The Pointy End

Can Music Make You Sick?

Help Musicians UK commissioned this report in response to the charity’s observation around the rise in the number of calls and applications from musicians with mental health problems and is seeking to understand and quantify their significance as well as find solutions to this issue within the industry.

Music Stage

Why Our Brains Respond Differently to Classical Music

Chinese researchers report even a few moments of opera produce a thoughtful, empathetic response.

Pacific Standard

Le prêt d'instruments de musique dans les bibliothèques est un succès

Le programme de prêt d'instruments de musique dans des bibliothèques publiques de Montréal s'avère jusqu'ici un succès, avec un taux d'emprunts de 97 %.

Radio Canada

The Art of Listening

Most of us hear but not all of us listen. We are almost always surrounded by sounds (music, speech, radio, television, the hum of machinery, the cacophonous din of urban life). We do not endeavor to listen to all of this but, like it or not, we hear it all.


Music to the ears of dementia patients suggests new learning is possible

Conventional wisdom has it that people with dementia can't learn new things. But results of a Melbourne University pilot program encouraging patients with early and mid-stage dementia to write their own song lyrics suggests otherwise.

The Sydney Morning Herald

A Roundup of the Worst Behavior at Concerts

As Bruce Springsteen kicked off a recent concert at Nationals Park in Washington, many fans in the upper deck settled into their seats.

The Wall Street Journal

Mais d’où vient le nom des notes ?

Qu’on les appelle La Si Do Ré Mi Fa Sol, A B C D E F G ou ハ ニ ホ ヘ ト イ ロ, les notes renvoient aux mêmes hauteurs de son, aux mêmes touches du clavier.

France Musique

Theodore Roosevelt and the Gold Steinway

In 1903, on the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Steinway donated its 100,000th piano (built in a factory in Queens) to the White House.


Prince’s Paisley Park estate is now officially a museum

The handwritten notes from the late artist’s yet-to-be-released jazz album are among the things on display at the 65,000 square foot space.


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