The Pointy End

Military bands offer musicians great jobs, similar challenges to orchestras

In musical circles, there's a lot of disgruntlement that the government doesn't do more to subsidize the arts. In one area, though, the government does plenty.

The Washington Post

Music Criticism Is Broken

Learning how to talk about music is almost as important—and in some ways as important—as learning how to write music.

New Music Box

The Dangers of Secondhand Music

Like secondhand smoke, the consistent exposure to music everywhere has resulted in a slow poisoning: the invalidation of music as a uniquely singular event.

New Music Box

An Empathic Musical Orchestra -- A String of New Relationships

Research shows that music affects our creativity and productivity. A series of experiments has investigated the relationship between the playing of background music during the performance of repetitive work and the efficiency in such a task.

Huffington Post

Le plus ancien morceau de musique du monde

Cette partition gravée sur une tablette d'argile et découverte sur le site d'Ougarit en Syrie, a 3400 ans.

Maxi Sciences

 

Why Are Songs on the Radio About the Same Length?

Songs seem to be around three minutes – but of course not all songs are that long. I know there are some very long songs by both Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Though this seems mostly correct. Three minutes is a very common time length for a song.

Wired

Despite hits, no radio love for country rap

It may be one thing for a country song to be remixed or for a country artist to dabble in hip-hop, but "rap" still faces a bias.

Japan Times

Best Music Journalism: June 2014

 A collection of the best music journalism of the past month.

Red Bull Music Academy 

How to make money from Spotify by streaming silence

Who says you can't make money out of Spotify? Certainly not Vulfpeck, a funk band from Ann Arbor, Michigan, who seem to have devised a way to beat the streaming service at its own game.

The Guardian


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