Music is…a fundamental way of expressing our humanity, and it is often our best medicine — Oliver Sacks.

An older lady enjoying music on her headphones
An older lady enjoying music on her headphones
courtesy Muru Music © 2020

If you Google “the power of music” it takes an 8th of a second to come up with more than 4 billion results. There is an overwhelming amount of literature and research on the benefits of music for our mental health and wellbeing. The search also surfaces a plentitude of great quotes like this one from William Shakespeare who said: “music can raze out the written troubles of the brain”.

Today more and more people are turning to music as a way to deal with the stresses of their modern digitally-driven lives. For many of us, music listening is a way to reconnect with ourselves or drown out the noises of our fast-paced lives. Yet, despite the overwhelming evidence, music as a therapy isn’t given the merits it deserves and is still largely considered “alternative” or a “nice to have”. …

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Nicc Johnson

Founder, Musicologist of Muru Music Inc. Creator of PRSNL.ai™ // AI Music Brain™ // Muru Music Health

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