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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.

Ad News

A Jewish folk song is preserved in a Japanese video game

In the world of video games, the journey ahead might last days or it might last just a few hours, but the soundtracks to those passing hours are often so integral to the game — and steeped in the intensity of a quest — that the music is timeless.

PRI

Ecouter de la musique sur son smartphone au travail peut vous coûter cher

La Sabam a réagi, lundi, à l’annonce, samedi, par certains médias du fait que la Société belge des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique réclamait 443 euros à l’employé d’une société d’installation de systèmes d’alarme de Farciennes, qui avait écouté de la musique sur son smartphone.

La Libre

Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing?

The Guardian


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