The Pointy End

Neuroscientists Still Don’t Know Why Music Sounds Good

Your taste in music is weird. Maybe you just can’t stop listening to that power ballad, or you’ve wondered about your bewildering weakness for yodeling. And maybe, just maybe, nobody understands your all-consuming obsession with Steely Dan, the greatest band of all time.

Wired

How to Inspire Caring and Generosity: Music

It’s easy to feel cynical about pop stars who record songs imploring people to care about others. Sure, such work assuages a bit of the guilt they feel about their lavish lifestyles. But a song doesn’t really change people’s behavior, does it?

Pacific Standard

Music might be quintessentially human, but does it serve a purpose?

Like language, music is organised, human-made sound that sprang up independently across early human cultures. Unlike language, however, music serves no obvious evolutionary purpose.

Aeon

50 Awesome Music Movies

Some of the best pieces of cinema have been defined by music - whether they be biopics focusing on musical stars, movies starring musicians branching out or simply films with a totally killer soundtrack.

NME

This is why you should consider changing the frequency of your music when listening to it

Tesla said it. Einstein agreed. Science proved it. It is a known fact that everything—including our own bodies—is made up of energy vibrating at different frequencies.

Collective Evolution

Remember when the Beastie Boys played for Tibet? Here’s how it happened.

In the 1990s, Westerners began taking up the Tibetan independence struggle in larger numbers and Tibet became a pop culture cause célèbre.

PRI

10 Artists Whose Careers Ended Too Soon

In pop music, getting into the game is only part of the challenge. Knowing how long to stick around is a whole other thing.

Billboard

Remix Brexit

Squarepusher has criticised the results of last week’s EU referendum and invited fans to take part in an international musical collaboration as a means of fostering global unity.

Fact Mag

Mystery of 101-year-old master pianist who has dementia

At first glance, she was elderly and delicate – a woman in her 90s with a declining memory. But then she sat down at the piano to play.

New Scientist


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