The Pointy End

Making Music Sound Better for Pretty Much Your Whole Life

We all have those songs that make our spine tingle every time they come on. The moment they attached themselves to us like a parasite in our brains comes flooding back to us with the same effervescence as ever.

Music Think Tank

The Hidden Faces of Pop Music: Artists Who Hide Themselves Online

We all know the internet has changed the way recording artists market themselves. They have a plethora of social media outlets to choose from, when it comes to constructing an online presence.


Why lullabies really do send babies to sleep

Everyone knows that lullabies help babies sleep. But as a new study reveals they can also ease pain, Ivan Hewett explores why music has such a powerful effect on infants.

The Telegraph

Are we still able to listen to music properly?

Along with all the other crises that beset us, there appears to be a crisis of listening.

The Telegraph

How a mobile phone can ruin a Piano concerto

The concerto audience is subjected to an awkward moment when pianist Christian Zacharias stops playing in the middle of Haydn's Piano Concerto after he hears a mobile phone ring.

The Telegraph

How did ancient Greek music sound?

The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D'Angour, a musician and tutor in classics at Oxford University.


Here are the Most Expensive Violins of All Time

Before it was auctioned off on Saturday for $1.6 million, the violin that was said to have belonged to the bandleader on the Titanic was listed at about $300,000.


Need some pain relief? Try a dose of Robbie Williams or Elton John

Music can soothe away your pain, says a new survey, with Simon and Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Waters narrowly beating Robbie and Elton to the top of the pain-relieving pops.

The Guardian

Why young punks grow to like classical and jazz in older age

Our music tastes change as we get older to match the shifting social circumstances of our lives, according to a new study.

The Telegraph

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