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Think Tax Season is Tough? Bach Wrote Something For That

That is: taxes are a matter of the flesh; a legal duty which humans are bound to pay, the burden of which has no impact on matters of the spirit.


Japan’s station jingle maestro combines his two passions: music and trains

Minoru Mukaiya is one of the world’s most played musicians, with millions of people across Japan listening to his songs every day — but most of them don’t even notice.

The Japan Times

Infamous Fyre Festival to Get Hulu Documentary Series

The music festival story of 2017 wasn’t Beyoncé pulling out of Coachella but instead focused on the cancelled Fyre Festival.

Hype Beast

You Listen to Music At Work, and It Alters Your Mind. Yes, Seriously.

Many people feel that listening to music at work improves their mood. Others claim it even makes them more productive. Is there any merit to these impressions?


Rock bands need a married square as much as they do the wild bachelor

Both punk bands and student groups produce more innovative work if they contain a mix of married and single people.

Pacific Standard

The world’s first turntable orchestra

The orchestra itself is comprised of 30 mixing maestros, including scratching prodigy DJ Rena who won the DMC World Championship title at just 12 years old in 2017.

Happy Mag

Going to concerts helps you live longer

The study says that 20 minutes at a show "can lead to a 21 percent increase in that feeling of well-being."

The Independent

Lost Verdi Opera Score Discovered in Berlin Basement

Verdi set the opera, entitled Die Macht des Schicksas, to a German-language libretto by Bläuel Wittling, a poet who ran a women-only writers commune on the banks of the Spree river north of Berlin.


On n’oublie jamais la musique de ses 14 ans

Les Beatles ou les Rolling Stones ? Oasis ou Blur ? Kendji Girac ou Louane ? Que serait la musique sans les sempiternelles disputes qui déchirent les mélomanes ?

Le Monde

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