The Pointy End

This US college has a musical vending machine

Instead of your usual collection of sweets, crisps and fizzy drinks, this vending machine pushes out Dominant violin strings, rosin blocks and reeds.

Classic FM

What is musical genre exactly?

Billboard's decision to remove Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" from its country chart exposes how artists' race and class—more than their sounds—have always defined genre.

Pacific Standard

Pourquoi aimons-nous chanter ?

« J’ai un sentiment de liberté quand je chante », « c’est un besoin vital », « chanter, c’est communier... » .Vous aimez chanter et vous y puisez un sentiment de bien-être incomparable. Mais d'où vient-il ? Du cerveau, bien sûr ! Tentons de décrypter ses mécanismes, neurosciences à l'appui.

France Musique

Playing Skrillex May Help Ward Off Mosquito Bites

The EDM artist’s mix of very high and low-frequency beats discourages the insects from biting victims, having sex.

Smithsonian Mag

How does music affect your brain?

Every imaginable way.

Wired

Mozart's famous opera The Magic Flute is about to be transformed into a video game

The fantastical opera starring the Queen of the Night and the bird-catcher Papageno – and now it's being turned into a video game.

Classic FM

Courir en musique : pour ou contre ?

Courir ou pratiquer avec du son dans les oreilles, bon nombre d'athlètes s'y adonnent et n'imaginent pas une séance sans une playlist ! Tour d'horizon sur les tops et les flops.

L'équipe

No African women on Apple’s Global Feminism playlist

Apple Music joined the world in celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday.

Music in Africa

This Rare Vintage Typewriter from the 1950s Lets You Type Sheet Music

While most composers like to handwrite their sheet music, over the years there have been all types of machines invented to help print music.

My Modern Met


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