Astronaut Hadfield to release first space album
Astronaut Chris Hadfield is taking music to intergalactic heights with the first album written and recorded in space.
Colombia recovers archaeological gems from Spain
Colombia has successfully recovered from Spain hundreds of priceless, pre-Colombian artifacts smuggled out of the country more than a decade ago.
Amazon debuts Siri-style virtual assistant in speaker
Internet retail titan Amazon on Thursday introduced a home virtual assistant always at the ready to answer questions, fetch news, play music or help with to-do lists.
Who are the music pirates and what do they want?
Music piracy is a huge problem, if the music industry is to believed. But so far, very little has been done to stop it. We are, however, starting to get an idea of what motivates people to do it. If record ...
Music site SoundCloud to start paying artists
SoundCloud said Thursday that it will start paying artists and record companies whose music is played on the popular streaming site, a move that will bring it in line with competitors such as YouTube and Spotify.
Even animals compose
An international research team lead by Marisa Hoeschele from the University of Vienna argue that only by combining examination of species' natural behaviour and artificially testing species for their potentials the animal ...
Pinochet's 'soundtrack to torture' made available to the public
A digital archive documenting music from the torture chambers, concentration camps and prisons of the former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet is available to the public for the first time.
Amazon launches music streaming for Prime members (Update)
Amazon's newly announced music streaming service is yet another attempt by the company to move beyond e-commerce and infuse itself into the daily lives of Americans with an increasing number of offerings ...
Attitudes toward individuals with disabilities improve after simulating disability
Music students' attitudes toward individuals with disabilities are more positive after they simulate having a disability, a University of Kansas study found.
Video: Why some people just don't like music
For many people, enjoying music results in noticeable physical reactions – sweaty palms or a shiver down the spine. Music can cause the release of dopamine in your body, which provides a feeling of immense pleasure and ...
Bristol researchers enhance the performance of Imogen Heap's musical gloves
Wireless technology is becoming increasingly common in live musical performances but the technology is prone to interference, which can affect a live concert. A research team have demonstrated the potential ...
Yahoo buys video streaming startup RayV
Yahoo announced Friday it has bought an Israel-based startup specializing in streaming high-quality video to computers and mobile devices.
The psychological effects of film music
Nanette Nielsen, a newly appointed researcher at the Department of Musicology, has just completed a research project in which she and her colleagues studied film soundtracks and their potential effect.
Samsung launches Milk VR app to stream 360-degree video to VR headset
South Korean electronics conglomerate Samsung launched Milk VR on Tuesday, a new app that lets users download and stream free 360-degree videos to watch on Gear VR headsets.