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Play classical music in hospitals and railway stations to ‘calm public’

The recommendation follows new figures that estimate around 400 public sector workers are assaulted each week.

The Independent

10 Illuminating Facts About The Power Of Music

The power of a good song doesn't stop at your ears — it can also affect your body and soul.

Buzz Feed

China: Soothing Buddhist music said to boost rice crop

Farmers in a village in East China's Fujian Province have claimed that Buddhist music playing in the fields has helped them to increase their rice production.

BBC

The complete guide to listening to music at work

Here's why music helps, why it can be detrimental to work, and the best kind of music to check out.

SBS

Does Booing at La Scala Ruin the Show?

The news arrived a couple of days ago that Roberto Alagna, the Parisian tenor of Sicilian origin, has decided not to return to La Scala this November as Massenet's Werther after an eight-year absence.

WQXR

Science Explains Why We Like Old Music Better Than Everything Else

In recent years, old music has sold better than new. There's a psychological reason for it: Familiar music actually feels better to audiences.

Music Mic 

Mental health problems rife among professional musicians

Almost 60% of professional musicians have suffered from a psychological issue and almost half have experienced problems with alcohol, according to a survey by Help Musicians UK.

Arts Professional

Is There Anything Sound about Sound Design?

The acceptable level of decibels for safe hearing should not exceed 70 for any prolonged period. Many streets of New York are louder than is safe for many hours of the day and night.

WQXR

Office Workers Who Sing Together Are Healthier

"The choir helps you get to know people at the company who you wouldn't ordinarily meet".

Newsweek


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