8 - Is Image More Important Than The Music?

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What goes into the making of a pop star? We look at music's relationship with image, get the low-down from music industry insiders, and film a music video for our 'hit song' from Episode 7.

Season 1, Episode 7 - How Do You Write A Hit Song?

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What does it take to write a 'hit song' in a day? Dan and Linda work with Kota Banks and ARIA-nominated hit producer Simon Cohen at Studios 301 to produce a pastry pop song.

Season 1, Episode 6 - Does Music Make You Buy More?

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What's the art behind a supermarket playlist? We look at how music influences our behaviours in gyms, shops and pubs and we put it to the test in a French vs Italian wine experiment.

Season 1, Episode 5 - What Does A Dj Do?

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It's more then just pressing a button right? We give a quick history of the disc jockey in various forms, and DJ and music producer Nina Las Vegas shows us how she uses the decks.

Season 1, Episode 4 - Do We Even Need Instruments Anymore?

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Can instruments be anything? We look at history of instruments, see if people can tell the difference between a 'real' and 'virtual' clarinet, and Linda and Dan challenge each other to a $20 DIY instrument build off.

Season 1, Episode 3 - Why Do Humans Love A Good Beat?

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What's happening in our brain when we hear a groove? We discover how our brains 'lock on' to a beat - and Dan learns how to dance.

Season 1, Episode 2 - Why Does Music Give You Goosebumps?

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Why does that song give you shivers? We ask experts about the alchemy of music, emotion and memory - and Linda and Dan try to give each other 'skin orgasms'.

Season 1, Episode 1 - Why Do We Sing?

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What parts of the body get used when a singer belts out a tune? We go to a voice lab to find out and some professional vocalists play some singing roulette.

Season 1, Episode 10 - How Do You Score A Film?

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Wondered how film scores evolved over time? Dan composes five scores for five film scenes starring Linda, taking us from silent era to the modern blockbuster.