When record executives tried to mold Franklin's sound to their liking, her career sputtered. Then legendary producer Jerry Wexler came along. His approach? Stay out of her way.
Almost anyone can be taught how to sing.
Humans are the only ape that sings, but we're also the only ape that sings poorly. It's a lot easier to whistle.
Derbyshire police's male-voice choir is out of tune with the modern world in refusing to admit women.
The tradition of carol singing at Christmas appears to be going through a revival and it's bringing communities together.
Using cutting edge technology to construct ham-fisted duets with dead singers to boost sales is sad way to listen to great artists.
One way to help opera lose its elitist image is to write new ones in regional accents. But can classically trained singers adapt their style?
In the great reformer's eyes, if you didn't love a rousing tune you deserved only "the music of the pigs".
Being a member of a community choir has similar health and social benefits as being part of a football team.
Elvis's impressive vocal range and his technical ability made his voice an instrument that even opera singers have lined up to pay tribute to.
Kaichiro Kitamura is a human beat box. He teamed up with Australia's renowned a capella ensemble to make some extraordinary music.
Just as Fitzgerald's career was taking off, jazz was under attack for its purported connection to drug culture. If she wanted to become a mainstream superstar, she needed to make a choice.
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.
In the 19th century, critics and audiences thought blacks were incapable of singing as well as their white, European counterparts. Greenfield forced them to reconcile their ears with their racism.
We all need a little trip to La La Land.
From The Monkees to Mariah Carey, lip-syncers have been getting mocked for decades.
Turns out children don't necessarily become smarter just because they have learned how to play the piano or sing in a choir.
On the surface – and when compared to the Oscars – the 2016 Tonys looked like a groundbreaking moment for diversity in entertainment. But when it comes to inclusion, Broadway has a long way to go.
'American Idol' fittingly appeared nine months after 9/11 – and ends just in time for Donald Trump's rise.
The majority of music education teachers in American schools are white, and education focuses on Western classical music. What impact does it have?