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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.
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?
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
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.