The Pointy End

Arias at 34,000 feet

It is no secret that air travel is exhausting and unhealthy, prompting frequent flyers to take refuge in music or film to pass the time when sleeping proves impossible.

WQXR

Why is the average pop song only 3 minutes long?

"It was a beautiful song/But it ran too long/If you're gonna have a hit/You gotta make it fit/So they cut it down to 3:05."

Mashable

Does Bob Geldof know Africa's Ebola aid songs?

'If Geldof was really committed to using his platform as a musician, then work with African artists'.

Channel 4

Music – the soundtrack to our lives

Life, like music, isn't just about the beginning and the end, but the journey in between.

Gramophone

The Positive Emotional Impact of Sad Music

A new multinational survey suggests listening to melancholy music has multiple rewards.

Pacific Standard

How Do I Share Music With My Kids? Should I?

As of right now, your son is only a few weeks old, so everything in his life is imposed on him. His music, his clothing, the pediatric care he receives, the company he keeps, the food he eats — everything.

NPR

Rock stars really do die young: study finds musicians die 25 years younger than average person

Australian study of 13,000 rock and pop stars finds they die younger and suggests music industry should assist depressed musicians.

The Telegraph

The Language Of Lullabies: Music Therapy For Preemies

The tune is a simple one, and the singer bubbles over with enthusiasm, but her musical interventions are more of a conversation than a performance.

KCUR

Musical Instruments as an Investment

People who collect musical instruments flirt with one of the great pitfalls of investing—the intermingling of financial judgment with emotion.

The Wall Street Journal


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