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Hitting a long note: one of world's largest pianos finds a grand stage

One of the world’s longest pianos has found a new home in the deep south of New Zealand after the fire brigade were called on to help shift the behemoth into place.

The Guardian

Career in music is damaging to mental health, new study finds

Musicians are three times more likely to experience depression, with many working under ‘poor conditions’, a new academic study from Help Musicians UK has found.

M Magazine

Turning Irregular Heartbeats Into Music

A set of piano pieces could help doctors better understand heart rhythm disorders.

Smithsonian

Bowie, Bach and Bebop: How music powered Basquiat

He sold his first painting to Debbie Harry and titled works after bebop greats; his band was hailed by David Byrne and his art by David Bowie. For Basquiat, music was a crucial part of the canvas

The Independent

What Happened to the Negative Music Review?

If you rely on reviews to decide what books to buy, movies to watch or restaurants to visit, you may have noticed something strange when it comes to pop music: Negative reviews have become extremely rare.

Wall Street Journal

The songs they sent to space

In 1977 NASA chose music to from across our globe and launched it to infinity. 40 years later, Late Junction wants to know what songs you would send to space today?

BBC

The source of Mozart’s inspiration - a great musical whodunnit

The composer was devoted to his pet starling. But did its singing really contribute to the Piano Concerto in G major?

The Spectator

Manchester people first host rave for learning disabled music fans

BBC has just released a new video charting the story of Manchester's first rave for those with learning disabilities.

Mix Mag

Want more sales? The data has spoken. Play the right music

Is this not a marketer or business owner’s dream? You want to sell more French wine in your liquor store. What do you do? You play French music while customers are browsing and instantly, sales of French wine shoot up.

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