December 12, 2013 Harvard graduate students testing preschoolers who got music training said they could not establish a link between the exposure and improved IQs.
November 11, 2013 Police say two brothers from the Yellow Dogs, a group that originated in Tehran, Iran, were killed by a musician who had recently been kicked out of the band.
October 27, 2013 The singer and songwriter who led The Velvet Underground and influenced generations of musicians has died at age 71. Lou Reed's solo career made him into a rock icon after the pioneering band disbanded.
September 11, 2013 The label run by engineer Cookie Marenco sells super high-definition downloads — a development even she thought impossible 15 years ago. The downloads may be expensive, but she says, the sound is superior to current popular audio formats like MP3.
July 10, 2013 When members of a choir sing, their heart rates quickly become synchronized, beating in the same rhythm. Researchers think this may be why singing together is a key part of religious rituals around the world, and such a joy for the singers.
May 31, 2013 For the annual Quiet Music Festival of Portland, which begins today, the goal is to celebrate calming sounds. The festival gained fame after the show Portlandia featured a Battle Of The Gentle Bands.
May 22, 2013 In 2011, police detained Ai Weiwei for 81 days. Now, he's released a song that's turned the experience into a heavy metal protest song, along with a dystopian nightmare video. The lyrics are explicit and angry. Ai says his music is for the many political prisoners who remain jailed.
May 15, 2013 When 23-year-old musician Solomon "Sully" Omar left Denver for Afghanistan — his parents' homeland — his hopes for Kabul weren't high. But he discovered a music scene that was "alive and breathing," bursting with "crazy metal and dub step."
February 21, 2013 Actually, it's all kinds of fruits and vegetables. A circuit board called the MaKey MaKey is allowing musicians to play music on produce, to awesome effect. Watch the video.
January 11, 2013 Does music have a history? Why? Listening to Bowie, and reading Gary Marcus's Guitar Zero provoke commentator Alva Noë to wonder.
October 4, 2012 With the slowing economy, professional orchestras and musicians are bargaining fiercely over wages and benefits. Two orchestras have locked out their musicians while others have agreed to play and negotiate.
August 31, 2012 Sound Art is a mobile music program that teaches children how to play instruments and create music.