A study suggests that listening to music is a simple way for cancer patients and their families to help manage stress.
August 10, 2011 There's new evidence that music therapy can help patients and their families manage the anxiety and pain that comes with cancer treatment. Music therapists can even help get insurers to pay for the therapy.
July 14, 2011 Digital music service Spotify has officially launched in the United States, where it hopes to build on its success in Europe and compete with Apple, Amazon and Google in offering streaming music.
New research suggests years of musical training might offset the effects of aging on hearing.
May 16, 2011 Middle-aged musicians scored better on hearing tests than people who didn't play instruments. How we use our senses and brains can shape the people we become, a researcher says.
Listening to a lot of music can be a marker for clinical depression in teens, new research finds.
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April 6, 2011 Teenagers are more likely to be depressed if they spend a lot of time listening to music, while teens who read a lot are less depressed, according to new research.
Guest Writer Matisyahu
November 30, 2010 Hasidic reggae musician Matisyahu reflects on the lack of Chanukah music in popular culture. He notes that Amazon.com has 48,322 Christmas albums for sale, but only 212 Chanukah CDs. That's 227 Christmas albums for every one Chanukah album.
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November 18, 2010 In the next couple of weeks, we'll post our annual music poll so you can vote for the best albums of 2010. We're compiling the list of nominees now and want your help.
November 16, 2010 When Bob Boilen was director of All Things Considered, fans sent him dozens of variations of the show's main theme song. Today he heard and saw a new video that takes the music in an all new direction.
The Beatles' members take a break from November 1963 rehearsals.
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November 16, 2010 The Beatles' music wasn't on iTunes up until now, but only for business reasons. If this was a philosophical change of heart, then this might be a big news story. But let's be clear: This is a business story.
November 16, 2010 "Getting Ready for Christmas Day" features a sample from an American Christian preacher and gospel artist, Rev. J.M. Gates, from 1941. It's from Simon's new album, So Beautiful or So What, which comes out in the spring of 2011.
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November 1, 2010 Bob Boilen reviews the new documentary about Merritt, Strange Powers. He says the film will make longtime fans love the artist even more, while others new to his music may be left scratching their heads.
October 26, 2010 Minutes from CMJ: All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his New York music festival experience in a burst of 27 one-minute videos.
Bob LOVES listening to the new All Songs Considered 24-7 Music Channel on his iPhone.
October 19, 2010 A week ago today we launched our new All Songs Considered 24/7 Music Channel. Since then, we've gotten a number of notes from listeners asking about all the different ways they can tune in. Bob Boilen offers some tips.
October 19, 2010 NPR Music's "Tiny Desk Concerts" took a field trip last week: to Capitol Hill, for a special performance for lawmakers by the band Lost in the Trees.
October 6, 2010 The Keytar is the single most obnoxious instrument in modern music. It was the worst part of a keyboard (plastic and monophonic), married to the even worse part of a guitar (no guitar strings, no body).
September 29, 2010 A fan of All Songs Considered writes in with a special request: What albums would you give to a 13 year-old to help get him or her through their adolescence? Host Bob Boilen offers a few of his favorite records from his youth.
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