The Curse of the Ninth Haunted These Composers

With Halloween approaching, let’s take a minute to explore one of classical music’s more ghoulish superstitions: The Curse of the Ninth. In a nutshell, the curse is the belief that a composer will die after completing their ninth symphony. Even [...] more >>

April 7th, 2017 | Tags:
How can you put a song behind bars: Dario Fo

Nobel Prizewinner wrote foreword to Freemuse book

April 5th, 2017 | Tags:
Uber, But for Millennials Who Want Orchestras in Their Living Rooms

It was A Wednesday night in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, and 40 people—mostly millennials—sat cross-legged on a cramped living room, drinking craft beers and taking off their jackets to reveal the flannels underneath. Around 8pm, the introductions and recommendations [...] more >>

March 31st, 2017 | Tags: ,
Sony develops algorithm based AI music

A future chart-topping song may soon come from an algorithm.

March 29th, 2017 | Tags:
Why should we teach music in schools?

Music should be central to children’s learning right from the start yet it is in peril in many state schools due to a lack of funds, vision and joined up thinking

March 24th, 2017 | Tags: ,
How neuroscience can benefit the learning and performance of music

Understanding the factors that impact on brain development and brain function in musicians can empower music teachers to unlock each learner’s full potential, a new study published in Muziki: Journal of Music Research in Africa suggests.

March 22nd, 2017 | Tags: ,
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The Man Musicians Call When Two Tunes Sound Alike

Peter Oxendale, a onetime glam rocker (“We all have skeletons,” he says), is perhaps the world’s leading forensic musicologist, the person musicians call when they believe someone has ripped off their work. In a penthouse overlooking the English Channel, he [...] more >>

March 15th, 2017 | Tags: ,