The Pointy End

Are living room gigs the future of live music?

As more and more small venues are closing down, is the future of live music the living room gig?


La musique, c'est le risque de la perte de soi...

La voix du barde est une arme secrète, un outil redoutable qui fait tourner le lait et fait fuir les ennemis.

France Culture

Are the Grammys overlooking African talent?

As has been the case over its past few editions, the Grammys have again left controversy in their wake.

Music in Africa

10 mysteries in album covers

The art of hiding secret messages, jokes and references in an album cover might seem to be dying out, given that streaming services don't really render the artwork at the kind of resolution that facilitates close study.


Danish Hip Hop? Dirty Texas Rap? Website Has ‘Every Noise At Once’

Imagine a place where every genre of music exists. You’re probably thinking of streaming services, such as Spotify and Pandora. Now imagine all of them on a map.

The Best Stuff Online

Why Do People Have Different Tastes In Music?

Certain combinations of sounds may be more common in particular geographic regions. Lifelong familiarity with these patterns would be a reason to prefer them.


Le jazz est-il bien représenté au cinéma ?

Avec la sortie de "La La Land" de Damien Chazelle, le jazz s'invite une nouvelle fois au cinéma, et comme bien souvent, les critiques et les fans de jazz crient au sacrilège.

France Musique

The Neuroscience Of Music, Behavior, And Staying Sane In The Age Of Twitter

I think one of the most interesting things is the number of people who really don't have music playing in their homes. It’s quite striking across the nine countries we surveyed.

Fast Company

Listening to music can improve unconscious attitudes towards other cultures

Listening to five minutes of West African or Indian pop music can give the listener more positive attitudes towards those cultures, research from the Universities of Oxford and Exeter has found.

University of Oxford

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