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Stanford scientists created a sound so loud it instantly boils water

Yes, it's possible to rawk too hard, but it's not possible to get any louder under water.

CNet

Burnout: What musicians in 2019 are 'perpetually terrified' about

Musicians burning out "is an age old story", Sam says, but social media and feeling like "you have to be on top all the time" adds extra pressure on the mental health of modern artists.

BBC

Comment transformer son festival de musique en échec retentissant

Le concert anniversaire de Woodstock, qui devait avoir lieu du 16 au 18 août, a été annulé après une série de rebondissements. Les organisateurs espéraient rassembler 150.000 spectateurs, qui finalement resteront chez eux. Pas vraiment une première dans l'histoire des festivals qui tournent à la catastrophe...

France Inter

Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking, or Stifle It?

Listening to music while you work “significantly impairs” creativity.

Time

This Periodic Table of composers makes music history really, really geeky

Impress your friends with your command of classical composers and musical eras with this mighty display of the elements of classical music history.

Classic FM

Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Becomes Oldest Music Video to Get a Billion YouTube Views

“Easy come, easy go” — that’s a phrase that has never applied to “Bohemian Rhapsody,” one of the most enduring recordings of the 20th century.

Variety

Music 'calms nerves before surgery' as well as sedative

Listening to the "world's most relaxing song" before an operation could be just as good at calming patients' nerves as medication, US researchers say.

BBC

Les fans de musique de bande-annonce forment la communauté la plus bienveillante de YouTube

Les chaînes Youtube dédiées aux musiques de bande-annonce comptabilisent des centaines de millions de vues. Ce goût musical est aussi massif que discret.

Numerama

Why the community that sings together stays together

Singing is universal. It is found in all cultures and, despite protestations of tone deafness, the vast majority of people can sing.

Aeon


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