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MSG contest results…

Bon Jovi and LiveNation have finally selected their winners to play MSG. Although Band of Heroes had received the most votes with 2,400 votes, the powers that be decided to go with a couple of bands that only received 17 votes and the other around 1000. 🙄

Thanks for putting up with our posts the past couple of months and thank you for your continued support!

Lots of new music on the horizon…stay tuned.

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INCREDIBLE! Out of 250 bands that entered to play MSG with Bon Jovi on April 8th, BAND OF HEROES, came away with THE MOST LIKES! That’ll be hard for Live Nation and Bon Jovi to ignore when it comes down to picking a winner in one of the more competitive markets. 

We’ll keep you posted on any info as it comes in, but for this week, give your voting thumbs a rest enjoy YOUR victory.

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http://neurosciencenews.com/music-chills-neuroscience-6167

If You Get the Chills From Music, You May Have a Unique Brain

Listen to what a USC researcher says about people who could have an enhanced ability to experience intense emotions.When Alissa Der Sarkissian hears the song “Nude” by Radiohead, her body changes.

“I sort of feel that my breathing is going with the song, my heart is beating slower and I’m feeling just more aware of the song — both the emotions of the song and my body’s response to it,” said Der Sarkissian, a research assistant at USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute, based at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Der Sarkissian is a friend of Matthew Sachs, a PhD student at USC who published a study last year investigating people like her, who get the chills from music.

The study, done while he was an undergraduate at Harvard University, found that people who get the chills from music actually have structural differences in the brain. They have a higher volume of fibers that connect their auditory cortex to the areas associated with emotional processing, which means the two areas communicate better.

“The idea being that more fibers and increased efficiency between two regions means that you have more efficient processing between them,” he said.

People who get the chills have an enhanced ability to experience intense emotions, Sachs said. Right now, that’s just applied to music because the study focused on the auditory cortex. But it could be studied in different ways down the line, Sachs pointed out.

A person playing music.

Sachs studies psychology and neuroscience at USC’s Brain and Creativity Institute, where he’s working on various projects that involve music, emotions and the brain.

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Less than a week to go in the Bon Jovi contest.  We’re still leading in likes but a close margin. Let’s make all the hard work you’ve put into this contest count!  Vote (again) below.

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