Renowned concert pianist Krystian Zimerman’s personal Steinway grand piano was confiscated when he landed in New York City to give a recital at Carnegie Hall. US customs destroyed his piano, claiming the glue smelled like explosives.
A man in Sweden receives disability benefits due to his “addiction to Heavy Metal”.
The Beatles literally stopped touring because their music could not be amplified loud enough to compete with screaming crowd noise, even with custom, purpose-built amplifiers.
Japan has a network of roads that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.
There was an early 70’s #1 Italian song written entirely in English gibberish to mimic what English sounds like to a non-English speaker.
There is a piece of music currently being played that will take 639 years to complete, ending in 2640.
After conducting Symphony No. 9 stone deaf, Beethoven had to be physically turned around to see the audience applaud him (some waved handkerchiefs so he could visibly see their ovations).
Beethoven continued to compose conduct, and perform after becoming completely deaf.
In retail slow music is played to keep you shopping and spend more; in restaurants fast music is played to speed up turnaround.
Jack White from The White Stripes only records in analog and edits his tapes manually with a razor blade.