The Pointy End

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?

Futurism

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.

WQXR

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

Do You Think You’ve Already Forged Your Lifelong Taste in Music?

Do you and your siblings, cousins or friends who are a few years younger or older than you love the same songs? What about your parents or other adults: do you share the same favorite musical artists?

The New York Times

Daring To Dream: A Carpenter Tries To Build A Piano In Rwanda

It's a new undertaking for the carpenter of 20 years — and for Rwanda. The finished product would be the first Rwandan-made piano, a musical milestone for this landlocked East African country.

NPR

10 Times Andy Warhol Left His Stamp on Music

Andy Warhol is widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. But beyond creating some of America’s most iconic works of art, it is undeniable that his work has influenced pop culture at large, especially music.

Billboard


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