The Pointy End

Guitarist Has Brain Surgery, and Strums All the Way Through

A musician from South Africa had a tumor in his brain, so doctors opened a hole in his skull to remove it. But they had a crucial request: He must play his acoustic guitar during the surgery.

The New York Times

All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

At Beatles anniversary time, the stories write themselves. “It was 25/30/40 years ago today!” “The act you’ve known for all these years!” “A splendid time was guaranteed for all!”.


Beyond the Concert Hall: 5 Organizations Making a Difference in Classical Music in 2018

Creatively bringing the arts into the lives of others, these projects and people hit a high note on our meter of joy.


Les drôles de procès de l’histoire de la musique

Des affaires de cœur, de mœurs ou de droits d’auteur. Des empoisonnements, des jalousies ou des trahisons : l’histoire de la musique regorge de disputes et de confrontations en tous genres.

France Musique

Music evokes powerful positive emotions through personal memories

Music is known to evoke emotions through a range of mechanisms. A new study gives insights into the way positive emotional reactions can be triggered by music and pictures.

Science Daily

Music researchers have come up with a formula for the perfect Christmas Number 1

A team of music experts have come up with what they believe is the perfect formula for a sure-fire Christmas Number 1.

Official Charts

How To Make An Audience Feel Nostalgic Using Music

Nostalgia can be a powerful tool for artists to harness, particularly when it comes to marketing to adults, and while directly copying music from their childhood by be legally suspect, there are a number of other ways to use elements from their past to evoke musical nostalgia.


Music and memory

Can you recite the lyrics of a song from years ago but can’t remember where you put your keys?


Comment photographier la musique ?

Au premier abord, la photographie et la musique peuvent sembler incompatible, figer visuellement un moment de créativité sonore.

France Musique

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