The Pointy End

Why listening to music could make you deaf

People are ignoring advice and permanently damaging their hearing while listening to loud music on headphones, an audiologist has warned.

Daily Mail

********, ∆, †‡† ... the most unpronounceable band names ever

Whether it’s a marketing gimmick or a way to stop anyone ever talking about your band, musicians are rejecting random nouns in favour of punctuation and ancient languages

The Guardian

YouTube Video Containing Static Receives 5 Different Copyright Violations

If you thought YouTube’s copyright monitoring system was a joke, this latest episode will make you cry. Enter Sebastian Tomczak, a music technologist, professor and tinkerer who uploaded a 10-hour track of static, white noise onto YouTube.

Digital Music News

Sónar Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary by attempting to contact alien life with music

The ambitious project titled “Sónar Calling GJ273b” is described as the first radio message ever sent to Luyten’s Star with the help of the EISCAT (European Incoherent SCATter Scientific Association) antenna in Norway.

FACT Magazine

The Incredible Sound of Making a Violin, It's All in the Details

As technology becomes a greater part of our lives and more jobs are lost to automation, it becomes all the more powerful to take a step back every so often and marvel at what can’t be lost.

WQXR

Love it or hate it, Christmas music has a big impact on our health

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or the worst depending, in part, on whether you’re a fan of Christmas songs.

NBC

The best music books of 2017

Maintaining a healthy bookshelf is as important as keeping your records in good order, and 2017 has been a particularly fruitful year for new and updated publications dealing directly with the science, art and culture of recorded sound.

The Vinyl Factory

Le plaisir (de la musique) croît avec l’usage (de la danse), selon une étude

Une étude du Laboratoire international de recherche sur le cerveau, la musique et le son (BRAMS) conclut que danser au rythme de la musique, plutôt qu’écouter celle-ci sans bouger, accroît le plaisir qu’on retire de cette activité.

Le Devoir

The etiquette box: The culture of classical music needs redress

It's time for classical music presenters to think outside the box.

Sight Lines


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