A New Career for REM?

Now that REM has called it a day, maybe it’s time that they explore new revenue streams for their music.  I quote a scientific study done in the UK back in 2001. 

Researchers concerned about such things found that cows will produce more milk if they are serenaded with certain types of music.  The key is to select tunes with a BPM of less than 100. 

After much study—and again, there are scientists who do these things—they found that UK cows give 3% more milk if REM’s “Everybody Hurts” is played in the barn.  (There is no record if the cows became morose depressed or downright suicidal. )

The researchers claimed that this information should be used in human workplaces, too.  I mean, how many business would like to see a 3% boost in productivity for a net layout of almost nothing?  

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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