Legendary is an overused adjective in popular culture, but Berry’s passing is a salutary reminder of what a giant in the field actually looked like.
Chuck Berry has died age 90, rightly remembered as the legend who shaped rock and roll. But his misdeeds can't be ignored in the rush to glorify an icon.
For couples, families or friends who share a significant song, the effects of music can be powerful and persistent, lasting well into old age, even piercing through dementia.
Children with difficulty singing can be labelled as 'nonmusical' by parents, teachers and pop culture. This toxic idea of 'talent' can deprive people of music's benefits for the rest of their lives.
Grassroots venues are run on tight margins, and have been under pressure for some time from external factors such as rising costs and gentrification.
Unlike vision or touch, sound is much more difficult to control or avoid; music in particular spills across thresholds and intrudes into situations where it is unwelcome.
It was popular music that enabled Chávez to link his political movement with grassroots activism.
With Justin Bieber's impending Australian tour, it's time to reassess his creative artistry, musicianship and recorded output.
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The recently deceased funk drummer Clyde Stubblefield created arguably the most sampled drum track in the history of popular music – but he rarely got the credit, or the payment, he deserved.
The Earth's magnetic field acts like a giant instrument playing magnetic music.
Turns out learning a musical instrument really could benefit your child, in more ways than you might think.
After winning his Grammy in 1996, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder said, 'I don't think this means anything.' Was he right?
Sacred music joins people in a collective expression - whether of joy, sorrow or protest.
Researchers teamed up with artist Imogen Heap to discover what music makes babies laugh.
No film could be more perfectly circular, more self-congratulatory and more suited to the time.
Musicians have largely greeted Trump with the sound of silence – and in doing so, they check the normalisation of the current administration.
We all need a little trip to La La Land.
From My Island Home to Treaty, Indigenous musical luminaries gathered in Sydney on Tuesday to sing classic songs marking the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 referendum.
From The Monkees to Mariah Carey, lip-syncers have been getting mocked for decades.