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The Pointy End

Young adults reminisce about music from before their time

New research suggests that young adults today are fond of and have an emotional connection to the music that was popular for their parents' generation.

Medical Express

10 reasons it's OK to use your mobile at a gig

From angry musicians to disgruntled audiences, opposition to fans using phones at gigs is rising. Here are 10 justifications.

The Guardian

The Salzburg Effect

You know of the Mozart Effect, the discredited notion that playing the music of Salzburg's favorite son for babies can promote better brain development.


Martin Luther King and The Musical Stuff of Dreams

On August 28, the world should pause, and ponder, the timeless beauty and truth of the speech the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King gave in front of the Lincoln Memorial to a huge crowd gathered on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


McDonalds Using Classical Music to Fight the Thugs

While it's always good to hear about people turning to classical music, we're not sure what to think about the news that a branch of McDonalds is to play the classics as a way of persuading local thugs to stay away.


Study Music Playlist, 1.0

To all those who are about to study, we salute you. Everybody needs a little sanity when it's time to hit the books.

San Francisco Classical Voice

Music Festivals Are Environmental Disasters

Beyond good vibes and heady memories, a primary export of U.S. music festivals is garbage.

New York Village Voice


Haven't I Heard This Song Before?

"Songwriters have borrowed from each other, played off each other. People have claimed the right to songs in the public domain,". This is part of the art of pop."


How Old Are Your Ears?

Most of us never could hear frequencies higher than what the MP3 file can play (20 kHz), and as we hear loud noises, we lose hearing.


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