Pono may sound great, but don't expect it to stick around
I hate to be the one to break it to rock-and-roll legend Neil Young, but his new digital music venture has about as much chance of succeeding as I have of winning a Grammy - maybe less.
Earliest known piece of polyphonic music discovered
New research has uncovered the earliest known practical piece of polyphonic music, an example of the principles that laid the foundations of European musical tradition.
Myths debunked in mission to explain science validation
Sugar is not the cause of hyperactivity in children, nor does classical music make babies smarter but some scientific evidence does exist supporting the popular notions that mobile phones, tight underwear ...
Sounds of science: Japan leads push for high-res audio
A quarter of a century after the Walkman made music portable and turned Sony into a household name around the world, the company is hoping to set the agenda again with "high-res" audio.
Chimps prefer African, Indian tunes over strong beats typical of Western music, research finds
While preferring silence to music from the West, chimpanzees apparently like to listen to the different rhythms of music from Africa and India, according to new research published by the American Psychological ...
UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts
(AP)—Researchers at the University of Connecticut are using medical technology to breathe new life into some antique musical instruments.
Researcher shows music industry building walls to limit data
Major record labels have capitalized on iTunes to maintain the same advantages that they held previously through physical media distribution networks, a recently published paper by a UT Arlington assistant ...
Cavemen's rock music makes a comeback
Thousands of years after they resonated in caves, two dozen stone chimes used by our prehistoric forefathers will make music once more in a unique series of concerts in Paris.
Taking notes? TransProse algorithm turns novels into music
Team finds evidence of ancient human history encoded in music's complex patterns
In the same way that fragments of ancient pottery and bones offer valuable information about human history, music can also reveal previously hidden clues about the past, according to new research from an international team ...
Nanofibers align to the sound of Beethoven and Mozart
(Phys.org) —Humans create and perform music for a variety of purposes such as aesthetic pleasure, healing, religion, and ceremony. Accordingly, a scientific question arises: Can molecules or molecular assemblies ...
Physicist develops stochastic model to describe interbeat variation patterns between musicians
Study shows songbird prefers singing in harmonic series similar to humans
Bitcoin's dilemma: go mainstream, or stay radical?
Bitcoin enthusiasts and libertarians the world over are in a state of confusion about the slowness with which the outside world is catching on to their new way of exchanging money. But regulators and lawmakers ...