News

10 October 2012

Music in pubs and bars increases sales, research finds

Venues that play music see significantly increased sales when compared to venues that do not play music, research commissioned by PRS for Music has found.

07 August 2012

Loud music makes London 2012 Olympic Games 'even better'

The organisers of London 2012 are confident they they have got the volume level of music in the main stadium "about right".

30 March 2012

Music 'makes surgery less stressful'

Patients recorded lower anxiety levels if they had listened to music while in surgery.

21 March 2012

Ex-Coronation Street star Beverley Callard talks about the value of music

Actress that played publican Liz McDonald in the famous Rover's Return joins PPL at the Northern Restaurant & Bar Show 2012.

10 February 2012

Changing rooms match the music to the customer

Research shows that playing good music can boost retail sales, but a new innovation is taking this even further by personalising the music played in store fitting rooms.

16 December 2011

Loud music 'makes alcohol more appealing'

Alcohol tastes sweeter when loud music is playing – which may be why people drink more in clubs, a study has found.

11 January 2011

The impact of music on everyday lives

To understand attitudes towards music played in public places we took to the streets of Britain to ask shoppers and office workers what impact music has on them in their everyday lives.

10 January 2011

Music 'releases mood-enhancing chemical in the brain'

Music releases a chemical in the brain that has a key role in setting good moods, a study has suggested. 

23 December 2010

How our brains process music

Recent technological advances in the field of brain anatomy and cognitive science such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have allowed neuroscientists to make significant advances in explaining how the human brain converts sound waves into music. These findings are adding to an impressive body of evidence that suggests music can trigger physiological changes far beyond the purely cognitive. 

30 November 2010

Do people want Christmas music?

To understand attitudes towards Christmas music we took to the streets of Britain to ask shoppers and office workers what impact Christmas music means to them. The results are contained below in a short and entertaining video.

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