The Pointy End

What Killed the Jingle?

Marketing ditties once had a distinctive, hokey sound, but today’s advertisers have ditched them for standard pop songs.

The Atlantic

Expo 2015 and the Choral World

This event, which is held every five years, is assigned to a different city each time and gathers together the best that the various countries of the world have to offer on a specific theme.

International Choral Bullettin

Music is Medicine: Using Art Therapy to Repair Pathways in the Brain

Christine Blue was not expected to survive. After a car accident left the Cleveland area clarinetist in a coma, her doctors weren’t sure she’d even wake up, much less return to her new job as an elementary school band director.

Kcet

Music & Your Mind Are More Linked Than You Think

Is jazz for intellectuals? Punk for creative non-conformists? Country for hard-working, easygoing folk? How interwoven is our love for music with our personalities, really?

Care 2

Would you marry a musician?

Society’s perceptions of musicians has not changed very much over the years. Most people in our conservative society do not see music as a form of employment.

The Standard

Does music really help you concentrate?

‘I won’t be able to focus if you turn that off,’ a gazillion teenagers have whined at their parents. Is it possible that they’re right?

The Guardian

Le bonheur est dans la musique

Pour vivre heureux, vivons en concert : c'est en substance ce qu'explique une étude australienne relayée fin juillet par le site Sage (notamment spécialisé dans la publication d'études scientifiques), dans leur rubrique "Psychology Of Music".

Tsugi

Neuroscientists Still Don’t Know Why Music Sounds Good

Your taste in music is weird. Maybe you just can’t stop listening to that power ballad, or you’ve wondered about your bewildering weakness for yodeling. And maybe, just maybe, nobody understands your all-consuming obsession with Steely Dan, the greatest band of all time.

Wired

How to Inspire Caring and Generosity: Music

It’s easy to feel cynical about pop stars who record songs imploring people to care about others. Sure, such work assuages a bit of the guilt they feel about their lavish lifestyles. But a song doesn’t really change people’s behavior, does it?

Pacific Standard


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