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06 August 2014

PPL launches new short film about exercise to music

Music licensing company PPL met face-to-face with members of the fitness industry to ask why music by original artists is considered by most, to be an important aspect of any workout.

A selection of responses from trade figureheads, fitness centre operators, instructors, and gym goers, can now be seen in the new educational film below launched by PPL to highlight the value of original artist music to the fitness sector, and emphasises the importance of holding the proper licence(s) for fitness professionals and fitness centre operators.

14 June 2013

From ceremony to therapy: how music could help to heal traumatised troops

Neurologists to look at use of music to aid those suffering from post-conflict trauma.

14 June 2013

Why music makes our brain sing

Music is not tangible. You can’t eat it, drink it or mate with it. It doesn't protect against the rain, wind or cold. It doesn't vanquish predators or mend broken bones. And yet humans have always prized music. 

01 May 2013

Music 'better than drugs' at reducing pre-surgery stress

A recent review of 400 research papers about the neurochemistry of music found that playing and listening to music has clear benefits for both mental and physical health.

22 April 2013

Musician Brian Eno composes soundscapes to treat hospital patients

Brian Eno has designed an ambient “healing environment” for hospitals so that patients can recuperate to a backdrop of soothing light and sound.

12 April 2013

Scientists identify brain's music pleasure centre

Scientists believe they may have identified the part of the brain which registers pleasure after listening to music.

18 March 2013

'Boaby the Barman' visits ScotHot to talk about the value of music

Music licensing company PPL had a stand at ScotHot, held 4-6 March 2013 at SECC Glasgow.

04 February 2013

Music could help footballers to play better

Scientists have discovered that playing music through headphones at a particular rhythm and synchronously to the whole football team can significantly improve the sporting performance.

19 December 2012

Creating the perfect Christmas song

Christmas music can seem to be made up of the same 10-15 songs every year. But Christmas comes round every year so why have some songs stayed so popular while others have been forgotten? And why do new Christmas hits come along so rarely?

28 November 2012

BBC 'Imagine' investigates 'How Music Makes Us Feel'

Music undoubtedly effects human emotions - this BBC investigation set out to find out how and why.

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