Love of music spawns incredible outreach | WFAA.com

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With that in mind, JP and Ashley started a nonprofit called “Music is our Weapon.” They partnered with Sage Oak Assisted Living to use music in order to help patients rekindle a piece of their past.People like Parkinson’s patient Harold Jones. At one point, Harold was an incredible jazz guitarist. He was in a band and even played songs for his wife.

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Music therapist helps Children’s Hospital’s tiniest patients get home sooner

This is absolutely amazing…

The 10-day-old baby needed calories so she could gain more weight and leave East Tennessee Children’s Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.

But she had a problem: She wasn’t sucking quickly enough to take enough milk – and the act of feeding itself was so tiring for her tiny body, she often went to sleep before taking in enough nourishment.

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This Scientific Reason Why Music Gives You Chills | Reader’s Digest

Finally!  Proof that I’m at least some type of “genius”!! 🙂

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The first chord of your favorite song trickles out of the radio, and suddenly your neck is covered in goosebumps. It’s a phenomenon that one group of scientists calls a “skin orgasm.” But the French call it frisson: chills caused not by a drop in temperature or sudden scare, but by aesthetics. Frisson can come from a song, a painting, a tear-jerking movie scene, or even a beloved memory—pretty much anything that causes the release of pleasure-soaked dopamine in your brain. But it does not come for all of u

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Movies and music play with our minds by bending time

This is really interesting and something I’ve not really thought about before.

Movies and music play with our minds by bending time

Movie directors regularly manipulate the passage of time in films to entertain their audiences, but researchers are trying to unravel the effect this can have on our brains.

Little is known about how the human brain processes time or how slow motion, time lapse and even music can alter our perception of how quickly it passes, changing our emotions and cognitive abilities.

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BodyRocks: A New Way to Feel Music | HuffPost

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this yet.  But definitely interesting.

On paper, BodyRocks founder Derek Albanese is a business savant. After graduating from Tufts University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Yale, he fast-tracked his way to Wall Street where he worked at J.P. Morgan and other private equity companies focused on banking and leveraged finance. Running a successful business is his knowhow. However, at heart, Albanese is a bona fide “music junkie”. As a kid, he was infatuated by music legends like Jimmie Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Rush. That

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12 Artists’ Thoughts On Touring And Making Music In 2017 America

I’ve spoken to musicians about this throughout 2017 and there is no question that music in 2017 is being shaped or at least affected by the political spectrum. Even if there hasn’t been the expected protest music, save for Eminem’s recent scathing verbal attack on Trump, which is up to 35,000,000 views on You Tube after a week, the effects are still strong.

Some artists, like Zedd and the Lumineers, who are coming of age socially, have held benefits for the causes they believe in this year. But even for those artists who choose to remain politically neutral publicly, the specter of the political divide is still readily apparent. Metallica’s Lars Ulrich says, “It’s kind of the white elephant in the room. Everybody is aware of it.”

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Production Music Is a Billion-Dollar Business: Trade Group Study | Variety

In the U.S. alone production music accounts for annual revenue of about $500 million, says Saba, explaining the numbers are based on a proprietary PMA study and includes synch, publishing and other profit centers. He says the internal numbers are “conservative,” citing a February report in Forbes that quantifies production music at $2 billion worldwide.

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Prince’s personal photographer releases new book of rare images – StarTribune.com

Parke got the gig. And he kept on painting — staying on as art director and Prince’s personal photographer for 14 years.Parke did everything from designing stage sets and working on video shoots to photographing album covers and designing souvenir T-shirts. And he continued to live in Baltimore, spending about one week a month in Chanhassen.

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