This week in music: 6/24 – 6/30

New book points to profound impact of music

A neuroscience professor is publishing a book, titled “This Is Your Brain On Music,” discussing that listening to music may enhance creativity. Even though volume and tempo are important factors, music genre does not seem to be as influential as previously thought. (From the Huffington Post)

 

Katy Perry becomes biggest digital seller

The pop singer has sold more than 70 million digital singles to date, a dominant statistic when considering it was achieved in an industry less than two decades old and the next closest artist, Rihanna, has sold 20 million fewer. (From CNN)

 

Google Glass to transform music technology

The system, which looks like a pair of glasses and is worn the same way, allows performers to stream concerts live and easily record music. Google Glass was made available for sale in the United States in May and the United Kingdom in June. (From Billboard Magazine)

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