The Pointy End

Manchester people first host rave for learning disabled music fans

BBC has just released a new video charting the story of Manchester's first rave for those with learning disabilities.

Mix Mag

Want more sales? The data has spoken. Play the right music

Is this not a marketer or business owner’s dream? You want to sell more French wine in your liquor store. What do you do? You play French music while customers are browsing and instantly, sales of French wine shoot up.

Ad News

A Jewish folk song is preserved in a Japanese video game

In the world of video games, the journey ahead might last days or it might last just a few hours, but the soundtracks to those passing hours are often so integral to the game — and steeped in the intensity of a quest — that the music is timeless.

PRI

Ecouter de la musique sur son smartphone au travail peut vous coûter cher

La Sabam a réagi, lundi, à l’annonce, samedi, par certains médias du fait que la Société belge des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique réclamait 443 euros à l’employé d’une société d’installation de systèmes d’alarme de Farciennes, qui avait écouté de la musique sur son smartphone.

La Libre

Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing?

The Guardian

The Best Seat in the Concert Hall

A concert hall can have thousands of seats. Prices can range from affordable to exorbitant. So where are the best seats with respect to sound? Is more expensive always better?

WQXR

Why 10 minutes of silence has climbed iTunes charts

Samir Mezrahi’s silent track solves the problem of the same song playing each time a phone is plugged into a car.

The Star

Leonardo da Vinci's forgotten musical invention has been created for the first time

The viola organista was dreamt up by Leonardo da Vinci but until recently it had never been built. Now, a Polish instrument-maker has painstakingly created the first ever example and it sounds remarkable.

Classic FM

Pourquoi une musique donne-t-elle le frisson ?

Activation du centre du plaisir et des émotions, libération de dopamine... la musique entraîne toutes sortes de réactions dans notre corps.

Science & Vie


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