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Universal Music Day

Turn up the volume and join in on Universal Music Day! Celebrate your favorite music with friends, family, and loved ones.
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Celebrate Universal Music Day on the second Saturday in October and enjoy the sounds of music from around the world! This day was created to honor the impact music has had on our lives. It's a chance to discover new genres, explore different cultures, and appreciate all kinds of musical styles. From classical and jazz to hip-hop and country, Universal Music Day celebrates everything that makes music so special. So grab your favorite tunes and get ready for an entertaining day full of great music!

History of Universal Music Day

Universal Music Day Dates

Universal Music Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2007</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of Universal Music Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>Susan Patricia Golden founded Universal Music Day to encourage and inspire a love for the universal language of music.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Annual Celebration</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first annual Universal Music Day is celebrated, fostering appreciation and enjoyment of music in all its forms and styles globally.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Increased Global Recognition</div><div class='timeline-text'>Over time, Universal Music Day gains recognition and participants from around the world, spanning different cultures and musical genres.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2016</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Community Events Expansion</div><div class='timeline-text'>Universal Music Day encourages community-based music-related events such as concerts, fundraisers, musical education programs, making it more community oriented.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Digital Engagement Increase</div><div class='timeline-text'>Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, celebrations of Universal Music Day increase in digital and online formats, expanding its global reach further.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate Universal Music Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Listen to your favorite artist</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>On Universal Music Day, take the time to listen to your favorite artist or band.  Make a playlist with their songs, or go all out and listen to an entire album.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a music festival</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>What better way to celebrate Universal Music Day than attending a music festival? Check out local concerts or festivals and see what you can find.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play an instrument</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take the day to learn how to play a musical instrument. Whether it's the guitar, piano, or drums, learning a new skill is always a great way to celebrate.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a music video</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Grab some friends and make a music video of your favorite song. The sillier the better! This is a great way to have fun and be creative.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go karaoke</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Head out to your closest karaoke bar and sing your heart out. Have fun with friends and family, and don't forget to belt out those high notes!</p></div></div>

Why We Love Universal Music Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>A celebration of great music</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Music brings us joy, and Universal Music Day celebrates that! This day is a perfect opportunity to grab your favorite albums, sit back, and enjoy the music we love. Plus, it's a great way to explore new genres that you may not have heard before!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Supporting talented artists</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Universal Music Day doesn't just celebrate the music - it's also a chance to show support for the many talented artists who make wonderful music every single day. By purchasing albums or attending concerts on this day, you will be helping these artists continue to do what they do best!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Discovering new music</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Universal Music Day also provides an opportunity to discover new tunes outside of your usual playlist. It's amazing how our own tastes can grow when we listen and appreciate different styles of music around the world. Who knows - maybe you'll even uncover a hidden gem along the way!</p></div></div>

5 Harmonious Facts for Universal Music Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Music Can Impact Our Emotions</h3><p class='facts-content'>Scientific research has proven that music can stir up a variety of emotions within us. It has the power to make us happy, sad, nostalgic or even anxious, hence the phrase 'music moves us'.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Ancient Civilizations Utilized Music For Healing Purposes</h3><p class='facts-content'>Historically, civilizations such as the Greeks and Egyptians built healing temples that had sound and music at their core. This demonstrates the ubiquity of music across time and geography.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Inaudible Frequencies in Music Can Affect Our Moods</h3><p class='facts-content'>Some frequencies, although inaudible to us, can significantly affect our moods. This principle is used by sound engineers to mix background sounds or 'soundscapes'.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Music Can Improve Cognitive Abilities and Academic Performance</h3><p class='facts-content'>Numerous studies have shown the positive impact of listening to music on cognitive abilities. Students who listen to classical music while studying often perform better in their exams.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-number-wrapper'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-core-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Music Played in Different Keys Can Evoke Different Emotions</h3><p class='facts-content'>It is believed that music played in minor keys sounds sad while music played in major keys sounds happy and upbeat. This fact further testifies to the powerful influence music has on our emotions.</p></div></div>

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