Tim Rogers at the 2016 ARIA Awards.
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Tim Rogers has threatened to take legal action after one of his songs was included in Cory Bernardi's conservative Australia Day playlist. Rogers's case rests on obscure legal provisions known as moral rights.
Festival-goers relaxing at the ‘Woodfordia’ sign at the Woodford Folk Festival in 2013.
Folk's emphasis on authenticity and community has renewed appeal in today's beard-friendly, organic-appreciating culture.
The northern lights dance across the sky in the Arctic.
A voyage through the Arctic inspires a composer to create music that expresses wonder, loss, discovery and culture.
Joelle Léandre in 2016.
Female jazz musicians are taking a stand against entrenched sexism within the genre.
Musicians perform underwater in AquaSonic at the Sydney Festival.
Between Music's AquaSonic puts five musicians in tanks of water. It is an hour of evocative new sounds and striking visuals.
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The tradition of carol singing at Christmas appears to be going through a revival and it's bringing communities together.
The best-selling Christmas song of all-time: White Christmas.
If you find yourself humming White Christmas this year don't worry ... you're not alone – and the science of earworms suggests why.
A Black Sabbath fan on stage at a rock concert in Finland.
Heavy metal music was traditionally associated with white, working class masculinity. But the genre has diversified - with many subgenres -
and now embraces causes ranging from whale protection to labour conditions.
Rapper Eminem performs in Santiago, Chile, in 2016.
Eminem is back and raging at Donald Trump - but for once the president has not retaliated. Maybe Slim Shady is just a bit too much like his core supporters.
Johnny Hallyday in concert in May 2014.
Johnny Hallyday was more than a music icon, he was a cultural symbol for the French lower and the middle classes. In his death he reconciled the country with the term popular culture.
Miles Davis circa 1970.
Miles Davis's 1971 album A Tribute to Jack Johnson sits uneasily within both jazz and rock genres, but its indefinable nature should be celebrated.
Hurricane Maria, September 2017.
A meteorologist and a music technologist team up to turn the data from tropical storms into musical graphs.
Charles Manson leaves a Los Angeles courtroom in March 1970.
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Desperate to achieve fame by any means necessary, Manson was ahead of his time: Today, the delirious pursuit of fame has gone mainstream.
Kasey Chambers was one of the six women who won awards at the ARIAs this year. Women had no nominations at all in Best Group, Dance, Adult Contemporary or Hard Rock/Heavy Metal.
Why, in 2017, are women still falling behind in the ARIA awards: in nominations, winners, and performances?
Johann Sebastian Bach was 30 when he became head of music in Anhalt-Cöthen, in what is now Germany. Here he started an uncharted experiment in classical music: solo works for string instruments.
New research claims to have found a link between types of chords and the lyrics they are typically paired with.
Music and work don’t always mix.
Listening to your favourite album might not be the best idea if you've got something to do.
Using federal funding to hire a student composer for the summer is an innovative idea to help support young creative talent.
The Canada Summer Jobs program allowed the Kingston Chamber Choir to hire a student to write an original composition. Other arts organizations should follow suit to employ students in creative fields.
Babies start their musical development in the womb.
There a number of ways you can use music to shape your child's brain for success, from 16 weeks gestation right up until they start school.
Self-expression from the streets.