60: Percent of surveyed musicians “already using AI in their productions”
11: Percent of surveyed musicians who’ve used AI during the “songwriting” process
1,299: Number of musicians surveyed
0: Amount of credence I personally put in this survey
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8,000: Number of members of a Facebook group called “Neighbourhood Noise Alliance (Hong Kong)”
1,185: Number of warnings, per the Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department, issued by “over neighbourhood noise due to hawking activities” (that’s hawking as in merchants, not birds)
1: Rank of “sonic branding” among topics that marketing professionals say they’d need help explaining to others (that’s above “blockchain, cryptocurrencies and NFTs”)
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¹Footnotes: Hong Kong: scmp.com. Branding: adage.com.
$19,000,000: Amount, in $US, awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 14 universities to reduce aviation noise
39: Length, in seconds, of the original (and newly rediscovered) recording session that yielded the famed “Wilhelm scream”
40: Average number of “clicks” emitted by “stressed” plants over the course of an hour
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¹Footnotes: FAA: faa.gov. Wilhelm: pastemagazine.com (via John Kannenberg). Plants: gizmodo.com.
42: Percent of rickshaw drivers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, reporting hearing loss
15: Percent rise in brand awareness after a hair salon franchise employed ASMR to promote itself
300,000: Settlement paid by Whole Foods under Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) for allegedly using “voice recognition system without properly obtaining consent” of its workers
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Rickshaw: thedailystar.net. ASMR: marketingdive.com. Whole Foods: findbiometrics.com.
100: Distance (in meters) from “schools, hospitals, courts and places of worship” within which loudspeakers are banned in Mumbai
16: Number of decibels reduced by the installation of a two-mile long fence along a highway
$12: Fee for drivers making too much noise on “No-Honking” day (1,000 rupees)