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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Streaming Services Are a Blessing and a Curse for the Music Industry

Jan. 18, 2016 — Paid music streaming services can increase revenues for the music industry and lead consumers to spend more money on music overall. Free streaming, in contrast, is less beneficial. These are the ... read more

Follow Your Heart as You Pursue Your Career

Oct. 29, 2015 — Young people with strong callings are more likely to take risks, persist, and ultimately get jobs in their chosen fields, satisfying both their personal and professional career needs. Researchers ... read more

UK Children Play Instruments as Part of Family Tradition, Not to Boost Social Status

Oct. 27, 2015 — British parents encourage their children to play musical instruments as part of a family tradition and not to boost their social status as Americans do, research ... read more

Sep. 25, 2015 — Most neuroscientific studies rely on a single experiment and assume their findings to be reliable. However, the validity of this assumption needs to be tested before accepting the findings as the ... read more

Why Middle Class People Are More Likely to Play Music, Paint and Act Revealed

Sep. 15, 2015 — The reason why middle class people are more likely to play music, paint and act has been revealed in a major new study. Research involving 78,000 people found that it was not wealth or social status ... read more

First-of-Its-Kind Study Finds Music Therapy Lowers Anxiety During Surgical Breast Biopsies

Aug. 17, 2015 — Music therapy lessened anxiety for women undergoing surgical breast biopsies for cancer diagnosis and treatment, finds a first-of-its-kind study. The two-year study involved 207 patients. The ... read more

Aug. 12, 2015 — Listening to music before, during, or after a surgical procedure is beneficial to patients and can significantly reduce pain and anxiety, and decrease the need for pain medication, according to the ... read more

Aug. 9, 2015 — The brains of people with epilepsy appear to react to music differently from the brains of those who do not have the disorder, a finding that could lead to new therapies to prevent seizures, ... read more

July 28, 2015 — How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain's capacity to learn suggests there's more to it than the adage that 'practice makes perfect.' A music-training study has ... read more

Musical Tastes Offer a Window Into How You Think

July 22, 2015 — Do you like your jazz to be Norah Jones or Ornette Coleman, your classical music to be Bach or Stravinsky, or your rock to be Coldplay or Slayer? The answer could give an insight into the way you ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Music training, begun as late as high school, may help improve the teenage brain's responses to sound and sharpen hearing and language skills, suggests a new study. The authors say that these ... read more

'Here Comes the Sun': Does Pop Music Have a 'Rhythm of the Rain?'

July 7, 2015 — Weather is frequently portrayed in popular music, with a new scientific study finding over 750 popular music songs referring to weather, the most common being sun and rain, and blizzards being the ... read more

Puccini’s ‘exotic inspiration’:Unusual Source of Madam Butterfly's Melodies Revealed

July 2, 2015 — The unexpected source of two of the most significant musical themes in Puccini’s masterwork Madama Butterfly has been revealed by an American music ... read more

June 29, 2015 — A new study has found that songs from around the world tend to share features, including a strong rhythm, that enable coordination in social situations and encourage group ... read more

June 18, 2015 — Auditory melodies can enhance a musician's visual awareness of written music, particularly when the two match, a new experiment shows. That is the conclusion of the latest scientific experiment ... read more

What Musical Taste Tells Us About Social Class

June 3, 2015 — Love the opera? Hungry for hip hop? It turns out that your musical likes and dislikes may say more about you than you think, according to ... read more

June 1, 2015 — Researchers have developed a new augmented reality display that allows the audience to explore 3-D augmentations of digital musical performances in order to improve their understanding of electronic ... read more

Acquiring 'Perfect' Pitch May Be Possible for Some Adults

May 28, 2015 — If you're a musician, this sounds too good to be true: psychologists have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch, and the training's effects ... read more

May 27, 2015 — Schubert’s music sounds played today much differently than it did 200 years ago. To find out why, the body language of pianists is now being ... read more

New Music Strategy Shows 70 Per Cent Increase in Exercise Adherence

May 20, 2015 — The use of personalized music playlists with tempo-pace synchronization increases adherence to cardiac rehab by almost 70 per cent, according to a ... read more

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