The Pointy End

From tax bills to endangered elephants: 10 subjects songwriters should avoid

Some songwriters can turn any subject into gold. Most aren’t so fortunate, so here are some subjects best steered clear of – and feel free to add more

The Guardian

Thailand: His Majesty's music: 'Music is in all of us'

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej created much joy among Thais of all ages with his musical performances, broadcasts and compositions, which lasted throughout his long reign.

The Bangkok Post

Ces jeunes qui défendent la musique classique sur YouTube

Aujourd'hui, la démocratisation de la musique dite savante passe aussi par Internet. Plusieurs vidéastes passionnés se lancent à la conquête d’un public curieux, amateur ou professionnel, au moyen de clips amusants, aussi décalés qu'instructifs.

Telerama

Melodica Men's 'The Rite of Spring' is Breaking The Internet

The Melodica Men’s mission is simple: to spread the “pure, unadulterated joy that is the melodica.

WQXR

Why are so many musicians hiding their voices?

What does it say about us as listeners and creators of music-art pieces that we are attempting to make the human voice sound anything but human?

The Buffalo News

La musique pour soigner la mémoire

Grâce aux travaux des neurosciences, on sait aujourd'hui que l'exposition à la musique a des effets positifs sur la mémoire, notamment chez les personnes atteintes d'Alzheimer.

Le Journal du CNRS

The greatest record sleeves

What’s the best-designed album sleeve? The Beatles’ White Album or Kraftwerk’s Autobahn? Miles Davis’s Tutu or Pixies’ Doolittle?

The Guardian

On "Adiemus" and the world's music

Karl Jenkins' "Adiemus" is apparently the most-performed piece of music in the world. A sweeping classical epic with vocals written in a mysterious imaginary language, it was composed for Delta Airlines, which wanted to copy British Airways' classic "Aria on Air" ad.

Boing Boing

Écouter de la musique pour un meilleur système immunitaire

Chanter serait bon pour le moral, et pour la santé. Une chercheuse britannique vient d’établir un lien direct entre la musique et le bon fonctionnement du système immunitaire.

Passeport Santé


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