Keyword: music

How commercial music festivals balance their budgets

This research was conducted by R. Scott Hiller at Fairfield University, USA

Summary

This paper investigates how four large commercial festivals (Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Lollapalooza) make their production decisions in order to keep costs low and quality high. The paper found that known quality is important, but so …

By | 23 February 2017 |

Music and audio books can enhance the rehabilitation of stroke patients

This research was conducted by Teppo Särkämö and 12 others from University of Helsinki and universities and research facilities in Finland and Canada

Summary

This study explored the impact of listening to different audio stimuli on patients who had suffered from stroke caused by rupture of a major artery in the …

By | 2 February 2017 |

Music training can help children cope with stress

This research was conducted by Ingo Roden, Florian D. Zepf, Gunter Kreutz, Dietmar Grube and Stephan Bongard at Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg and two other universities in Germany and Australia

Summary

This study attempted to understand how different interventions might reduce the aggressive behaviour of children. A group of primary …

By | 26 January 2017 |

Understanding the audience at a jazz and blues festival

This research was conducted by Karen Burland at the University of Leeds and Stephanie E. Pitts at the University of Sheffield, UK

Summary

This study set out to examine audience participation and engagement in a well-established jazz and blues festival held annually in Edinburgh. The festival audience had high expectations of …

By | 19 January 2017 |

Live jazz: the importance of the audience-performer relationship

This research was carried out by Gail Brand, John Sloboda, Ben Saul and Martin Hathaway at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, UK

Summary

The researchers conducted a pilot study to investigate how the audience-performer relationship contributes to the success of a jazz performance. They arrived at three major findings …

By | 12 January 2017 |

Crowdfunding follows traditional investment model

This research was conducted by Wesley Mendes-Da-Silva and four others at Fundaçao Getulio Vargas Business School and two other universities, Brazil

Summary

This paper examined crowdfunded music projects in Brazil, using data from the main crowdfunding site in the country: Catarse. By using an online platform, crowdfunding has the potential to …

By | 9 January 2017 |

Explaining the decline in music sales due to file-sharing

This research was conducted by Stan J. Liebowitz at the University of Texas-Dallas, USA

Summary

This paper brings together about a dozen studies that have charted the effect of file-sharing on sales of recorded music (and the revenue derived from those sales). It finds that prior to the dawn of streaming …

By | 28 July 2016 |

The many benefits of group drumming for mental health service users

This research was conducted by Daisy Fancourt and five other researchers at the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London, UK

Summary

The researchers note that while growing numbers of mental health organisations are developing community music-making interventions for service users, there has been little research into their efficacy. They …

By | 25 July 2016 |

The effect of choral singing on wellbeing

This research was conducted by Nick Alan Joseph Stewart and Adam Jonathan Lonsdale at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust and Oxford Brookes University, UK

Summary

This paper looks at whether singing in a choir leads to greater psychological wellbeing compared to team sports and solo singing. The authors recruited 375 participants …

By | 18 July 2016 |

Concert attendance reduces stress and improves immune function

This research was conducted by Daisy Fancourt and Aaron Williamon at the Royal College of Music and Imperial College London

Summary

This study was the first to investigate the impact of the arts on health and wellbeing by assessing the effects of attending a live, public concert on hormonal responses. The …

By | 7 July 2016 |