Founded in 1958, the Country Music Association (CMA) is the premier trade association of the Country Music industry. Representing professionals making a living in Country Music globally, the organization serves as a critical resource of support and information, honors excellence in the genre and provides a forum for industry leadership. CMA is dedicated to expanding Country Music around the world through a number of core programs and initiatives including the organization’s three annual television properties—the CMA Awards, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas,” all of which air on ABC. The organization’s philanthropic arm, the CMA Foundation, works tirelessly to provide equitable access to music education in order to create impactful change for students and teachers across the United States.
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Interesting Facts About Music
Music is a form of art that involves structured sounds produced by human beings and organized into a system of musical notation. It can be used to convey emotion, but it is also a way to express ideas or beliefs. It has been a key element of culture throughout history, and it is regarded as one of the most important human art forms.
Some famous musicians who have contributed to the development of modern music include Beethoven, Strauss, Rossini, and Haydn. These artists were instrumental in the creation of the symphony orchestra and are known as the Fathers of the Symphony. Their music has the power to change our emotions and even alter our perception of reality. For example, a study conducted by scientists found that cows who listen to slow relaxing music produce 3 percent more milk. This is because the music stimulates a release of the hormone oxytocin, which calms them.
Other interesting music facts include that music is structural, mathematical, and architectural in nature. It is based on relationships between notes, and it requires the brain to do a lot of computation to make sense of it. Music has been shown to improve attention and problem-solving skills. Research has also shown that playing an instrument can help the brain stay sharp in older age.
Many people believe that music is a gift from God. Plato (428-348/347 bce), like Confucius, believed that a person’s character was reflected in the music he or she listened to. He advocated straightforward simplicity in music and cautioned against rhythmic or melodic complexity, which he saw as leading to moral confusion.