The Pointy End

The Museum of Imaginary Musical Instruments

Invention stems not only from necessity, as the cliché has it, but also from the irrepressible impulse for play, for experiment, for the joyful proliferation of the superfluous. This is especially true of musical instruments.


What Singers Feel When Leaving Beloved Roles

What does it mean for a singer to say goodbye to a role? Is it routine? A relief? Or like a funeral? Three singers spoke about giving up a beloved part.

New York Times

Taylor Swift or jazz? What your favorite music reveals about you

Ever wonder why you like the music you like? Do you gravitate more toward complex jazz or does Bach float your boat? Who is on your playlist: Taylor Swift or Rage Against The Machine?


NME to go free and expand from music into 'brand reinvention'

Indie music bible the NME is to be given away free after circulation for the 63 year-old title slumped to below 15,000 paid copies.

The Independent

Tracing Back to the World’s Oldest Known Cello

Andrea Amati constructed the instrument in Cremona, Italy, and through his sons several generations would make the Amati name integral to stringed instrument evolution.


6 Days in Latvia: An African’s First Experience of Europe

The IMC organised the inaugural Impact Music Conference in Harare, Zimbabwe and I was privileged to be one of the two young, African aspiring creative entrepreneurs selected to pitch at the conference.

African Music Development Programme

Let It Go: Why are some song titles used over and over again?

There's no copyright on using song titles again. So, are singles' doubles mistakes on the part of songwriters, or are they nice little earners?

The Independent

New scientific study shows that singing and attending classical music concerts physically reduces stress

Research by the Royal College of Music's Centre for Performance Science demonstrates the positive benefits of engaging with music.


New board game designed for classical music aficionados

Virtuoso is the perfect rainy-day activity for anyone who considers themselves a music buff.


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