The Pointy End

Listen up: making music from the northern lights

A biologist and composer have turned the aurora borealis into sound to create a magic melding of art and nature.

The Guardian

Her Majesty’s Kidnappers

In the 17th century, Nathaniel Giles had the right to conscript young singers into the British royal children’s choir. He and a business partner went a step further.

JStor

We shouldn't call it "urban genre"

When we talk about reggaeton, hip-hop or trap, we automatically associate them with the urban genre. However... is it okay for us to say it that way? .

Latin American Post

#metoo, numérique, féminisation : la grande mue des majors de la musique

Entre les effets du mouvement #musictoo et l’arrivée des algorithmes, Sony, Universal et Warner changent d’ère. Une nouvelle génération de dirigeants prend le pouvoir, parmi lesquels de plus en plus de femmes.

Le Monde

El ambiente tóxico de los superfanáticos de la música pop

En las redes sociales, las resonancias de los superfanáticos ha sido mayor, lo que alimentó la competencia comercial, el comportamiento abusivo y otras batallas arcanas. ¿Cómo hemos llegado hasta aquí?

The New York Times

The Best Music Books of 2020

Here are the must-read music books of the year — from revealing memoirs to historical deep dives, from boy bands to the blues and beyond.

Rolling Stones

The longest and most important concerts in history

Music concerts are transforming in the wake of the pandemic. According to the Retina website, live music is advancing to adapt to the new times, generating streaming transmissions of the most important artists. However, it is also true that, historically, we were used to seeing them in person.

Latin American Post

Hardcore pop fans are abusing critics – and putting acclaim before art

Taylor Swift superfans are ganging up on critics who haven’t given her new album a perfect score – a symptom of a culture obsessed with quantifying our lives.

The Guardian

La musique énigmatique, ou les messages cachés dans la musique

Depuis plusieurs siècles, la musique classique porte en elle bon nombre de mystères et de messages cachés à travers les notes, composés et cachés par les compositeurs eux-mêmes, des simples signatures musicales aux preuves d’amour, en passant par les messages cachés de nature politico-religieuse.

France Musique


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