From Wired, Steven Levy on Facebook, Spotify and the future of music. Is everyone musical? One sonic pioneer thinks so — and he has the technology to prove it. Music and sex: Music is largely a primeval tool to gain the favour of mates. Music gets deep inside us and inspires great writing too, says Alex Ross. Robert Rose discovers unwritten history: Punk music was actually discovered a decade before its “emergence” was “officially” documented, in the outskirts of Lima, Peru. The rise of punkademia: How do you study a movement that doesn’t want to be studied? Top 10 sing-along songs: Queen's "We Are the Champions" is officially the number 1 catchiest song, say academics. The revolution will be amplified: Is the Occupy Movement liberating music? Jan Swafford on the wild, sublime music that composers write on their deathbeds. A review of Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making by Adam Harper. Mommy, what's a ho? How to find good hip-hop songs for your kids to listen to. Mozart vs. the Gangstas: How classical music is changing young lives. What does a conductor do? A critic decides to find out — by stepping up to the podium himself.

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