The Pointy End

Coping Strategies For Dealing With Performance Anxiety And Stage Fright

Whether a sold out stadium or an open mic night, stage fright can affect many in the performance industry, and is something artists are, more often than not, likely to have to deal with.


From page to stage

10 operas adapted from books.

Royal Opera House

Yoko Ono Will Share Credit for John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’

“Imagine,” John Lennon’s seminal 1971 ballad for a utopian future without religion, borders or property, is getting a co-writer: Lennon’s widow and collaborator, Yoko Ono.

The New York Times

How a Somber Symphony Sold More Than a Million Records

In 1989, the record executive Robert Hurwitz attended a London performance of the Polish composer Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3, subtitled “Symphony of Sorrowful Songs.”

The New York Times

Cultivating Ignorance

There is something rather sad and futile about a shame of imperfect knowledge.


Music Matters

You don't have to be a musician to benefit from the transformative power of music.

BBC Radio 3

Fyre Was Bad. This One Could Be Worse.

For the concert industry, the disastrous failure of the Fyre Festival in the Bahamas was an outlier — a sad spectacle, but an isolated one.

The New York Times

“La musique n’est pas de la littérature”

Bob Dylan a (enfin) remis son discours de réception du prix Nobel.

Les Inrocks

Music in the OR: Turn It Up, or Turn It Off?

Is an operating room the right place for Beethoven, Beyoncé, or Phil Collins?


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