Spirituals were created out of the experience of enslaved people in the US. They weren't songs of anger – but of an abiding belief in the victory of good over evil.
Even though the way we access pop music has changed and gone digital, hitmakers lag behind other industries in terms of globalisation.
In 'Joker' and 'Marriage Story,' sometimes the absence of sound can pack as much of a punch as dramatic music.
From Diamond's Are Forever to The World is not Enough, James Bond theme songs are an opportunity for women to thrive.
Prince was a musical genius, but he didn't come of age in a vacuum. A human geographer explains how Minneapolis' unique musical culture nurtured and inspired the budding star.
Displaced by a landslide, Ugandan survivors could not speak the language of the region where they were relocated - but music allowed them a voice.
The Tariff Board was told that if women could buy music that was cheap they would buy music that was dirty.
From a quiet start to cultural dominance, Beyoncé's work over the last decade is groundbreaking. But it is also filled with questions and contradictions.
An archive project is restoring the secret history of Namibia's resistance music culture from the 1950s to the late 1980s -- suppressed and censored during apartheid but now touring the world.
NSW schools are losing senior music students in significant numbers. Teachers say they're dropping the subject in year 12 to ensure a higher ATAR.
The story of the album, which was released 40 years ago, is a classic tale of how bands struggle with unchecked egos and competing visions.
Soothing tunes for anxious times.
The music we choose to listen to not only allows us to retreat into a place of peace and privacy, but also helps frame our daily routines and interactions with others.
In an era when all sorts of music seems to be at our fingertips through streaming services for under $10 a month, who is spending their hard-earned cash on vinyl?
McMaster University's LIVELab is a concert hall where researchers study how sound is produced and experienced, leading to therapeutic applications of music.
Music for pleasure, self-expression and emotional regulation.
As the album celebrates its 50th anniversary, an expert in sound recording details how the band deployed stereo and synthesizers to put a unique artistic stamp on this iconic album.
Music doesn't get objectively worse over time. So why do older generations scoff at each new top 40 hit?
Leila Waddell entered the world stage as an acclaimed violinist - and left it having influenced magical practice into the 21st century.
A conductor's role is about communication with performers and their audience. They do so using eye contact, dress, and of course, the fabled waving of the arms.