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The soundtrack to selling: why advertising with popular music needs to be pitch perfect

Advertisers have long understood the popularity and emotional power of music and used it to sell us things.

The Conversation

It Rocks in the Tree Tops, but Is That Bird Making Music?

When a bird sings, you may think you’re hearing music. But are the melodies it’s making really music? Or is what we’re hearing merely a string of lilting calls that appeals to the human ear?

The New York Times

Justice climatique : un orchestre joue au pied d'un glacier

Cette production musicale a impliqué une centaine de musiciens, sur de nombreuses étapes, de l'enregistrement de la musique en studio au tournage en haute montagne.

France Musique

Macrofestivales: ¿qué música en vivo queremos?

Entre las microsesiones del señor Antonio y los macroconciertos del Primavera Sound, existen múltiples posibilidades que aún esperan a ser descubiertas.


What is it about musical hooks that makes them so catchy?

From hummable riffs to striking lyrics, the catchiest hooks tell us something about the limits of human attention and memory.


The Lion Sleeps Tonight: one song’s journey from 1930s South Africa to Disney money-spinner

Mbube – the vocal harmony song that ended up on The Lion King soundtrack – made its writer $2. But beyond the exploitation and legal battles lies a more inspiring story.

The Guardian

Eurovision 2023: pourquoi il est peu probable qu’une chanson du concours soit écoutable

Une chanson canon  au concours, mission impossible ? Pour les théoriciens de la pop, les impératifs du concours sont tels que l’Eurovision est devenu un genre musical à part.


¿Efecto beneficioso de la música sobre la memoria?

Ante la falta de tratamientos efectivos para contrarrestar el deterioro cognitivo, la música de fondo se ha propuesto tradicionalmente como una alternativa terapéutica candidata a mejorar las tareas de memoria.


How the weather changes the music we want to hear

Oxford research shows the fascinating connection between UK weather conditions and music success in the markets.


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