The Pointy End

How sign language innovators are bringing music to the deaf

A growing number of ASL interpreters are bringing visuals to a hearing-centric musical world.


11 Best 'Musicless' Music Videos

So-called "Musicless Musicvideos" (aka "silent music videos") is a trend started by YouTuber and sound engineer Mario Wienerroither back in time.

Ultimate Guitar

A music festival is charging $250,000 a ticket

Major Lazer, Migos, and a DJ regularly employed by Middle Eastern royalty are among the artists slated to perform at an extravagant, brand-new music festival in the Bahamas this year.


Older people are just as good at judging music as younger adults

It may feel as if many of our mental abilities decline with age, but here’s one that sticks – our ability to sense when music sounds wrong.

New Scientist

Why Do We Assume Good Musicians Are Good People?

Chuck Berry's death has reignited familiar questions over how far critics should go in the impulse to conflate a musician’s work and character.


This Medieval Knight’s Manor Houses Over 350 Mechanical Musical Instruments

The collection is housed in the Brömserhof, a 15th-century knight’s manor, the most impressive of the town’s aristocratic residences complete with a Gothic chapel and fresco-adorned halls.


You’ve Heard This One Before: When Classical Composers Use Samples

In music, the tradition of “sampling,” or using fragments of others’ recorded work, is time-honored.


The Improbable Birth of American Rock Writing

The great publishing enterprise known as American rock journalism was invented in January 1966.

Pop Matters

Heard it through the grapevine: can music really change the taste of wine?

The woman behind the world’s first ‘oenesthetic’ wine and sound bar believes there’s more to ‘sonic seasoning’ than hype.

The Guardian

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