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Intensive instrument playing to blame for musicians' cramp

One trigger of the disorder is intensive instrument playing: many of those affected spent vast amounts of time practicing their instruments before they developed dystonia.

Must watch: AR Rahman shares inspiring video that will leave you in awe

Must watch: AR Rahman shares inspiring video that will leave you in awe

AR Rahman shares video of a man with deformed limbs playing the keyboard brilliantly. 

Facebook rolls out Mentions app for verified accounts

Facebook rolls out Mentions app for verified accounts

Journalists and other public figures can now offer live video to their followers on Facebook, which announced plans Thursday to broaden the streaming service.

5 Seconds of Summer do not care being labelled 'boy band'

5 Seconds of Summer do not care being labelled 'boy band'

Members of pop punk band 5 Seconds of Summer say they no longer care about being labelled a boy band as they feel their new song, "She's Kinda Hot" is an answer to their critics.

Indie music body endorses Apple's new music streaming service

Apple Inc`s new music streaming service has been endorsed by the Worldwide Independent Network, an association for independent musicians, two days after the company reversed its decision of not paying musicians during a three-month trial.

Musicians not only hear in tune, they also have 'tuney-vision'

Musicians not only hear in tune, they also have 'tuney-vision'

Musicians don't just hear in tune, they also see in tune, according to a new research.

Who are critics? Asks Shankar Mahadevan

Who are critics? Asks Shankar Mahadevan

 Shankar Mahadevan's latest composition of "Dil Dhadakne Do" with Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa hasn't received warm response from all the critics, but the singer-musician-composer isn't flustered.

Getting perfect pitch possible for some adult musicians

Getting perfect pitch possible for some adult musicians

 There's good news for musicians. Psychologists at the University of Chicago have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch - and the effect last for months.

Musicians raise funds for Nepal quake victims in Kolkata

Musicians from India and Nepal participated in a fund-raising concert for the quake-hit nation at a festival here on Saturday.

Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians

Goa hosts fest with Indian, Russian musicians

 ZimaFest - India's newest live musical festival - began on a high note here and saw an amalgamation of Indian and Russian DJs and bands.

Musicians have better long-term memories

 If you are a musician, you have a better long-term memory as a new study has revealed what may be the first links between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory.

The Musician`s Way

Musicians are loud voices of the many quiet hearts. Patricia Mascarenhas explores the heaping opportunities in music today and strategies for seeking them out.

Art is thick

Pablo Picasso once said, “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up.” Patricia Mascarenhas explores the journey of aspiring artists.

Australian musicians suffer from pain, anxiety: Study

Most of Australia`s classical musicians are suffering from performance-related physical pain, anxiety and depression, according to a study released Wednesday by the University of Sydney.

Now, computer programs that will help blind read and write music

Two new computer program have laid the foundation for visually impaired musicians being able to read and write music.

Twitter creates new section for musicians and fans

Twitter is now targeting musicians in a bid to make the site an online home for artists.

How changes in music industry affect the length of an artist’s career

Musicians who hit the album charts, spend, on an average, a little more than five years there, a new study has found.

Musicians can claim royalties for extra 20 yrs, courtesy ‘Cliff’s law’

Thousands of music performers worldwide can now continue earning royalties for an extra 20 years - thanks to a campaign spearheaded by British rock pioneer Sir Cliff Richard.

Energy drinks with substance abuse among musicians

Sixty-eight percent of the musicians surveyed reported heavy binge drinking at least once or twice a year and 74 percent reported experiencing at least one alcohol-related social problem.

Energy drinks with substance abuse among musicians

Sixty-eight percent of the musicians surveyed reported heavy binge drinking at least once or twice a year and 74 percent reported experiencing at least one alcohol-related social problem.