“Making Bad Singers Sound Good” at the Touch of a Button

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It used to be that people in this country sang all the time. Around pianos. On porches. In factories and cotton fields. But with the advent of recorded sound and the growing professionalization of music-making in the late 19th and 20th centuries, people largely moved away from singing themselves to passively listening to others with more expertise -- and sex appeal -- do it. "It’s not surprising that this has happened," says Prerna Gupta, the chief product officer at Smule, a company that develops music-making apps for mobile devices, and the … [Read more...]