The Pointy End

How Many Songwriters Does It Take To Write A Hit?

When it comes to writing top 10 hits, it appears that the more songwriters you have, the better.

HypeBot

How Music is Maximizing Your Productivity

Listening to music has been a crucial part of our global culture development since the beginning of time. We listen to music to celebrate, to mourn, to run and to improve our mood. But have you ever tried listening to music for productivity?

Music Think Tank

To Save the Sound of a Stradivarius, a Whole City Must Keep Quiet

The people of Cremona are unusually sensitive to noise right now. The police have cordoned off streets in the usually bustling city center and traffic has been diverted.

The New York Times

L'assourdissante histoire des armes soniques, quand la musique entre dans l'arsenal militaire

En 2003, durant la première guerre d'Irak, la BBC rapportait que les prisonniers étaient torturés avec des chansons de hard rock de Metallica ou Skinny Puppy.

TRAX

Guitarist Has Brain Surgery, and Strums All the Way Through

A musician from South Africa had a tumor in his brain, so doctors opened a hole in his skull to remove it. But they had a crucial request: He must play his acoustic guitar during the surgery.

The New York Times

All 213 Beatles Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

At Beatles anniversary time, the stories write themselves. “It was 25/30/40 years ago today!” “The act you’ve known for all these years!” “A splendid time was guaranteed for all!”.

Vulture

Beyond the Concert Hall: 5 Organizations Making a Difference in Classical Music in 2018

Creatively bringing the arts into the lives of others, these projects and people hit a high note on our meter of joy.

WQXR

Les drôles de procès de l’histoire de la musique

Des affaires de cœur, de mœurs ou de droits d’auteur. Des empoisonnements, des jalousies ou des trahisons : l’histoire de la musique regorge de disputes et de confrontations en tous genres.

France Musique

Music evokes powerful positive emotions through personal memories

Music is known to evoke emotions through a range of mechanisms. A new study gives insights into the way positive emotional reactions can be triggered by music and pictures.

Science Daily


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