Endorphins can be released when a person listens to his/her favorite music. (Howard, Pierce J., PhD. The Owner’s Manual for the Brain. p 709. GA: Bard Press, 1994, 2000.)

Studies: The thrill of music may be related to the release of endorphins (powerful opiate-like chemicals produced in the brain that relieve pain and induce euphoria). I can sooth migraine headaches and distract children from the pain of needle injections. (Ornstein, Robert, PhD, and David Sobel, MD. Healthy Pleasures. p 58-60, 260-261. MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1989.)

When music promotes pleasure, it triggers the release of endorphins similar to the high that long-distance runners experience. (Harris, Maureen. Music and the Young Mind. p 11. NY: MENC with Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2009.)