Music Facts

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Japan has a network of roads that play music as you drive over them at the correct speed.

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In 2016, Mozart Sold More CDs than Beyoncé.

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Musicians Have Shorter Life Spans Than the General Population.

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Finland has more heavy metal bands per capita than any other country in the world.

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The piano Freddie Mercury plays in Bohemian Rhapsody is the same exact piano Paul McCartney plays in Hey Jude.

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In 2015, Astronaut Chris Hadfield released the first album of songs recorded entirely in space.

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White people consume 60-80% of all rap music in the U.S.

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Babies remain calm twice as long when listening to a song as they do when listening to speech, according to a study.

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Eminem wrote and recorded "The Real Slim Shady" just 3 hours before his album was due.

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The British Navy uses Britney Spears' songs to scare off Somali pirates.

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Led Zeppelin got their name from a fellow musician, who said their band would go down like a "lead balloon".

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Revenue from digital music downloads and subscriptions outpaced CD sales in the U.S. for the first time in 2014.

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