It was a year when both men and women bared their emotions through music.
The girl group is hoping that hordes of 1990s 'tweens' will buy into their reunion.
The PM's Spotify playlists are significant as they offer insight into what he sees as valuable in popular culture. They also remind us how women are excluded from the music canon.
Their compilation album Love Yourself: Answer sold 2.5m copies – that's twice as many as One Direction's last album.
AI and human musical collaborations have been around since the 60s, but for the first time, we are hearing AI "pop" music: can AI actually create creative and emotionally engaging music?
Individual creators get too small a share of copyright's rewards. What Bryan Adams is proposing in Canada could also work in Australia to help authors get paid and keep works available to the public.
There's a new Prince album coming out, two years after his death. Would the artist approve?
Today, we're hearing about a researcher who records birdsong, how tech changes music and why song might help address Indigenous language loss.
Nicki Minaj is the preeminent female rapper. Her latest album Queen embraces a kind of girl power that has been criticised both within and outside the rap world.
Most people have strong opinions on what makes a song good or bad. But is anyone actually right?
Song by song streaming services may be hurting the album commercially, but its place in our cultural lexicon will be harder to shake.
K-pop has been hugely popular in Asia, but has never able to catch on in the U.S. – until BTS topped the Billboard 200.
Five years since they burst on to the scene, and BTS is still fighting for social rights through catchy K-pop tunes.
Researchers analysed 30 years of British pop charts and found a trend towards sadness – but the days of judging music purely on stylistic measures is long gone.
Music streaming services have stopped promoting R. Kelly as part of a crackdown on musician's alleged conduct. But we should separate the art from the artist.
Since it began in the 1950s, Eurovision has embraced everything from metal to the global juggernaut of Scandi-pop, and of course the Eurodance and disco synonymous with Eurovision.
A new film examines the gender imbalance in Australia's music industry. The women interviewed tell some confronting stories but the documentary points to a better future.
Whether it is art or pop, high or low, terms such as creativity, authenticity, innovation and uniqueness can help us judge a work of music. And Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. brims with these qualities.
They're silly, but the singer's statement pants are an important comment on female storytelling.
The UK singer-songwriter's single was the most downloaded song of 2017 and the video has been viewed 3.2 billion times.