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Media > How video game music is finally getting the appreciation it deserves
August 29th, 2018

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Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter. Not to mention The Beatles.

Media > Music, Fame, and Sexual Selection
August 22nd, 2018

standard Music, Fame, and Sexual Selection

Does music play a role in sexual selection?

Media > Modernizing school music programs may increase participation, impact
August 10th, 2018

standard Modernizing school music programs may increase participation, impact

Music education has more impact and feels more relevant to students when it includes songs from current culture, District Administration reports.

Media > Silent disco fever spreading to give dementia sufferers surprising mental benefits
August 3rd, 2018

standard Silent disco fever spreading to give dementia sufferers surprising mental benefits

A silent disco usually invokes images of twenty-somethings raving to hard-core techno at a festival, but now dementia patients are donning the headphones to great success.

Media > The price of learning: Some things to know about music lessons for children
July 11th, 2018

standard The price of learning: Some things to know about music lessons for children

Andolina Collado didn’t know where to start when her young daughter asked for violin lessons. An immigrant from the Dominican Republican who works as a home health aide, she asked everyone she saw carrying an instrument in her Manhattan neighborhood [...] more >>

Media > Why 10 minutes of silence has climbed iTunes charts
June 27th, 2018

standard Why 10 minutes of silence has climbed iTunes charts

Samir Mezrahi’s silent track solves the problem of the same song playing each time a phone is plugged into a car.

Media > AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm?
June 20th, 2018

standard AI and music: will we be slaves to the algorithm?

Tech firms have developed AI that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks?

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.