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151 Interactive Ways to Enjoy Music

— September 24, 2008 — Pop Culture
With almost-daily innovations in portable interactive music, futuristic instruments and the online music community, it’s a great time to be a musician--or a fan.

Take Guitar Hero, for example. This addicting video game has inspired rock bands like Aerosmith to lend their faces and song catalogs to special editions. It’s led to students opting to become professional video-game players, and custom guitar hybrids that adapt for realistic gameplay. Never before have the interactive music and video game worlds collided so deliciously well.

And on the customized music front, there are websites like Musinaut that let you chop, screw and remix any song you upload to your heart’s content. This has inspired a whole new genre of interactive music, one that rock band Third Eye Blind is channeling for its new album by making their studio cuts available online and soliciting listener-made remixes.

Indeed, the Internet has changed the way interactive music is disseminated and enjoyed forever. Now albums are leaked online, sold at undetermined prices or for free, downloaded or sold on memory sticks rather than in traditional jewel-case CD format. Social networking sites are used for artists like Alicia Keys to find backup singers. And huge rock bands are selling tickets at bargain-basement prices to fill stadiums fairly.

Even the way we listen to interactive music has changed forever. MP3 players grow tinier by the minute, and they are now tailored to cyclists, runners, tie-wearing executives, religious individuals, dogs, and desk workers.

Read on to see how the face of music has changed in the new millenium, and how we’ll all interact with music now and in the years to come.
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Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
150
Free MP3s & New Band Exposure
Free MP3s & New Band Exposure
Insound "Give More. Get More." Program
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149
MPWiis
MPWiis
MP3tunes Music Locker for Nintedo Wii
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148
P2P Marketing
P2P Marketing
MediaDefender Stops Spamming, Launches Free Sponsored MP3s
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147
VideoSongs
VideoSongs
Radiohead - Chopin Mash-Up
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146
MP3 Song Dedications
MP3 Song Dedications
Free Personalized Outshouts
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145
Showcasing Talent in Your Living Room
Showcasing Talent in Your Living Room
Barcelona Musician Parties
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144
Any Song, From Anywhere, Instantly
Any Song, From Anywhere, Instantly
Seeqpod
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143
Retro Instruments for Modern Music
Retro Instruments for Modern Music
MP3 Stylophone
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142
Groundbreaking Music Marketing
Groundbreaking Music Marketing
World's First Mobile Album
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141
Paid Music-Sharing
Paid Music-Sharing
PopCuts Pays Savvy Music Buyers
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140
Safe MP3 on the Run
Safe MP3 on the Run
The SJ-08 Smart Jacket
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139
MP3s by the Album
MP3s by the Album
Sub Pop Online Store
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138
Crowdsourcing Music Wikis
Crowdsourcing Music Wikis
Amazon Launches SoundUnwound.com
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137
Unlimited Music Downloads in Canada?
Unlimited Music Downloads in Canada?
$5 on Mobile Phone Plans for Songs
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136
eJamming
eJamming
Synchronized Jam Sessions on the Myspace for Musicians
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135
Odes to Edible Pop Culture
Odes to Edible Pop Culture
FoodSongs.net
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134
Playing Instruments Made of Ice
Playing Instruments Made of Ice
Geilo Ice Festival
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133
Tech To Let Anyone Sing Like a Pro
Tech To Let Anyone Sing Like a Pro
Microsoft's MySong
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132
Celebs Impliment Viral Strategies
Celebs Impliment Viral Strategies
Missy Elliott Lets Fans Name Album, Goes 3D
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131
Aquatic Instrument
Aquatic Instrument
Keyboard Fountain at Ontario Science Centre
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130
Safety Pin MP3 Players
Safety Pin MP3 Players
The Cool Man by Newman
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129
Fake Language Song Becomes Viral
Fake Language Song Becomes Viral
Spain's Entry into Eurovision 2008
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128
Amazon.com Launches "Amazon MP3" Music Download Store
Amazon.com Launches "Amazon MP3" Music Download Store
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127
Online Music In Stores
Online Music In Stores
Best Buy Acquires Napster
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126
Beatles Go Digital
Beatles Go Digital
Downloadable Album To Debut in 2008
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125
Flash Memory Micro Albums
Flash Memory Micro Albums
Akon's slotMusic
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124
MySpace Recruitment
MySpace Recruitment
Alicia Keys Finds Backup Singers Online
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123
Olympic Inspired Gadget Design
Olympic Inspired Gadget Design
Bird's Nest MP3/4 Speakers
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122
Leaked Songs
Leaked Songs
Fergie's 'Labels or Love' is The Latest Victim
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121
Dancing MP3 Players
Dancing MP3 Players
Sony Rolly
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120
Flash Drive Albums (Pt. 2)
Flash Drive Albums (Pt. 2)
JLo Releases Album on USB
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119
Musical Chair
Musical Chair
Vibrate to Your Favourite Song
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118
Most Fans Paid NOTHING for Radiohead Album (UPDATE)
Most Fans Paid NOTHING for Radiohead Album (UPDATE)
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117
Interactive Music Video
Interactive Music Video
Viral Bob Dylan Album
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116
Plastic Instruments to Replace Real Ones?
Plastic Instruments to Replace Real Ones?
Rock Band
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115
MP3s Playing In Rhythm with Heart
MP3s Playing In Rhythm with Heart
Yamaha BODiBEAT
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114
Eco-Friendly Instruments
Eco-Friendly Instruments
Walden Pond Wood Piano
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113
Instruments Made of Food
Instruments Made of Food
Ocarina
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112
Mobile Music Sharing
Mobile Music Sharing
Simplify Media for the iPhone
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111
Flash Drive Albums (Pt. 3)
Flash Drive Albums (Pt. 3)
Erykah Badu Goes Digital
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110
Online Video Guitar Lessons
Online Video Guitar Lessons
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109
Streets That Make Music
Streets That Make Music
Honda's Avenue K in California
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108
Super Slender MP3 Players
Super Slender MP3 Players
CVSJ-1304 by Chinavision is World's Thinnest
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107
Mutant Guitars- Pikasso
Mutant Guitars- Pikasso
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106
Fine Craftsmanship Gone Awry
Fine Craftsmanship Gone Awry
Seiler Metal Suspension Piano
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105
Unofficial Lego MP3 Player
Unofficial Lego MP3 Player
Rock Around The Block
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104
Finger Drums
Finger Drums
Miniature Digital Rhythm Section
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103
Diamond Media Player for Dogs
Diamond Media Player for Dogs
JooZoo MP3s For Canine Health
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102
Real Guitars for Gamers
Real Guitars for Gamers
The Zivix "Z1" for Rockband & Guitar Hero
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101
Marketing With Free Music
Marketing With Free Music
Nokia Phones With Unlimited Music Downloads
<
100
Free Music Albums
Free Music Albums
The Slip by Nine Inch Nails
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99
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith
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98
MP3 Masseuse
MP3 Masseuse
iCush For The Desk-Bound
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97
Mp3 Player Necklace
Mp3 Player Necklace
The (Ugly) Jewel-Encrusted BLINGPlayer
<
96
High Tech Silent Guitar
High Tech Silent Guitar
Strym Yamaha
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95
Flaming Instruments
Flaming Instruments
Man Plays Burning Piano
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94
Viral Retro Remixing
Viral Retro Remixing
15 Michael Jackson "Thriller" Remakes
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93
Wallet Mp3
Wallet Mp3
Walletex
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92
Guitar Gadgets
Guitar Gadgets
N-Tune for On The Spot Tuning
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91
Futuristic Bot Guitar
Futuristic Bot Guitar
Gibson Robot
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90
Droplet Holds Self-Destructing MP3s
Droplet Holds Self-Destructing MP3s
Drop of Music
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89
Guitar Piano Hybrids
Guitar Piano Hybrids
The Harpejji
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88
Air Piano
Air Piano
No Need to Touch Keys With Omer Yosha's Airpiano
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87
Geeky Physics Rap Songs
Geeky Physics Rap Songs
Large Hadron Collider CERN by AlpineKat
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86
One String Guitars
One String Guitars
The Six String Sonics
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85
SongTapper.com
SongTapper.com
Tap Out Tunes to Search For Music
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84
Tie Clip MP3
Tie Clip MP3
The Breast Kinda Music
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83
Move Your Mercedes-Benz Through 10,000 Songs
Move Your Mercedes-Benz Through 10,000 Songs
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82
Real Rock Band Uses Plastic Instruments
Real Rock Band Uses Plastic Instruments
Guitar Zero's
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81
Folding Instrument For Traveling Musicians
Folding Instrument For Traveling Musicians
The Backpack Electric Guitar
<
80
Band Tribute Music Players
Band Tribute Music Players
ZVUE Journey MP3 Player
<
79
Musical Garbage Cans
Musical Garbage Cans
Xylophone Bin by Dominic Wilcox
<
78
2 Inch MP3 Pods
2 Inch MP3 Pods
Samsung S2 Pebble
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77
Virtual Air Guitar
Virtual Air Guitar
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76
Green Rock
Green Rock
Connecting Musicians, Fans and the Environment
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75
Music Players on Wheels
Music Players on Wheels
Rollable MP3 Boom Box
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74
Deface Value
Deface Value
Phil Collins Albums Defaced by Celebrities for Charity
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73
Pimp my Heart
Pimp my Heart
HeartBeat Bass Booster
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72
Christian Fashion Statement
Christian Fashion Statement
Cross MP3 Player with Bible Audio
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71
New Madonna Song Available for Free Download
New Madonna Song Available for Free Download
<
70
Vegetable Orchestra
Vegetable Orchestra
Music From Vegetable Instruments or Modern Art?
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69
Turn Your iPhone Into A Piano
Turn Your iPhone Into A Piano
iAno
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68
Miniature Everything
Miniature Everything
World's Smallest Grand Piano
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67
Pure Gold Instruments
Pure Gold Instruments
Neko: The $24,000 Sound of Music
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66
Crank Powered Gadgets
Crank Powered Gadgets
The Eco-Friendly Thanko Cranking MP3
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65
Brass Musical Urinals
Brass Musical Urinals
Obsolete Instrument
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64
Angry Anchorman Remixed
Angry Anchorman Remixed
Bill O'Reilly Flips Out (Now With Music)
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63
iPod Digital Drumsticks
iPod Digital Drumsticks
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62
Mobile MP3 Docks
Mobile MP3 Docks
The iBikeConsole
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61
Finger Drums
Finger Drums
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60
Unreleased Album Remix Contests
Unreleased Album Remix Contests
Third Eye Blind for Ursa Major
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59
Customized Love Songs
Customized Love Songs
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58
Red Bull Music Academy
Red Bull Music Academy
Inspiration Community for Professional and Emerging Musicians
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57
Compact Guitars
Compact Guitars
The Folding Electric Nomad
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56
DIY Music Remixes
DIY Music Remixes
Musinaut Customizable MXP4s
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55
Remixed Muppets
Remixed Muppets
Bert & Ernie Gangsta-Rap
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54
Midpoint Between Guitar Hero and Guitar Lessons
Midpoint Between Guitar Hero and Guitar Lessons
The E-Z Chord Kit
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53
Instruments of the Future
Instruments of the Future
Pianos for the Millenium
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52
Geeky Dropouts
Geeky Dropouts
Kid Drops Out of High School to Focus on Guitar Hero
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51
Ugly Sweater Love
Ugly Sweater Love
The Holiday Sweater Song
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50
Retro Reinvented
Retro Reinvented
Cassette Tape MP3 Player (Actually Works in a Cassette Deck)
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49
MP3 Toys for Kids
MP3 Toys for Kids
iCoaster
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48
Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Zune Reebok Answer XI
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47
Cheap Tickets to Promote Albums
Cheap Tickets to Promote Albums
Metallica Surprises with $9 Concerts
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46
Instruments Made of Car Parts
Instruments Made of Car Parts
Car Music Project for Ford
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45
Owning Mainstream Music
Owning Mainstream Music
Aerosmith Songwriters Selling Rights
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44
Remixing Lack of Talent into Brilliance
Remixing Lack of Talent into Brilliance
Lasse Gjertsen, the AWESOME Human Beatbox
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43
Air Guitar Shirt
Air Guitar Shirt
Technology Translates Your Motion into Music
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42
Guitar Hero Goes Mobile
Guitar Hero Goes Mobile
Guitar Hero Carabiner
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41
Body Parts Sung In Different  Musical Genres
Body Parts Sung In Different Musical Genres
Fleshmap Charts
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40
Ultra High Tech Instruments
Ultra High Tech Instruments
Violins of the Future
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39
Gibson Guitars Go Digital
Gibson Guitars Go Digital
The Gibson HD.6X-PRO
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38
Geeky Guinness Records
Geeky Guinness Records
World's Best Guitar Hero Player
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37
More Cowbell Personalized Remixes
More Cowbell Personalized Remixes
Channel Christopher Walken with MoreCowbell.dj
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36
Flash Drive Music Bracelet
Flash Drive Music Bracelet
Matchbox 20 Album On USB
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35
Travel-Friendly Musical Instruments
Travel-Friendly Musical Instruments
The Foldable Electric Guitar
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34
Web Leaked Music
Web Leaked Music
Bjork's Unreleased Volta Album Leaked Online
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33
Ouija Board Instruments
Ouija Board Instruments
Haunted Musical Furniture
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32
Remixed Retro Virals
Remixed Retro Virals
Pussycat Doll Redoes Duran Duran's Rio for Caress
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31
MP3 Doorbells
MP3 Doorbells
Replace 'Ding Dong' With 'Kanye West' Using iChime
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30
Big Band Video Games
Big Band Video Games
Guitar Hero Aerosmith (Part 2)
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29
RKS Wave Guitar With Interchangeable Skins
RKS Wave Guitar With Interchangeable Skins
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28
Floating Musical Art Sculptures
Floating Musical Art Sculptures
Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea
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27
Music Underwater
Music Underwater
Waterproof Scuba MP3 Player
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26
Musical Clothes
Musical Clothes
MP3 Music-ed T-shirts
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25
Musical Junk
Musical Junk
Ugly Noisemakers
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24
Aromatherapy Via Earphones
Aromatherapy Via Earphones
Sweet Honey MP3
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23
Pianos That Literally Rock
Pianos That Literally Rock
The Chichi
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22
Top 11 Steampunked Items + Stratocator Guitar
Top 11 Steampunked Items + Stratocator Guitar
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21
Multi-Purpose Portables
Multi-Purpose Portables
DMP Sub-Compact MP3/CD Player
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20
Freaky Doll Instruments
Freaky Doll Instruments
Mannequin Shaped Guitar
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19
Digital Music Composition Pens
Digital Music Composition Pens
Sing to Convert Tunes to Written Music
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18
Edible Album Covers
Edible Album Covers
Obacchi Jacket Bento Meals
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17
Piano Sketchpads
Piano Sketchpads
Yamaha Studio Keyboard Book
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16
Play Guitar Hero On Your T-Shirt
Play Guitar Hero On Your T-Shirt
The Guitar Hero
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15
Edible Album Covers (UPDATE)
Edible Album Covers (UPDATE)
Bento Box Art
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14
Bassglow
Bassglow
Sound Activated Wrist Band
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13
Touchscreen Guitar
Touchscreen Guitar
Modified Guitar Hero 3 Also Has Magnetic Switch
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12
Album Covers Recreated with Lego
Album Covers Recreated with Lego
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11
Custom Rock Band and Guitar Hero Instruments
Custom Rock Band and Guitar Hero Instruments
ArtGuitar Controllers
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10
Cocaine Guitar
Cocaine Guitar
$3.5M Instrument Can't Play a Lick
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9
Creative Doorbells
Creative Doorbells
The Pianobell
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8
Rapping Paper
Rapping Paper
Si Hill Design Puts Puts a Hip Hop Groove in Gift Wrapping
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7
Phone, Camera, Bluetooth, MP3/Video Watch
Phone, Camera, Bluetooth, MP3/Video Watch
Hyundai W-100
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6
Cell Phone Disco
Cell Phone Disco
LEDs, Music and Mobile Phones
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5
Kinetic Eco Gadgets
Kinetic Eco Gadgets
The Shake MP3 Player
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4
Toilet Seats that Rock
Toilet Seats that Rock
Jammin' Guitarlet & Pee-ano by Jammin' Johns
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3
Band Geek Hero Shirts
Band Geek Hero Shirts
Fashion for Proud Musicians
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2
Hidden Music in Da Vinci Painting
Hidden Music in Da Vinci Painting
Last Supper's Secret Song Decoded
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1
Reactable Instrument
Reactable Instrument
Björk Introduces a New Electronical Music Instrument
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