The Pointy End

8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains

Since music is such a big part of our lives, I thought it would be interesting and useful to have a look at some of the ways we react to it without even realizing.


Man attempts to sell an entire London record shop on eBay

Listed with a 'Buy It Now' price of £300,000, the listing begins: "Live your dream and enter a rock'n'roll lifestyle – your chance to run a record shop!"


The 12 weirdest musical instruments ever

To commemorate the death of Leon Theremin, we run through the biggest, strangest, most bizarre musical instruments in the world - expect unlikely hybrids, oversized brass and an electronic badger.

Classic FM

Liberating the Librettos

What happens to the characters in Mozart's popular "Così Fan Tutte" when the curtain goes down?

The New York Times

The Beatles named most-pirated artist in the world

Research from online anti-piracy company MUSO has discovered that The Beatles are the most-pirated artist in the world by a significant margin.

Music Week

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

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