This week in music: 5/26 – 6/2

‘Heartbeat’ music is being used to help families remember loved ones

Music therapy is not a new concept, but the way it is used is always changing. One therapist embodies this in that he uses the sound now-deceased family members’ heartbeats to create songs for their families. (From ABC News)


Beats is now part of Apple empire

Apple altered the music-listening landscape once again by buying the popular headphone and electronics brand Beats on May 28. What will come from the deal, and how it will affect the music industry, will be at the forefront of discussion for years to come. (From ABC News)


Jack White apologizes for disparaging remarks

A few days after news broke of the famous musician criticizing Grammy-winning artists such as the Black Keys and Adele in a magazine interview, White posted a response on his website. Even so, the damage to White’s reputation may take a few years to mend. (From Rolling Stone)


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