Careless whisker: Universal to release album for cats

David Teie from University of Maryland creates Music for Cats featuring purring, suckling noises and cello to calm felines

They are a particularly tough audience – picky, moody, often impossible to please – but cats represent an untapped music market, according to one of the world’s biggest record labels.

Universal Music has announced it will be the first major label to release an album that is not for human consumption – although, until cats get bank accounts, humans will have to pay for it.

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