The Pointy End

In defence of piped music maestros

Amid a backlash against in-store music, the DJs who craft the playlists explain their maligned trade.

Financial Times

Listening to Mozart lowers blood pressure…but ABBA has no impact

Relaxing to a soothing Mozart symphony can lower the blood pressure as much as cutting salt from the diet or exercising, a new study has shown.

The Telegraph

Why are some concert halls acoustically loved by audiences and others are not?

Nicholas Edwards has provided acoustic design for some of the most loved music and theatrical venues in the world. In this video, Nick shares what makes concert hall acoustics vary widely--even when they are of similar shape--and the key to making a hall loved by audiences.

Vimeo

La musique, une astuce pour être plus heureux au travail

Ecouter un morceau de musique au bureau peut aider à se remotiver et à être plus performant dans son travail.

Top Santé

6 Inspiring Commencement Speeches Offering Advice to Future Musicians

This spring, thousands of conservatory graduates are marching into the world as newly minted aspiring musicians.

WQXR

Nine Things That Should Change About Classical Music

Two years ago a respected scientist and artistic director of the Bristol Old Vic was thrown out of a concert for attempting to crowd-surf. The show was part of an “accessible and informal” classical music concert.

Musical Toronto

Modern and baroque violins

Many people admire the sound of old violins by the great Italian masters. But what they often don’t know is that most of these instruments started their lives in a different form, and were converted in later ages.

The Dutch Luthier

10 (petites) choses que vous ne savez (peut-être) pas sur Erik Satie

Communiste (bien que finalement peu engagé dans le militantisme), alcoolique (pas vraiment selon les standards de l’époque), Erik Satie, l’homme derrière l’œuvre, reste peu connu du grand public.

France Musique

How to manage mental health: the music industry's new priority

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week has placed a special focus on relationships. Here Fiona McGugan, general manager of the Music Manager’s Forum, reports on the increasingly vital role of the emotionally responsible manager in the industry

The Guardian


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