The Pointy End

Should Vocal Recitalists Stop Providing Printed Translations of Songs?

Audiences who read with their heads down and their noses in the texts "don't actually hear the recital. They don't take part in it".


New research project aims to improve music listening experiences in people with hearing impairments

eethoven composed some of his most famous works after he became profoundly deaf.

News Medical

11 problems music can solve

Music is a splendid thing. It can cheer you up when you're sad, make you dance like a fool, and allow you to drown out the world when you need to. But music has its scientific uses, too.

The Week

Oui, on peut imprimer un morceau en 3D et l’écouter

REIFY, un studio d'artistes de Brooklyn permet d'imprimer un morceau de musique en 3D et le lire avec son portable.

Trax Mag

Congo-Brazzaville: Fespam 2015 - Une édition jubilaire au budget mitigé

L'enveloppe d'un peu plus d'un milliard de FCFA prévue cette année par les autorités congolaises pour organiser la 10ème édition du Festival panafricain de musique (Fespam) qui coïncide avec la célébration du 20ème anniversaire de sa création laisse des doutes sur la réussite de l'évènement.

All Africa

The Surprising History of 'We Shall Overcome'

Guy Carawan, who died at 87 on May 2, is credited with turning the song from an obscure protest song into a civil-rights anthem.

Tha Atlantic

The Weird and Unexpected Delights of Summer Music Festivals

If summer festivals were simply more of the same and existed mainly for recreational purposes, we wouldn't have them.


France celebrates singer Edith Piaf with exhibition for centenary of her birth

Dramatic life of the Little Sparrow, nation's most famous singer, is remembered at the national library in Paris in year she would have turned 100.


Using Music Therapy to Treat ASD

Music therapy is an established method of treating a wide variety of developmental and emotional afflictions, and is rapidly gaining acceptance in treating patients with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Music Think Tank

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