The Pointy End

How music helps the heart find its beat

"Music can pierce the heart directly; it needs no mediation," wrote scientist Oliver Sacks.

Medical News Today

When Critics Could Kill

What was it like when a review could end a career? Most musicians still don’t want to talk about it.

Slate

Paul McCartney tops 2018 Sunday Times list of richest musicians

In second and third place are Lord Lloyd Webber and U2 with wealth figures of £740m and £569m respectively.

Music Week

Researchers Are Livestreaming the Sound of the Bottom of the Sea

This underwater microphone is blasting the chatter of whales, sea lions, dolphins, and more.

Motherboard

La musique adoucit la relation parent-enfant

Selon une enquête de l’université d’Arizona, les relations avec les parents à l’âge adulte sont meilleures si on a partagé des expériences musicales avec eux.

Le Parisien

10 of the weirdest song titles, and the stories behind them

Finding the perfect title for a song is a finickety art, one that relies upon summing up the essence of the thing in a pithy phrase that also marks it out from anything else, like Hey Jude or Wichita Lineman.

BBC

It’s Time to Retire Kanye West’s Music From Movie Trailers

Sure, “Runaway” is great, but hearing it doesn’t make me want to watch Westworld — it makes me want to listen to “Runaway.”

Vulture

Music for the soul!

Songs can help activate Alzheimer-free regions of brain in patients.

The Economic Times

Et si la musique aidait à soigner les plantes ?

Quelques notes bien choisies pourraient permettre à certaines cultures de résister à des maladies, de se protéger de la sécheresse ou encore de mieux grandir.

France Inter


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