Music Genre Series: 10 Clues to the Alternative

Just the Facts of Alternative Music Ten Clues of the Genre’s Legacy Alternative Music has been around for over 30 years now and has become an institution within Rock music. First seen as part of the fringe in Rock, the term has become a staple selling genre for record companies. The movement has inspired subcultures […]

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Music Genre Series: The Landscape of Jazz, The American Art Form

Jazz has been around since the beginning of the 20th century. Begotten from a union of Ragtime and the Blues, Jazz has delighted and beguiled audience for over a hundred years. Jazz began in New Orleans with dance and brass marching bands. It created geniuses and legends during this period, with performers seeking to entertain […]

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GROM Celebrates Music’s Many Faces Each Month in 2017

Music is always a source of inspiration for us at GROM. It has been one of the major driving forces for us to improve and develop devices for our customers who seek a safer and more robust experience while driving; whether listening to music, referencing mapping apps, or something else. Music offers relaxation and distraction […]

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When you think of your favorite movie. Soundtracks from 80’s and 90’s iconic films

When you think of your favorite movies, there’s usually a really great song from the soundtrack that personified the film—a song that captures the scene so well. It emotionally enables your ability to either sympathize or rejoice with the actor’s situation. It allows you to share that moment with the characters and their story. In […]

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A Short Blues History

The origins of blues are not unlike the origins of life. For many years it was recorded only by memory, and relayed only live, and in person. The Blues were born in the North Mississippi Delta following the Civil War. Influenced by African roots, field hollers, ballads, church music and rhythmic dance tunes called jump-ups […]

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The Motivation of Melodies: the Power of Music in Our Lives

If you’re like many people who use GROM’s car kits, you’re passionate about music, especially while you’re driving. You many even question, like us, what motivates your passion for music and, more importantly, how does music affect your life. We wanted to know too and decided to find out. What we discovered was both remarkable […]

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