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How Has Technology Changed Music?

11:45AM
May
14, 2014

We’ve all been there…dorm rooms wide open and music blasting. Neighbors having a loud backyard barbecue. Construction sending a visceral sound wave through the office building.

Musicians Suffer Higher Rate of Hearing Loss

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Studies show that professional musicians are at significantly higher risk than non-musicians for hearing loss.
3:55PM
May
6, 2014

Beethoven might still be the world’s most famous hearing-impaired musician, but he certainly wasn’t the only one.

Recent Ivory Ban Is Cause for Concern for Some Classical Musicians

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A new federal ban on ivory and the tiny ivory tips of some string instruments are giving musicians cause for concern.
3:02PM
April
30, 2014

A new federal rule is giving some musicians pause about traveling internationally with their instruments.