Overworked, underpaid, but ready to rock

Australia's musicians are a happy bunch, despite many being poorly paid, having little job security, working long hours – and drinking heavily.

In blind test, soloists like new violins over old (Update)

Ten world-class soloists put costly Stradivarius violins and new, cheaper ones to a blind scientific test. The results may seem off-key to musicians and collectors, but the new instruments won handily.

Digital music gets a cubist makeover

An 8-inch wooden cube may be an unlikely spark for a musical revolution – but that's the hope of a collaboration of electronic engineers and musicians working towards hackable electronic instruments that performers can ...

High-tech musical duet gets cheers at Philly event

(AP)—Technology that allows musicians in different places to perform together in real-time was dramatically demonstrated Tuesday in Philadelphia, where a violinist and cellist hundreds of miles apart played a duet as if ...

Rdio to pay artists $10 per new subscriber

(AP)—Music subscription service Rdio (ARDEE-oh) is looking to dispel the notion that streaming services underpay artists for their work. Starting Tuesday, it will start paying musicians $10 for every person they convince ...

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