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Media > Inside the booming business of background music
August 16th, 2019

standard Inside the booming business of background music

Once derided, the successors to muzak have grown more sophisticated – and influential – than any of us realise.

Media > Music, Mood and Work Efficiency
August 14th, 2019

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We are all aware of the power of music which can enrich our emotional experiences. Neuroscience and advanced medical imaging can track the brain’s response when listening to a variety of musical genres and how this affects our mood or [...] more >>

Media > Infographic: The link between music and productivity
August 9th, 2019

standard Infographic: The link between music and productivity

Most professionals like listening to music at work and are more productive when they do, a new survey shows.

Media > The Sounds of Music in the Twenty-First Century
July 5th, 2019

standard The Sounds of Music in the Twenty-First Century

Contemporary composition has become as fractured as the art world—and that’s a good thing.

Media > The Art and Science of Being on Hold
July 3rd, 2019

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Not content to let customers sit back and enjoy some light jazz, companies have turned hold music into a marketing exercise.

Media > 6 Proven Ways Singing Can Treat Symptoms Of Depression And Anxiety
June 7th, 2019

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Isn’t that music to your ears?

Media > Sounds like a healthy retail atmospheric strategy: Effects of ambient music and background noise on food sales
May 29th, 2019

standard Sounds like a healthy retail atmospheric strategy: Effects of ambient music and background noise on food sales

Retail atmospherics is becoming an increasingly important strategic tool for stores and restaurants.

Media > How music lessons can improve language skills
May 15th, 2019

standard How music lessons can improve language skills

Study links piano education with better word discrimination by kindergartners.