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Media > Trained Musicians Make Better Decisions
July 6th, 2018

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New research finds there’s an advantage to starting music lessons in late childhood.

Media > Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?
July 4th, 2018

standard Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?

More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning to surgery to fix their damaged vocal cords. But is the problem actually down to the way they sing?

Media > Practice More Than Innate Ability Makes the Musically Gifted Child
June 22nd, 2018

standard Practice More Than Innate Ability Makes the Musically Gifted Child

What does it actually mean when a child is described as being ‘gifted and talented’ at music? Is it, for example, the ability to sing in tune, remember a melody, sight read, or attain a technical level of performance that [...] more >>

Media > How Do Music and Poetry Become Expressive?
June 15th, 2018

standard How Do Music and Poetry Become Expressive?

New research suggests the perceived intent of the artist plays an important role

Media > Mapping the Sounds of Political Protest Around the World
June 13th, 2018

standard Mapping the Sounds of Political Protest Around the World

A new project is collecting recordings of public activism going back to 1991.

Media > 1 in 3 professional musicians have suffered from an eating disorder
May 16th, 2018

standard 1 in 3 professional musicians have suffered from an eating disorder

Musicians responding to a major new study reported severe levels of stress and depression, and extremely severe levels of anxiety.

Media > Surprising Findings on the Benefits of Singing to Infants
May 9th, 2018

standard Surprising Findings on the Benefits of Singing to Infants

It seems universally accepted that the soothing sound of lullabies and nursery rhymes is helpful in settling infants and toddlers. But does singing to one’s child actually bring provable benefits in terms of increasing parent-child bonding, enhancing the child’s emotional [...] more >>

Media > What makes the BBC’s Wimbledon theme tune such a perfect piece of sporting music?
April 11th, 2018

standard What makes the BBC’s Wimbledon theme tune such a perfect piece of sporting music?

You’ll be humming along to this in no time.