The Pointy End

From Soho to Paris, how migrant music brought two capitals to life

From the 1960s to the 1980s, music from afar united Paris and London in a vibrant cultural age. A new exhibition celebrates the era.

The Guardian

10 Takeaways From The 2019 Grammy Awards

We made it, everyone! This year's Grammy Awards telecast rolled past the three-and-a-half-hour mark with its share of controversies, but also served up a string of satisfying winners, memorable performances and a GIF sure to endure until roughly the moment life on earth is extinguished. Here are 10 takeaways from 2019's overstuffed and idiosyncratic Grammy Awards.

NPR

Un jeune sur deux écoute de la musique à des niveaux nuisibles

Environ 50% des jeunes de 12 à 35 ans, soit 1,1 milliard de personnes, risquent à terme de souffrir de pertes auditives en raison « d'une exposition prolongée et excessive à des sons forts », selon l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).

Futura Sciences

Enjoying classical music: how reading influences our hearing

A recent study puts the influence of a composer's prestige on the evaluation of classical music into perspective and shows that the enjoyment of music is promoted by lively texts.

Medical Xpress

The environmental impact of music: digital, records, CDs analysed

Although streaming remains the most popular way people listen to music, old formats like cassettes and vinyl have both seen an increase in sales.

The Conversation

Remembering the Dining Fad of 'Pizza and Pipes'

Theater organs, or “unit orchestras,” were designed in the era of silent films as a cost-saving measure to include the variety of sounds and instruments required by the score, so that one musician could be paid instead of many.

City Lab

Can Mozart Survive #MeToo?

Mozart’s operas seem to glorify the behavior of bad men. But listen closely.

Slate

Les plus belles pochettes de disques de 2018

Certains disques ont marqué l'année autant par leur puissance d'évocation que par les images qu'ils ont figé dans notre rétine. Voici donc une sélection des quinze plus belles pochettes d'albums de 2018.

Les InRocks

The Best New Music Festival Is in 'Minecraft'

Fire Festival—a Minecraft-specific goof on the ill-fated Fyre Festival—took place on January 12th and 13th in the wildly popular, block-building video game Minecraft, spearheaded by the 21-year-old music producer Max Schramp, aka Sleepycatt.

Noisey


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