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Iron Maiden at Ottawa Bluesfest in 2012. ceedub13/flickr

Ten ways the UK could ensure a Eurovision triumph

For many years now the UK has been a Eurovision laughing stock, despite a wealth of pop talent. What about if it was to pick one of these sure-fire rockstar winners instead?
A saxophone player busks in New York: as technology transforms their industry, quite a lot of musicians are leaving the field. Michael Tapp

Friday essay: the loss of music

Whenever you listen to a streamed song, like it but don't buy it and instead stream it again, you are casting a vote for the future nonexistence of professional musicians.
Many people have turned to Adele in times of trouble. But for people with the symptoms of clinical depression, sad music can do more harm than good. Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

Sad music and depression: does it help?

Plenty of people listen to sad music to make themselves feel better. But new research shows that for people with depression, it can do the opposite – triggering a cycle of negative thoughts.

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