Music World News
Issue 10/2019 – 29 May 2019
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Issue 10/2019 – 29 May 2019

Music World News is divided into six sections. Scroll through or, if you wish, click on one of the sections to be taken straight to those stories.


Music the artform and artists

Antonio Salieri’s Revenge

He was falsely cast as Mozart’s murderer and music’s sorest loser. Now he’s getting a fresh hearing.

The New Yorker

AFRIMA 2019 to Reward New Generation of African Musicians

The African Union Commission (AUC) in partnership with All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA) has unveiled programme of events for the sixth edition of the awards in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

All Africa

The 8 Best & Brightest Artists in Ecuador’s Underground Scene

Local music is influenced by both the geographical conditions that enrich Ecuador, and the culture that makes it so diverse.


Classical music has long been jazzier than you might think

Is there something inherently boring about classical music as it’s performed nowadays?

The Telegraph

Pete Seeger’s centennial

Pete Seeger was a giant, and barely a singer-songwriter has touched a guitar who doesn't owe him a musical debt.


5 festivals africains de reggae

Style militant et engagé, le reggae, importé de la Jamaïque, a su se faire une place dans les coeurs des mélomanes africains.

Music in Africa

Music Industry

Record labels are spending more and more on signing (and paying) artists…

It is no secret that major record companies now struggle to ink deals with artists in accordance with the contracts these companies were once able to get signed.

Music Business Worldwide

Forget the DJs: Spotify playlists are the new musical starmakers

The streaming giant’s blessing can lead to fame, but is there room for innovation amid the algorithms?

The Guardian

Sofar Sounds house concerts raises $25M, but bands get just $100

In some cases, Sofar pays just $100 per band for a 25 minute set, which can work out to just $8 per musician per hour or less. Hosts get nothing, and Sofar keeps the rest, which can range from $1,100 to $1,600 or more per gig.

Tech Crunch

Snapchat, comme tout le monde, se lance dans l’industrie musicale

Snapchat est la dernière application de réseaux sociaux à débarquer dans le monde de la musique.

Rolling Stones

Music Education

Why Nam Radio is betting big on vocal training

Artists need to be educated about the importance of voice training before they can even begin to understand how to take care of the voice.

Music in Africa

Never too young for Bach

Founded in the United States, Musikgarten is an early music and movement program that enables language development, self-expression, memory skills, concentration, social interaction, motor skills, listening, problem-solving, teamwork, goal setting and coordination — all in a fun setting.


Five Inspiring Ways to Take Music Education Out of the Classroom

If you teach music in your classroom, and feel squeezed by the increased time dedicated to STEM subjects, you might not realize that you have a secret educational weapon.

Education Week

Grime over Mozart?

A new study has shown that changing how music is taught in schools could boost attendance for struggling students.


Apprendre la musique grâce aux nouvelles technologies

Dès lors, comment apprendre l’art musical à partir de l’internet ? Quels jeux vidéo vous permettent-ils d’apprendre de la musique ?

Nouvelles Technologies

Policy, Research & Politics

Ryan Tedder slams 'ludicrous' copyright cases

Ryan Tedder has written some of pop's biggest hits, including Beyonce's Halo, Ed Sheeran's Happier and, for his own band OneRepublic, Counting Stars. But he says pop is in danger of being stifled by the rise in copyright cases.


La musique, c'est ma manière de faire de la politique

Condamné par la justice espagnole, le rappeur de Majorque est réfugié depuis un an en Belgique.

Le Vif

Youtubers and record labels are fighting, and record labels keep winning

Copyright issues have plagued YouTube and its community for years, but creators are calling this moment in time one of the worst eras for trying to navigate the platform.

The Verge

We Won’t Be Silenced

Fresh from a sold-out concert tour of the U.K. and Sweden, Afghanistan’s first female conductor is convinced music can help deliver peace to her war-torn country. If only the Taliban would listen.


Fear of music

The West Java branch of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission became the latest party to jump on the melophobia bandwagon.

The Jakarta Post

Technologies and media

Virtual reality: How will it change the way you make music?

Making music in the modern age generally requires a lot of intense screentime, but we’re all prone to distractions as we find our music-making workflows getting stale.

Music Tech

Why Play a Music CD?

‘No Ads, No Privacy Terrors, No Algorithms’.

The New York Times

Idagio—the Spotify for Classical Music

It all comes down to metadata. While metadata for most popular music is quite simple—there’s the artist, the song or track, and the album it’s from—classical metadata might encompass everything from the composer, the orchestra, the conductor.


Why No One Is Noticing Your Music

In the music industry, the climb up the ladder of success is an especially grueling one, and it can be frustrating, afters years of recording and performing, to still not be getting what feels like appropriate recognition for your music.


Cette IA joue de la musique metal en direct sur Youtube 24h/24

L’intelligence artificielle va-t-elle aussi nous remplacer dans la composition musicale ?

Huffington Post

The Pointy End

The math behind the music

Physics professor applies tools of statistical mechanics to explain why basic ordered patterns emerge in music across time and cultures.

Science Daily

Music helps to develop the neural networks of premature infants

To help the brains of these fragile newborns develop as well as possible despite the stressful environment of intensive care, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) and the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG), Switzerland, propose an original solution: music written especially for them.

News Medical

Feeling stressed? Join a choir

One of the UK’s leading psychiatrists has said that students who are feeling stressed should try joining a choir.

Classic FM

Study links love of instrumental music to intelligence

The Savanna‐IQ Interaction Hypothesis, based on the Savannah Principle, proposes that intelligent people are more likely to be attracted to novel stimuli than other individuals are.

Big Think

La musique aide-t-elle à mieux apprendre ?

Vaut-il mieux travailler en musique ou en silence pour étudier efficacement ? La musique peut-elle aider à apprendre ? Interfère-t-elle sur le cerveau ? Les réponses d'un formateur en neurosciences de l'apprentissage par ailleurs musicien.